Archive for the ‘College Basketball’ Category

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 ...

Shaka Smart rebuffs UCLA and Minnesota, will stay at VCU

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Shaka Smart has been one of the most sought-after young college basketball coaches over the past few years and when any job opens up, his name is always among the first mentioned as a potential replacement. This year has been no exception, but we can now confirm that Smart will ...

NCAA Tourney’s biggest winners and losers

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Sixteen teams remain in this year's NCAA tournament, which means we've had plenty of winners and losers over the course of the first two rounds. But who has won or lost the most? Here's a region-by-region look at the best and worst the tournament has had to offer so far.