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  • Basketball Great Compares College Hoops to Slavery; ‘Journalist’ Agrees

    03/20/2018 8:08:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 104 replies ^ | 3/19/2018 | Jay Maxson
    “They [the NCAA] just got a contract from CBS (and TNT), $8.8 billion, and if you are making that, I think you have to share some revenue. You can’t expect people to continue to work for nothing on a false hope of, well this is about education, we are getting you an education, we will feed you. It sounds a little like 400 years ago, like slavery. Stay in your hut. Stay in that little house. We’ll give you some food. You do all of the work. All of it. And I am telling you that I will take care...
  • Texas A&M dominates defending champ North Carolina, advances to Sweet 16.

    03/19/2018 12:09:20 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 11 replies ^ | 03/18/2018 | Connor Riley
    If you had been told that the winner of the North Carolina-Texas A&M game would do so in dominating fashion, the likely assumption would have been that the Tar Heels were headed to play Michigan in the Sweet 16 of the 2018 NCAA Tournament. They were the defending champions, entered the game as the higher seed and just looked like the better team during the regular season. Surprise! Texas A&M got whatever it wanted on offense and forced the Tar Heels into one of their worst shooting performances of the season on Sunday. With four players scoring in double figures,...
  • Loyola makes No. 3 seed Tennessee its latest last-second conquest.

    03/17/2018 10:48:08 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 11 replies
    ESPN.COM ^ | 03/17/18 | Sam Khan Jr.
    DALLAS -- Sister Jean told Tennessee to "watch out." And now the Vols have become the latest victim of Loyola's March magic. Loyola-Chicago is this season's first double-digit seed into the Sweet 16 after a dramatic 63-62 victory over No. 3 seed Tennessee and it did it with yet another dramatic buzzer-beating finish.
  • Historic loss shows Virginia was built to fail in March

    03/17/2018 5:19:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 17, 2018 | Pat Forde
    History made, and the greatest choke in basketball history now on its ledger, it is time to deconstruct the towering fraud that is Virginia basketball. A series of March collapses reached the ultimate low Friday night, when Tony Bennett’s Virginia Cavaliers — the No. 1 team in America, the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament, the alleged apotheosis of a distinct basketball philosophy — lost to No. 16 seed UMBC. It is the first time a No. 1 seed has ever lost to a No. 16 seed, since the tourney expanded to 64 teams in 1985. The 1-16...
  • No. 16 seed UMBC beats No. 1 seed Virginia in biggest NCAA Tournament upset ever

    03/16/2018 9:02:42 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 68 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | March 17, 2018 | Kyle Boone
    Before Friday, a No. 16 seed had never beaten a No. 1 seed, much less a No. 1 overall seed. They were 0-135. But the University of Maryland-Baltimore County -- yes, the little-known UMBC Retrievers -- proved even the longest of odds aren't totally insurmountable.
  • UMBC becomes first No. 16 seed to beat No. 1 seed in beatdown of Virginia.

    03/16/2018 10:51:19 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 41 replies
    NBC SPORTS ^ | 3/16/2018 | Scott Phillips
    UMBC made sports history on Friday night by becoming the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. The America East champions pulled off a shocking 74-54 upset over No. 1 seed Virginia in the South Region.
  • Could NBA's Becky Hammon become first female head coach of men's college basketball team?

    03/16/2018 12:32:35 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 20 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | March 2018 | Patricia Babcock McGraw
    On Thursday, the Colorado State athletic department officials announced they want to interview Becky Hammon for their men's basketball head-coaching job. The 40-year-old Hammon, a former WNBA star, played college basketball at Colorado State. She's currently an assistant coach for the NBA's San Antonio Spurs. She became the first full-time female assistant coach in the NBA in 2014. Some NBA observers believe San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich is grooming her to be his replacement when he retires. In terms of Hammon's ability to control boys and young men once they get on campus and develop them into a successful unit,...
  • 20l8 NCAA Tournament:Bracket, scores, schedule and updates for Thursday (3/15/2018) games.

    03/15/2018 11:57:05 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 39 replies
    SEC Country ^ | 3/15/2018 | Connor Riley
    Thursday, March 15 No. 7 Rhode Island 83, No. 10 Oklahoma 78, FINAL| CBS | Live updates | Winner plays Duke-Iona No. 3 Tennessee 73, No. 14 Wright State 47, FINAL | truTV | Live updates | Winner plays Miami-Loyola Chicago No. 4 Gonzaga 32, No. 13 UNC Greensboro 23 Halftime | TNT | Live updates No. 1 Kansas 22, No. 16 Penn 21, 3:18 1st half | TBS | Live updates No. 2 Duke vs. No. 15 Iona 2:45 p.m.| CBS | (Pittsburgh) No. 6 Miami (Fla.) vs. No. 11 Loyola-Chicago 3:10 p.m. | truTV | (Dallas) No. 5...
  • WKU coach Rick Stansbury calls reporter Laura Britt 'honey'(On International Women's Day!)

    03/11/2018 1:50:28 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 48 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 9, 2018 | Brett Bodner
    Rick Stansbury is a jerk no matter what day it is. After Western Kentucky defeated UAB 98-70 in Conference USA Tournament Thursday, Stansbury was disrespectful to Stadium sideline reporter Laura Britt. Britt asked the coach about Western Kentucky's upcoming game against Old Dominion, a team they've beaten twice this year. The reporter wanted to know if they game would be more difficult knowing Old Dominion would be seeking revenge for a 22-point loss on Feb. 24. Stansbury rolled his eyes at the question and addressed Britt as "honey," while answering the question in a condescending way. "Honey, you understand those...
  • Pitt played one of the worst halves of basketball ever

    02/24/2018 5:34:02 PM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Fenruary 24, 2018 | Sam Cooper
    It’s been a rough year for the Pittsburgh basketball program. In its second year with Kevin Stallings as head coach, the Panthers have not won a single game in conference play and entered Saturday’s home game against No. 1 Virginia with an 8-21 (0-16 ACC) record. With its first half performance against the Cavaliers, Pitt may have finally hit rock bottom. The Panthers went into the half trailing 30-7. Yes, Pitt scored only seven points in 20 minutes of action.
  • Report: Sean Miller May Be Owed Twice As Much By Arizona If He's Fired With Cause

    02/24/2018 5:13:32 PM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Deadspin ^ | February 24, 2018 | Chris Thompson
    Ah, now here is a sensible way to write a contract: make sure you include in there some significant monetary incentive for behavior that breaches the terms of the contract. Darren Rovell âś” @darrenrovell JUST IN: Sean MillerÂ’s contract, as written, somehow pays him more for getting fired with cause than without cause. So if Miller is fired with cause, Arizona will owe him approximately $5 million more ($10.3 million versus $5.15 million) than if they fired for no reason.
  • FBI wiretaps show Sean Miller discussed $100K payment to lock recruit

    02/24/2018 3:46:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 24, 2018 | Mark Schlabach
    FBI wiretaps intercepted telephone conversations between Arizona coach Sean Miller and Christian Dawkins, a key figure in the FBI's investigation into college basketball corruption, in which Miller discussed paying $100,000 to ensure star freshman Deandre Ayton signed with the Wildcats, sources familiar with the government's evidence told ESPN.
  • Exclusive: Federal documents detail sweeping potential NCAA violations involving [tr]

    02/23/2018 3:42:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 23, 2018 | Pat Forde and Pete Thamel
    Documents and bank records obtained in discovery during the federal investigation into the underbelly of college basketball detail in meticulous fashion the expenditures of prominent former NBA agent Andy Miller, his former associate Christian Dawkins and his agency, ASM Sports. They include expense reports and balance sheets that list cash advances, as well as entertainment and travel expenses for high school and college prospects and their families. Yahoo Sports viewed hundreds of pages of documents from the years-long probe that had federal authorities monitoring multiple targets and intercepting more than 4,000 calls across 330 days, providing a clear-eyed view into...
  • Exclusive: Inside the Corrosive Workplace Culture of the Dallas Mavericks

    02/21/2018 5:49:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    SI ^ | February 20, 2018 | Jon Wertheim and Jessica Luther
    It was an hour or so before tip–off. The Dallas Mavericks were hosting a nationally televised game during the 2010–11 NBA season. And, deep inside the American Airlines Center, a recently–hired Mavericks support staff employee was eating dinner in the media dining room. As the woman sat down, the team president and CEO, Terdema Ussery, asked if he could join her. She grew nervous, not because Ussery was her boss’s boss, or because he was one of the most prominent figures in the Dallas sportscape. It was because his reputation as a serial sexual harasser of women preceded him. At...
  • Louisville men's basketball program forced to vacate 2013 national title after NCAA upholds [tr]

    02/20/2018 10:40:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 20, 2018 | Alex Raskin
    The Louisville men's basketball team has been stripped of its 2013 national championship title as well as its 2012 Final Four appearance after the NCAA denied the school's appeal on Tuesday. The penalties, which were originally announced in June, stemmed from an investigation into allegations that a former Louisville staff member provided strippers to entertain players and recruits during on-campus dormitory parties between 2011 and 2015.
  • Miami coach Larranaga: We have to do something about our gun laws

    02/19/2018 6:25:13 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 83 replies ^ | 2/18/18 | M Kauffman
    University of Miami basketball coach Jim Larranaga took the opportunity after Saturday's 62-55 loss to Syracuse to let the world know his views on gun control in the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High massacre. "I think we have to do something about our gun laws," Larranaga said. "We're not the Wild, Wild West where everybody should carry a gun. There needs to be accountability and responsibility for people in charge of selling guns and buying guns."
  • Laura Ingraham: Hey Lebron, 'I'm an Equal-Opportunity Critic

    02/17/2018 6:52:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | February 17, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Fox News’ Laura Ingraham sparked nationwide controversy this week after telling Cleveland Cavaliers star Lebron James and Golden State Warriors role player Kevin Durant to avoid discussing politics and to “shut up and dribble.” Liberals decried the supposedly racist undertones of her comments, but last night the host of The Ingraham Angle refused to to apologize for her remarks saying, “the left and the media attack dogs can dish it out can’t they, but they sure can’t take it.”On Thursday night, Ingraham aired a video featuring the aforementioned NBA stars and an ESPN host discussing politics and the state of...
  • College hoops corruption case poised to take down Hall of Fame coaches, top programs, lottery picks

    02/16/2018 3:59:53 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 24 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Feb 15, 2018 | Pete Thamel
    NEW YORK – It has been five months since the FBI arrested 10 men in a sweeping federal probe into the underbelly of the basketball world. As the three ongoing criminal cases resulting from the investigation plod along, it’s increasingly unlikely there will be another wave of double-digit arrests. More legal charges still could come, but what’s becoming increasingly clear as the discovery portion of the case comes to a close is that the breadth of potential NCAA rules violations uncovered is wide enough to fundamentally and indelibly alter the sport of college basketball.
  • Spurs coach Gregg Popovich: Don’t kid yourself, ‘we live in a racist country’

    02/13/2018 2:17:46 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 91 replies
    Market Watch ^ | February 13, 2018 | Shawn Langlois
    A reporter last night asked San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich why it’s important for the NBA to celebrate Black History Month. Popovich isn’t one to pull any punches: ‘I think it’s pretty obvious. The league is made up of a lot of black guys. To honor that and understand it is pretty simplistic. How would you ignore that? But more importantly, we live in a racist country that hasn’t figured it out yet.’
  • Despite doping scandals, Olympic fever grips Russian cinemas

    01/16/2018 9:13:51 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 16, 2018 | James Ellingsworth
    Russia's going crazy for the Olympics. The 1972 Olympics. Even as the Russian team faces up to being barred from next month's Winter Games for doping offenses, audiences are flocking to see a movie about Soviet glory on the Olympic basketball court 46 years ago. "Going Vertical" tells the story of the Soviet Union team which won gold in 1972, becoming the first basketball team in history ever to beat the United States at the Olympics. It's a tale of Cold War rivalry, inspiring speeches and something very familiar to Russian sports fans after recent scandals — a gold medal...