Category Archives: College basketball

Duke uses platoon system in exhibition win

Duke used a platoon system in its 115-58 exhibition romp over Livingstone Tuesday night, reports Laura Keeley of the Raleigh News & Observer. Freshman Justise Winslow led the way with 19 points. Heralded freshman Jahlil Okafor scored 15 points, hitting six … Continue reading

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Report: Texas would pay athletes $10,000

Update: Appears to be some confusion over when this would start. See tweet. The Dallas Morning News reports that the University of Texas will start paying its athletes a $10,000 stipend each year for cost of attendance and the use of … Continue reading

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Investigation finds UNC scandal had athletics motive

The independent investigation into the academic fraud scandal at the University of North Carolina, which involved athletes on both the football and the basketball teams, has been completed.

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Bob Huggins does a Winston Churchill impersonation

Our old friend Bob Huggins dressed up Wednesday for the Big 12’s Basketball Media Day. Yes, the West Virginia coach is wearing a bow tie. Bob Huggins in a three-piece suit. Oh my god, this really is the apocalypse, y’all. … Continue reading

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Report: Jay Bilas replacing Dick Vitale on Saturday games

The Big Lead, which usually gets these things right, is reporting that Jay Bilas will replace Dick Vitale on ESPN’s Saturday primetime college basketball telecasts this season. An excerpt: According to multiple people close to the show, who spoke on … Continue reading

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Bill Self joins Team USA recruiting-advantage debate

Kansas coach Bill Self has chimed in on the debate over whether Mike Krzyzewski gets an unfair recruiting advantage by being coach of the USA National Basketball Team. Self told Andy Katz for an ESPNU podcast he doesn’t think Coach … Continue reading

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Mike Krzyzewski disputes he has unfair advantage

At a news conference Friday  morning, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski pushed back against charges that his status as head coach of the USA National Team gives him an unfair recruiting advantage. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports wrote earlier this week that the … Continue reading

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Richard Pitino says pay no attention to his father

In a post on his blog, Minnesota coach Richard Pitino tells Minnesota fans not to pay any attention to his father before the Gophers play Louisville in the season opener Nov. 14 in Puerto Rico. Richard wrote: Hoops season is … Continue reading

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North Carolina drops opener in Bahamas

While Kentucky has ripped off four straight wins in the Bahamas, North Carolina’s Nassau excursion got off to a bad start. The Providence Storm of the Bahamas beat the Heels 84-83 on Friday night at the Sir Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium. … Continue reading

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Kentucky to make four Super Tuesday appearances

ESPN has released its Super Tuesday schedule, which includes four UK appearances. January 6 7 p.m. Arkansas at Georgia 9 p.m. Ohio State at Minnesota January 13 7 p.m. Michigan at Ohio State 9 p.m. Missouri at Kentucky January 20 … Continue reading

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