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Monday, March 30, 2015

College Basketball

Baylor Coach Mark Morefield Investigated Over Recruitment of Hanner Perea

When it’s not agents paying college players, it’s coaches illegally recruiting them. And if there’s anything we’ve learned over the past year, it’s that when programs suddenly and improbably become successful (e.g. Tennessee basketball, North Carolina football), something fishy indeed is going on. Baylor went from being a disastrous program to reaching the Elite Eight…Read More

Eric Bledsoe, Kentucky Off the Hook After Grade Change Review

The University of Kentucky dodged a bullet when a review of former guard Eric Bledsoe’s transcripts upheld his grades. Bledsoe was one of the five Kentucky players selected in the first round of the NBA draft in 2010, getting drafted by the Thunder and immediately traded to the Clippers. In question were his high school…Read More

Bob Knight Roasted by Colleagues

The last time a roast involved ESPN personalities, Dana Jacobson wound up being suspended for dropping Jesus f-bombs. Good thing Bob Knight’s roast went a lot smoother, at least from what we can tell. Knight was roasted on Saturday evening at The Venue. Apparently 2,500 people were in attendance for the roast which was done…Read More

Will Brandon Knight be Latest in Line of Dominant Calipari Point Guards?

Pictured left to right: Kevin Love, Brandon Knight, Wes Welker The Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year Awards were handed out last week in Los Angeles. Both winners were basketball players — Chiney Ogwumike from Cypress, Texas was the female winner, and the male winner was Brandon Knight of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Knight actually…Read More

Jeopardy Contestants Don’t Know John Wooden

Category: College Baskeball Coaches. Answer: John Wooden (1949-1975). Question: Who are a bunch of dummies that haven’t picked up a Los Angeles Times within the last month? The clowns below: Even if you’re not a sports fan I figure you heard about John Wooden dying earlier this month. These people don’t even belong on Jeopardy….Read More

Izzo Goes At it With a Reporter

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo managed to do a fairly good job of remaining quiet throughout the days when he considered moving on to the NBA to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers.  With all the speculation that surrounded the Spartans coach, I’m sure some frustration built up over the nine days in which he was undecided…Read More

Tom Izzo Is Making the Right Decision by Not Speaking

Tom Izzo, the current basketball coach at Michigan State, is keeping his mouth shut when it comes to potentially the biggest decision of his career. Izzo is reported to be the candidate that the Cleveland Cavaliers are most interested in to fill their head coach vacancy. Izzo was asked by a boy at a basketball camp…Read More

Wooden’s Life Lessons Will Live on

Three years ago during this site’s infancy, the announcement was made that UCLA would be renovating Pauley Pavilion with the intention of having it ready for the 2010 season. The goal was to dedicate the restoration of Pauley to Coach John Wooden on October 14th, 2010 — the day he would turn 100 years old….Read More

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