April 2015

Basketball

Eliminate Hack-a-Shaq?

     Over the past few weeks the NBA has seen a surge in intentional fouls on poor free-throw shooters, particularly the Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan and Rocket’s Josh Smith and Joey Dorsey.  In the last couple of seasons, the league has also seen players such as Dwight Howard, Andre Drummond, Omer…

Basketball

NBA Conference Quarterfinals Predictions

     The NBA Playoffs are upon us, and over the next two months we will see 16 teams all vying for the title.  It is my personal belief that, as I’ve stated here: http://toplevelsports.blogspot.com/2014/10/ranking-playoff-formats-of-big-5-sports.html, the NBA has the best playoffs out of every major team sport in the USA.  I’m…

College

Paying College Athletes

*This is a research paper done for my English class, debating the pros and cons of giving college athletes compensation for their hard work from a neutral perspective. There are more than 460,000 NCAA student-athletes in the United States, and their games are watched and loved by millions.  However, while…