Big East basketball refuses to be killed off

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Grigory Rasputin was a certifiable Russian weirdo and certifiable Russian badass. The mystic/royal family whisperer known as the "Mad Monk" survived stabbing, poisoning, being shot three times and beaten with a dumbbell before he was finally drowned in a frozen river at the end of 1916. And in this way, Rasputin ...

Sweet 16 field proves football money matters even in hoops

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Even in March, college football matters when it comes to advancing in the men's basketball tournament. Not being good at football, of course, or Kansas wouldn't have even made the CBI. But having access to the revenue produced by it is a game-changer that makes a difference in powering power ...

Oklahoma becomes third No. 1 to lose in Iowa this year

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Beware, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton -- the state of Iowa is no place for frontrunners this year. With Iowa State's 82-77 win over No. 1 Oklahoma Monday night, the Hawkeye State has improbably seen three of its four Division I universities knock off the top team in college basketball this ...

Bo Ryan casts long shadow for his successor

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

From the moment Bo Ryan’s press conference started Tuesday night, something didn’t seem quite right. He had arrived a bit later than usual for his postgame presser, which, while a little strange, isn’t exactly earth shattering. He then proceeded to give an opening statement, something that isn’t customary for Ryan and ...

Video: Derrick Jones Jr. throws down huge dunk for UNLV

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

College basketball has made its glorious return to the sports world and we've already seen some amazing stuff. On Monday night we got an early "Dunk of the Year" candidate thanks to UNLV freshman Derrick Jones Jr. The Runnin' Rebels had what has been termed a "game" against something called New ...

Bo Ryan Will Leave Lasting Legacy at Wisconsin

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Monday afternoon, shock waves were sent throughout the state of Wisconsin and the entire college basketball world when Bo Ryan announced that his tenure in Madison will come to an end after next season. Of course, this means that the 2015-16 campaign will mark the end of an incredible era at ...

North Carolina charged with five Level I violations by NCAA

Friday, June 5th, 2015

The seemingly endless saga of North Carolina's academic fraud scandal continued on Thursday, as the school finally released a 59-page notice of allegations from the NCAA. The document levied five serious charges against the school, including a lack of institutional control for a lack of oversight of an academic department ...

North Carolina receives NCAA notice of allegations

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

On Friday, the University of North Carolina acknowledged that it had received a notice of allegations from the NCAA related to the school's ongoing academic fraud scandal. UNC Chancellor Carol Folt and athletic director Bubba Cunningham claim the school is reviewing the notice and will release it publicly after certain ...