Articles Tagged with college basketball

2014 NCAA Tournament: Number One Seeds Up For Grabs

2014 ncaa tournament number one seeds

The 2014 NCAA tournament is almost here, which means March Madness is in full swing. Teams are battling for regular season conference titles, conference tournament championships, and spots in the NCAA tournament. While the middle of the pack never gets figured out until selection Sunday, the top seeds and bubble teams are under constant scrutiny…. Read more »

One-Handed Basketball Player Receives Florida Walk-On Offer

Zach Hodskins - One Armed Player Gets Florida College Ball Offer

Zach Hodskins has defied the odds not only in high school basketball but now in college ball. The one-handed basketball player was born with a birth defect that left him without the lower half of his left arm. Despite missing a second hand, the Alpharetta, Georgia high school guard has excelled enough to be given… Read more »

Kent State Wins $1.2 Million Judgment Against Former Coach Geno Ford

Kent State University Wins Geno Ford Lawsuit

Kent State University has been awarded a $1.2 million judgement against former men’s basketball coach Geno Ford. The university filed the lawsuit for breach of contract after Ford ditched the college to take a job at Bradley University. The judgment was announced by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the university. According to DeWine: “Ohio’s… Read more »

Shabazz Muhammad Heading To NBA

Shabazz Muhammad Leaving UCLA for NBA

UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad is heading to the NBA. Coach Ben Howland on Saturday night announced that Muhammad had played his last game at Pauley Pavilion in their 74-69 victory over No. 11 ranked Arizona. It was assumed that the likely NBA lottery pick would leave college after one season, and Howland confirmed that rumor… Read more »

Nerlens Noel’s ACL Injury Raises Questions About NCAA Insurance Benefits

Nerlens Noel NCAA Insurance

An MRI on Wednesday revealed that Kentucky center Nerlens Noel has torn his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Expected to be the NBA’s No. 1 overall selection in the upcoming draft, the star player is now raising major questions over the NCAA’s insurance police for college players. Under the NCAA’s start of season policy, players are… Read more »

Notre Dame Senior Hits $18,000 Half-Court Basket

Casey Murdock Scores 18000 dollar half court shot

Notre Dame senior Casey Murdock is $18,000 richer after he took only two shots to sink a half-time basket during a Notre Dame basketball game. The Fighting Irish student just narrowly missed his first shot before putting the second attempt right on target. It wasn’t a pretty basket, but it got the job done with… Read more »

Indiana Ranked No. 1 In First AP College Basketball Poll

Indiana takes top spot in AP college basketball top 25

The first Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll was released Friday and the team sitting on top of the preseason rankings is not the defending national champion. Indiana received 43 of 55 possible first place votes to claim the top spot in the poll. Louisville was ranked No. 2, receiving 20 first place votes… Read more »

Rick Pitino Says Son Richard Will Coach Florida International

Richard Pitino To Head Coach FIU

Florida International recently fired head coach Isiah Thomas and now the team is putting another recognizable name in the drivers seat, Richard Pitino. News of the replacement was leaked on Sunday by Louisville head coach Rick Pitino who said his son would leave the Cardinals to become the head coach of next seasons FIU team…. Read more »

Riot Police Move In As Kentucky Wildcat Fans Act Like Complete Morons

Kentucky Wildcats Riot

The Kentucky Wildcats defeated their cross-state rival Louisville in the NCAA Final Four March Madness event on Saturday night and following that victory riot police were forced to pepper spray and arrest various rioters who took to over turning cars and setting various items on fire. Thousands of rowdy fans fled into the streets near… Read more »

NBA Commission David Stern Chides NCAA Over “One-And-Done” Policy

NBA Commissioner David Stern Talks One And Done NCAA Rule

NBA commissioner David Stern has a serious disdain for the NCAA’s one-and-done policy that watches college players leave for the NBA after just their freshmen year of college play. Speaking to Brett Polllakoff of Pro Basketball Talk Stern revealed this week: “A college could always not have players who are one and done. They could… Read more »

Ohio Bobcats’ John Groce To Coach Illinois Fighting Illini

John Groce taking over at University of Illinois

University of Illinois sports fans will soon get to know the name John Groce very well, that’s because the Ohio Bobcats’ head coach will be named as the new head coach of the Illini men’s basketball team on Thursday afternoon. This past season Groce took Ohio to the Sweet 16 where they eventually lost to… Read more »

March Massacre Continues As NC State Wolfpack Defeats Georgetown Hoyas

Wolfpack Win Defeat Hoyas

North Carolina State returned to the round of 16 on Sunday after upsetting third-seeded Georgetown in the men’s basketball NCAA tournament. The game boiled down to the last 10.6 seconds when Lorenzo Brown hit three free throws in a row, propelling his team to a 66-63 victory. First-year Wolfpack coach Mark Gottfried joked about the… Read more »