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Saturday, August 1, 2015

College Basketball

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

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

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