Derran Cobb


COBB: 4 takeaways from the Pacers first 10 games

The Pacers have gotten off to a pretty good start, going 6-4 and sitting third in the Eastern Conference. However, it is only the beginning. Here are some takeaways from the first 10 games of the season.

COBB: Indiana Pacers season preview and predictions

I believe this is a playoff team and one without the play-in tournament. I predict a four or five seed finish, with a 48-34 record, and with the weekend taking place in Indy, expect another All-Star appearance from Tyrese Haliburton.

COBB: Two steps forward, one step backward

One might think that these accomplishments would be the main story to come out of this game, but you would be the closing minutes of the game, LSU, fans and even Iowa knew the game was over. This prompted Reese to taunt Clark, using the "you can't see me" gesture, popularized by WWE wrestler John Cena. Next, she pointed at her hand signaling she was ready for the ring. 

COBB: Reflecting on the 2022-23 Men’s Basketball season

In March 2022, the Cardinals were defeated in the MAC tournament, and a few weeks later, head coach Michael Lewis was hired after previous head coach James Whitford was fired. Lewis was able to return four players, who all made a significant impact on the team's success. Three of them were from the NCAA’s transfer portal, all sophomores: All-MAC Second Team member Payton Sparks (13.3 ppg, 8.7 rebs), All-MAC Third Team member Jaylin Sellers (13.7 ppg, 45 percent 3PT), and Basheer Jihad (7.1 ppg, 3.6 rebs). 

Daily News Sports: Our experience covering the MAC Tournament in Cleveland

March 7-11, seven members of Daily News Sports traveled to Cleveland to cover Ball State Men's and Women's Basketball in the MAC Tournament. After their trip, the seven wanted to take time to reflect on their opportunity to not only cover these games and more, but also their experience traveling together.