Archive for the ‘College Basketball’ Category

Jahlil Okafor will enter 2015 NBA Draft

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Well that didn't take long. Just a few days after leading the Duke Blue Devils to an NCAA title, freshman center Jahlil Okafor has announced he will enter the 2015 NBA Draft. The 6-foot-11 All-American announced his intentions on Thursday and Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski referred to it as ...

Scumbag Dave Bliss hired to coach NAIA hoops program

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

In the case of Southwestern Christian University, Bliss is ignorance. The NAIA school in Oklahoma that no one has ever heard of prior to today accomplished its goal of changing that by hiring the 71-year-old former Baylor coach, who is perhaps the worst scumbag ever produced by an industry teeming with ...

How Shaka Smart and Gregg Marshall both made right choice

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

The coaching darlings of the mid-major basketball world, Shaka Smart and Gregg Marshall, both made very different decisions about their futures this week. Smart decided to finally make the jump from Virginia Commonwealth to Texas, while Marshall passed up Alabama's big money for a raise from Wichita State. Both made the ...

USC AD Pat Haden to boycott NCAA meeting in Indiana

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

USC athletic director Pat Haden has become the first NCAA official to publicly boycott Indiana over its controversial "religious freedom" bill. Haden, a member of the College Football Playoff committee, will not attend this week's meeting in Indianapolis as a protest against the law. The NCAA's headquarters are are in ...

The Big East Goes Back to the Future

Monday, March 30th, 2015

A pair of Big East programs that were national powers in the 1980s announced their new coaches on Sunday, though both left people scratching their heads for different reasons. St. John's is turning to the most prominent name in program history, while DePaul will turn to... a name in program history. Chris ...

Sunday’s big NCAA winner: Genitalia

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

College sports are played by college kids, and sometimes college kids say things that, say, a 30-year-old would not. After all, like Bill Cosby always used to tell us, "Here, have a drink" kids say the darndest things. Both Virginia forward Darion Atkins and Wichita State guard Fred Van Vleet fell ...

Join the World’s Largest NIT Office Pool!

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Anybody can fill out an NCAA bracket and win their office pool. (HINT: Take Kentucky). But do you have what it really takes to prove yourself as a hoops guru? Here at Rumors and Rants, we are looking to find the real cream of the crop -- those of you capable ...

John Oliver brilliantly takes down the NCAA

Monday, March 16th, 2015

John Oliver's show Last Week Tonight has been nothing short of phenomenal in its 30-episode run so far. His weekly attacks on major problems in society have even led to legislation being enacted, but at the very least draw attention to problems going largely ignored. On Sunday night, he took aim at ...