Posts in category "NCAA basketball"

2016 NBA Mock Draft: March Madness Edition

2016 NBA Mock Draft: March Madness Edition
Friday reminded basketball fans that this is the greatest weekend of the year for hoops. The NCAA Tournament provides fans the opportunity to cheer for their favorite team, cheer against a rival, or just watch really good games for 12 hours. It also affords fans the chance to see some of the biggest names in... Read more »

2016 NBA Mock Draft: Post Simmons vs Hield Edition

2016 NBA Mock Draft: Post Simmons vs Hield Edition
On Saturday, two of the most electric players in college basketball faced off as #1 Oklahoma and Buddy Hield traveled to LSU to face the top prospect in the nation, Ben Simmons. This year’s NBA Draft will be pretty boring to watch; there could be three teams – Boston, Philadelphia and Denver – that own... Read more »

Who Should Be Illinois' Next Athletic Director?

Who Should Be Illinois' Next Athletic Director?
On Monday, Illinois fired Athletic Director Mike Thomas┬áprior to releasing the final report of its investigation into mistreatment of football and women’s basketball players. The damning report leaves little question that there have been significant issues in the department that were not addressed appropriately, and now Thomas is looking for a job. So what should... Read more »
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DePaul Basketball Should Target Brian Wardle

DePaul Basketball Should Target Brian Wardle
DePaul basketball is searching. Searching for a new coach. Searching for relevance. There were widespread reports that former Duke point guard Bobby Hurley was on their radar, but news on Wednesday morning is that Hurley has agreed in principle with Buffalo to stay their head coach. Does Tyrone Corbin do anything for you? Yeah, he’s... Read more »

2015 NCAA Tournament Predictions

2015 NCAA Tournament Predictions
The fun begins this week! Finally, it’s March Madness. If you’re anything like me, you’ve wasted every possible free minute breaking down the match-ups to put your money on the table. So who’s your pick to win it all? My full bracket is below. Tell me what you think!

2014 NBA Mock Draft: Final Four Edition

2014 NBA Mock Draft: Final Four Edition
It’s been almost a full month since we last discussed the 2014 NBA Draft, and a lot has changed since then. A number of college players helped – or hurt – their draft stock in the NCAA tournament, and the Philadelphia 76ers haven’t won a game. As was the case in our first mock draft,... Read more »
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Big Ten Conference Tournament Predictions

Big Ten Conference Tournament Predictions
Starting Thursday morning, the best group of college basketball teams in the country will begin what should be an incredible weekend tournament. This year’s Big Ten Conference has been, without question, the best in the nation. The final AP poll of the regular season saw the following Big Ten teams ranked: 3. Indiana 6. Michigan... Read more »

Shaka Smart Does Illinois A Favor, Says No

Shaka Smart Does Illinois A Favor, Says No
Reports are indicating that Shaka Smart has turned down the head coaching job at the University of Illinois. The Chicago Sun-Times was the first media outlet to report the story. Smart, 34, reported turned down big money from the Illini to stay at VCU. VCU, of course, is doing something right now that no college... Read more »

When Bruce Weber Failed The Illini

When Bruce Weber Failed The Illini
With their loss, at home, to the University of Michigan in the books, it appears more likely than ever that the fans in Champaign have been left feeling I-L-L too often this season for coach Bruce Weber to keep his job. Since being hired on April 30, 2003, Weber has put together one of the... Read more »
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March Madness Tweet of the Day

This was tweeted by Chris Mack, the head basketball coach at Xavier. Pretty good stuff.