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  • Alabama Football Team Prays For President Trump

    04/11/2018 4:22:52 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | 4-11-2018 | Todd Starnes
    The Alabama Crimson Tide paid a visit to the White House the other day and it turned out to be one of those uniquely American moments. For the record – I happen to be a Tennessee Volunteer fan — but what the Crimson Tide did at the White House transcends football rivalries – even Southeastern Conference football rivalries. Coach Nick Saban gladly accepted President Trump’s invitation and said the entire national championship team would attend– regardless of political proclivities. “Coach Saban addressed it and just said, ‘Hey, we’re doing this regardless of your political thoughts,” offensive lineman Ross Pierschbacher told...
  • NOVA!

    04/02/2018 8:41:40 PM PDT · by cowboyusa · 31 replies
    Great job nova! Philly city of champions!
  • Charles Barkley slams NCAA, FBI and politics at Final Four conference

    04/01/2018 6:20:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    KENS-5 CBS Local ^ | March 31, 2018 | by Scott Gleeson
    Charles Barkley blasted the FBI’s ongoing investigation into college basketball’s illegal recruiting world Friday at the Final Four, saying the nation’s federal law enforcement agency should be focusing on more important matters in the country. The FBI went public with an investigation in the fall, indicting several universities’ basketball programs and leading to the dismissal of former Louisville coach Rick Pitino. “I’m still trying to figure out why the FBI is involved,” Barkley said. “Listen, I went to college in 1981. We cheated back then. We’re cheating now. They’re always cheating. The toothpaste is out of the tube. They said...
  • Glory Days Again, At Last — Loyola Of Chicago's All-Time Basketball Greats

    03/26/2018 10:03:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 26, 2018 | Paul Mirengoff
    This year, the early rounds of the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament served up even more upsets than usual, or so it seemed. Consequently, the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 featured too many uninspiring matchups and, frankly, mediocre games. The main exception was the Kansas-Duke clash — a game for the ages. Fortunately, a good Final Four field has emerged. It features Villanova (second place in the Big East regular season and champion of its tournament); Kansas (the Big Twelve regular season and tournament champ); Loyola of Chicago (the Missouri Valley regular season and tournament champ); and Michigan (fourth place...
  • Kansas State Interrupts Kentucky’s Waltz Through the Bracket

    03/23/2018 5:37:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 23, 2018 | By JOE DRAPE
    ATLANTA — The South Regional was supposed to be the Kentucky Invitational, a warm up tournament for the vaunted Wildcats before the team took its rightful place in the Final Four next week in San Antonio. The regional semifinals, after all, were lacking star power and quality. Loyola-Chicago and Nevada were mere upstarts. And Kansas State? It might be a pretty good football school, but it was widely considered the weakest team of the 16 remaining in the N.C.A.A. tournament — so said various pundits and analysts who re-ranked the tournament’s survivors. They brought to Thursday’s matchup a 24-11 record,...
  • 98 Year Old NUN, Sister Jean of Loyola-Chicago is the real MVP of NCAA March Madness

    03/22/2018 9:34:43 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 22 replies
    Time ^ | Mar 2018 | Cady Lang
    The biggest college basketball fan during this year’s March Madness tournament is a 98-year-old nun by the name of Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, Loyola-Chicago’s team chaplain. Sister Jean Dolores, who was on hand to celebrate Loyola-Chicago’s buzzer beater victory over Miami, has been the basketball team’s chaplain since 1994, but has been a Ramblers fan for most of her life, witnessing the last time Loyola-Chicago won a tournament game, years ago. While the nun provides spiritual support and openly prays for victories for the team often asking the Higher Power to do his part so the team can do theirs,...
  • Texas A&M dominates defending champ North Carolina, advances to Sweet 16.

    03/19/2018 12:09:20 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 11 replies
    www.seccountry.com ^ | 03/18/2018 | Connor Riley
    If you had been told that the winner of the North Carolina-Texas A&M game would do so in dominating fashion, the likely assumption would have been that the Tar Heels were headed to play Michigan in the Sweet 16 of the 2018 NCAA Tournament. They were the defending champions, entered the game as the higher seed and just looked like the better team during the regular season. Surprise! Texas A&M got whatever it wanted on offense and forced the Tar Heels into one of their worst shooting performances of the season on Sunday. With four players scoring in double figures,...
  • Loyola makes No. 3 seed Tennessee its latest last-second conquest.

    03/17/2018 10:48:08 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 11 replies
    ESPN.COM ^ | 03/17/18 | Sam Khan Jr.
    DALLAS -- Sister Jean told Tennessee to "watch out." And now the Vols have become the latest victim of Loyola's March magic. Loyola-Chicago is this season's first double-digit seed into the Sweet 16 after a dramatic 63-62 victory over No. 3 seed Tennessee and it did it with yet another dramatic buzzer-beating finish.
  • Historic loss shows Virginia was built to fail in March

    03/17/2018 5:19:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 17, 2018 | Pat Forde
    History made, and the greatest choke in basketball history now on its ledger, it is time to deconstruct the towering fraud that is Virginia basketball. A series of March collapses reached the ultimate low Friday night, when Tony Bennett’s Virginia Cavaliers — the No. 1 team in America, the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament, the alleged apotheosis of a distinct basketball philosophy — lost to No. 16 seed UMBC. It is the first time a No. 1 seed has ever lost to a No. 16 seed, since the tourney expanded to 64 teams in 1985. The 1-16...
  • Travel ban in California hurting college sports, lawmaker says

    03/16/2018 6:17:21 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 16, 2018 | Billy Kobin
    San Diego State's men's basketball team took the court Thursday in the first round of the NCAA tournament, but California's multistate travel ban meant the trip to Wichita, Kansas, was more arduous than usual. Under a California law that took effect last year, state universities and public agencies are prohibited from using state money to travel to Kansas and seven other states with laws deemed discriminatory toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
  • No. 16 seed UMBC beats No. 1 seed Virginia in biggest NCAA Tournament upset ever

    03/16/2018 9:02:42 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 68 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | March 17, 2018 | Kyle Boone
    Before Friday, a No. 16 seed had never beaten a No. 1 seed, much less a No. 1 overall seed. They were 0-135. But the University of Maryland-Baltimore County -- yes, the little-known UMBC Retrievers -- proved even the longest of odds aren't totally insurmountable.
  • Could NBA's Becky Hammon become first female head coach of men's college basketball team?

    03/16/2018 12:32:35 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 20 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | March 2018 | Patricia Babcock McGraw
    On Thursday, the Colorado State athletic department officials announced they want to interview Becky Hammon for their men's basketball head-coaching job. The 40-year-old Hammon, a former WNBA star, played college basketball at Colorado State. She's currently an assistant coach for the NBA's San Antonio Spurs. She became the first full-time female assistant coach in the NBA in 2014. Some NBA observers believe San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich is grooming her to be his replacement when he retires. In terms of Hammon's ability to control boys and young men once they get on campus and develop them into a successful unit,...
  • 20l8 NCAA Tournament:Bracket, scores, schedule and updates for Thursday (3/15/2018) games.

    03/15/2018 11:57:05 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 39 replies
    SEC Country ^ | 3/15/2018 | Connor Riley
    Thursday, March 15 No. 7 Rhode Island 83, No. 10 Oklahoma 78, FINAL| CBS | Live updates | Winner plays Duke-Iona No. 3 Tennessee 73, No. 14 Wright State 47, FINAL | truTV | Live updates | Winner plays Miami-Loyola Chicago No. 4 Gonzaga 32, No. 13 UNC Greensboro 23 Halftime | TNT | Live updates No. 1 Kansas 22, No. 16 Penn 21, 3:18 1st half | TBS | Live updates No. 2 Duke vs. No. 15 Iona 2:45 p.m.| CBS | (Pittsburgh) No. 6 Miami (Fla.) vs. No. 11 Loyola-Chicago 3:10 p.m. | truTV | (Dallas) No. 5...
  • NCAA president Mark Emmert on Yahoo report: ‘Systematic failures … must be fixed’

    02/25/2018 4:04:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/23/18 | Rob Dauster
    **SNIP** Yahoo obtained documents detailing the recruitment methods that former NBA agent Andy Miller and an employee, Christian Dawkins, used to chase potential clients. Payments as high as $73,000 are detailed and current athletes like Duke’s Wendell Carter, Michigan State’s Miles Bridges, Kentucky’s Kevin Knox and Alabama’s Collin Sexton are all listed in those documents. “These allegations, if true, point to systematic failures that must be fixed and fixed now if we want college sports in America,” Emmert’s statement read. “Simply put, people who engage in this kind of behavior have no place in college sports. They are an affront...
  • Pitt played one of the worst halves of basketball ever

    02/24/2018 5:34:02 PM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Fenruary 24, 2018 | Sam Cooper
    It’s been a rough year for the Pittsburgh basketball program. In its second year with Kevin Stallings as head coach, the Panthers have not won a single game in conference play and entered Saturday’s home game against No. 1 Virginia with an 8-21 (0-16 ACC) record. With its first half performance against the Cavaliers, Pitt may have finally hit rock bottom. The Panthers went into the half trailing 30-7. Yes, Pitt scored only seven points in 20 minutes of action.
  • Report: Sean Miller May Be Owed Twice As Much By Arizona If He's Fired With Cause

    02/24/2018 5:13:32 PM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Deadspin ^ | February 24, 2018 | Chris Thompson
    Ah, now here is a sensible way to write a contract: make sure you include in there some significant monetary incentive for behavior that breaches the terms of the contract. Darren Rovell âś” @darrenrovell JUST IN: Sean MillerÂ’s contract, as written, somehow pays him more for getting fired with cause than without cause. So if Miller is fired with cause, Arizona will owe him approximately $5 million more ($10.3 million versus $5.15 million) than if they fired for no reason.
  • FBI wiretaps show Sean Miller discussed $100K payment to lock recruit

    02/24/2018 3:46:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 24, 2018 | Mark Schlabach
    FBI wiretaps intercepted telephone conversations between Arizona coach Sean Miller and Christian Dawkins, a key figure in the FBI's investigation into college basketball corruption, in which Miller discussed paying $100,000 to ensure star freshman Deandre Ayton signed with the Wildcats, sources familiar with the government's evidence told ESPN.
  • College hoops corruption case poised to take down Hall of Fame coaches, top programs, lottery picks

    02/16/2018 3:59:53 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 24 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Feb 15, 2018 | Pete Thamel
    NEW YORK – It has been five months since the FBI arrested 10 men in a sweeping federal probe into the underbelly of the basketball world. As the three ongoing criminal cases resulting from the investigation plod along, it’s increasingly unlikely there will be another wave of double-digit arrests. More legal charges still could come, but what’s becoming increasingly clear as the discovery portion of the case comes to a close is that the breadth of potential NCAA rules violations uncovered is wide enough to fundamentally and indelibly alter the sport of college basketball.
  • Sources: College hoops corruption case poised to take down Hall of Fame coaches[truncated]

    02/15/2018 6:14:44 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 26 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | February 15, 2018 | Pete Thamel
    NEW YORK – It has been five months since the FBI arrested 10 men in a sweeping federal probe into the underbelly of the basketball world. As the three ongoing criminal cases resulting from the investigation plod along, it’s increasingly unlikely there will be another wave of double-digit arrests. More legal charges still could come, but what’s becoming increasingly clear as the discovery portion of the case comes to a close is that the breadth of potential NCAA rules violations uncovered is wide enough to fundamentally and indelibly alter the sport of college basketball. The soundtrack to the three federal...
  • College football heads in wrong direction with largest attendance drop in 34 years

    02/15/2018 10:40:52 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 64 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | Feb. 13, 2018 | Dennis Dodd
    Major-college football experienced its largest per-game attendance drop in 34 years and second-largest ever, according to recently released NCAA figures. Attendance among the 129 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams in 2017 was down an average of 1,409 fans per game from 2016. That marked the largest drop since 1983 when average attendance declined 1,527 fans per game from 1982. The 2017 FBS average of 42,203 fans per game is the lowest since 1997. That average attendance drop marked the second-sharpest decline since the NCAA began keeping track of college football attendance in 1948. For the first time in history, average...