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The History Of The National Anthem In Sports

“Ladies and gentlemen, please rise for our national anthem.” You’ll hear some version of this announcement at the start of most sporting events, whether they be professional, college or youth-level. The performance of the national anthem is a well-established part of American athletic competitions.  Yet “The Star-Spangled Banner” typically doesn’t make an appearance at many other […]

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Buzzer-Beater Gives Notre Dame Win Over Mississippi State In 2018 National Championship

Arike Ogunbowale drained a rainbow 3-pointer from the right corner with 0.1 seconds to play, lifting Notre Dame to a dramatic 61-58 win in the women’s NCAA Tournament championship game on Sunday at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Taking an inbounds pass in a tie game with three seconds left, Ogunbowale drove into the right […]

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J.T. Brown Becomes First NHL Player To Protest During National Anthem This Season

Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Brown raised his right fist during the national anthem before a game against the Florida Panthers on Saturday night, becoming the first NHL player this regular season to join the silent protests that have been sweeping the NFL and other U.S. sportingleagues. Unlike Colin Kaepernick, the football player last year who began […]

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Nick Saban and Kirby Smart don’t mind UCF’s national title claim

The 13-0 UCF Knightsare acting like they’re college football’s national champions. They’re not, really, because they didn’t make the Playoff. But their claim is no more dubious than these two dozen title claims by Power 5 schools. Their resume wouldn’t even be all that different than title game participant Alabama’s, if Bama won. UCF’s title […]

J.T. Brown Becomes First NHL Player To Protest During National Anthem This Season

Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Brown raised his right fist during the national anthem before a game against the Florida Panthers on Saturday night, becoming the first NHL player this regular season to join the silent protests that have been sweeping the NFL and other U.S. sportingleagues. Unlike Colin Kaepernick, the football player last year who began […]

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How to cope with the all-SEC National Championship

Georgia beat Oklahoma in one of the three greatest Rose Bowls ever, and Alabama beat Clemson in one of the … 83 best Sugar Bowls ever, meaning Jan. 8 will give us Dawgs vs. Tide at the site of the SEC Championship for all the chicken sandwiches. Conferences are a social construct. Just focus on […]

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Mount Union stifles Mary Hardin-Baylor to win 13th national championship in school history

Final: Mount Union 12, Mary Hardin-Baylor 0. For the 13th time in school history, Mount Union is crowned national champions of Division III football. Fourth quarter 3:27.Mount Union 12, Mary Hardin-Baylor 0. UMHB’s final act is an incomplete pass in the shadow of its on goal line. The Cru just didn’t have it today, and […]