High schooler sets paralympic world record in the 1500

This is the 1500th post in our CoachDeck blog. And it happens to come on the 15th of the month. So we wanted to tie in 1500 somehow and thought this would be a good way to do it. Mikey Brannigan, a high school student from New York diagnosed with Autism, set the world record in the 1500 recently. You can read the article, courtesy of SI.com, here.

Notre Dame – Michigan rivalry comes to an end

We guess everything changes. The Big Ten has 13 teams, (or is it 14? who knows?). A few years ago, TCU played in the Rose Bowl. But one constant, (at least pretty constant) since 1977 was that early in the college football season you could count on one of the greatest games and rivalries of the season either in South Bend or Ann Arbor. And, after tomorrow’s game, that ends for the foreseeable future. It’s a shame. Here is a terrific article about The Game and it’s history by SI.com’s Michael Rosenberg. Well, at least the final game will be played in the afternoon sun on the hallowed grass field at Notre Dame stadium. Oh…wait.

More praise for Tony Gwynn

Did you know that in 1987, San Diego Padre legend Tony Gwynn hit .370 while stealing 56 bases. It remains the only time in the past 92 years anybody hit .370 with at least 50 steals. The only other players to ever do so were George Sisler, Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker and Benny Kauff. SI.com’s Tom Verducci has a great article about “Mr. Padre”, who passed away yesterday at the age of 54.

Athletes and their dogs

The title says it all. Some of these dogs don’t seem to match up with their owners, but whose to judge? Courtesy of SI.com.

Nine spots left for thirteen teams?

That’s how SI.com’s Michael Beller sees it as he breaks down the bubble teams and today’s tourney action. Everything you need to know about the NCAA’s remaining field is right here.

Michael Beller

Why we love college basketball again

As we head to up to Selection Sunday, and then the greatest sporting event in the U.S., (the NCAA Tournament), we bring you more college hoops posts like this one. Check out this gallery of of college basketball fans, courtesy of SI.com.