Category Archives: College basketball

NCAA reopening North Carolina academic investigation

The NCAA announced Monday afternoon that it will reopen its investigation into academic irregularities at North Carolina. Here is the NCAA statement on the University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: “The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, was cited by the … Continue reading

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AD releases statement supporting Roy Williams

In the wake of Rashad McCants’ allegations that North Carolina basketball Coach Roy Williams knew about bogus classes that the guard on the 2005 national team was taking, North Carolina Athletics Director Bubba Cunningham has released a statement in support … Continue reading

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More academic accusations at North Carolina

Just when you think North Carolina athletic department’s academic scandal may finally fade into a scrapbook somewere, a Rashad McCants jumps up and tells ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” that his eligibility on the 2005 Tar Heel national championship basketball team … Continue reading

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Report: Shane Battier to join ESPN

Reports tonight say that ESPN is adding yet another college basketball commentator with a Duke background. The Big Lead is reporting that Miami Heat forward Shane Battier will retire after the NBA finals against the San Antonio Spurs and join … Continue reading

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Report: Steve Masiello completes degree at UK

ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reports that Steve Masiello has finished his degree at Kentucky. The Manhattan basketball coach was about to accept the head coaching job at South Florida when it leaked that the former UK walk-on had never completed his … Continue reading

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Late night links: May 27

Some late night links: SEC picks St. Louis for its 2018 conference basketball tournament and Tampa for its 2022 tourney. Billy Donovan is not guaranteeing he will return to Florida. He doesn’t want to be labeled a liar if circumstances … Continue reading

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Throwback Tuesday: Rick Pitino and Hubie Brown

I know, you are supposed to do this on Throwback Thursday. But SI.com’s Andy Gray retrieved this picture from the magazine’s vault today. Knicks assistant Rick Pitino and head coach Hubie Brown talk during a 1983 preseason practice at Upsala … Continue reading

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California Chrome and Monday Morning Links

Morning links for Monday: Bluegrass Poll shows that majority of voters oppose state spending $80 million on Rupp Arena and Convention Center. California Chrome’s use of nasal strips could be a problem at the Belmont.

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Late afternoon links on a Friday

Was traveling on Thursday and at Pimlico this morning. In the meantime, here’s some reading material: Paul Myerberg of USA Today is doing his annual exhaustive college football countdown and has Kentucky ranked at No. 104 for next season. [USA … Continue reading

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NBA Draft combine list and projections

The NBA has released its list of the 60 players who are scheduled to appear Thursday and Friday at the league’s draft combine in Chicago. Already, there are reports that Michigan’s Mitch McGary will not be able to participate because he is … Continue reading

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