Archive for the ‘College Basketball’ Category

It’s time for Bobby Knight to fill Mike Davis’ shoes

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

In September 2000, Mike Davis was placed in one of the most difficult positions in college basketball history when he took over for deposed Indiana coach Bobby Knight shortly after the start of the school year. There was literal rioting on campus. I would know; I was walking amongst the ...

NCAA Hoops: Season win total predictions

Friday, November 14th, 2014

So, just in case fantasy NFL, NBA, MLB, PGA, EPL, March Madness bracketsĀ and NFL eliminators weren't enough, I stumbled upon a season-long men's college hoops contest with an intriguing format that I had never seen before. Rules: Pick exactly five Division I teams with a budget of no more than 100 ...

UConn, Kevin Ollie completing massive new contract

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Kevin Ollie led the UConn Huskies on an improbable run to the 2014 NCAA Tournament title and now he's about to get paid like one of the top basketball coaches in the country. Sources close to the situation claim Ollie and UConn are closing in a big new contract. Details of ...

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany is a Tool

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

There is no better symbol for everything that has gone horribly awry in college sports in the last half-decade than Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany, who today will take his latest turn at pissing into the eyeballs of his conference's fanbase in search of more dollar bills to not give ...

Frank Kaminsky stays at Wisconsin, says NBA looks “boring”

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Part of blogging -- at least in the "good old days" of blogging -- is highlighting the work of other bloggers. It's how the community was built, really, until some places got so big that they didn't have to feature anyone else anymore. But we're not bitter. Today, we'll feature the ...

Shabazz Napier: Breaking down point guard’s draft stock

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Shabazz Napier was the story of the 2014 NCAA Tournament. He threw his Connecticut team on his back and led the seventh-seeded Huskies to a championship with a 60-54 win over a heavily-favored Kentucky team. After a fantastic four-year career, now Napier will be looking forward to the 2014 NBA ...

Why a Girl Will Win Your NCAA March Madness Pool

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Friend of the site and StyleCaster founder Ari S. Goldberg emailed me on Friday to tell me he had an NCAA Tournament-related story he had to tell. What follows is his fantastic post about an NCAA Tournament picks theory. Enjoy: For the past 10 years Mikey, Dave and I have had ...

Video: Adreian Payne makes dunking fun

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Recent NBA dunk contests have been... well, I can't even remember. Blake Griffin jumped over a car, and I feel like it was the only interesting thing to happen in the post-Vince Carter dunk machine era. The college dunk contest, on the other hand, still has a degree of awesome in ...