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  • 98 Year Old NUN, Sister Jean of Loyola-Chicago is the real MVP of NCAA March Madness

    03/22/2018 9:34:43 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 1 replies
    Time ^ | Mar 2018 | Cady Lang
    The biggest college basketball fan during this year’s March Madness tournament is a 98-year-old nun by the name of Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, Loyola-Chicago’s team chaplain. Sister Jean Dolores, who was on hand to celebrate Loyola-Chicago’s buzzer beater victory over Miami, has been the basketball team’s chaplain since 1994, but has been a Ramblers fan for most of her life, witnessing the last time Loyola-Chicago won a tournament game, years ago. While the nun provides spiritual support and openly prays for victories for the team often asking the Higher Power to do his part so the team can do theirs,...
  • 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...
  • Travel ban in California hurting college sports, lawmaker says

    03/16/2018 6:17:21 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 16, 2018 | Billy Kobin
    San Diego State's men's basketball team took the court Thursday in the first round of the NCAA tournament, but California's multistate travel ban meant the trip to Wichita, Kansas, was more arduous than usual. Under a California law that took effect last year, state universities and public agencies are prohibited from using state money to travel to Kansas and seven other states with laws deemed discriminatory toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • NCAA president Mark Emmert on Yahoo report: ‘Systematic failures … must be fixed’

    02/25/2018 4:04:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/23/18 | Rob Dauster
    **SNIP** Yahoo obtained documents detailing the recruitment methods that former NBA agent Andy Miller and an employee, Christian Dawkins, used to chase potential clients. Payments as high as $73,000 are detailed and current athletes like Duke’s Wendell Carter, Michigan State’s Miles Bridges, Kentucky’s Kevin Knox and Alabama’s Collin Sexton are all listed in those documents. “These allegations, if true, point to systematic failures that must be fixed and fixed now if we want college sports in America,” Emmert’s statement read. “Simply put, people who engage in this kind of behavior have no place in college sports. They are an affront...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sources: College hoops corruption case poised to take down Hall of Fame coaches[truncated]

    02/15/2018 6:14:44 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 26 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | February 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. The soundtrack to the three federal...
  • College football heads in wrong direction with largest attendance drop in 34 years

    02/15/2018 10:40:52 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 64 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | Feb. 13, 2018 | Dennis Dodd
    Major-college football experienced its largest per-game attendance drop in 34 years and second-largest ever, according to recently released NCAA figures. Attendance among the 129 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams in 2017 was down an average of 1,409 fans per game from 2016. That marked the largest drop since 1983 when average attendance declined 1,527 fans per game from 1982. The 2017 FBS average of 42,203 fans per game is the lowest since 1997. That average attendance drop marked the second-sharpest decline since the NCAA began keeping track of college football attendance in 1948. For the first time in history, average...
  • Ohio State AD Sounds Off On ‘Ridiculous’ Salaries Paid To Nick Saban, Jimbo Fisher (NCAA Football)

    02/07/2018 10:55:47 AM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    Yahoo/NBC News ^ | 2-7-2018 | John Taylor
    Suffice to say, Gene Smith is not a fan of the most recent spiraling upwards of coaching salaries in college football. In prying Jimbo Fisher away from Florida State, Texas A&M is signed their new head coach to a 10-year, $75 million contract. In 2017, Nick Saban was paid $11.2 million, $2 million of which was deferred compensation, on a contract that will pay the future Hall of Famer an average of just over $8.1 annually. Even for a man in charge of one of the most profitable athletic departments in the country, those numbers are unsettling. Or “ridiculous,” in...
  • College Football Rankings: SN's Pre-Preseason Top 25 For 2018

    01/14/2018 3:10:57 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 1-14-2017 | Sports News
    The 2017-18 season ended with the College Football Playoff championship game between Alabama and Georgia on Monday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. That doesn't mean it's too early to look ahead to the 2018 college football top 25 rankings. Keep in mind that last year's way-too-early top 25 had all four playoff teams — and four New Year's Day Six teams — in the top 10. With that in mind, here is a look at Sporting News' pre-preseason top 25 rankings for 2018: Preseason college football rankings: Top 25 for 2018:(snip)
  • Trump attends NCAA football championship game [VIDEO]

    01/08/2018 6:47:56 PM PST · by · 29 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Jan. 08, 2018
    Trump attends NCAA football championship game The president stands for national anthem at championship game between Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs.
  • Watch Scott Cochran destroy 2017 runner-up trophy with sledgehammer

    01/06/2018 5:42:05 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 19 replies
    AL On Line ^ | Jan 5, 2018 | Michael Casagrande
    Any mystery about Alabama's runner-up trophy from last season was answered Thursday. It exists no longer. A video posted from the Instagram account of Crimson Tide receiver Jerry Jeudy shows strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran destroying the hardware. He raised the trophy above his head and threw it to what appears to be the locker room floor. Cochran finished off the remains with a sledgehammer. The language was not suited for all ages. Alabama lost 35-31 to Clemson in last season's national championship game. The Tide plays Georgia on Monday night for this season's title. Watch the full video...
  • Pac-12 Suffers Worst Bowl Season Ever For a Power-5 Conference

    12/31/2017 6:48:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 175 replies
    SI ^ | December 30, 2017 | Khadrice Rollins
    This bowl season was one that Pac-12 teams would not mind forgetting. With three-fourths of the conference headed to bowl games, there was potential for the Pac-12 to have an impressive showing and prove that despite not having a team qualify for the College Football Playoff, it is still one of the better Power-5 conferences. Instead, Utah was the only one of the nine teams to win its bowl game and the Pac-12 ended the bowl season with the worst record ever for a Power-5 Conference for an entire bowl season.