Articles tagged: Jay Benjamin

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Neat Sports Things: Plano East-John Tyler

In his new column “Neat Sports Things,” Halftime Sports Co-Editor Jay Benjamin shares some of his favorite, well, neat things from the history of sports, many of which have not received... Read more


Here We Go Again: The Bucs Fan’s Endless Cycle of Misery

Sewn into the fiber of sports fandom is an ever-present optimism which prescribes that, as bad as the fate of one’s team may be through the course of one season,... Read more

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NCAA Tournament Second Weekend Routing Guide

On Saturday, our Georgetown basketball team was knocked out in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the hands of the Utah Utes. Despite the heartbreak of the Hoyas,... Read more

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The Great QB Debate

Once time expired in Super Bowl XLIX, the long road to the 2015 NFL Draft began, with my team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, on the clock. Coming off a disastrous... Read more

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The Cinderella from Cedar Falls

During the last several years, college basketball has appeared to have seen boosts in parity, as several “mid-majors” have had success, despite not being from a power conference. This may... Read more

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Not Your Padre’s Padres

With pitchers and catchers set to report to Spring Training this week, the proverbial “hope springs eternal,” which sustains baseball fans through the cold winter months, is nearing its conclusion.... Read more

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The Case for Coach Cal

On Saturday, the well-oiled machine that is Kentucky Wildcat basketball held off the Florida Gators, winning 68-61 and remaining unbeaten at 23-0. The Wildcats, while appearing beatable at times, have... Read more

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Controlling the Game

On Tuesday, the College Football Playoff selection committee released their third weekly ranking. It was, of course, met with harsh criticism from the college football world. Apart from fans of... Read more

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A College Football Playoff Rooting Guide

The inaugural College Football Playoff is fast approaching, and it’s becoming even more likely that our Hoyas’ resume will not impress the selection committee enough to propel Georgetown into the... Read more

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Week 11: The Playoff Push Continues

With four games remaining in the regular season, college football programs across the nation are buckling down for the push to the inaugural Playoff. This Saturday’s games are likely to... Read more

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Reacting to the Playoff Rankings

On Tuesday the inaugural College Football Playoff selection committee unveiled the first official playoff rankings for the 2014 season. And, while the poll delineates the top 25 teams in the... Read more

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The Case for Mid-Season Firings

Last Saturday, in front of a spirited Homecoming crowd, the Florida Gators were embarrassed at the hands of the Missouri Tigers by a score of 42-13. In a game in... Read more

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The Mississippi Revival

Growing up as a huge Florida Gator fan, I have been firmly immersed within the religion that is SEC football. And just like any other belief system, the creed of... Read more

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The Chaos of Week 6 in College Football

The sixth week of the college football season contained all the marks of excitement, including marquee matchups featuring top teams, a successful Hail Mary pass, record-setting shootouts, and upsets. Lots... Read more

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Critical Voices: Generationals, Alix

Any band foraying into the realm of indie-pop can attest to the difficulties that this genre presents. Trying to create a catchy, high-energy sound without coming across as empty and... Read more