Category Archives: College basketball

Big Blue Links: Kentucky baseball, softball both fall

Big Blue Links for Thursday: Mistakes made the difference as UK baseball lost 5-2 to No. 2 Louisville on Wednesday night, reports Mark Maloney of the Herald-Leader.  “We had plenty of opportunity to score some runs,” UK Coach Gary Henderson … Continue reading

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NCAA names new coordinator of basketball officials

The NCAA has named J.D. Collins its new national coordinator for men’s basketball officiating. He replaces John Adams, who retired after the Final Four in Indianapolis. Adams had held the position since 2008. Collins has been the coordinator of officials for the Mid-American … Continue reading

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Report: A 30-second shot clock likely for college hoops

NCAA Rules Committee Chairman Rick Byrd told Andy Katz on Monday that the shot clock in college basketball is likely to be reduced from 35 seconds to 30 seconds. “It’s pretty evident a lot more coaches are leaning that way,” … Continue reading

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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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