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Thursday, October 8, 2015

College Basketball

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

Xavier Coach Chris Mack Has Answer for His Arby’s Heckler

If Xavier basketball coach Chris Mack doesn’t make it as a coach, he may have a backup career as a comedian. Check out what the second year coach tweeted on Tuesday: “Arby’s drive thru manager just screamed, “Go Bearcats” at me. I yelled right back at him, ‘Go McDonald’s!’” Give that man some points for…Read More

Bill Self Admits Kansas Was Outplayed by UCLA Despite Win

Buried in a great evening of sports on Thursday was an excellent college basketball contest between UCLA and Kansas in Lawrence. The Jayhawks squeaked out a 77-76 victory at home, extending their winning streak to 64 straight at Allen Fieldhouse. The game came down to a free throw make by Kansas senior guard Mario Little…Read More

Marcus Jordan Sweet Reverse Layup Against Florida (Video)

In a role-reversal scenario Wednesday, Central Florida knocked off Florida 57-54 in Orlando to improve to 6-0. The Knights got 18 points from Marcus Jordan who has been averaging 17 points per game this season. At the rate the sophomore is going, nobody will have to refer to him as “Michael Jordan’s son” any longer….Read More

Bruce Pearl Calls Lane Kiffin A ‘Dumbass’

Bruce Pearl loves attention.  Anyone who has seen him in action knows that’s the case.  You think he really wears that loud orange suit just because he’s proud to be a Tennessee Volunteer?  That may be part of it, but the guy loves the spotlight.  Unless, of course, the spotlight comes in the form of…Read More

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