Kliff Kingsbury talks at the Big 12 Media Days. It has been a tumultuous two year ride for Texas Tech football under head coach Kliff Kingsbury. In December of 2012, when Tech hired Kingsbury to take over for Tommy Tuberville, he was supposed to come in and immediately save the program from the depths that it had fallen to since the controversial firing of Lubbock legend Mike Leach.The Kingsbury era started with a bang, as the Red Raiders opened the 2013 season with seven consecutive wins and ju...
Bryce Harper and Paul Goldschmidt headline HC3's All-Star team. The 30 Major League Baseball teams each have about 40 games remaining on their schedule for 2015. With that in mind, and as September quickly approaches, I have assembled the best possible MLB team to this point. The biggest thing that will be taken into account is the player's 2015 performance, but the player's reputation will be considered in some instances.Catcher: Buster Posey, Giants 2015 Stats: .318/.375/.478,...
Had Colby Rasmus' weak groundball somehow found a glove, Tampa Bay starting pitcher Chris Archer would have had himself his first career no-hitter. As it was, the 26-year-old righty was forced to settle for a one-hit, 11-strikeout, complete game shutout.If you were not able to see Archer's most recent masterful performance, you really missed out. It was one of the more dominating pitching performances so far this year, as one of Major League Baseball's most electric pitchers was at his best. The...
Third base has become one of the deepest positions in today's Major League Baseball. Josh Donaldson, Todd Frazier, Manny Machado and so many more third basemen have made themselves into stars. And there is yet another player who is gaining national attention due to his stellar play in 2015.For the first two years of his big league career, Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado was revered for his phenomenal defense at the hot corner. This season, he has continued di...
Chris Davis follows through on one of his 31 home runs he has hit so far this year. Chris Davis’ 2013 season was one of the most phenomenal displays of sheer power in recent memory. Seemingly every night, he crushed at least one home run. He hit them to left, center and right, and he hit them in bunches.He finished the season with 53 home runs, 138 RBI and 370 total bases, all three of which led all of Major League Baseball. That year, he showed that he possessed tremendous power to all fields...
Jacob deGrom is one of the more intriguing stories in Major League Baseball. A shortstop in college at Stetson University, deGrom did not pick up pitching until his junior year, when scouts saw plenty of promise from the lengthy infielder.Possibly the first scout to see deGrom’s potential was Steve Barningham, the Southeast regional scouting supervisor for the Mets. As the story goes, Stetson was playing an early season game against Georgia, there weren’t many spectators in the stands and it...
Think about who has been the best position player in the National League over the past three years, and Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen probably sits at the top of the list.After all, he has finished in the top three in the MVP voting in each of the past three years, including winning the coveted award in 2013. He has hit at least .300 with at least 20 home runs and 18 stolen bases in those years, and he trails only Mike Trout in accumulated WAR since 2012, per FanGraphs.Which...
Prior to the beginning of the 2015 season – and just after the New York Mets announced that Zack Wheeler would miss the entire year because he needed Tommy John surgery – I wrote that Matt Harvey would need to be at his best if the Mets had any chance of making the postseason.Well, as it turns out, what I said has turned out to be not entirely accurate.Harvey has been very good so far in 2015, albeit not as good as his 2013 campaign, but for a while he was the third best pitcher in his own r...
There are plenty of names that come to mind when the topic of elite starting pitchers comes up. Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer, Chris Sale, Zack Greinke, and Gerrit Cole rise to the top of the list.However, there is another star pitcher that is slowly but surely putting his name in the conversation.That pitcher is Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs. He allowed only two hits on Tuesday against the Pirates, shutting them out over seven innings of work to lower his ERA to 2.50.There are several reason...
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