Roy Williams showing his pimp hand early this season. Senior Will Graves, a streaky player with the Tar Heels, was kicked off the team yesterday for being less than an ideal teammate. The release from UNC is succinct, and the personality of the head coach comes through in his only statement on the matter. “This [...]
Now this is a quote that can live on in infamy. Suddenly we have an excellent plot point for next season and divisive figure for Duke fans to hate. We haven’t seen such deliberate lines drawn in the blue-colored sand since Gerald Henderson elbowed the beak of Tyler Hansbrough four years ago. In the postgame [...]
Did you enjoy Friday night? All three Cinderella teams officially found their pumpkin, we had one blowout and Tennessee-Ohio State was the only game of the four that was all that entertaining, really, and even that had some serious inconsistency with foul calls. The two storylines that can be taken away from everything last night [...]
You almost never see a coach send his starters to the locker room before the end of the game. But Fran McCaffery did that last night. It’s the second time he’s done it, in fact. Siena defeated Manhattan 78-61 in the quarterfinals of the MAAC tournament yesterday, and the Saints head coach wanted to avoid [...]
What’s in the water in Utah right now? First we had Steve Alford going after Jonathan Tavernari, and now Utes head coach Jim Boylen has had enough with the local media. Hey, at least he’s going after guys in his own demographic. To be fair to Boylen, his team is 14-15 and a sideshow compared [...]
Yes, this is a college basketball site, not just for the men’s game. Unfortunately, I‘m not huge on the women’s game because it’s never been titillating to me. But every so often, for good or bad, something happens that warrants a post here. And it’s also unfortunate that this kind of video is what puts [...]
Steve Alford doesn’t see anything wrong — just unfortunate — about what happened Saturday afternoon between him and BYU senior Jonathan Tavernari. During the weekly Mountain West conference call with the media, Alford told reporters that he began to go up to Tavernari, who had been in a chippy mood as the game wound down, [...]
(UPDATE: The exchange is now being looked at by Mountain West officials. We could hear word by later today about what punishment Alford and Tavernari are looking at.) The rumors, they were true: Steve Alford did in fact call BYU player Jonathan Tavernari an asshole. There’s just no excuse for this from Alford. Sorry, you [...]
Matt Doherty. This guy is fiery. You remember his tiff with Chris Collins that helped keep the Duke-UNC rivalry on the frontal lobe of every college basketball fan’s mind, right? It was the almost-fight that got everyone riled up — until Gerald Henderson bloodied Tyler Hansbrough’s beak in 2005. Well, Doherty doesn’t seem to have [...]
Yes, because Frank Martin is from Cuba he must be associated with landscaping capability. It’s racist garbage.
Fair or foul? What I really want to know is, did Terps fans give a proper callback to “Tommy Boy” by saying, “Hos-keepeeng!!” If you’re wondering how it happened, I’m guessing the photos on Twitter that went up yesterday from UNC’s players and program were seen by Terps fans. Knowing the area, the fans knew [...]
A fact I’m sure we’re all aware of, but I’ll bring it up for clarity’s sake: The Hoyas’ women’s team had never beaten the Cardinals in the history of the program. But Georgetown’s 60-56 victory will probably be equally remembered for the haymakers that were thrown in the District Saturday afternoon. Stoked by this classic [...]
Washington fell, somewhat inexplicably, to Oregon Saturday at home. It was 90-79. It was surprising. It was a bad omen at the beginning of conference play in a conference that is as weak as it’s been in a decade. I briefly addressed it here. The Huskies, it’s still believed, are the best team in the [...]
When Bobby Knights speaks his mind at ESPN (which has been rather tame), he’s paid attention to and not disciplined by anyone. Ever. When someone who is not Knight speaks out To be fair, Knight hasn’t said anything as stupid as what Jemele Hill (shocking!) said last week. On the [ESPN's "First Take"] Jemele Hill [...]
You think that headline is skewing things? Unh-uh. No way. Not after Knight all but threw Calipari under the bus in his return to Indiana last night. Knight was speaking at a fundraiser and lobbed this grenade out of nowhere. “We’ve gotten into this situation where integrity is really lacking and that’s why I’m glad [...]
Delvon Roe made a verbal commitment to North Carolina. He went back on that and decided to truck it up north and play for a program with nearly and/or as much history, relevance, prestige and quality in coaching.