Archive for the ‘College Basketball’ Category

Old Spice Classic: Day 1 thoughts, Day 2 predictions

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Ah, Thanksgiving weekend, a time for food, family, friends, football and corny alliterations college basketball. Yours truly has the privilege of being on site to cover the Old Spice Classic, an eight-team tournament at the HP Field House located at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, FL. Day ...

Varez Ward: Former Auburn player indicted for point shaving

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Former Auburn basketball player Kyievarez "Varez" Ward has been charged with conspiring with gamblers to throw games during the 2011-12 college basketball season. Ward was suspended midway through the 2012 season as the FBI investigated him for point-shaving. Ward faces two bribery-related counts for "commerce to influence, in any way, by ...

Decensae White: Former Bob Knight player arrested for rapper’s murder

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Have you heard the one about the former Bob Knight recruit, the Russian mobster and a murdered 19-year-old rapper named Lil Phat? There's no punchline. Though it sounds like a story line straight out of CSI: David Caruso, this is as real as it gets. Former Texas Tech basketball player Decensae White ...

Louisville guard Russ Smith to return for senior season

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Conventional wisdom held that Russ Smith, Louisville's leading scorer from it's NCAA championship team, would be headed to the NBA after a remarkable junior season. That wisdom was apparently way off, as Smith has announced he will return for his senior season. The 6'1" guard averaged 18.7 points per game this ...

Reports: Marcus Smart to stay at Oklahoma State

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

At least one prominent college basketball star seems to remember the old public service message to "Be Cool: Stay In School." Oklahoma State freshman guard Marcus Smart, considered by anyone I've ever paid attention to to be a Top 5 pick in this year's  NBA draft, is expected to formally announce ...

Louisville police use tear gas on celebrating fans

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Needless to say, Louisville fans were pretty excited when their college basketball team won the national championship Monday night. After the Cardinals bested the Michigan Wolverines 82-76 in a phenomenal game, Louisville students took to the streets to celebrate. And police quickly took to the streets to disperse the crowd. Campus ...

Exiting Rutgers Athletic Director getting $1.2 million payout

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Former Rutgers Athletic Director Tim Pernetti resigned last week amid the controversy over the release of video showing head basketball coach Mike Rice verbally and physically abusing players. But don't worry about Pernetti or his future prospects. The 42-year-old will leave his alma mater with a ridiculous payout of $1.2 ...

Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. headed to the NBA?

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

In the midst of a fantastic Final Four run, Michigan's basketball program could have just been dealt some bad news on Thursday. According to reports, both Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. will jump to the NBA after this season. Darren Heitner, a sports business writer for Forbes, is reporting that ...