Mental Dimes writers talk possible NCAA Tournament field expansion

The NCAA transformation committee recently came out at the beginning of January with a recommendation to expand NCAA championship brackets to accommodate access for 25% of participating teams. What does this mean? This means the NCAA basketball tournaments could possibly be expanded from the current format of 68 teams to 90 teams. Now, these are only recommendations, but this has been a topic up for … Continue reading Mental Dimes writers talk possible NCAA Tournament field expansion

WVU hoops parts ways with longtime assistant Larry Harrison

West Virginia men’s basketball announced that it has parted ways with associate head coach Larry Harrison on Thursday. Harrison was in his 16th season at West Virginia and had been associate head coach since 2010. Prior to joining head coach Bob Huggins in 2007, Harrison served as a scout for the Washington Wizards. Harrison was head coach at Hartford from 2000-06. Before that, Harrison served … Continue reading WVU hoops parts ways with longtime assistant Larry Harrison

Things get ‘heated’ in Iowa’s upset win over No. 15 Indiana

If you did not take the time to turn on your television to watch No. 15 Indiana battle Iowa on Thursday night, you missed another terrific edition to to this matchup. Indiana (10-4, 1-2 Big Ten) needed to win this game. It really needed to win this game. Iowa (9-6, 1-3 Big Ten) is not off to the best of starts in the 2022-23 season. … Continue reading Things get ‘heated’ in Iowa’s upset win over No. 15 Indiana

Return of Ryan Kalkbrenner gives Creighton new boost

The Creighton men’s basketball team was poised to be the team out of the Big East Conference that could win a national championship this year. Creighton (9-6, 3-1 Big East) ranked No. 9 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll when it was released on Oct. 17. With that ranking, and one of the best starting lineups in college basketball, things were shaping up to … Continue reading Return of Ryan Kalkbrenner gives Creighton new boost

The Day After | Poor play catches up to Mountaineers in KSU loss

The No. 24 West Virginia men’s basketball ended 2022 with a loss in its Big 12 conference opener on the road against Kansas State in overtime, 82-76. A loss like this was on the verge of happening for a few weeks. West Virginia (10-3, 0-1 Big 12) had not played well since it cruised past Navy by 21 points on Dec. 7. Since that win, … Continue reading The Day After | Poor play catches up to Mountaineers in KSU loss

No. 24 West Virginia battles Kansas State in Big 12 opener

The No. 24 West Virginia men’s basketball hit the road to face the Kansas State Wildcats in its Big 12 conference opener in Manhattan, Kansas, on Saturday. West Virginia (10-2) finished non-conference play on a four-game winning streak after it fell to Xavier on Dec. 3 in Cincinnati. For the past couple of games, the Mountaineers have been without one of their key veteran players, … Continue reading No. 24 West Virginia battles Kansas State in Big 12 opener

NFL draft comparison NFC South

The NFL off-season is in full swing, the draft is done, rookie minicamps & OTAs are in the books & we are about a month away from training camps opening up. Before we move forward let’s look back to new faces in place & how they help teams get better. We at Mental Dimes have taken on the assignment of breaking down these draft classes … Continue reading NFL draft comparison NFC South

5 Reasons the Bears Won’t Have the Worst Record

Adam Schein from NFL.com has predicted that the Bears will have the worst record in the NFL in 2022. Last year, the Bears were 6-11 which beat out the Jets, Jaguars, Giants, Lions, and Panthers for the title of worst team in the NFL. His prediction means that the Bears will be worse this year than last year. It is true that the Bears pulled … Continue reading 5 Reasons the Bears Won’t Have the Worst Record