Remember how the University of Missouri Press decided to "modernize" itself last spring by laying off the entire staff and replacing it with a group of grad students led by an English professor? Well, to hell with that. Maybe the Press wasn't so broken after all.
Well, OK, maybe the threats of lega ... More >>
I still haven't gotten my shit together enough (or found the multiple hours necessary), to complete the last part of my draft report for the Cardinals this year. I feel very bad about this state of affairs; I just thought you should all know. However, despite my inability to get the larger piec ... More >>
I've said before, talking about the Cardinals' draft picks this year, that I initially hated what they did. I didn't like the players that well, I didn't like what I saw as the overly-risk-averse nature of the strategy, and I hated that they seemed bound and determined to load up on limited upside m ... More >>
I wrote on Wednesday about the first day of the Cards' 2012 draft, consisting of the first and supplemental rounds. They had five picks in the first 59 overall; the kind of haul that can make a farm system for a very long time. And what did the Cardinals accomplish with that windfall?
It's been right about two weeks since the 2012 edition of the MLB First-Year Player Draft; the Cardinals have had time to come to terms with the majority of their selected players already. It was a remarkably interesting draft for the Redbirds, and one I've had kind of a tough time getting my head w ... More >>
Yesterday was national signing day, the day when thousands of high school football players put their names to paper and signed letters of intent to universities across the country. Alabama, somewhat unsurprisingly, came away with what most analysts believe to be the best recruiting class ove ... More >>
Number five Missouri beats number three Baylor, 89-88. Number four Duke loses to Florida State. Number one Syracuse loses to Notre Dame. Number two Kentucky pulls out a victory over an unranked Alabama team. All those things happened on Saturday, and if you're keeping score at ... More >>
I considered going with the Timbuk 3 song -- you know the one, about the shades? -- but decided to go in a different direction. The present is looking a little bleak for the Redbirds at the moment. Five losses in a row, badly outplayed by the Washington Nationals, shut out by Livan Hernandez, bul ... More >>
It was either this or a picture of Pussy Galore. I stand by my decision. First things first: Surprises Galore is the worst Bond Girl name ever. You know it, I know it, the American people know it. So don't be afraid to say so. Anyhow, rounds two and three of the NFL have come and gone, and t ... More >>
Jae ChoeStereotypes singing an arrangement of "Holding Out for a Hero" by Bonnie Tyler.Thanks to Glee, singing groups are getting a lot more attention these days. However, a lot of St. Louisans might not realize the singing talent right under our noses -- Washington University alone is home t ... More >>
In part one, I took a look at the first five rounds of the Cards' draft, as well as the overall breakdown of player by type. This time I'll cover the middlish rounds of the draft, 6-20, and then next time tease out any interesting players who happened to be picked up in the late rounds. Afte ... More >>
Besides its wealth of political scandals and the appearance of its former governor on a TV reality show. Illinois has yet another reason to be proud of itself: Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal is the home of Gamma Phi Circus, the nation's older collegiate circus. (There's only one oth ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/Niko MiguelA very happy and satisfied individual.Thinking about money tends to depress me, mostly because the gap between my salary and my outstanding student loans is so distressingly wide. But now our friends at the New Scientist have published some astounding new research that s ... More >>