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Sunday, April 19, 2015

College Basketball

Favorable Calls Tipped Baylor Game in Duke’s Favor

Pete Gillen famously mused that Duke is “on TV more than Leave it to Beaver reruns.” Perhaps his statement should be amended to say, “Certainly Duke is Duke, they get more favorable draws and favorable calls than anyone,” because that’s how I feel after seeing the Blue Devils advance to their latest Final Four. Give…Read More

West Virginia Players Mock Kentucky with John Wall Dance After Upset Win

West Virginia pulled off the unthinkable by beating top-seeded Kentucky in the East Regional finals on Saturday night. Because Kentucky was the favorite having lost just two games all season, the Mountaineers players were in an extra celebratory mood following the win. What better way to show off what you accomplished than by ridiculing your…Read More

Evan Turner a Poor Sport After Loss to Tennessee, No Handshakes?

The final possession of the Ohio State/Tennessee Sweet Sixteen game on Friday night was significant for reasons beyond the outcome of the game and it leaves me asking several questions. One, keeping in mind that Evan Turner is Ohio State’s best player, should he have passed the ball to one of his teammates, namely David…Read More

Coach K Does Not Like ‘Meltdown’ Questions at News Conferences

Duke beat Purdue Friday night 70-57 to advance past the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since their ’03-’04 Final Four team. The Blue Devils have gone an impressive 139-34 in that span and even had a one seed in ’05-’06, yet they weren’t able to win more than two games in the tourney in…Read More

LBS > Jay Bilas, Cornell Fans

When Kentucky and Cornell met in the East Region semifinals on Thursday night, much more was at stake than a position in the Elite Eight. I’m not even talking about coaching jobs, playing careers, or fan excitement. Nope. I’m talking about credibility, maddening predictions, and domain names. I’m talking about Jay Bilas’ prediction that Cornell…Read More

DePaul Apparently Has Dreams of Ben Howland as Their Coach

Commotion has exploded around the UCLA basketball scene today amidst reports that DePaul University has thrown major bucks at current Bruins coach Ben Howland. DePaul is making it known that they’re willing to pay for a high-quality coach. The Blue Demons endured four losing seasons in five years before firing coach Jerry Wainwright mid-season en…Read More

Omar Samhan: The Mayor of Moraga

One of my favorite parts of the NCAA tournament is the way relatively unknown players raise their national profile because of their awesome play on the court. Stephen Curry is probably the best example of a kid from a small school who exploded in popularity when he shot the lights out and carried Davidson to…Read More

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