Category Archives: College basketball

BBL: Kentucky baseball shuts out Florida

Big Blue Links for Saturday: Kentucky baseball hands Florida its first shutout of season, reports Gainesville Sun. Cats past, present and future collide in Lexington, reports Ben Roberts of Herald-Leader. Herald-Leader photo gallery from EYBL Event in Lexington. Kentucky target … Continue reading

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Report: Kyle Wiltjer returning to Gonzaga

Jim Meehan of the Spokesman Review reports that Kyle Wiltjer will return to Gonzaga for his senior season. The former Kentucky forward, who had a terrific first season for Gonzaga this past season after transferring to the Zags, was reported to … Continue reading

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Chart: NBA Draft 2015 early entrant list (so far)

As of Thursday, here is a list of early entrants who have publicly declared for the 2015 NBA Draft. If you know of a player I have omitted from the list, please let me know.

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Tyus Jones becomes third Duke freshman to depart

In case you missed it, Duke’s Tyus Jones announced Wednesday morning that he will enter the 2015 NBA Draft. That makes three Blue Devils freshmen who are taking the one-and-done route. Jones follows Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow. Duke is … Continue reading

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Anthony Grant returning to Florida

Anthony Grant is returning to Florida. Fired as head coach at Alabama after six seasons as the Crimson Tide’s head coach, Grant, 48, is returning to Gainesville, where he was Billy Donovan’s assistant from 1996 through 2006. “I’m extremely appreciative … Continue reading

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TV ratings for NCAA final best since 1997

This from CBS: CBS Sports and Turner Sports’ exclusive coverage of Monday night’s NCAA Tournament men’s national championship between Duke and  Wisconsin on CBS scored a 17.1/27 HH rating/share to deliver the highest overnight rating for the NCAA men’s national championship in the metered markets in 18 years (1997; 18.0/28, Arizona-Kentucky), based on … Continue reading

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Coaches with multiple NCAA basketball titles

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Big Blue Links: Duke adopts UK model and wins title

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: Duke, Coach K figured out how to rule a new world, writes Dana O’Neil of espn.com. Calipari says at least five Kentucky players will enter NBA draft, reports Jerry Tipton of Herald-Leader. The great Krzyzewski … Continue reading

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Kentucky-Wisconsin ratings were the best in 22 years

Turner Sports says that the Kentucky-Wisconsin game on Saturday night drew the biggest audience for a semifinal in 22 years. Here’s the news release: “Turner Sports and CBS Sports’ exclusive coverage of last night’s NCAA Tournament National Semifinal between Kentucky  and Wisconsin across TBS, TNT and … Continue reading

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Videos: Wisconsin players on Kentucky matchup

INDIANAPOLIS — During the Friday press conferences, the Wisconsin starters were put into breakout rooms for interviews with the media. Above is Sam Dekker, talking about the fan criticism he has received before winning the West Region Most Valuable Player … Continue reading

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