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Cahokia keeps up winning pace

The Cahokia Comanches have the current boys track and field dynasty in the area with four co…

  • icon Posted: April 16

Does ‘One and Done’ Calipari belong in the Hall?

The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announced its new inductees earlier this week, and when it comes to Halls of Fame, this organization gets it right more than the other sports. 

  • icon Posted: April 08

To tank or not to tank

The return of mohawks, boxes, bibs and patterened shirts are proof that the ‘80s and ‘90s are back. In NBA circles, folks are discussing tanking so much that it makes me want to grab my old woofers out of the garage, toss them back in the trunk, fish out a Master P CD and say “Ugh!” all the way to work. Towards the end of every season, fans and sportswriters examine the merits of teams losing games intentionally to better their chances at getting a high draft pick. For general managers, tanking by assembling the crappiest roster of players possible is sometimes a necessary evil. However, players willing to lose on purpose for any reason are worthless and indicative of a team that will never win.

  • icon Posted: April 16

Draft dodgers: Snead and Fisher hide their hands as big day approaches

There is no way to handicap what plans the St. Louis Rams have in store for the 2015 NFL draft. Head coach Jeff Fisher and General manager Les Snead have perfected the poker face. We’ve gotten a chance to see it, not just on the field, but off the gridiron as well.

  • icon Posted: April 08

ESL recruiting new coach

The East St. Louis School District administration is preparing to make one of the most important hires in the history of its athletic program. Not since legendary head football coach Bob Shannon and East Side departed ways 20 years ago has the athletic program been faced with such an important decision.

  • icon Posted: April 01