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  • Candid Coaches: Are coaches voting for Trump or Clinton for president?

    09/01/2016 9:01:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 2, 2016 | by Gary Parrish
    Yeah, the results were overwhelming. And what's interesting is that the easy win for Hillary Clinton doesn't seem to be much about her at all. Put another way, she didn't win here because these coaches love her or are inspired by her. She won here because, well, because the main person running against her seems unfit and unqualified to be President of the United States. That's the opinion of college basketball coaches, at least.
  • Princeton football player comes out publicly days before kickoff

    09/15/2015 2:23:33 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 54 replies
    MSN ^ | 9/15/2015
    Mason Darrow was in a slump. The freshman offensive lineman for the Princeton Tigers had made it into a couple of games in the 2013 season, but his practices one defining week in early November were a mess. He was slow making calls and his feet were stuck in the mud. His racing mind was getting in the way of his performance with internal questions he was increasingly tired of answering. Walking to the sideline after a particularly poor play, Darrow's head hung low. The strong breeze of autumn brought a chill, the sun setting behind the rainbow of oak...
  • Michael Jordan on Dean Smith's passing: 'mentor, teacher, 2nd father'

    02/08/2015 9:12:01 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Dean Smith, the coaching innovator who won two national championships at North Carolina, an Olympic gold medal in 1976 and induction into basketball's Hall of Fame more than a decade before he left the bench, has died. He was 83. The retired coach died "peacefully" at his North Carolina home Saturday night, the school said in a statement Sunday from Smith's family. He was with his wife and five children. Smith had health issues in recent years, with the family saying in 2010 he had a condition that was causing him to lose memory. He had kept a lower profile...
  • Estimated 200,000 Crowd Hartford Streets For UConn Parade

    04/14/2014 4:41:15 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | April 14, 2014 | Colin McDonough,Matt McDonough,Nick Greene
    HARTFORD — The city celebrated the UConn men's and women's basketball teams' national championships Sunday with a victory parade through downtown, and it was one of the biggest parties Hartford has ever seen. An estimated 200,000 people lined the streets as blue and white confetti showered them while they cheered two teams and two trophies. After the parade, players, coaches and dignitaries addressed the crowd in a rally outside the Capitol.
  • What White People Don’t See When They Watch Basketball

    03/20/2014 11:41:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 87 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 3/20 | Jonathan Chait
    A couple of years ago, the basketball team I root for, the University of Michigan, had a player named Zack Novak. Everybody loved his story. He was slow and pudgy coming out of high school, recruited by nobody, and offered a spot at Michigan. Turned out he could play, at least some. He was only six foot three, but he played power forward, compensating for his lack of size and skill with unrelenting effort. He graduated from the business school and became team captain. If you watch college sports, you know the kind of player I’m talking about. Right: a...
  • Mike Rice fired at Rutgers after abusive behavior on practice tapes comes to light

    04/03/2013 8:55:34 AM PDT · by deport · 52 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | 4-03-13 | Brendan Prunty
    Mike Rice's three-year run at Rutgers has come to an end. The university terminated Rice's contract this morning following a meeting with athletic director Tim Pernetti in his office at the Rutgers Athletic Center. Rice's job status became tenuous when videotapes of his actions during practices from his first and second years on campus were made public by ESPN's "Outside the Lines" program on Tuesday. Rice was seen throwing basketballs at players — including one instance, throwing it at a player's head — as well as shoving players during a practice. He was also heard using the term "f------ faggot"...
  • Twitter prays for Kevin Ware after horrible leg injury

    03/31/2013 5:42:39 PM PDT · by Bratch · 65 replies
    Twitchy Staff ^ | March 31, 2013 | Twitter
    Louisville sophomore Kevin Ware was taken from the court on a stretcher after a serious leg injury this afternoon during the NCAA Midwest region basketball final. It is terrible to see this happen to anyone, let alone an elite athlete in his prime. There is nothing to do but pray and hope this is not as bad as it looks: WARNING! Extremely graphic! Louisville player Kevin Ware breaks his whole leg on bad fall!
  • Catholic Schools Appear To Be Taking Big East Name With Them

    03/01/2013 5:20:28 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies ^ | March 1, 2013 | Paul Doyle
    As the separation of the Big East Conference moved toward a conclusion, one question was hanging over the negotiations. Who owns the iconic name? Apparently, the answer is the seven departing Catholic schools. An report Thursday night said the seven schools will start their own league next season and will keep the Big East name. Big East commissioner Mike Aresco insisted as recently as last week that he hoped to retain the name, citing three decades and the name's attachment to the Bowl Championship Series level of football.
  • Kansas, Kentucky to meet in power-program final

    04/02/2012 9:41:50 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 8 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 4/2/12 | EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer
    NEW ORLEANS (AP)—Kentucky has the best players. Kansas has the most heart. From the first practice in October to the final cutting of the nets in April, that’s how the two teams remaining in the NCAA tournament have made a name for themselves. They meet Monday to decide the national championship—a game between the Wildcats and their cadre of NBA-caliber talent and the Jayhawks and their unending supply of high-wire comebacks. Kentucky (37-2), in search of its eighth national title but its first since 1998, has five, maybe six, players who will be playing in the NBA soon. Most are...
  • ESPN Sat on Molestation Tape Since 2002

    11/28/2011 12:38:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Rush ^ | November 28, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So this assistant basketball coach at Syracuse, this guy -- Fine is his name, Bernie Fine -- has been accused of sexually molesting boys and students for a whole bunch of years. It turns out that ESPN had a tape since 2002 with evidence. ESPN has sat on evidence for nine years because they say they couldn't corroborate it. On the tape the guy's wife cops to it, saying she witnessed it and a ball boy admits it. They say they couldn't corroborate it. I wonder if the coach's name had been Paterno if ESPN woulda sat...
  • Florida A&M's Shannon Washington dies

    09/04/2011 4:13:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies news services ^ | September 4, 2011
    Florida A&M basketball player Shannon Washington died early Sunday morning after suffering a knife wound to her neck, the school announced. Tallahassee Police responded to a report of a stabbing and found Washington in an apartment. She was treated at the scene by police and EMS and later died at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, police said. Starquineshia Palmer, 20, who was visiting Washington for the weekend, was detained and charged with first-degree murder, police reported.
  • ESPN to Televise Hoops Game from Deck of U.S. Aircraft Carrier

    05/16/2011 4:48:01 PM PDT · by Gumlegs · 18 replies
    ESPN Media Zone ^ | May 12, 2011 | Michael Humes
    ESPN has reached an agreement with the Morale Entertainment Foundation to televise Michigan State vs. North Carolina in the Carrier Classic 11-11-11, the first men's college basketball game to be played on the deck of a United States military aircraft carrier, on Friday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. ET. The United States military ship to host the unique Veteran's Day event honoring the men and women in the armed forces is to be determined but will be positioned in the San Diego harbor. As part of the telecast, ESPN will televise a special halftime entertainment show and post-game concert organized...
  • North Carolina, Michigan State close to aircraft carrier game

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina and Michigan State are closing in on a deal to play a basketball game on an aircraft carrier next season. Tar Heels coach Roy Williams said on his radio show Monday night that the teams hope to play on Veteran's Day in San Diego on a carrier. Larry Gallo, a senior associate athletic director at UNC, said Tuesday that a contract isn't in place yet. "We feel as though all systems are go, we're just trying to finalize" details, Gallo said. "But until you have a contract, a deal hasn't been consumated."
  • Utah accepts invitation to join Pac-10

    06/17/2010 12:58:45 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies · 501+ views
    SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah accepted an invitation to become the 12th member of the newly expanded Pac-10 Conference on Thursday. "Today is an absolutely great day to be a Ute," athletic director Chris Hill said before he was interrupted by applause during a news conference at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
  • (John) Wooden Was Greatest Coach Ever

    06/04/2010 10:18:12 PM PDT · by ICAB9USA · 76 replies · 805+ views
    Foxsports ^ | 6/4/10 | Jeff Goodman
    With all due respect to Bob Knight, Mike Krzyzewski and even Bear Bryant and Vince Lombardi, John Wooden was in a class by himself. Wooden will go down as the most accomplished coach anywhere. Ever. The Wizard of Westwood won 10 national titles in a 12-year span, including a remarkable seven consecutive from 1967 through ’73. Wooden’s success is almost unfathomable. Wooden passed away on Friday night at the UCLA Medical Center, just months prior to his 100th birthday on Oct. 14. Wooden was still mentally sharp in his 90s and was spotted at UCLA games and other events.
  • John Wooden dies at 99; UCLA basketball coach won 10 national titles

    06/04/2010 7:40:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 89 replies · 1,716+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 4, 2010 | Bill Dwyre and David Wharton
    John Wooden, the UCLA basketball coach who became an icon of American sports while guiding the Bruins to an unprecedented 10 national championships in the 1960s and '70s and remained in the spotlight during retirement with his "Pyramid of Success" motivational program, has died. He was 99. Though his fame extended beyond the sports world, it was Wooden's achievements during 27 seasons at UCLA that put him in the company of such legendary coaches as the Green Bay Packers' Vince Lombardi and Notre Dame's Knute Rockne. Wooden's string of championships began with back-to-back victories in 1964 and '65. Starting in...
  • NCAA to expand March Madness from 65 to 68 teams

    04/22/2010 12:15:48 PM PDT · by rhema · 16 replies · 405+ views
    WORLD ^ | 4/22/10 | MICHAEL MAROT
    The NCAA plans to expand the men's basketball tournament from 65 to 68 teams beginning next year and announced a new, $10.8 billion broadcasting deal with CBS and Turner Broadcasting on Thursday that will allow every game to be shown live for the first time. The three-team expansion is much more modest than 80- and 96-team proposals the NCAA outlined just a few weeks ago at the Final Four. The move coincides with the new, 14-year broadcasting arrangement that interim NCAA president Jim Isch said will provide an average of $740 million to its conferences and schools each year. The...
  • No Denying Duke (Duke Wins National Championship)

    04/05/2010 8:45:08 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 113 replies · 2,527+ views
    espn ^ | April 5, 2010
    Butler took Duke to the final possession Monday night, but Gordon Hayward's potential game-winners drew iron as the Blue Devil won the national title 61-59.
  • NCAA Final Four Butler-Duke National Championship Live Thread!!!

    04/05/2010 6:04:40 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 198 replies · 5,111+ views
    tcrlaf | 4-5-10 | TCRLAF
    Come watch Milan... err... I mean BUTLER, beat the Evil Duke!!!
  • Who will win this Elite 8 Matchup? (WVU vs. Kentucky)

    03/27/2010 6:40:42 PM PDT · by FLAMING DEATH · 22 replies · 649+ views
    ESPN ^ | 3/27/2010 | POLL
    Total votes 53,738
  • NCAA Stunner! Tennessee 76 Ohio State 73

    03/26/2010 6:15:35 PM PDT · by Patrick1 · 32 replies · 836+ views
    NCAA Tournament ^ | 3/26/2010 | Patrick1
    Tennessee shocks the basketball world.
  • Saint Mary's stuns 'Nova to advance to Sweet 16 (Obama Jinx)

    03/20/2010 1:46:20 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies · 412+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 03/20/2010 | DAN GELSTON
    Omar Samhan was an unstoppable Gael force. His career isn't over yet - and neither is Saint Mary's NCAA tournament run as the Gaels are improbably headed to the round of 16. Samhan played the game of his career on basketball's biggest stage, finishing with 32 points and seven rebounds to lead 10th-seeded Saint Mary's past Villanova 75-68 on Saturday and on to Houston for the South Regional's Sweet 16. Mickey McConnell stopped and fired an arcing 25-footer that banked high off the glass to give Saint Mary's a 68-65 lead with 1:15 left. Samhan used a two-handed block to...
  • Kentucky beats Wake Forrest...

    03/20/2010 7:43:34 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 15 replies · 547+ views
    Kentucky beat Wake Forrest 90-60
  • Hey NCAA, No Need to Stop at 96

    03/15/2010 6:22:15 PM PDT · by rhema · 11 replies · 384+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/15/10 | JASON GAY
    Ever go to a friend's 45th birthday party, and somebody decides it'd be a swell idea to jam 45 candles on the birthday cake, and the first 10 candles fit nice and orderly, but by the time you're wedging the 43rd and 44th candle into the cake, the surface is crammed like a subway car, and you can no longer see the icing, much less the pretty HAPPY BIRTHDAY written in cursive, and when you light it, it ignites like a Viking funeral pyre, and when you carry it out to the living room, your 45-year-old friend appears completely horrified,...
  • Oregon State Coach Victimized by 'Obama Curse'

    03/07/2010 12:43:35 PM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 26 replies · 400+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 3-7-10 | Bob McCarty
    Oregon State Beavers men's basketball coach Craig Robinson seems to have been victimized by the curse of his brother-in-law, President Barack Obama.
  • Obama as College Hoops Analyst

    01/31/2010 6:20:33 PM PST · by boughtwithaprice · 17 replies · 1,937+ views
    From NBC's Domenico Montanaro President Obama made an appearance as a third CBS commentator at the Georgetown-Duke men's college basketball game here at the Verizon Center. The president looked like he was having fun, joked that he was coming after Clark Kellogg's job and about his appearance at the House Republican Conference on Friday. After showing the 2008 footage of Obama playing with the eventual National Champion North Carolina Tar Heels, CBS play-by-play man Verne Lundquist asked, "Mr. President, you're a left-hander, do you have any trouble going to your right?" Recognizing the double entendre in the question, Obama said...
  • Caption: Obammy and AXelrod at the Duke v. Georgetown basketball game

    01/30/2010 2:38:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 1,443+ views
    AFP photos on Yahoo | 1/30/10 | AFP
    US President Barack Obama talks with Mona Sutphen (C), deputy White House Chief of Staff, and David Axelrod (R), senior advisor, during the first half of the NCAA men's college basketball game between Georgetown and Duke at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (AFP/Saul Loeb)
  • Report: Obama to attend Duke-Georgetown (basketball game)

    01/29/2010 2:20:00 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 30 replies · 531+ views ^ | January, 29, 2010 | Diamond Leung
    Georgetown today issued a press release asking fans to plan on arriving at Verizon Center 45 minutes earlier than usual for the Duke game tomorrow "due to the number of dignitaries expected to be in attendance, there will be enhanced security at the entrances to the arena." One of the fans in attendance will be President Obama, according to The Hill.
  • No. 13 Connecticut Falls To No. 12 Georgetown, 72-69

    01/09/2010 4:09:34 PM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies · 328+ views ^ | January 9, 2010 | Biggirl
    WASHINGTON (AP) -Georgetown coach John Thompson III was asked to describe his demeanor at halftime Saturday after watching his Hoyas go without a field goal for nearly 10 minutes and fall behind by as many as 19 points against Connecticut. Before Thompson could answer, two players piped up. With a knowing smile, Austin Freeman said: "He was calm." Then Greg Monroe also offered: "He was calm." After a pause, Monroe added, with perfect comedic timing: "for a couple seconds."
  • Duke 67, Georgia Tech 71 (Men's Basketball)

    01/09/2010 4:31:32 PM PST · by Perdogg · 3 replies · 193+ views ^ | 01.09.10
    Georgia Tech was a team on a mission. It showed. Duke was just plain tired. That showed, too. Gani Lawal scored 21 points, including a crucial shot with just over a minute remaining, and No. 20 Georgia Tech bounced back from a dismal loss with a 71-67 upset of the fifth-ranked Blue Devils on Saturday. The Yellow Jackets avoided an 0-2 start in conference play and made up for Tuesday’s 73-66 loss to state rival Georgia, a team that doesn’t have nearly as much as talent.
  • No. 1/1 Women's Basketball Stuns No. 7/7 North Carolina 88-47

    01/09/2010 4:44:53 PM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies · 356+ views ^ | January 9, 2010 | Biggirl
    STORRS, Conn. (AP)--Tina Charles scored all of her 25 points in the first half and grabbed 13 rebounds to help top-ranked Connecticut rout No. 7 North Carolina 88-47 on Saturday and win their 54th consecutive game. The streak ties one Louisiana Tech made from 1980-82 as the second-longest in Division I women's basketball history. UConn also has the longest streak, 70 straight between 2001 and 2003. The Huskies have run through their opponents during the current streak, winning every game by at least double digits. Connecticut has really turned it on against the nine top 10 teams its faced, winning...
  • George Washington Fans Cheer Obama As He Attends Game To Cheer Opponent (Video)

    11/29/2009 4:15:33 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 8 replies · 712+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 11/29/09 | talkradio03
    A picture of America, Obama gets cheered by the GWU fans as he attends game to root for the Oregon State team where his brother-in-law is the head coach...(Video)
  • Obamas Catch A College Basketball Game

    11/29/2009 1:13:16 PM PST · by Baladas · 19 replies · 1,081+ views
    ABC News ^ | Novemeber 29, 2009 | Mallory Thompson
    This Thanksgiving weekend, the First Family did the same thing many Americans families did – catch a game. For the Obamas, the game of choice was basketball. The Beavers of Oregon State, where Michelle Obama’s brother Craig Robinson is the head coach, were in town to play the George Washington University Colonials last night. The game was a family affair with Barack, Michelle, Sasha and Malia Obama as well as grandmother Miriam Robinson, arriving at the Smith Center shortly before the game began. Fans were required to go through airport-like security before entering the arena. While there was no official...
  • On his 99th birthday, 99 things about John Wooden

    10/14/2009 3:05:11 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 16 replies · 969+ views
    LA Times ^ | 10.14.09
    In honor of John Wooden's 99th birthday, here are 99 things you may, or may not, know about the legendary former UCLA basketball coach: 1. He was born in Martinsville, Ind., on Oct. 14, 1910. 2. Wooden led Martinsville High to the Indiana state title in 1927 and runner-up finishes in 1926 and 1928.
  • John Wooden Celebrates 99th Birthday with New Book

    10/14/2009 10:22:35 AM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 6 replies · 539+ views ^ | October 14, 2009 | KTLA News
    LOS ANGELES -- Legendary former UCLA men's basketball coach John Wooden is celebrating his 99th birthday today with the release of a new book that he co-wrote. Wooden coached the Bruins to an unprecedented 10 NCAA championships in his final 12 seasons, including a record seven in a row from 1967 to 1973. ...In addition to his championships and 620-147 record as UCLA's coach from 1948 to 1975, Wooden was acclaimed for the values he espoused. He had three rules for his players -- don't use profanity, be on time and never criticize a teammate.
  • Never scare us like that about Erin Andrews again

    07/10/2009 9:01:09 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 53 replies · 3,984+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | July 9, 2009 | Holly Anderson
    So the ESPN everywoman and patron saint of blog traffic got her bell rung by an errant foul ball at last night's Mets-Dodgers game. She's fine, just bruised up, and ESPN says she'll resume her duties right away. Our (and by "our," I feel totally comfortable saying I'm speaking for college football fans everywhere of all persuasions) very best wishes for an SEC-speed recovery and better timing on live television.
  • (2) Michigan State 82, (1) Connecticut 73

    04/04/2009 5:51:02 PM PDT · by mainepatsfan · 28 replies · 1,462+ views
    (2) Michigan State 82, (1) Connecticut 73 Associated Press DETROIT -- Raymar Morgan grinned and lifted his right arm high in the air, saluting a stadium filled with Michigan State fans with a little wave. The Spartans promised their downtrodden state something good, and boy, did they deliver. Morgan broke out of his late-season slump with 18 points, Kalin Lucas added 21 and the smaller Spartans ran roughshod over Hasheem Thabeet and Connecticut in an 82-73 upset in the Final Four on Saturday night. The Spartans will play the winner of Villanova-North Carolina for the NCAA title Monday night, a...
  • 2009 NCAA Final Four Thread

    04/04/2009 11:32:38 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 149 replies · 1,929+ views
    04.04.2009 | Perdogg
    1st Game, 6:07pm Michigan State Spartans at University of Connecticut Huskies 2nd Game, 8:47pm Villanova Wildcats At University of North Carolina Tarheels
  • Final Four Set

    03/29/2009 4:30:18 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 42 replies · 1,092+ views
    Saturday, April 4th, 2009 - CBS TV Westwood One Radio 6:07pm EDT - Michigan St (2) at Connecticut (1) 8:47pm EDT - Villanova (3) at North Carolina (1)
  • Today's regional final capsules (NCAA Hoops Thread

    03/28/2009 1:47:18 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 2 replies · 341+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 03/28/2009 | Brentley Romine
    Here's a quick look at today's NCAA tournament regional championship games:
  • NCAA Men's Regional Semifinals and Finals March 26th through March March 29th, 2009

    03/22/2009 5:16:17 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies · 838+ views
    03.22.09 | Perdogg
    Thursday, March 26th, 2009 East Regionals - TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA (4) Xavier at (1) Pittsburgh, 7:27pm EDT CBS TV, Westwood One radio (3) Villanova at (2) Duke, 9:57pm EDT CBS TV, Westwood One radio Finals Saturday, March 28th, 2009 4:40pm EDT West Regional University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ (5) Purdue at (1) UConn, 7:07pm EDT CBS TV, Westwood One radio (3) Missouri at (2) Memphis, 9:37pm EDT CBS TV, Westwood One radio Finals Saturday, March 28th, 2009 7:10pm EDT Friday, March 27th, 2009 South Regional FedExForum, Memphis , TN (3) Syracuse at (2) Oklahoma, 7:27pm EDT CBS...
  • Obama's First Round NCAA Bracket A Bust

    03/21/2009 6:06:26 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 18 replies · 644+ views
    CHICAGO (CBS) ― After the first day of the NCAA basketball tournament, President Obama's bracket appears to be a bust. The president, a self-described basketball junkie, managed to only pick 11 of 16 games correctly-or 69 percent. CBS station WBBM-TV in Chicago imported Obama's picks, which were originally made for ESPN, into its Bracket Challenge game. Currently, the president ranks in the 27th percentile among all players. Several contestants managed to pick every game correctly. WBBM-TV traffic reporter Susan Carlson, who admits to watching very little basketball, picked 15 of 16 games correctly. Perhaps Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was right...
  • Coach K backs away from Obama remarks

    03/20/2009 6:42:37 PM PDT · by GreatDaggar · 14 replies · 829+ views
    ESPN ^ | March 20, 2009 | Heather Dinich
    Krzyzewski said he heard at breakfast on Thursday that his quote had been taken out of context. He was asked what he thought about the fact that Duke wasn't advancing too far in a lot of brackets. "Really it doesn't matter at all what anyone predicts, it's what you do," Krzyzewski said on Wednesday. "Somebody said that we're not in President Obama's Final Four. As much as I respect what he's done, really, the economy is something that he should focus on, probably, more than the brackets. So why would I care about that? "I love the guy, and I...
  • For the Women’s Tournament, Separate Is Unequal

    03/20/2009 2:55:39 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies · 850+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 20, 2009 | JERÉ LONGMAN
    The N.C.A.A. tournament hasn’t started, and already the women have fallen behind the men, never to catch up. Instead of being part of a sumptuous basketball buffet, the women are treated like leftovers. That’s too bad. And no one deserves more blame than the administrators in charge. Give me the women’s tournament over the men’s any day. Its coaches and players are more accessible and forthcoming. The story lines are plentiful and fresh. The women’s game is exciting to watch, and the players have careers, not auditions. No one who has met the garrulous wiseacre Geno Auriemma could possibly prefer...
  • Coach K disses Obama's basketball picks [Not really, cheap CNN spin]

    03/19/2009 4:17:44 AM PDT · by MitchellC · 45 replies · 1,345+ views
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | March 18, 2008 | Peter Hamby
    Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski isn't thrilled his team got snubbed by the leader of the free world. "Somebody said that we're not in President Obama's Final Four, and as much as I respect what he's doing, really, the economy is something that he should focus on, probably more than the brackets," Krzyzewski told a reporter from the Associated Press on Wednesday.
  • Coach K disses Obama's basketball picks(worry more about economy and less about NCAA pick)

    03/18/2009 9:55:14 PM PDT · by maccaca · 17 replies · 1,124+ views
    Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski isn't thrilled his team got snubbed by the leader of the free world. "Somebody said that we're not in President Obama's Final Four, and as much as I respect what he's doing, really, the economy is something that he should focus on, probably more than the brackets," Krzyzewski told a reporter from the Associated Press on Wednesday. Related: Obama's Final Four picks revealed The president filled out his NCAA bracket for ESPN on Tuesday, and the Blue Devils weren't among his Final 4 picks. Instead, he has Coach K's squad falling to Pittsburgh in the...
  • President Obama has NCAA basketball opinions too

    03/17/2009 10:45:49 PM PDT · by Carling · 13 replies · 610+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 3/17/09 | Diane Pucin
    Apparently President Obama's sports interest isn't limited to wanting to bring a college football playoff system to the country. He's also filled out an NCAA men's basketball tournament bracket that will be revealed Wednesday during a 9 a.m. ESPN "SportsCenter" interview with Andy Katz.
  • Let The Madness Begin!

    03/15/2009 4:33:43 PM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 48 replies · 1,281+ views
    ESPN ^ | 3/15/09 | Mikey_1962
    March Madness is here
  • The Predogg top 10 NCAA basketball standings

    03/03/2009 4:54:27 PM PST · by Perdogg · 30 replies · 735+ views
    03.03.2009 | Perdogg
    Rating - Team - Perdogg power index 1. North Carolina 31.2477 2. Pittsburgh 31.1164 3. Connecticut 31.1133 4. Duke 30.9132 5. Memphis 30.3177 6. Michigan St. 30.2736 7. Oklahoma 30.2427 8. Kansas 30.0537 9. Louisville 30.0025 10. Missouri 29.5369
  • Calhoun gets into heated spat over salary (UConn basketball coach smacks down local "activist")

    02/22/2009 6:55:10 AM PST · by DemforBush · 93 replies · 3,521+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 2/22/09 | PAT EATON-ROBB
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP)—Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun got into a heated exchange at a postgame news conference Saturday with a freelance journalist and political activist who questioned why the coach of a public university was making $1.6 million in tough economic times...