In the Crosshairs

Badgers Will Be a Big Ten West Favorite

Badgers Will Be a Big Ten West Favorite

Ken Cross

September 01 At about halftime of Wisconsin’s 49-0 romp over the South Florida Bulls on Friday evening, I began to wonder how the pundits could actually omit the Badgers as a favorite in the Big Ten West. FULL STORY

Gators Edge ‘Canes in Sloppy Opener

Gators Edge ‘Canes in Sloppy Opener

Ken Cross

August 26 The Florida Gators withstood a deluge of penalties on a late fourth quarter Miami drive to hold off the ‘Canes, 24-20, at Camping World Stadium FULL STORY

Tampa Bay Looking for a Solid Mindset

Tampa Bay Looking for a Solid Mindset

Ken Cross

August 19 In Saturday night’s 16-14 preseason win over the Miami Dolphins, Arians was able to see a solid mindset developing. FULL STORY

Arians Family Foundation Helps Children in Need

Arians Family Foundation Helps Children in Need

Ken Cross

July 30 New Tampa Bay head coach Bruce Arians rolled out a program a few days ago that may be one of the most noteworthy and beautifully thought-out ideas in recent memory. FULL STORY

In Devin White, the Buccaneers Get Their Man

In Devin White, the Buccaneers Get Their Man

Ken Cross

April 28 In an NFL Draft which featured several extremely talented pass rushers, Tampa Bay GM Jason Licht and coach Bruce Arians zeroed in on a target and they found him with the fifth pick in Thursday night’s first round. FULL STORY

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

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