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Thursday, November 20, 2014

College Basketball

Bill Walker Has No Use for Urinals

This story has made its rounds, but it’s too incredible for me to pass up. Deadspin points out that Kansas State player Bill Walker found himself in quite the predicament Thursday night in a game against Oregon. He was asked to check into the ballgame, but he really needed to urinate badly. With no time…Read More

Maryland Mascot Getting Bar-Mitvah’d

I guess I’ve completely missed the boat (arc?) on this one. Dan Steinberg of the famed DC Sports Bog passes along news that the Maryland Terps mascot, Testudo, is set to have a Bar Mitzvah in the near future. What I hadn’t realized what that this was a common trend. Per Steinz: In the fall…Read More

Baron Davis Takes Jab at Steve Lavin

As dedicated readers of LBS well know, I am not above expressing my opinions of Steve Lavin. Yes, he’s a nice guy who always treated me well, and he’s a good analyst on TV. But one detail should be understood: he was not a good coach at UCLA. Considering he along with Bob Toledo contributed…Read More

Izzo Kicks His Players Out of New Locker Room for Loss

In case you missed it over the weekend, Michigan State lost an exhibition game to Grand Valley State. Now exhibitions are supposed to be games that your team dominates and “exhibits” the talent on the team. Not the case with Michigan State. As you may have guessed, coach Tom Izzo did not take to the…Read More

Not News: Athlete Ineligible, Grades News: He Goes to Stanford

Commenter JS points out that USC’s chances of avenging their football loss to Stanford on the basketball court just went up immensely. Why? Well, stud Cardinal big man, Brook Lopez, not only is academically ineligible for the first nine games of the year, but he’s also suspended indefinitely for skipping class. Yeah, that’s a brilliant…Read More

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

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