Archive for the ‘College Basketball’ Category

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 ...

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 brackets 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 ...