In the Crosshairs

Blue Jackets One Win Away From Historic Sweep

Blue Jackets One Win Away From Historic Sweep

Ken Cross

April 15 The Tampa Bay Lightning are one game from history – a dubious addition to the annals of NHL lore – after the Columbia Blue Jackets dismissed Tampa Bay 3-1 on Sunday night to take a commanding 3-0 FULL STORY

Second Season Starts Badly for Lightning

Second Season Starts Badly for Lightning

Ken Cross

April 11 Forget the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 62-16-4 record en route to the President’s Trophy. The NHL Playoffs are called the second season for a reason. FULL STORY

Dramatic Finish Wins the Title for Baylor

Dramatic Finish Wins the Title for Baylor

Ken Cross

April 10 Baylor guard Chloe Jackson again showed how she can affect a game in several ways in Sunday’s 82-81 win over Notre Dame in the women’s national championship at Amalie Arena in Tampa. FULL STORY

Auburn’s Path Toward Basketball Immortality

Auburn’s Path Toward Basketball Immortality

Ken Cross

April 04 The Auburn Tigers embark on the Final Four in Minneapolis on Saturday as their path to the Holy Grail of college basketball similarly represents the path of the archetypical heroic structure from the annals of literary storytelling FULL STORY

SEC Shows Strong with four in Sweet 16

SEC Shows Strong with four in Sweet 16

Ken Cross

March 25 Ashton Hagans, Keldon Johnson and Tyler Herro all took turns at defending the new reigning career three-point shooter in Wofford’s Fletcher Magee. The relentlessness on defense was stellar as they stopped Magee’s FULL STORY

Pearl has turned Auburn hoops into champs … again

Pearl has turned Auburn hoops into champs … again

Ken Cross

March 19 Auburn coach Bruce Pearl may be college basketball’s version of the house-flipping guru Tarek El Moussa of the HGTV series “Extreme Makeover Home Edition.” FULL STORY

Emotional Senior Night Reunion for Fall

Emotional Senior Night Reunion for Fall

Ken Cross

March 10 Those Senior Night tears were filled with a major rush of emotion for a different reason for the UCF Knights last Thursday. In that moment, 7-6 Tacko Fall was able to bring his mother, Marianne Sene, to his Senior Night FULL STORY

Dangerous Georgia Upsets the Gators

Dangerous Georgia Upsets the Gators

Ken Cross

March 03 The Bulldogs have played such competitive basketball over the last five games and the determination of this group paid off on Saturday night in a surprising 61-55 win at Florida where the Bulldogs FULL STORY

Despite Losses, Golden State Still the Team to Beat

Despite Losses, Golden State Still the Team to Beat

Ken Cross

March 01 Even the Golden State Warriors, who have won the world championship in three of the last four years, are in a tightly contested Western Conference race for first place with the Denver Nuggets. FULL STORY

Fran Dunphy Will Leave His Mark on the Game

Fran Dunphy Will Leave His Mark on the Game

Ken Cross

February 25 Temple coach Fran Dunphy is just that. He is on a farewell tour of his own after 13 years as the head coach of the Owls and 17 years in a successful tenure at Pennsylvania from 1989-2006. FULL STORY