Archive for the ‘NCAA Basketball’ Category

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Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

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School With Funky Name Ready To Reach The Summit

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

We’ve hammered home the realization that my alma mater Indiana University is not going to make the NCAA Tournament this month. That is unless the Hoosiers miraculously win the Big Ten Tournament. But I’m not holding my breath. Stevie Wonder has a better chance making it out of a maze. But ...

WiseGuyAction’s Tuesday College Hoops Play

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

It's tough out there economically these days, so we here at Rumors and Rants often have to search for alternative ways to generate private revenue. Luckily for us, knowledge of sports can sometimes translate into cash. And doubly lucky for us, we've found a guy who has proven to successfully use ...

TheBaker’s College Basketball Files: The NCAA’s Ivan Drago

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

I was first introduced to Art Parakhouski during Championship Week last year. The Radford center single-handedly transformed the Highlanders from a 10-20 cellar dweller in the Big South to the conference’s champion in his first season at the school. The 6-foot-11 center scored 26 points and pulled down 18 rebounds ...

ESPN College Basketball Expert Never Heard Of Jimmy Chitwood

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Adrian Branch and Todd Harris called last night’s WAC showdown between Nevada and Utah State on ESPN2. Being the avid college basketball fan that I am, I decided why not watch my third game of the night (Michigan State-Minnesota and Northwestern-Wisconsin had my attention earlier). I'm semi-watching the game, more ...

TheBaker’s College Basketball Files: Early Mid-Major Eye Test

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

As every college basketball season unfolds, the search for the next Mid-Major team to achieve NCAA Tournament success takes form. The usual characters are still there. Butler is still good despite its inability to beat any top-25 teams (1-3, if you count the win against an Evan Turner-less Ohio State). Gonzaga has ...

TheBaker’s College Basketball Files: The SWAC Is Whack

Monday, January 11th, 2010

As a Big Ten basketball fan, I feel spoiled. Not only is the Big Ten the most competitive conference from top to bottom, it has the best coaches and its own beautiful, everything-in-HD channel. Seriously, almost every night there’s a game in the conference worth watching - that is unless ...

R.I.P. Myles Brand (1942-2009)

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Wow, talk about your rough day for Indianapolis-based sports patriarchs. First, news came this morning that Indiana Pacers co-owner Mel Simon had died. His Rumors and Rants-styled obit is below or here. But now this afternoon, the NCAA, headquartered in Indianapolis, has sent out a press release that the association's president, Myles ...