Cub’s looking to “Embrace The Target” in 2016

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“Embrace the target” is the message that Cubs second year Manager, Joe Maddon, is trying to get through to his guys after they got a big taste of success in 2015.

It was a long and grueling process for the organization and its fans, after many years of watching their beloved Cubs almost lose on purpose in order to rebuild. Some people are saying the Cubs arrived a year or two earlier than expected considering all the success of the highly touted prospects brought in by team President, Theo Epstein, and General Manager, Jed Hoyer.

For many young ball players, the jump from the minors to the pros is no easy transition, but the five rookies on last years roster made a major impact in the Cubbies run to the National League Championship series.  Continue reading “Cub’s looking to “Embrace The Target” in 2016”

T Time: Approaching march madness

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 04: The Wilson basketball with the Final Four logo is seen as the Florida Gators practice ahead of the 2014 NCAA Men's Final Four at AT&T Stadium on April 4, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Image courtesy of sportingnews.com

This season of college basketball has had a lot to offer, such as the usual upsets, exciting players,and pleasant surprises. A strong indication of just how this season is playing out, is the fact that the defending National Champion Duke Blue Devils have fallen out of the top 25. Then you have more of a football school in Oklahoma, being lead by arguably the nation’s best player, Buddy Hield, holding down the number one spot in the country. Continue reading “T Time: Approaching march madness”

Braves searching for consistency

After starting off the season 2-0, the Black Hawk men’s basketball team went on to lose eight out of their next ten games, giving them a 4-8 record to begin the year. Now for most teams, a start like this would almost be a sign of a lost season, but coach Bizarri and his guys were able to keep their composure and win seven of their next eight games, giving them a winning record to begin 2016. Continue reading “Braves searching for consistency”