Shane McNichol
134 Posts

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

Summary

Shane contributes college basketball and golf content to the Action Network, having joined the team in 2020.He has covered college basketball for a variety of outlets, including ESPN.com, Rush the Court, Larry Brown Sports, and his own website, PalestraBack.com. His golf coverage comes with the expertise of a 15 handicap who has never broken 80.

Experience

Shane McNichol joined the Action Network team to cover college basketball in 2020, after nearly a decade covering the sport elsewhere. His sports media journey began when he started his blog, PalestraBack.com, in 2014. He has also contributed to Rush the Court, Larry Brown Sports, and ESPN.com, as a part of Joe Lunardi's team of Bracketologists. In 2021, he expanded his work with the Action Network, 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.

Education

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

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Betting Highlights
Favorite Bet of All-Time
As an 8 year old, I selected a few Gonzaga players in a March Madness player draft and since after they made a Cinderella run that year, I've been a Zags fan ever since.
Most Heartbreaking Bet
Lost a fantasy football game when Andrew Luck took a knee and lost a yard to end the game. Will never forgive him.
Specialties
  • College Basketball
  • Golf