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Thursday, October 30, 2014

College Basketball

I Hope Pokey Chatman Likes Perogies

Remember a few months back LSU women’s basketball coach Pokey Chatman was fired resigned from her post after allegations arose that she was having a relationship with a player?  Yeah, well, apparently you can’t keep a good woman down.  WAFB in Baton Rouge reports Pokey better have a parka and handle of Stoli ready: Former…Read More

70,000 Fans at a Basketball Game?

The one thing that’s cool about watching a basketball game in person is that it’s generally a pretty intimate environment. Whereas 90,000 people get herded together in a college football stadium, there’s usually only around 15,000 packing a house for a college basketball game. Until now. Obscure Sports Quarterly points out that they will be…Read More

Damaged Reputation? Oh, Really?

From time to time, an item in the news requires me to conduct a little experiment. This is one of those times. Please indulge me. In the graphic below, you will see the headlines on four major sports media sites. From top left, going clockwise, we have ESPN, Sportsline, Foxsports, and SI’s front page headlines….Read More

J.R. Sakuragi aka J.R. Henderson

Thanks to my buddy Greg for passing along this great story. It may be touching on my UCLA roots a bit more than normal, but nevertheless, worth your while. Former UCLA basketball player and 1995 national champion J.R. Henderson, is no longer J.R. Henderson. You see, ever since being selected by the Grizzlies in the…Read More

Steve Lavin Can’t Draw up Proper Wedding Plans

According to Bruins Nation, which also claims that the LA Times blog jacked the story without giving proper credit, shame, shame on you, Steve Lavin had to call on audible on his wedding plans. From Bruins Nation where the story originally appeared: Update from the Jarou/Lavin wedding headquarters in Newport Beach. Unexpectedly we have received…Read More

Wife Drove Billy Donovan’s Decision to Desert Orlando

The St. Petersburg Times has a really interesting chronology and account of Billy Donovan’s decision to leave Orlando and return to Florida. In reading through the article, I can’t help but notice that Donovan’s wife seems to have been a driving force in Donovan’s departure from the Magic. Just take the opening sentences: Billy Donovan…Read More

Magic Letting Donovan Off the Hook

According to a report from the Orlando Sentinel as of early Monday morning. The Orlando Magic today will allow Billy Donovan out of his 5-year, $27.5 million contract that he signed on Friday. “It’s over,” said a source close to the situation. … Unless Donovan wakes up today and changes his mind, the Magic will…Read More

Honestly David Lighty, Who Still Uses BB Guns?

OK, let me get this out of the way first: he pleaded not guilty along with two other comrades on the charges, but they are expected to plead guilty eventually. Now onto the fun: David Lighty and two of his former teammates on the Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School basketball team pleaded not guilty today…Read More

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