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  • Clippers owner Steve Ballmer says Blake Griffin will face some consequences

    02/04/2016 12:37:06 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 5, 2016 | Dylan Hernandez
    ... In his first interview since Blake Griffin punched out the team's assistant equipment manager, the Clippers owner [Steve Ballmer] sounded as if he was prepared to discipline his All-Star forward. Asked Wednesday night if he felt it necessary for the Clippers to take the kind of action that would represent what they stand for, Ballmer didn't hesitate. "There need to be consequences," he said. "It's the right thing to do." ...
  • Stephen Curry is showing why he's one of the greatest shooters in NBA history

    02/04/2016 10:29:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/04/2016 | Scott Davis
    Stephen Curry put together one of his finest performances Wednesday night, scoring 51 points on 68% shooting while going 11-for-16 from 3-point range, as the Warriors beat the Wizards 134-121. Even more impressive is that Curry accomplished this feat relatively quickly — he played just 36 minutes and dumped in 25 points in the first quarter alone. The climax of his game-opening explosion came on a broken play off an inbounds that Curry turned into another dazzling highlight. After a Draymond Green layup, the Wizards inbounded the ball quickly to try to push the pace. As they got the ball...
  • University of Wyoming legend Kenny Sailors dies at 95 (jump shot)

    01/30/2016 10:40:06 AM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Casper Star-Tribune (Wyoming) ^ | January 30, 2016 | Jack Nowlin
    Kenny Sailors, who many credit with inventing the jump shot, died Saturday in Laramie at the age of 95 ... 'There are several people that claimed to have invented the jump shot. Kenny doesn't make that claim, but he does claim that he developed the jump shot (that) is being used today.' ...
  • The NBA’s Great Cat Mystery

    01/29/2016 3:25:49 AM PST · by Theoria · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | 28 Jan 2016 | Ben Cohen
    Why one determined feline enthusiast has embarked on a quixotic journey to determine which basketball players own--or would consider owning--a pet cat. An otherwise ordinary basketball fan named Alex recognized someone walking into a recent Chicago Bulls game and thought: Wait, is that Dikembe Mutombo? Then something else occurred to him. "I thought about running after him and asking about cats," he said. "I'm really regretting that I didn't." Alex is a 34-year-old radio producer who enjoys cooking, gardening and meditation. He's also the anonymous owner of a website that, somehow, has become a cult hit in basketball circles. It's...
  • Blake Griffin hurt his right hand in an altercation with a Clippers equipment staff member

    01/26/2016 9:36:14 AM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 26, 2016 | Ben Bolch
    Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin injured his right hand throwing a punch during an altercation with a member of the team's traveling party over the weekend and will be sidelined a few more weeks. Clippers Coach Doc Rivers would not divulge whether there would be any discipline involved as a result of the incident but said he would more fully address the situation before his team plays the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The equipment staff member involved in the altercation has not been fired, a team spokesman said.
  • The Big Shorts: An era in basketball fashion is coming to an end

    01/21/2016 3:58:07 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 21, 2016 | Jorge Castillo
    Jerry West, the model for the logo of the National Basketball Association, wore basketball shorts the length of loincloths. Michael Jordan inspired a major alteration when he appealed for a longer and baggier cut. Then a group of freshmen at the University of Michigan known as the “Fab Five” became a national sensation in the early 1990s in part because of their sartorial swagger, with shorts that dropped below their knees. For years after, the subject of inseams inspired older observers of the game to fret: How low could they go? But now, the hemline is creeping back up. In...
  • [New York] Knicks' [Cleanthony] Early shot and robbed in New York

    12/30/2015 2:31:14 PM PST · by ETL · 41 replies
    YahooNews ^ | Dec 30, 2015 | AFP
    New York (AFP) - New York Knicks' reserve forward Cleanthony Early was shot in the leg in an apparent robbery after leaving a strip club overnight, reports and officials said Wednesday. The incident occurred moments after the 24-year-old left the CityScapes Gentlemen's Club in an Uber, according to CBS and the New York Post. A group of armed and masked men robbed Early after surrounding the Uber with their cars, reportedly robbing him of gold chains and even gold caps on his teeth. In the process, Early was shot in the leg, according to the reports.
  • Tennessee High School Basketball Trio Charged With Raping Teammate

    12/30/2015 7:13:01 AM PST · by NRx · 52 replies
    NBC ^ | 12-30-2015 | Shamar Walters and Alexander Smith
    Three high school basketball players from Tennessee have been charged with raping and assaulting a teammate while staying in a rental cabin for a tournament, officials said late Tuesday. The male victim was hospitalized and had to undergo surgery "due to the extent of his injuries" after the Dec. 23 incident, according to local police. The three suspects and the victim were all juveniles from Ooltewah High School, in Ooltewah, Tennessee. Their basketball team was in Gatlinburg, around 100 miles to the northeast, for a tournament, Gatlinburg Police Department said in a statement.
  • Meadowlark Lemon, Harlem Globetrotter Who Played Basketball and Pranks With Virtuosity, Dies at 83

    12/27/2015 11:44:41 PM PST · by Zakeet · 74 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 28, 2015 | Bruce Weber
    Meadowlark Lemon, whose halfcourt hook shots, no-look behind-the-back passes and vivid clowning were marquee features of the feel-good traveling basketball show known as the Harlem Globetrotters for nearly a quarter-century, died on Sunday in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he lived. He was 83. [Snip] Lemon was a slick ballhandler and a virtuoso passer, and he specialized in the long-distance hook, a trick shot he made with remarkable regularity. But it was his charisma and comic bravado that made him perhaps the most famous Globetrotter. For 22 years, until he left the team in 1978, Lemon was the Trotters' ringmaster, directing their...
  • Women rob Knicks player of $750K in jewelry after night of partying

    12/20/2015 6:57:09 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 20, 2015 | Larry Celona and Joe Tacopino
    Knicks forward Derrick Williams was robbed of $750,000 in jewelry at his Tribeca apartment early Saturday — and he’s blaming two women he took home from a Meatpacking District club earlier in the evening. The women pillaged a Louis Vuitton jewelry case holding a small fortune in basketballer bling, law-enforcement sources said. “I don’t want to talk about it,” Williams said after the Knicks’ game at Madison Square Garden Saturday night. “It’s still up in the air.”
  • Charles Barkley takes on Donald Trump, 'loser' supporters

    12/12/2015 10:01:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    United Press International ^ | December 12, 2015 | Alex Butler
    NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- NBA on TNT has a crew of large former players with even bigger personalities. So it was no surprise Thursday, when Charles Barkley went off script to comment on presidential candidate Donald Trump and his supporters. "He started out by insulting Hispanics...now to lump all the Muslims together, that's even more insulting," Barkley said. "This is the United States of America, this is the greatest place in the world. Do we have issues? Of course we have issues. But to try to divide and conquer, which is what the Republicans always try to do,...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Ben Carson Bad For Blacks

    11/05/2015 2:19:16 PM PST · by Biggirl · 52 replies
    WND.com ^ | November 5, 2015 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Former basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar took pen to paper for Time magazine and wrote an op-ed slamming presidential candidate Ben Carson as good for blacks on the moral front, but bad for them politically.
  • Escort who blew whistle on Louisville basketball stripper scandal says NCAA ignored her

    10/28/2015 10:06:42 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 23 October 2015 | Marissa Payne
    The woman who claims to have been an escort hired by former Louisville basketball assistant coach Andre McGee to attend dorm parties with players and recruits said when she first approached the NCAA about the scandal, the organization ignored her.
  • Hall of Fame basketball player Harry Gallatin dies

    10/08/2015 3:02:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    AP ^ | October 7, 2015
    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Harry Gallatin, the Hall of Fame basketball player who was a seven-time All-Star forward for the New York Knicks in the 1950s, died Wednesday. He was 88. The Knicks and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, where Gallatin was a former coach and athletic director, confirmed the death through Gallatin's family. He died in Edwardsville.
  • Adam Silver admits WNBA is less popular than NBA thought it would be

    09/18/2015 11:26:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 17, 2015 | Eric Freeman
    When the NBA backed and promoted the WNBA beginning in 1996 and for its first season in 1997, many men's basketball fans proclaimed that they were having an undesirable product forced down their throats through various partnerships and TV advertisements. The NBA responded to this criticism with full-fledged support, indicating that they believed in the cause of a women's basketball league and would continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Over time, naysayers have become progressively more OK with the idea of a few commercials and cable time slots, perhaps because that such matters had very little effect on...
  • Moses Malone, basketball player who excelled at the offensive rebound, dies at 60

    09/13/2015 11:37:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/13/2015
    Moses Malone, a three-time NBA MVP and one of basketballs most ferocious rebounders, died Sept. 13 at a hotel in Norfolk, Va. He was 60. Det. Jeffrey Scott of the police department in Norfolk confirmed the death and said there was no indication of foul play. Mr. Malones body was discovered when he failed to report to a celebrity golf tournament in which he was scheduled to play. A 6-foot-10 center who made the leap right from high school to the pros, he was nicknamed the Chairman of the Boards and was the NBAs career leader in offensive rebounds. He...
  • Prayer request for family. My Father passed away Monday.

    09/03/2015 4:38:13 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 71 replies
    03 SEP 15 | dcbryan1
    Jim Bryan III, 75, of Longboat Key, FL, died Sep. 1, 2015 at Arkansas Hospice from complications of pancreatic cancer. He was born in Harrison, AR in 1940 to the late J.W. and Jane Bryan of Bellefonte, AR. He was preceded in death by his son Joey (who died of a brain tumor in 1981 at age ten) and grandparents Witt and Zula Burns Bryan and Noah and Myrtle Eoff Dearing. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Ann, son Jim, IV and his wife Ann, son Chris and his wife Jennifer, grandchildren Laura and her newlywed...
  • Former dunk king Dawkins dies at 58

    08/27/2015 2:30:28 PM PDT · by Raymann · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/27/15 | Yahoo News
    It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our beloved husband and father, Darryl Dawkins, who succumbed today to a heart attack," his family said in a statement issued through the NBA. "Darryl touched the hearts and spirits of so many with his big smile and personality, ferocious dunks, but more than anything, his huge, loving heart."
  • Kentucky high school removes gay basketball player from yearbook page

    08/12/2015 3:10:29 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 79 replies
    SB Nation Outsports ^ | August 12, 2015 | Cyd Zeigler
    Betsy Layne High School in rural Kentucky this year had a two-page yearbook spread that featured all of the seniors on the boys basketball team. Except, one senior was left out of the tribute: Dalton Maldonado, the team's starting point guard who came out publicly as gay a couple months ago.
  • Police: Seven out-of-town basketball players arrested after assault spree

    08/04/2015 5:47:33 AM PDT · by csvset · 44 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | August 3, 2015 | Shelby Reynolds
    Seven young basketball players from Minneapolis, Minn., were arrested late Sunday night after they went on an assault spree on foot in south Wichita, police said Monday. The boys, ranging in age from 12 to 18 years old, were in town for the Mid America Youth Basketball tournament and were staying overnight at an area hotel, Wichita police Lt. James Esponiza said. Police first responded to the 500 block of South Broadway at around 11 p.m. on Sunday. A 48-year-old man there reported that the group of teens approached him as he stood on his front porch, yelled at him,...
  • Vin Baker blew $100 million, now working at Starbucks.

    08/01/2015 4:26:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    ThyBlackMan ^ | July 29, 2015 | Dr. Boyce Watkins, founder, Your Black World Coalition
    If there is any story on this blog that youre going to grow tired of reading, its the one about the former NBA or NFL athlete who is now broke and living with his mama. These stories are everywhere, and it has people wondering if the Harvard-educate d financial managers being employed by professional sports leagues are actually helping these guys protect their wealth or if the players are being chewed up and spit out by people who could care less about them. But were all responsible for our outcomes, and when we read stories like this one, we have...
  • Brittney Griner accused wife of cheating on her with men

    07/23/2015 7:04:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Brittney Griner filed to have her marriage to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson annulled last month, claiming that the union was based on fraud and duress and that Johnson pressured her into it. Griner also suspected that Johnson was cheating on her. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Griner says she discovered in April that Johnson had been texting with her ex-boyfriend. She says she never would have married Johnson if she suspected something was still going on between Johnson and the man.
  • WATCH: Golden State Warriors Return Home After Winning NBA Title In 1975

    06/15/2015 10:47:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | June 15, 2015
    If the Golden State Warriors can finish off the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals in Tuesdays Game 6 in Cleveland, the welcome they receive on arriving home could rival the one they received in 1975 after Golden States only other NBA title win. On May 26, 1975, the Warriors beat the Washington Bullets in Landover, Maryland, completing an improbable four-game sweep of the highly-favored Bullets. Many hours later, a crowd of several thousand people swarmed the arrival gate at San Francisco International Airport for the late night arrival of the newly-crowned NBA champions. Footage from KPIX showed Finals MVP...
  • Warriors overcome LeBron James' 44, breeze in overtime to go up 1-0

    06/04/2015 9:48:53 PM PDT · by sargon · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 6/5/2015
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for a thrilling 108-100 overtime victory in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.
  • Glory Johnson says she was victim in her altercation with Brittney Griner

    06/03/2015 7:17:59 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | June 3, 2015 | Kathleen Hale
    According to Stacey Long Simmons, director of public policy and government affairs at the National LGBTQ Task Force, the dual arrest policy Benson describes is part of a larger problem in police protocol. "While we are unable to comment on the facts of [Johnson's] case, we find that local police departments still lack sufficient knowledge and cultural competency of LGBTQ couples and their families," Simmons wrote in an email to SI.com. "For example, in cases related to intimate partner violence involving same-sex couples, local officers still continue to arrest both parties."
  • Warriors Win over Rockets sets up dream Finals matchup

    05/31/2015 7:55:54 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 12 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 5/28/15 | Ben Golliver
    OAKLAND What's one more week compared to a 40-year championship drought? What's one more week when it means a shot at the first title in franchise history? The Warriors eliminated the Rockets with a 10490 victory in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Wednesday, advancing to an NBA Finals date with the Cavaliers. This is a matchup worth waiting for, and a little patience will be required. Because both Golden State and Cleveland made quick work of their conference finals foes, the NBA will hit the pause button for a full week before the championship series opens...
  • Marques Haynes, legendary Harlem Globetrotters star and Basketball Hall of Famer, dead at 89

    05/23/2015 7:40:36 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    AP via NY Daily News ^ | 05/22/2015 | staff
    Marques Haynes, the legendary Harlem Globetrotters showman often called the greatest dribbler in basketball history, has died. He was 89. He died Friday in Plano, Texas, of natural causes, the Globetrotters said. CEO Kurt Schneider said basketball has lost one of its most iconic figures. Haynes made the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998, the first Globetrotter to be so honored. He had two stints with the touring team from 1947-53 and 1972-79.
  • Derrick Gordon transfers to Seton Hall; says 'homophobia' still prevalent

    05/18/2015 3:40:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | May 18, 2015 | Matt Norlander
    A historic player is going home. Derrick Gordon, who is from New Jersey, announced Sunday, on Twitter, he's decided to finish his college hoops career at Seton Hall. It will be Gordon's third school; he began at Western Kentucky, then spent the past three years at UMass. Gordon announced his intentions to transfer in late March. His move is notable because he became the first openly gay player in men's Division I hoops when he came out in the spring of 2014.
  • New Owner Steve Ballmer Goes Nuts After Clippers Last-Second Series Win Over Spurs(Video)

    05/10/2015 5:40:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Total Sports ^ | 05/03/2015 | Joseph On
    Businessman and Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is known for his passionate outbursts in all spheres of his life, including the success of his team. So after last night’s incredibly exciting buzzer-beating game-winning shot by the Clippers’ Chris Paul, he Ballmered out all over the place – surprising no one, but delighting everyone (except for Spurs fans).You can’t really blame Steve Ballmer for reacting as he did. Even fans who don’t have any financial interest in the LA Clippers were probably losing their minds after Chris Paul took the game away from the Spurs with just a single second...
  • Teenager killed in brawl on Brockton basketball court

    04/23/2015 5:04:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 23, 2015
    BROCKTON, Mass. - Authorities have identified a teenager stabbed to death during a basketball court melee in Brockton and say an arrest warrant has been issued for the suspect. Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz says 18-year-old Ywron Martins of Brockton died at a hospital Wednesday night after being stabbed earlier in the evening at the James Edgar Playground. Cruz says two other people stabbed in the fight are expected to survive their injuries.
  • Woman loses home, other gifts to wife of ex-Clippers owner

    04/15/2015 10:26:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Jjuno News / The Associated Press ^ | April 15, 2015 | Brian Melley
    LOS ANGELES (AP) The billionaire wife of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling got her revenge against a woman he secretly showered with gifts and whose recording of his racially offensive rant cost him ownership of the team. Shelly Sterling's victory Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court will force V. Stiviano to surrender a $1.8 million duplex and return $800,000 lavished on her in cash handouts and several luxury cars, including a Ferrari, during a shadowy relationship....
  • Lauren Hill dies after fighting tumor to play college hoops

    04/10/2015 6:33:35 AM PDT · by bgill · 32 replies
    AP ^ | Apr. 10, 2015 | Joe Kay
    Lauren Hill spent her final year polishing a layup and inspiring others to live fully. She succeeded at both as she fought an inoperable brain tumor. The 19-year-old freshman basketball player at Mount St. Joseph University died at a hospital Friday morning, the co-founder of her nonprofit foundation told The Associated Press. "Through Lauren's fundraising and advocacy efforts, she not only became a spotlight on the lack of funding for cancer research, but she most certainly has become a beacon guiding researchers for years to come," The Cure Starts Now co-founder Brooke Desserich said.
  • 5 Life Lessons I Learned from Bob Knight

    04/07/2015 10:57:49 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 17 replies
    The ProScoutSports LLC blog ^ | April 6, 2015 | Todd Starowitz
    Coach Knight didn't hesitate to push young people, or anyone who worked with him to the very edge of their emotional and physical capacity. That was the only way that he thought he could get the very most out of our generally lazy human nature. We were always highly prepared because we didn't want to receive the wrath of Coach if we weren't, or even more so we didn't want to let him down.
  • HOT TAKE: Sen. Claire McCaskill BLASTS Duke Basketball Players Following National Championship

    04/07/2015 3:22:06 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/7/2015 | Pool report
    "[..... Currently, the NCAA is coming under close scrutiny for the one-and-done recruiting policy schools are using to secure highly-touted freshmen, and McCaskill used her congratulatory tweet to the Blue Devils as an opportunity to criticize the collegiate athletic body. .....]"
  • Harrison (KY B'Ball) seems to be heard mumbling obscenity, slur [ed]

    04/05/2015 5:48:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    AP ^ | April 5, 2015 | Staff
    Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison seemed to mumble an obscenity and a racial slur as a question about Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky was being asked during a postgame news conference at the Final Four. Harrison and the Wildcats were upset 71-64 by the Badgers on Saturday night.
  • Wisconsin, Kentucky governors make friendly wager: Cheese, sausage & root beer vs. bourbon

    04/03/2015 11:35:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    Fox 6 Now ^ | April 3, 2015
    MADISON (WITI) Governors Scott Walker and Steve Beshear offered up a friendly wager on Friday, April 3rd in anticipation of the NCAA Final Four mens basketball game on Saturday. Governor Walker bet an assortment of Wisconsin cheese and sausage, and root beer, that the Wisconsin Badgers will win, while Governor Beshear wagered Kentucky bourbon for a University of Kentucky Wildcats victory. In a news release, Gov. Walker said the following: The Badgers have had an incredible season thus far and have represented Wisconsin admirably both on and off the court. As we face the Kentucky Wildcats in the Final...
  • Microsoft Update Mayhem Delays German Basketball Game, Costs Team Dear

    04/01/2015 9:28:32 PM PDT · by dayglored · 28 replies
    The Register ^ | Mar 31, 2015 | Jennifer Baker
    Whats the worst thing that could happen when your Windows update takes longer than expected? Ask the Paderborn Finke Baskets, a German pro basketball team who got relegated thanks to Windows sluggish performance. The Spiralling Progress Indicator of Doom spelled the end of the teams run in Division Two of the Basketball Bundesliga. As the home team in a match against Chemnitz, the Finke Baskets were responsible for the large score display screen. The laptop controlling the screen crashed right before the start of the game and upon re-start insisted on installing automatic Windows updates. The game was supposed to...
  • Mid-American Conference boycotts Indiana in wake of RFRA

    04/01/2015 7:14:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    SI Wire ^ | March 31, 2015 | Staff
    The Mid-American Conference announced it won't hold championships or meetings in Indiana in response to the state's recent signing of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, ESPN reported Tuesday. Conference commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said the league would continue to avoid conducting business in the Hoosier state until, "the current matter is brought to a sensible and appropriate conclusion."
  • Rod Hundley, an Outsize Personality on and Off the Court, Dies at 80 (Hot Rod Hundley)

    03/28/2015 8:40:38 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 28, 2015 | Richard Goldstein
    Rod Hundley, basketballs irrepressible Hot Rod, who parlayed showmanship on the court with flair at the microphone to become a fan favorite for more than half a century, died on Friday at his home near Phoenix. He was 80. Hundley was an electrifying presence at West Virginia University, played for the Lakers and stamped his persona on broadcasting, mostly for the New Orleans Jazz. Nobody did the things I did on the court and nobody has done them since, Hundley said of his collegiate exploits in Hot Rod Hundley: You Gotta Love It Baby! (2012), written with Tom McEachin. Id...
  • http://money.cnn.com/2015/03/26/news/companies/dean-smith-will-200/index.html

    03/27/2015 8:05:03 PM PDT · by djwright · 3 replies
    CNN money ^ | 3/26/2015
    The late North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith said thank you to all of his former players one last time in his will. About 180 former Tar Heels will get $200 checks from the accountant who administers his trust. The checks contain the notation "Dinner out."
  • UK Head Coach On His Team's Performance: College Basketball Not Communism

    03/20/2015 8:12:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 20, 2015 | Trent Baker
    On Thursday, University of Kentucky mens basketball coach John Calipari reacted to his teams performance or lack thereof in his halftime interview during Kentuckys game against Hampton, an inferior opponent.
  • Michelle Obamas Brother Left Oregon States NCAA Basketball Program in Shambles

    03/19/2015 5:32:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | March 19, 2015 | Brent Scher
    One team President Barack Obama didnt have the opportunity to pick when he joined ESPN this week to fill out his NCAA March Madness bracket was Oregon State, which has yet to recover from a disastrous six years under the guidance of his brother-in-law, Craig Robinson. Robinson, Michelle Obamas brother, was fired by Oregon State after six straight disappointing seasons as head coachthe team went 3969 in the Pac 12 and never made the NCAA Tournament or the NIT. Not only did Robinson fail to get results at Oregon State, he also left a mess for new coach Wayne Tinkle....
  • President Obama: Cats wear crown

    03/18/2015 6:59:07 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    ESPN.com news services ^ | March 18, 2015
    Like Las Vegas oddsmakers and nearly half the people making picks in ESPN's Tournament Challenge, President Barack Obama likes Kentucky to win the NCAA men's basketball championship. Obama, a die-hard basketball fan who has filled out a bracket for ESPN since he became president in 2009, picked Kentucky to beat Villanova in the title game. His complete bracket was revealed Wednesday morning.
  • 15 Southern, Texas Southern womens basketball players suspended for wild on-court brawl

    03/11/2015 10:39:01 AM PDT · by fungoking · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 3/10/15 | Matt Bonesteel
    The Southwestern Athletic Conference has suspended seven Southern womens basketball players and eight Texas Southern players for their role in a chaotic on-court brawl Saturday night, the Advocate is reporting. The conference also announced that the game will count as a loss for both teams, meaning Texas Southern earned the SWAC regular season title at 16-2 while Southern fell to 15-3. However, Texas Southern announced it will not participate in the SWAC tournament because it will not have enough players to field a five-person lineup. Southern will have six available players for its game against Grambling on Wednesday in the...
  • Syracuse vs. Georgetown: What the Headlines Dont Tell Us (Football is root of all evil)

    03/10/2015 1:03:13 PM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | March 10, 2015 | Edward R. Grant
    Basketball is in the headlines, but football is the great corrupter in college sports. Headlines, even in sports, can be deceptive. But its hard getting around the contrast in last weekends banners regarding two universities that are involved in one of the greatest (though temporarily suspended) rivalries in college basketball. On one side is Syracuse. Having already removed themselves from postseason play due to self-reported academic infractions, the Orange were hit by the NCAA with more severe penalties: five years probation, twelve forfeited scholarships over the next four years, and the vacating of 108 wins accumulated with the efforts of...
  • Obama will be too busy to hear Bibi's speach

    03/02/2015 4:38:58 PM PST · by outofsalt · 34 replies
    Vanity | 3/2/15 | Vanity
    On March 3, 1845 congress overrode a presidential veto for the first time. Congress reined in President John Tylers zealous use of the presidential veto. Congress is finally asserting itself over Obama but he says he will be too busy to be any part of it. I wonder how he will spend the day? Thoughts
  • K-State stuns KU as fans storm court (did it go too far?)

    02/24/2015 11:21:18 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 27 replies
    K-State stuns KU as fans storm court Have you seen this video? This is going to get worse. I think it is time to put an end to storming the court except for championship games.
  • Dean Smith dies at aage 83

    02/08/2015 6:16:26 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 20 replies
    espn ^ | 2-8-15 | n/a
    Dean Smith, who coached North Carolina to two men's basketball national titles, died Saturday night at the age of 83. North Carolina announced Smith's death Sunday morning. "Coach Dean Smith passed away peacefully the evening of February 7 at his home in Chapel Hill, and surrounded by his wife and five children," Smith's family said in a statement. "We are grateful for all the thoughts and prayers, and appreciate the continued respect for our privacy as arrangements are made available to the public. Thank you."
  • Two students shot outside Frederick High School

    02/04/2015 8:03:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Frederick News-Post ^ | February 4, 2015 | Terence Walsh
    Two students were shot this evening outside Frederick High School near the gymnasium, police said. Officers were called shortly after 8 p.m. The assailants, described as four black males dressed in black, are at large, said Officer First Class M. Cox. A SWAT team was searching the area. Two students were wounded, and all other students and staff in the building are safe, according to an email alert from Frederick County Public Schools. Lt. Bruce DeGrange said the students injuries were not considered life-threatening. Police did not release the victims names because they are under 18. A junior varsity boys...
  • Russian billionaire 'is selling Brooklyn Nets amid concerns over NBA team's financial losses

    01/14/2015 7:43:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2015 | Sophie Jane Evans
    The Russian billionaire who owns the Brooklyn Nets has decided to sell the NBA team amid concerns about its financial losses and performance on court, according to reports. Mikhail Prokhorov, 49, has apparently retained investment adviser Evercore Partners to sell his share of the basketball franchise, which he bought for a staggering $223million in May 2010. The businessman, who is worth an estimated $11.1billion, currently holds 80 per cent of the Nets, as well as 45 per cent of the Barclays Center, the club's two-and-a-half-year-old arena in New York. Of these, only the team is for sale, two sources close...