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Friday, November 21, 2014

College Basketball

Jabari Parker will enter NBA draft

Jabari Parker has decided to give up his final three years of eligibility at Duke and enter the NBA draft. The 19-year-old consensus first-team All-American announced his decision on Thursday in a column he wrote for Sports Illustrated. “On Tuesday I thanked Coach K for preparing me to become a professional,” Parker wrote. “I expressed…Read More

Brittney Griner: Baylor was not supportive of my sexual preference

Most of the people who watched Brittney Griner dominate the basketball court for four years at Baylor did not care what she did with her personal time. The fact that Griner is gay never really seemed to be an issue. However, Griner revealed in her new book that things weren’t always as civil as they…Read More

John Calipari says ‘tweak’ he made was having Andrew Harrison pass more

The Kentucky Wildcats were a completely different team once the NCAA Tournament began. After a season of disappointing results and tumbling in the national rankings, Kentucky knocked off some of the best teams in the tourney field en route to a National Championship appearance. So what changed? When reporters asked how the Wildcats were able…Read More

Adreian Payne’s friend Lacey Holsworth dies of cancer

If you’re a college basketball fan, you probably are familiar with the story of Adreian Payne and Lacey Holsworth. The 8-year-old girl and Michigan State senior met over a year ago when the Spartans basketball team visited Sparrow Hospital. Holsworth was being treated for neuroblastoma, a form of child cancer that had been threatening her…Read More

UMass guard Derrick Gordon comes out as gay

Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay athlete in men’s Division 1 college basketball on Wednesday. Gordon, a sophomore guard who averaged 9.4 points and 3.5 rebounds per game for UMass this season, made his revelation in interviews with OutSports.com’s Cyd Zeigler and ESPN W’s Kate Fagan. “For this to be happening right now, me…Read More

Rex Chapman clarifies John Calipari to Lakers comment

Former Kentucky star Rex Chapman set the internet on fire Monday night when he tweeted prior to the national championship game that John Calipari will be leaving the Wildcats after the season to coach the Los Angeles Lakers. Calipari is linked to NBA coaching rumors every year, but this is by far the most high-profile…Read More

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