Shane McNichol

259 Posts
Shane McNichol
259 Posts
NCAA Basketball, Golf (with too much focus on the Ryder Cup)
College Basketball Contributor
4 years
Delaware County, PA


Since joining the team in 2020, Shane McNichol has been a college basketball contributor for The Action Network. He has covered college basketball for a variety of outlets, including, Rotoballer, Rush the Court, Larry Brown Sports, and his own website, He previously contributed golf content to Golfbet and still makes PGA and LPGA picks regularly.


McNichol joined The Action Network to cover college basketball in 2020, after nearly a decade covering the sport elsewhere. His sports media journey began when he started his blog,, in 2014. He has also contributed to Rush the Court, Larry Brown Sports, and, as a part of Joe Lunardi's team of Bracketologists. In 2021, he expanded his work with Action, adding regular posts to GolfBet, looking for winners on the PGA Tour and in the rest of the golf world. For his passionate opinions about Philadelphia's sports teams, follow him on Twitter @OnTheShaneTrain.


McNichol graduated from Boston College with a degree in Marketing and English. He endured a lifetime of painful losses by BC's football and basketball teams.

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UConn vs. Purdue: How to Bet National Title

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Betting Highlights
Favorite Bet of All-Time
Summer 2023 — I hit four LPGA outrights in three months, including Celine Boutier at +6600 at the Evian.
Most Heartbreaking Bet
Feb. 25, 2023. Michigan State +5.5, leading Iowa by 13 points with under 2 minutes to play. MSU lost in overtime and failed to cover.
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