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Matt Ryan

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Matt Ryan
Producer and College Basketball Blogger

Bio: Matt is a graduate of the Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. His experience in Athens included working for WUGA-TV, WUOG Radio, and WRFC-AM. He has also interned for CBS News and worked as a runner for CBS Sports during their broadcasts of SEC Football & NCAA Tournament games.

Chicago is in the conference finals after trailing 3-1 against Detroit (Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images).

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Predictions for NHL Conference Finals

The Stanley Cup Playoffs have now reached a halfway point. This year’s conference finals are being called the “tournament of champions” by some fans because the matchups consist of the last four Stanley Cup winners. [...]

92.9 The Game–05/31/2013

San Antonio is in the NBA Finals for the 5th time since 1999 (Credit: Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images).

NBA Finals: Most Underrated Dynasties in Sports History

There’s no easy answer to give on why the San Antonio Spurs haven’t gotten more attention in recent years. They definitely haven’t generated the same kind of buzz in recent years as other championship teams [...]

92.9 The Game–05/29/2013

Johnny Manziel led the Aggies to an upset win over the Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa last November (Credit: Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images).

SEC Football: 10 Biggest Games of the 2013 Season

The first Saturday of the 2013 college football season is 100 days away. A Southeastern Conference school has won the national title for the last seven years and that number could soon reach eight. Alabama [...]

92.9 The Game–05/23/2013

NBA Playoffs: Lowest Seeds that Advanced to the Conference Finals

The Memphis Grizzlies are halfway to an NBA title and are playing in the Western Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history. They finished their series against the Oklahoma City Thunder with a [...]

92.9 The Game–05/16/2013

The 2013 Pittsburgh Penguins could be the best of the Crosby-Malkin era (Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images).

NHL: Second Round Predictions for Stanley Cup Playoffs

Phase two of the NHL postseason begins tonight after an upset-filled opening round. Five of the lower seeds won their series and a record of 17 games (out of 47) went to overtime. All four [...]

92.9 The Game–05/14/2013

Jamal Anderson was a key player in the Falcons trip to the 1999 Super Bowl (Credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Sports)

NFL Draft: Best Value Picks in Atlanta Falcons History

The NFL Draft continues tonight with the second and third round, followed by the fourth-seventh rounds tomorrow. As important as getting a great player in the first round is to a franchise, finding value picks [...]

92.9 The Game–04/26/2013

Aundray Bruce only played four seasons for the Falcons (Credit: Otto Greule/Getty Images)

NFL Draft: Biggests Busts in Atlanta Falcons History

Successful drafts are the foundation for nearly every Super Bowl winning team in NFL history. Signing notable free agents and a big trade acquisition can certainly have great impact, but no team ever hoisted the [...]

92.9 The Game–04/25/2013

Oklahoma City will have a tough postseason road in the Western Conference. (Credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA Playoffs Preview: Western Conference First Round Predictions

The Oklahoma City Thunder have gradually emerged as one of the NBA’s best teams in this decade. In 2010, the up and coming team challenged the defending champion-Los Angeles Lakers in a hard fought six [...]

92.9 The Game–04/19/2013

The Miami Heat are heavy favorites to play in the NBA Finals for a third straight year (Credit: Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images).

NBA Playoffs Preview: Eastern Conference First Round Predictions

The Miami Heat may be the biggest sports story so far of 2013. The defending champions posted a 38-3 record during the second half the NBA season, including a 27 game winning streak, that was [...]

92.9 The Game–04/18/2013

Kentucky will likely be preseason number one, despite missing the NCAA Tournament (Credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images).

Top 5 Storylines for the 2013-14 College Basketball Season

The 2013 NCAA Tournament has come to a conclusion. Louisville cut down the nets in Atlanta after beating Michigan 82-76 in the championship game. It was a great ending to the college basketball season, with [...]

92.9 The Game–04/09/2013

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