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Saturday, September 5, 2015

College Basketball

Western Kentucky Coach Ken McDonald Reimburses Fans for Blowout Road Loss

Western Kentucky is 5-7 on the season and has lost six of its last eight games, including a 114-82 blowout home loss Wednesday night against Louisville. Nobody is satisfied with the team’s play, especially coach Ken McDonald, who has taken actions to personally apologize to fans. According to Rick Bozich, McDonald sent an apology letter…Read More

Latest UCLA Transfer Matt Carlino Reportedly Chooses BYU

UCLA has lost several transfers recently, but the latest was one of the biggest surprises. Freshman guard Matt Carlino recently announced he was going to transfer, shocking coach Ben Howland because there were no signs of his unhappiness. Carlino, who is a point guard but was likely to play shooting guard for the Bruins, left…Read More

Rick Pitino on Concussions: I Don’t Buy It

Awareness of concussions in sports has grown enormously in recent years.  As we’ve seen with all the to do surrounding head shots in the NFL, league officials and doctors are working to try to make sports safer — right now and down the road.  Is the raised awareness the result of advanced research in the…Read More

Geno Auriemma: Leader of UConn, Defender of Women

If ESPN’s headquarters were not located in Bristol, Connecticut, do you think the story of UConn’s women’s basketball team would be as prominent as it is now? Neither do I. But apparently all the coverage they receive on a regular basis and throughout their impressive 88-game winning streak has not been enough for Geno Auriemma….Read More

Character, Reputation Gives Tom Izzo Benefit of Doubt in Suspension

Michigan State crushed Prairie View A&M Saturday 90-51, getting 25 points from Durrell Summers. The Spartans won the game despite not having coach Tom Izzo who was serving a one-game suspension for a secondary recruiting violation. The issue at hand was that Michigan State employed “an individual associated with a prospect” during a summer camp,…Read More

Geno Auriemma Thinks About Coaching Men to Prove He’s Legit

You won’t find a more impressive coaching resume than that of UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma. In his 25-year coaching career at Connecticut, Geno has won seven championships and qualified for the NCAA tournament all but three times. His Huskies haven’t lost a game since they were bounced from the Final Four in 2008….Read More

Kelser on Magic Johnson Homecoming: We Thought Larry Bird Was Black

ESPN televised one of its Homecoming specials on Tuesday, a return of Magic Johnson to his home state of Michigan. They filmed the program at Jenison Field House where Michigan State played basketball when Magic was in school. Several former teammates and prominent figures from Magic’s career were on hand to tell personal stories, but…Read More

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