Archive for the ‘College Basketball’ Category

Jim Delany threatens to take Big Ten to D-III

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

In one of the most amusing bluffs in the history of anything, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany says his league will go to Division III before it pays one of its athletes a dime. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Delany claimed that is the route the conference will take if ...

Video: Jordan McRae 360 dunk

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

The Tennessee Volunteers cruised to a 69-53 win over the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Thursday in the second round of the SEC tournament. It was a ho-hum win over a terrible team, but junior guard Jordan McRae tried to liven things up with a spectacular 360 dunk off a breakaway ...

Which winning streak will end first?

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Streaking hasn't been this in vogue since the '70s. This weekend saw the Chicago Blackhawks start the season with a 22nd straight game without a regulation loss and the Miami Heat win their 14th straight. And they aren't the only ones who are red-hot right now. Louisiana Tech is the hottest ...

Tom Izzo questions Michigan State team’s toughness after loss

Monday, February 25th, 2013

After a 68-60 loss to No. 18 Ohio State on Sunday, Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo apparently has had enough of his team's recent lapses. The veteran coach questioned the Spartans' toughness following Sunday's loss. Just a week ago the Michigan State was the No. 4 team in college basketball, and was ...

Frank Martin Delivers A+ Rant

Friday, February 15th, 2013

We haven't heard much from fiery coach Frank Martin this season, his first at South Carolina. That's largely because the Gamecocks suck, thus eliminating any reason to pay him much heed. But on Thursday night we finally got some vintage Martin intensity precisely BECAUSE the Gamecocks suck. Following South Carolina's 64-46 ...

Colorado State ranked for first time since 1954

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Pity the poor Colorado State basketball fan who saw the March 9, 1954 Associated Press basketball Top 20 poll and figured "Swell! This should be a regular spot for us!" The Rams are ranked for the first time since then, cracking the now-Top 25 with the No. 24 spot in both ...

Dickie V hurt walking through plate-glass window

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

It was a literal case of breaking news Tuesday night in Ann Arbor, Michigan. ESPN broadcaster Dick Vitale managed to walk through a plate-glass window prior to the Ohio State-Michigan game he was calling, requiring medical attention to attend to his cuts. Fortunately, the injuries weren't serious enough to keep Vitale ...

Syracuse Basketball: James Southerland suspended indefinitely

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Syracuse forward James Southerland has been suspended indefinitely for "eligibility issues." It's rumored that his suspension is due to academic issues, most likely from the fall semester. If that's the case, this is a remarkably similar scenario to that of Fab Melo last season. Melo ended up leaving the team ...