Articles by Connor Groel


NBA All-Star Saturday Night Preview and Predictions

What distinguishes the NBA’s All-Star Weekend as the greatest of its kind in professional sports are the Saturday night events: the slam dunk contest, three-point shootout, and skills challenge.  These competitions, played the night before the All-Star Game, regularly produce incredible moments, and are so exciting to watch that their viewership…


5Hundred: 11 Threes for Curry (2/2/17)

It’s time for the midweek edition of 5Hundred.  There haven’t been quite the huge headlines over the past few days, but nevertheless, there are still plenty of things to talk about, including another spectacular show from the greatest shooter in NBA history. 1) Stephen Curry Knocks Down 11 Threes in…


5Hundred: 23 for Serena (1/28/17)

Welcome back to 5Hundred, where I give my opinions on five stories of the past few days in 100 words.  Today brings a mix of historic performances, a disappointing return, and well, the worst flop ever. 1. Serena Defeats Venus, Wins 23rd Major: Serena Williams won her Open-era record 23rd Major…