Category Archives: College basketball

NCAA makes slight change to basketball selection process

The NCAA has announced changes to its principles and procedures for seeding teams in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. This includes flexibility with the First Four teams, including the last four at-large teams selected to the field. “It’s a small, … Continue reading

Posted in College basketball | Comments

Orlando Antigua picks up key commitment

Former UK assistant and current South Florida head coach Orlando Antigua has picked up a commitment from the leading scorer in the just-completed U19 World Championships. Andres Feliz averaged 18.9 points and 3.7 assists for the Dominican Republic in the … Continue reading

Posted in College basketball | Tagged , | Comments

The Peach Jam calls for a recruiting database

Home to college coaches, recruiting gurus, star gazers, autograph seekers, media marauders and high-profile basketball recruits, the 2015 Nike Peach Jam is underway. You should follow our own Ben Roberts of Next Cats, who is in North Augusta, S.C., reporting on … Continue reading

Posted in College basketball, UK basketball | Comments

Surprise: College basketball attendance was up

I’m surprised. I’ll admit it. Given the state of the game — low scoring, one-and-dones, the need for rule changes, so many games on television — I’m surprised that the NCAA announced that attendance for men’s basketball increased slightly in … Continue reading

Posted in College basketball, TV/radio | Comments

BBL: James Young wants to make his move in Boston

Big Blue Links for Monday: Aaron Harrison is making an impression with Charlotte, writes Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer. The undrafted guard is playing for the Hornets’ Summer League team in Orlando. Sunday, he played against Memphis and his … Continue reading

Posted in College basketball, SEC, UK basketball, UK football | Comments

Old-school Bo Ryan will complain (and win) one more year

Bo Ryan announced Monday that he would coach one more season at Wisconsin before retiring. A surprise to the rest of the country, it apparently was not a bombshell in Madison, where rumors had swirled since April that the program’s … Continue reading

Posted in College basketball | Tagged | Comments

Aaron Harrison wasn’t alone

Here is a list of early entrants with college eligibility remaining who were not selected in the NBA Draft on Thursday night: Cliff Alexander, Kansas Brandon Ashley, Arizona Michael Frazier, Florida Aaron Harrison, Kentucky Jerome Hill, Gardner-Webb Vince Hunter, UTEP … Continue reading

Posted in College basketball, UK basketball | Comments

More proof the NCAA is slowly waking up to reality?

Little by little, inch by inch, mircomoment by micromoment, maybe the NCAA is finally starting to get it. Monday brought news that the Indianapolis suits are proposing a new rule that would allow college underclassmen to return to school even … Continue reading

Posted in College basketball, NBA, NCAA | Comments

Hoops notes: Michigan State wins recruiting battle

Let’s go through some college basketball notes: Five-star recruit Josh Langford picks Michigan State. Ben Roberts of NextCats has the news that the Kentucky target has decided on the Spartans. Langford is currently ranked No. 16 by Rivals for the … Continue reading

Posted in College basketball | Comments

BBL: Jay Bilas likes Jahlil Okafor over Karl-Anthony Towns

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: ESPN’s Jay Bilas likes Jahlil Okafor over Karl-Anthony Towns for next week’s NBA Draft. In an ESPN Insider (pay) article, Bilas writes of Okafor, “A dominant low-post scorer who is an excellent finisher around the basket. … Continue reading

Posted in College basketball, SEC, U of L basketball, UK basketball, UK football | Comments