Author Archives: Shawn McCandlish

Buckets with the boys

Men’s college basketball has been underway for a while now. However, with all that has been going on in the world this past month including the presidential inauguration, Covid-19 and the recent stock market fiasco, this season has gone largely unnoticed. This is a shame, since there have been several noteworthy headlines this season. Probably

NFL Playoffs: Final four cans Packers, Bills

Last weekend played host to the NFL’s two conference championships, with the winner of each moving on to face each other in two weeks in the Super Bowl. The matchups featured four high-powered offenses, with the Kansas City Chiefs defeating the Buffalo Bills in the AFC championship and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeating the Green

A Champion’s Will: How Alabama’s historical effort took home its seventh trophy

Monday saw the final chapter of the 2020-21 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) college football season, with the Alabama Crimson Tide (13-0) defeating the Ohio State Buckeyes (7-1) in the College Football National Championship by a score of 52-24. Alabama, who entered the game the consensus top team in the nation, played a near-flawless game in

Sports in this Day and Age: Number one goes down, no longer unbeaten and invincible

This column seeks to cover significant current events in the sporting world as it navigates the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. College football provided plenty of memorable games and even more memorable upsets this past week, while several streaks came to a close. Most notable of these, of course, was top-ranked Clemson (7-1) falling to fourth-ranked Notre