Archive for the ‘College Basketball’ Category

Big East basketball refuses to be killed off

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Grigory Rasputin was a certifiable Russian weirdo and certifiable Russian badass. The mystic/royal family whisperer known as the "Mad Monk" survived stabbing, poisoning, being shot three times and beaten with a dumbbell before he was finally drowned in a frozen river at the end of 1916. And in this way, Rasputin ...

Sweet 16 field proves football money matters even in hoops

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Even in March, college football matters when it comes to advancing in the men's basketball tournament. Not being good at football, of course, or Kansas wouldn't have even made the CBI. But having access to the revenue produced by it is a game-changer that makes a difference in powering power ...

Indiana’s Tom Crean is the Big Ten coach of the year, and deservedly so

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Less than 24 hours after the Indiana Hoosiers finished the Big Ten season with a 15-3 record, it was announced that head coach Tom Crean won the Associated Press' Big Ten coach of the year award. Some clamored that Wisconsin's Greg Gard should win the award as he led the Badgers to ...

Oklahoma becomes third No. 1 to lose in Iowa this year

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Beware, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton -- the state of Iowa is no place for frontrunners this year. With Iowa State's 82-77 win over No. 1 Oklahoma Monday night, the Hawkeye State has improbably seen three of its four Division I universities knock off the top team in college basketball this ...

No. 1 Kansas Outlasts No. 2 Oklahoma in Game for the Ages

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

We’re just four days into 2016, but we’ve likely already seen the game of the year in college basketball. It’s not very often that a matchup between the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the country can exceed expectations, but that’s exactly what we witnessed Monday night when Kansas and ...

IUPUI flying under radar in Summit League; notch win in conference opener

Friday, January 1st, 2016

It hasn’t been all peaches and cream so far this season for IUPUI head coach Jason Gardner and his gritty Jaguars squad, to say the least. A brutal pre-conference slate – including true road games at Marquette, NC State, Purdue, Creighton, Memphis and Butler – combined with the ineligibility of transfer ...

Bo Ryan casts long shadow for his successor

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

From the moment Bo Ryan’s press conference started Tuesday night, something didn’t seem quite right. He had arrived a bit later than usual for his postgame presser, which, while a little strange, isn’t exactly earth shattering. He then proceeded to give an opening statement, something that isn’t customary for Ryan and ...

Video: Derrick Jones Jr. throws down huge dunk for UNLV

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

College basketball has made its glorious return to the sports world and we've already seen some amazing stuff. On Monday night we got an early "Dunk of the Year" candidate thanks to UNLV freshman Derrick Jones Jr. The Runnin' Rebels had what has been termed a "game" against something called New ...