Tag: College Basketball

Coast-to-Coast College Basketball COVID Cancellations Define Week Two

Coast-to-Coast College Basketball COVID Cancellations Define Week Two

As Florida’s men’s basketball team puts its regular schedule on hold to travel to Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Casino for a pair of games in the Legends Classic tournament, other programs will have to start getting more creative to remain viable. The Gators will tipoff against Army on Wednesday and Boston […]

UCLA point guard Tyger Campbell gathers Chris Smith (3) and Cody Riley (2). (Image: Darryl Webb/AP)

Westwood Rising: UCLA Bruins Basketball Team Favorites to Win Pac-12

UCLA hired Mick Cronin to help restore the Bruins to their glory days when they were the top college basketball program in the country. Heading into the new season, #22 UCLA is the favorite to win the Pac-12 conference basketball title at +260, according to DraftKings, and followed closely by […]

The Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020 will be postponed until 2021. (Image: NBA)

Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Class Inductions Postponed Until 2021

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, will postpone the class of 2020’s induction until the first quarter of 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2020 class features nine inductees, including Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, Eddie Sutton, Rudy Tomjanovich, Kim Mulkey, Tamika Catchings, Barbara […]

Eddie Sutton, then coach of the Oklahoma State Cowboys, cuts down the net after advancing to the Final Four in 2004. (Image: Oklahoma State Athletics)

Eddie Sutton, Hall of Fame Basketball Coach, Passes Away at 84

Eddie Sutton, the former college basketball coach at Oklahoma State and Kentucky, passed away at 84. Sutton earned a spot in the Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2020, and will eventually be posthumously inducted into Springfield alongside Kobe Bryant. Sutton (806-326) won more than […]

Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon star guard, during a victory over Long Beach State in 2019 in Long Beach, CA. (Image: Joe Scarnici/Getty)

Sabrina Ionescu and Obi Toppin Named Wooden Award Winners

The John R. Wooden Award recognizes the top player in college basketball. Sabrina Ionescu (Oregon) and Obi Toppin (Dayton) both won the 2020 Wooden Award as the premier women’s and men’s college basketball players. Ionescu won the Wooden Award in consecutive years. She joined an elite group of five other […]

Georgia guard, Anthony Edwards, double-teamed by Michigan State in the Maui Classic. (Marco Garcia/AP)

Anthony Edwards Going Pro, Georgia Star to Be No. 1 Pick?

Anthony Edwards, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Georgia, will forgo his NCAA eligibility and declare himself available for the 2020 NBA Draft. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA hasn’t made a final decision on its annual draft, which is typically held in June. Whenever the draft happens, […]

Nick Nolte stars with Matt Nover, Shaquille O'Neal, and Penny Hardaway in "Blue Chips", directed by William Friedkin. (Image: Paramount)

Basketball Movies: ‘Blue Chips’ with Nick Nolte, Shaq, and Penny

Looking to get your hoops fix without March Madness? Check out “Blue Chips”, a 1994 basketball movie directed by William Friedkin, which features Nick Nolte as head coach Pete Bell from fictional Western University. Bell saw his program fall behind other schools because they were getting killed in the recruiting […]

Rick Pitino, ex-Louisville head coach, on the sidelines of a March Madness game in 2017. (Image: Joe Robbins/Getty)

Rick Pitino Returns to College Hoops, New Coach of Iona

Rick Pitino will become the new head coach of Iona next season. Pitino, who currently coaches Panathinaikos in Greece, returns to the collegiate ranks for the first time since Louisville fired him in 2017 after 16 seasons due to an FBI investigation regarding a recruiting scandal. Pitino is the only […]

The basketball court prior to the beginning of 2018 March Madness college basketball tournament at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. (Image: Rob Carr/Getty)

NCAA Cancels 2020 March Madness and Frozen Four Due to Coronavirus

The NCAA announced it’s cancelling the March Madness men’s and women’s basketball tournaments due to the growing concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The NCAA also cancelled all remaining winter and spring championships in all sports, at all levels (Divisions I, II, and III) The announcement came several hours after […]

Colgate forward Will Rayman (10) flexes after hitting a shot against Lafayette in the Patriot League tournament semifinals in Hamilton, NY. (Image: Rich Barnes/Colgate Athletics)

Patriot League: Colgate and BU Battle for Trip to March Madness

The top two teams in the Patriot League, the Colgate Raiders (25-8) and the Boston University Terriers (20-13), will meet in the conference tournament championship game to determine which team secures the Patriot League’s automatic bid to March Madness. Colgate finished the regular season in first place with a 14-4 […]

Creighton guard Marcus Zegarowski is defended by Providence’s David Duke during a game in Omaha, Nebraska. (Image: Marco Esquondoles/Getty)

Creighton Loses Marcus Zegarowski (Knee) for Big East Tourney

Marcus Zegarowski, the second-leading scorer for the #7 Creighton Bluejays (24-7), will miss the Big East tournament after getting his right knee scoped after a meniscus injury. The point guard’s status for March Madness is unknown. Zegarowski suffered a right knee injury at the end of the Seton Hall game. […]