Michael Mariam

Michael Mariam (23C) is from Rye Brook, New York, and is on the pre-BBA track. Outside of the Wheel, he serves as the president of Coaching Corps, a volunteer club that plays sports with Atlanta youth at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. He also interns at PoolHost.com, a sports office pool hosting website. Mariam is a die-hard Yankees fan.

Admit One: Courtside Seat in the NBA Bubble

I was lucky enough to be selected to be a virtual fan for Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets on Sept. 8. While it would’ve been ideal to witness the game in person, being a virtual fan was an unreal experience.  In the two arenas that [...]

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A Guide to the 2020 NFL Season: Who Will Prevail?

While sports leagues and conferences nationwide have had their calendars completely thrown off by the COVID-19 pandemic, the NFL has yet to be impacted significantly. Slated to kick off on Sept. 10 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs will open their season against the Houston Texans.  Fans [...]

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5 Teams Who Gained the Most in the Virtual 2020 NFL Draft

Former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow was selected first overall in the 2020 NFL Draft to the Cincinnati Bengals. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons A record number of eyes were on the NFL as the draft was the only live sporting event that has happened since the outbreak. Surprisingly, the smoothness of the event exceeded the expectations [...]

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WNBA Virtually Drafts Players, Honors Bryant Family

Although the WNBA announced the postponed start of its training camps and regular season on April 3, the league was still able to hold the 2020 WNBA Draft on April 17 while most of the sports world is on hiatus. The draft was held virtually and broadcasted on ESPN.  Teams’ preparations for the draft were [...]

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Conventional Predictions for an Unconventional NFL Draft

Teams prepare for picks in the 2010 NFL Draft. The 2020 NFL Draft will be held virtually April 23. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons While almost all of the sports world has been put on hold, there is still one event that will continue virtually the 2020 NFL Draft. Originally, the draft was going to be [...]

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