Danny Groner has spent several years working in the fields of media, journalism and publishing. He specializes in writing about people, events, ideas, and the world we live in. "With such an extensive area of expertise, this guy is a walking Wikipedia," said one blogger.
Professional Sports’ 5 Biggest Memorial Day Moments
Memorial Day weekend, which is coming up soon, doesn't offer a a reprieve from the daily grind for many athletes. The NBA and NHL playoffs are still smoking hot, and Major League Baseball is in full swing.
What’s a Billiken, and How’d It Find Its Way to St. Louis?
St. Louis University is seeded fourth in this year's NCAA Tournament, and they're a sentimental favorite for a lot of hoops fans this year. In December, their coach, Rick Majerus, died of heart failure at the age of 64. The team dedicated their season to the memory of their coach. But an additional reason to root for St. Louis is their mascot: the Billiken. What exactly is a Billiken anyway? Read
What Current NBA Coach Was the Best Basketball Player?
With Mike D'Antoni returning to the sidelines as the Lakers coach, he brings with him a long career of basketball acumen, both from his time as a coach and as a player. Kobe Bryant reportedly grew up watching D'Antoni play in Italy. But how does D'Antoni measure up against the competition? Here's a look at how current NBA coaches fared in their playing careers:
10 Active NBA Players Who Suffer From Conditions or Disorders
Houston Rockets rookie forward Royce White is unhappy with how the team is handling his anxiety disorder, and he's turned to Twitter to vent about it. On Tuesday night, White released a statement saying, "As a rookie, I want to settle into a team and make progress; but since preseason, the Rockets have been inconsistent with their agreement to proactively create a healthy and successful relat
10 Unlikely Baseball Playoff Heroes
It seems like every postseason, some previously unknown or under-appreciated player plays a major role in his team playoff victory. This year's winner so far is Raul Ibanez, who helped propel the Yankees to a stunning win on Wednesday after he pinch hit for Alex Rodriguez in the ninth inning and homered to tie the game against Baltimore. Then it was Ibanez again in the 12th, this time homering to
What’s a Boilermaker, and What Does It Have to Do With Purdue?
Have you even been watching a University of Purdue football or basketball game and found yourself wondering what their nickname, the Boilermakers, means? According to legend, the nickname dates back to the late-19th century when the school perennially routed nearby Wabash College at football, and Wabash supporters wound up hurling derogatory names at their competition. The town began calling the P
What Is an Oklahoma Sooner Anyway?
This weekend, the No. 6-ranked Oklahoma Sooners face off against the No. 15 Kansas State Wildcats, and it got us wondering: What exactly is a Sooner anyway? So we looked it up ...
Celebrate Jim Calhoun with a Look Back at 5 of His Brightest Moments
University of Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun announced his retirement today, ending an illustrious career that includes three NCAA championships. The 70-year-old Hall of Famer will be replaced by assistant coach Kevin Ollie for the upcoming season. Calhoun leaves the court with an impressive 873 wins, 625 coming while at UConn during his 26 years there.
Michael Phelps and 5 Other Record-Setting American Olympians [VIDEOS]
Once again, American swimmer Michael Phelps gobbled up the gold at the Olympics, taking home four more top medals and an additional two silver medals.
5 Shocking Scandals That Rocked Obscure Sports
The Olympic Games were rocked by their first big scandal amid revelations that eight female badminton players were deliberately losing their matches in hopes of earning more favorable late-round matchups. As a result, the Olympic committee disqualified all four teams.