Breakdown from the Bench had the privilege to cover the State Farm College Slam Dunk and 3-Point Competition last night, as the event kicked off the basketball festivities in Minneapolis. The competitions were a big hit for visitors and locals alike, with highlights throughout the night from athletes […]
Cole is a graduate assistant at Concordia-St. Paul in the sports information department. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in sport management after finishing his undergraduate work in the same area of study at CSP. Cole has also worked at Inside Edge Data and Analytics and has written for several outlets such as Off the Wall Baseball and Twinkie Town. He specializes in analytics and is looking to pursue a career in that field.
1. What double digit seed do you think could make a run to the Sweet Sixteen (or even Final Four)? Jackson Nash: #12 Murray State. Winners of 11 straight going into the tournament, the Ja Morant-led Racers are gonna be a team nobody wants to see. They have […]
The 2019 NCAA Tournament Bracket has been released and if you’re like me, you’ve probably made five or ten brackets with hopes of getting close to correct on one. Or maybe you’re somewhat of a bracket purist, sticking with your one set of predictions that you really believe […]
The round of 64 in the NCAA tournament is arguably one of the most exciting weekends in all of sports. Players and teams that almost nobody has heard of became national icons, nominal fans are cheering insistently to keep their bracket from being busted, and you’re either going […]
No one can deny that the game of baseball is changing, especially at the Major League level. In today’s era of bombs and K’s, what statistics have the strongest correlation to wins in the MLB? This season was the first in MLB history where there were more strikeouts […]
The Minnesota sports scene has seen quite the changing in leadership in the past year. Check out this week’s Minnesota Minute to learn more about the status of young coaches Lindsay Whalen, Ryan Saunders, Rocco Baldelli, Kevin Stefanski, and Richard Pitino. Minnesota Vikings Results and News: After reports […]
Going from receiving only one Division II offer out of high school to dominating in his first season in pro ball, Gus Varland has quite a unique story when compared to many of his peers in professional baseball. Varland was drafted by the Oakland A’s in the 14th […]