Sunday, July 31, 2011

2011 Fantasy Football Top 30 By Position (Tight Ends)


By: Nick Grays, Senior Writer at The Sports Bank

Fantasy Football Drafts are looming right around the corner and there’s plenty of research to be done. Luckily for you, The Sports Bank has you covered with updated rankings for the 2011 season.

This week, we take a look at the underrated tight end position. Whether you’re in a super-competitive league or one of those leagues that doesn’t really matter, here’s all you need to know about the top 30 tight-ends in the game of fantasy.

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Milwaukee Brewers Attempt to Weather the Loss of Rickie Weeks


By: Nick Grays, Senior Writer at The Sports Bank

The Milwaukee Brewers may have swept the border-rival Chicago Cubs, but it was an injury to second baseman Rickie Weeks on Wednesday night which has the entire city buzzing.

According to Brewers Assistant General Manager Gord Ash, Weeks has a “severe ankle sprain,” and could miss anywhere from three-to-six weeks.

Weeks injury is a huge loss for one of the league’s middling offenses. If Rickie is forced to miss up to six weeks, it could put the Brewers in a hole they won’t be able to dig their selves out of.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Milwaukee Brewers Weekly Check-In (7-25-11)


By: Nick Grays, Senior Writer at The Sports Bank

If you’re not one of those baseball nerds who follows every single thing going on in the Milwaukee Brewers Organization, don’t worry, because The Sports Bank’s Nick Grays has you covered with what happened in the past week and what’s going on in the future.

And if you are one of those nerds, feel free to join in on some good old analysis of America’s pastime in the Brew City.

This week we discuss the return of Mr. Braun and upcoming series with the bottom-dwellers of the NL Central!

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

2011 Fantasy Football Top 30 By Position (Wide Receivers)


By: Nick Grays, Senior Writer at The Sports Bank

Fantasy Football drafts are looming right around the corner and there’s plenty of research to be done. Luckily for you, The Sports Bank has you covered with updated rankings for the 2011 season.

This week, we take a look at the wide receiver position. Whether you’re in a super-competitive league or one of those leagues that doesn’t really matter, here’s all you need to know about the top 30 wideouts in the game of fantasy.

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Milwaukee Brewers Weekly Check-In (7-18-11)


By: Nick Grays, Senior Writer at The Sports Bank

If you’re not one of those baseball nerds who follows every single thing going on in the Milwaukee Brewers Organization, don’t worry, because The Sports Bank’s Nick Grays has you covered with what happened in the past week and what’s going on in the future.

And if you are one of those nerds, feel free to join in on some good old analysis of America’s pastime in the Brew City.

This week we discuss a split in Colorado, Ryan Braun's calf injury and the continuing road trip on the west coast!

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

2011 Fantasy Football Top 30 By Position (Running Backs)


By: Nick Grays, Senior Writer at The Sports Bank

Fantasy Football drafts are looming right around the corner and there’s plenty of research to be done. Luckily for you, The Sports Bank has you covered with updated rankings for the 2011 season.

This week, we take a look at arguably the most important fantasy position, the running back. Whether you’re in a super-competitive league or one of those leagues that doesn’t really matter, here’s all you need to know about the top 30 workhorses in the game of fantasy.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Breaking: Brewers Get Bullpen Help in Francisco Rodriguez (K-Rod)


By: Nick Grays, Senior Writer at The Sports Bank

The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired RHP Francisco Rodriguez in a trade with the New York Mets. The deal includes two players to me named later and cash considerations.

News of the trade broke literally minutes after Prince Fielder was named the 2011 All-Star Game MVP.
K-Rod will be expected to bolster a Brewers bullpen who have really struggled of late.

"Francisco has been one of the best relievers in the game for many years," said Brewers GM Doug Melvin. "He is a high-quality arm who will be a tremendous asset to our bullpen as we prepare for the final months of the regular season and playoffs."

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Prince Fielder Goes Really Deep to Earn All-Star MVP Award


By: Nick Grays, Senior Writer at The Sports Bank

Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder entered the record books on Tuesday night as he became the first Brewer to ever hit a home-run in an All-Star Game. He did so with a three-run bomb in the fourth inning off Texas Rangers C.J. Wilson.

For helping the National League become victorious in the All-Star Game for the second year in a row, Fielder was named the All-Star MVP, another first in Brewers history.

Fielder finished 1-for-2 with three RBI's while lifting the National League to a 5-1 win in the MLB's 82nd All-Star Game at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.

Fielder's monster performance most likely has his agent Scott Boras salivating when he begins to think about the money his client could bring in during free agency next season.

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Wisconsin’s Antonio Fenelus Named to Jim Thorpe Preseason Watch List


By: Nick Grays, Senior Writer at The Sports Bank

Wisconsin Badgers senior cornerback Antonio Fenelus has been selected to the Jim Thorpe Preseason Watch List, an award honoring the nation’s top defensive back.

Fenelus is among 37 other players, including three more from the Big Ten.

In 2010, Fenelus earned All-Big Ten honors and led the Badgers in interceptions and passes defended. He started all 13 games for the Badgers.

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Milwaukee Brewers Weekly Check-In (7-11-11)


By: Nick Grays, Senior Writer at The Sports Bank

If you’re not one of those baseball nerds who follows every single thing going on in the Milwaukee Brewers Organization, don’t worry, because The Sports Bank’s Nick Grays has you covered with what happened in the past week and what’s going on in the future.

And if you are one of those nerds, feel free to join in on some good old analysis of America’s pastime in the Brew City.

This week we discuss the Brewers‘ first half of the season, the upcoming All-Star festivities and beyond!

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Friday, July 8, 2011

2011 Fantasy Football Top 30 By Position (Quarterbacks)



By: Nick Grays, Senior Writer at The Sports Bank 
 
Fantasy Football drafts are looming right around the corner and there’s plenty of research to be done. Luckily for you, The Sports Bank has you covered with updated rankings for the 2011 season.

This week, we look at the ever-important Quarterback (QB) position. Whether you’re in a super-competitive league or one of those leagues that doesn’t really matter, here’s all you need to know about the top 30 signal-callers in the game of fantasy.

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez Will Soon Join the College Hall of Fame


By: Nick Grays, Senior Writer at The Sports Bank

University of Wisconsin Athletic Director and former Head Coach, Barry Alvarez is set to be enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame on July 15-16.

The festivities will take place at the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana where 19 other football standouts will also be joining Alvarez in this prestigious honor.

"Barry Alvarez took a program that had won six games in the three seasons prior to his arrival and turned them into a perennial powerhouse for more than a decade.  There was never a doubt that he was headed to the Hall of Fame," said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell.  "He's the ultimate competitor, recruiter and tactician, and he has been a great mentor to a slew of current head coaches."

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Three Wisconsin Badgers on the Maxwell Award Watch List



By: Nick Grays, Senior Writer at The Sports Bank
 
Wisconsin Badgers RB Montee Ball, RB James White (pictured above) and QB Russell Wilson have all been named to the 65-man watch list for the Maxwell Award, given annually to the nation’s best college football player.

Ball and White were integral parts of the Badgers' three-headed rushing attack in 2010 while combining for 2048 rushing yards and 32 touchdowns.

Wilson recently committed to Wisconsin after playing three seasons at NC State where he was the 2008 ACC Rookie of the Year and a two-time All-ACC selection.

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