Year: 2018

Two ‘Honest Johns’ rise above the pack for the Cricket Australia chair

As Cricket Australia lurches from one chaotic moment to another, two former Prime Ministers in John Howard (79), and Sir John Major (75) loom as saviours. Both have enjoyed a lifelong love affair with the grand old game. They’re known as cricket tragics – and both are readily recognised as proven leaders at the highest […]

Baz, it’s time to leave Manly – and no, you don’t deserve a cent

If you want evidence of the gulf between working in professional sports and the real world, the drama playing out at Manly would be exhibit A. After three unremarkable seasons as coach, Trent Barrett has been replaced at the helm by former Sea Eagles mentor Des Hasler. Except the reason Des is back at the […]

Australia should target South Africa with spin

Australia should play both Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar in the first ODI against South Africa today to exploit the Proteas’ weakness against spin. While SA don’t struggle against slow bowlers quite to the same extent as Australia, their batsmen clearly prefer pace on the ball, as would be expected given their upbringing on fast, […]

Justin Langer explains ‘Elite Honesty’

G’day Australians. It’s your national coach Justin Langer, here to demystify the concept of Elite Honesty in my trademark unhurried tone. Ever since a picture of this motto was posted on social media from inside Australia’s change room, there’s been a torrent of feedback. People have been accusing me of lazily combining two random and […]

Trade period and draft analysis: Gold Coast

‘The more things change, the more they stay the same’. It’s a phrase that aptly describes the ‘drafting good players/losing good players’ scenario facing the Gold Coast Suns, for whom the 2018 draft shapes as a crucial foundation for the club’s long-term future. Since the club’s formation in 2010, it has had 15 first-round draft […]

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Five things you need to know about Jake Fromm

Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Here are five things you need to know about Georgia’s sophomore quarterback… He was committed to the University of Alabama Fromm was originally committed to Alabama. After Kirby Smart was named the head coach at Georgia, he flipped his commitment to his in-state school. Fromm is from Warner Robins, Ga. He […]

Kentucky is used to being the underdog. They just have to take care of business

Kentucky is used to being an underdog. In fact, it’s been the storyline of the season: as Kentucky continued to upset opponents and win big games, expert analysts continued to pick against the Cats. Vegas continued to set the line against UK. Opposing players continued to talk smack and try to downplay Kentucky’s talent. But, […]

Go Inside the Kentucky-Georgia Cat Walk

It’s a Party outside of Kroger Field. Thousands of fans gathered outside of the stadium to greet the team before they take on Georgia for the SEC East title.  Enjoy the chaos from the players’ perspective. If you don’t like it close up, here’s what it looked like from above. Today's Cat Walk, from wayyyyy […]

WATCH: Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears, and Laura Rutledge talk with KSR about Kentucky vs. Georgia

SEC Nation is in town to break down the much-anticipated matchup between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Georgia Bulldogs, and the KSR crew got the chance to hear from some of the biggest names of the group. Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears, and Laura Rutledge talked to a few media folks on Friday afternoon about the […]