John Rooke

NTS Shows/Hosts/Authors Recent Content Multiple Columns

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    Coronavirus
    USA Today Sports
    March 27, 2020 - 12:30 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering about the other great sports (and life) disruptions in my lifetime… As we all continue to take the current pandemic day-to-day, it got me thinking about other moments where we’ve had to hit the sports world “pause” button, like we’re doing right now. It will...
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    Mookie Betts
    USA Today Sports
    March 20, 2020 - 1:29 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering if we can create a ‘super holiday’ once we emerge from our cocoons… I’ve stopped counting the number of times I’ve awaken from sleep, wondering if I’ve just had a bad dream. The optimist in me says “we’ll all get through this together.” The pessimist in me says “...
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    Fan with a facemask
    USA Today Sports
    March 13, 2020 - 3:22 pm
    Thinking out loud…while wondering if there’s a ‘pause’ button somewhere I can smash to bits… Tweet of the Week I, from @JoeGiza: “Shutting down everything everywhere is one way to stop Tom Brady from signing with another team.” It’s madness, alright. But not the kind we’re used to experiencing at...
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    Big East
    USA Today Sports
    March 12, 2020 - 7:29 pm
    It’s surreal. And why shouldn’t it be? What has transpired across the country over the past 48 hours – and of course, what began around the globe weeks ago – has hit college and professional sports in America like they’ve never been hit before. It’s not only surreal, it’s also very much...
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    Big East
    USA Today Sports
    March 11, 2020 - 10:11 pm
    It’s March. Without the Madness. And it will be strange. The NCAA’s unprecedented decision to play next week’s basketball tournaments without fans in attendance was made, according to NCAA President Mark Emmert, “based on the current understanding of how COVID-19 is progressing in the United States...
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    Providence basketball
    Bill Streicher/USA Today Sports
    March 10, 2020 - 11:09 am
    A quick check of the preseason Big East men’s basketball predictions by the league’s 10 coaches will show that, indeed, the coaches seem to know what they’re talking about…at least a little bit. Seton Hall Villanova Xavier Providence Marquette (T4th) Georgetown Creighton Butler St. John’s DePaul...
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    Providence basketball
    Bill Streicher/USA Today Sports
    March 08, 2020 - 8:00 pm
    A tightly packed, closely-knit regular season in the Big East should have meant difficult decisions for the league’s head coaches when it comes to selecting the all-conference selections. Undoubtedly, that had to have been the case as the league announced its’ 2019-20 1st and 2nd team all-Big East...
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    Providence coach Ed Cooley
    Steven Branscombe/USA Today Sports
    March 06, 2020 - 11:59 am
    Thinking out loud…while wondering if Bird, McHale or Parrish could walk through the door tomorrow… Can’t wait for next week. And it has zero to do with TB12. Providence continues its renaissance with a tough-minded, winning performance in one of the best games of the season – anywhere - against...
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    Providence coach Ed Cooley
    Steven Branscombe/USA Today Sports
    February 28, 2020 - 10:52 am
    Thinking out loud…while wondering how much the coronavirus has hurt sales of Corona beer? Life on the bubble. Adventurous, no? Forgot what it was like there for a while. If you actually had to live life on a bubble, your daily existence would be tenuous at best, for fear of the bubble bursting. Or...
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    Miracle on Ice
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    February 21, 2020 - 12:14 pm
    Thinking out loud…while watching M*A*S*H reruns and discovering I still have not seen them all… You remember where you were, don’t you? If you were a citizen on this planet, a sports fan or political junkie of any kind at the time, you probably remember where you were at the moment when you learned...
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