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Saturday, November 28, 2015

College Basketball

John Calipari Considering Coaching Dominican Republic National Team

John Calipari and Rick Pitino compete as college coaches of rival universities and they may be opposing each other in international competitions as well. Calipari wrote on his website Tuesday afternoon he was considering coaching the Dominican Republic national team. The Kentucky coach says he was approached by the Dominican Basketball Federation about coaching their…Read More

Josh Harrellson Going on Jorts Tour

Kentucky big man Josh Harrellson went from insignificant bench guy a year ago to becoming a valuable post presence during the Wildcats’ Final Four run this season. His career at UK is really an amazing story — he was in Billy Gillispie’s doghouse and once was told to remain in a bathroom stall for the…Read More

Hutchinson Coach Steve Eck Sleeps in Dorm, Helps Take Down Burglars

Every college coach worries about his or her players getting into trouble. One reason is that they want their athletes to remain eligible. The other is that they come to think of their players as their own kids, so it’s natural to want to watch over them. While most coaches probably keep track by placing…Read More

Brandon Johnson, Brandon Dowdy Indicted in USD Game-Fixing Scandal

Former University of San Diego basketball players Brandon Johnson (pictured at left) and Brandon Dowdy (pictured at right), along with former assistant coach Thaddeus Brown, were indicted Friday on charges of fixing college basketball games. The indictment was unsealed Monday and it revealed that agents had been investigating a marijuana drug ring for over a…Read More

NC State A.D. Debbie Yow Calls Out Gary Williams

The fact that Gary Williams and Debbie Yow do not get along is no mystery. Yow, who is now the athletic director at N.C. State, spent 16 seasons in the same capacity at Maryland. She was once Williams’ boss, but there is no love lost between the two. That became fully evident on Tuesday, when…Read More

Northern Arizona Coach Mike Adras Voted Ohio State Number 1 Over UConn

Northern Arizona coach Mike Adras was the only voter in the ESPN/USA Today poll not to vote tournament champion UConn the number one team in the final poll of the season. Instead, Adras voted Ohio State number one and Kansas second in his ballot, followed by UConn. Explaining his decision, Adras said “I voted for…Read More

Jim Calhoun Loves to Be Hated

If the 2011 NCAA Tournament consisted of a stronger field of teams, UConn probably would not have cut the nets down on Monday night.  Teams like Ohio State, Duke, and North Carolina losing made the Huskies’ path to the Final Four a bit friendlier than it may have otherwise been.  Still, it was not easy. …Read More

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