UConn is biggest loser in realignment

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Since we're on top of the people who are on top of things, we told you earlier this week about the likelihood of the Big East's Catholic, non-FBS football playing schools breaking away and doing their own thing. Now that it's happening, it is clear that there is one school which ...

San Diego State Aztecs drop in AP Poll because of voting error

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

In this week's AP college basketball poll, the San Diego State Aztecs (7-1) dropped one spot from 17th to 18th despite going 2-0 during the week. You might be thinking at this point that it's because they played weak competition, and that's true. The Aztecs' two wins came over Texas ...

Catholic schools gearing for Big East breakaway?

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

It wouldn't be a week in sports without rumors of conference realignment. This week is no different, though stunningly this time it involves realignment that may actually make an iota of sense. Blogger/reporter Mark Blaudschun is reporting that ADs and presidents of the seven* non-football playing members  of the Big East ...

College basketball: Who will be the last unbeaten standing?

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

I wasn't even a twinkle in my father's eye in 1976. But the year is one of my favorites. And it's not because it's the year which produced three of my all-time favorite movies ("Rocky," "All The President's Men" and "Midway"). The year 1976 is known for one thing - at ...

Kentucky takes biggest slide in AP poll history

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Hahahahahahahahahaha. Wait, let me start over again. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Kentucky took the biggest nosedive in the history of the AP basketball poll this week, going from the No. 8 spot to unranked following losses to Notre Dame and Baylor. The loss to Notre Dame was explicable -- it is one of the few true ...

Video: Mason Plumlee alley-oop dunk against Ohio State

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

I am loathe to ever write anything positive about Duke basketball, but credit needs to be given where it's due. On Wednesday night senior Mason Plumlee took an alley-oop pass from sophomore guard Quinn Cook and threw it down with authority. The above video shows just how insane a dunk it ...

Chaminade beats Texas at Maui Invitational

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Thirty years after pulling off perhaps the greatest upset in college basketball history, tiny Chaminade University knocked off the Texas Longhorns 86-73 in the first round at the Maui Invitational on Monday night. It came almost exactly 30 years after the Silverswords beat a No. 1-ranked Virginia team led by ...