Getting in at the wire. Here are the picks for Saturday after a strong Round 1. Notre Dame + 2 1/2 West Virginia Wisconsin + 6 Villanova Northwestern + 11 Gonzaga Xavier + 7 Florida State Middle Tennessee St + 3 Butler Arizona – 6 St. Mary’s CA Virginia + 2 Florida Iowa State – […]

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Participating in the world of sports talk radio (weeknights 8-11p PT on FOX Sports Radio) requires analysis, bold predictions and more than a few instances of hot take nonsense. In that vein, I present my picks ATS for Thursday’s NCAA Men’s Tournament action. * Picks are for entertainment purposes only. The numbers were taken off […]

Lock and load. The countdown clock is quickly ticking toward zero. And I’m in from the opening tip through the championship game. Sure, my attention will turn to Salt Lake City and the first-round matchup between my beloved Northwestern Wildcats and the Vanderbilt Commodores. Now I want to start singing “Easy” or one of the […]

On Sunday, the Fantasy Freaks on FOX Sports Radio welcomed a very special guest to truly kick off football coverage for the fall of 2013. Phil Steele, college football guru and publisher of the jam-packed, 352-page preview, joined Peter Burns and Mike Harmon to set the scene for the 2013 College Football season. Who’s hunting […]

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This is about as good as it gets. I rocked out to my share of Northwestern Wildcats band programs under the direction of John Paynter. On football Saturdays, the “Go U Northwestern!” rally cry still plays loudly. (You can save your commentary about Zordich of Penn State running over my beloved Cats this week.) I […]

Normally, I’m rolling through stats and poring through numbers to break down the NFL. I’m stepping back for a second to put the spotlight on former Northwestern standout Jason Wright, who took the road less traveled. Wright turned down a contract offer from the Cardinals to head to business school and prepare for the next […]

OK, so this isn’t really a fantasy story, but it’s the best line of the week. Northwestern University has put together a Heisman campaign for quarterback Dan Persa, who is returning from an ACL injury. When asked about his quarterback’s comeback and the limp exhibited in camp, Fitzgerald responded with a drop-the-mic line … ‘‘Your […]