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Today’s NCAA tournament games are going to be a blast – I mean, when are they not? Don’t lament about low scoring or blowouts; you haven’t seen boring until you watch a high school basketball game where one team runs stall ball right from the tip and the final score is 20-6. Now, I’m not […]

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Forbes, which is always happy to share lists of the most highly paid or wealthiest people in the world, has compiled a new list of highest paid college coaches: Coaches are a different matter. Far from the amateur ranks, experienced and winning coaches get CEO-sized compensation from big public and private universities. More than an […]

Notre Dame's Zach Auguste (30) celebrates after making a foul shot with time running down in the second half of an NCAA tournament second round college basketball game against Northeastern, Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Pittsburgh. Notre Dame won 69-65 to advance to the third round. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) “Bubble Team” is a term that gets heavy use starting around mid-February and peaks on Selection Sunday every year, when the NCAA Selection Committee has to decide which of the teams who have no chance of winning a title had a ‘good enough’ season to be included in the Big Dance, […]

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  USBWA NAMES 2014-15 ALL-AMERICANS ST. LOUIS (USBWA) – The 2014-15 USBWA Men’s All-America Team features a true five-man lineup of first-teamers, led by two seniors who pushed their teams to conference tournament championships: Wisconsin forwardFrank Kaminsky and Notre Dame guard Jerian Grant. Joining Kaminsky in the front court is junior forward Willie Cauley-Stein of […]

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ESPN’s extensive multiplatform coverage of Selection Sunday, March 15, included instant and in-depth analysis across studio shows on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. Rece Davis hosted live coverage of up-to-the-minute tournament selection updates on ESPN’s 6 p.m. ET SportsCenter with analysts Jay Bilas, Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams. Dan Dakich and Jim Calhoun was also in-studio […]

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ESPN analyst Jay Bilas has been an outspoken critic of the NCAA and the organization’s circumvention of labor laws by not paying their highest revenue earning athletes, and yesterday spoke on NPR to reiterate that position, along with several other notable former players and coaches: Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski made $9.7 million last year, according […]

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The bad news doesn’t stop at Jim Boeheim for the penalties levied by the NCAA last week. More fallout as now the self-imposed postseason ban has even included Otto the Orange, the team mascot: The Atlantic Coast Conference held its annual mascot basketball game at halftime of the North Carolina-Louisville quarterfinal Thursday. Fourteen of the […]

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ST. LOUIS (USBWA) – The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has released its 2014-15 Men’s All-District Teams, based on voting from its national membership of 900-plus. The USBWA has selected All-District Teams since the 1956-57 season, its founding year. For each of the nine geographic districts, ten players are selected (11 in the case of ties) […]