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Jay Bilas praises LSU signee Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons, who has signed with the LSU Tigers, is considered to be the top incoming freshman for the 2015-16 college basketball season. There has been plenty of excitement about Simmons’ arrival — with the Tigers even launched a video campaign for the upcoming season titled, “25 Is Coming” where fans can get season tickets beginning at $100. However, it isn’t just the...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

LSU Basketball: Jay Bilas On Ben Simmons: “He’s Ridiculous,” Compares Him Favorably To Okafor, Towns, Wiggins

ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas is the best in the business, and heading into the 2015-16 season, he is pretty enamored with the nation’s top incoming freshman. Bilas watched LSU signee Ben Simmons at the Nike Basketball Academy, and has some serious praise for the talented wing. Watched LSU’s Ben Simmons for 3 straight days at the Nike Basketball Academy. He’s ridiculous...
Via College Spun
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

ESPN adds Jay Williams to NBA Draft coverage

The NBA Draft takes place this Thursday on ESPN, and many of the faces you see will be the same as last year – with one noteworthy (and obvious, if you’ve been following the sports media news lately) exception. According to SI’s Richard Deitsch, Jay Williams will take Bill Simmons’ spot at the desk, joining Rece Davis, Jay Bilas, and Jalen Rose. Davis, Bilas, Rose, and Williams...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Coyle is the New Syracuse Athletics Director

After a long, nation wide search, the Syracuse University athletics department has a new captain for its ship: Mark Coyle. Multiple reports, from Jay Bilas to to the Daily Orange, are saying that the now former Boise State University AD will take the same job for the Orange. Coyle has served as the Boise […]
Via Otto's Grove
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman, Dale Jr, Rickie Fowler, Jay Bilas and other Sports Stars Are Playing Mind Games With Us. Literally.

For seemingly no reason, in the middle of the championship rounds for both the NBA and NHL and a week out from golf’s United States national championship, media darling of the NFL Richard Sherman proclaimed that football players have to be the most mentally prepared. How interesting! I’m more convinced than ever that NO athletes have to be more mentally prepared than football...
Via Awful Announcing
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s a Picture of Young Jay Bilas on The White Shadow

The Bilastrator, as a young lad, appearing on The White Shadow in 1979. — Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) March 27, 2015 Jay Bilas shared this photo from over 35 years ago of a cameo on The White Shadow as, you guessed it, a basketball player.  But all I can think about when I see Young Jay Bilas is just how spooky it is that he looks exactly like Dandy from...
Via Awful Announcing
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Jay Bilas, Others Disagree With CBS Analysts Claiming UCLA Validated Its Tournament Berth With Wins

The most controversial inclusion in the NCAA Tournament on Selection Sunday was UCLA’s. Most bracketologists had the Bruins, who went 20-13, 11-7 in the Pac-12 in the regular season, out of the 68-team field.  But when the bracket was unveiled, there was UCLA, a No. 11 seed in the South Region.  Fast forward roughly a week and Steve Alford’s team is the first squad to reach...
Via College Spun
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Check Out The Recruiting Letter Kansas Sent Jay Bilas In 1981

ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas will be in Lawrence, Kansas, Saturday evening, calling the Jayhawks game against Texas at Allen Fieldhouse.  In honor of his trip to Kansas, the 51-year-old expert took a stroll down memory lane.  Here’s the recruiting letter the Jayhawks sent Bilas back in 1981. It apparently wasn’t enticing enough, as the 6-foot-8 forward opted to...
Via College Spun
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas AD Steve Patterson Calls Out Jay Bilas During NCAA Rant

Bilas Former Duke basketball player and current ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas has not been shy about his disdain for many of the practices of the NCAA and its member schools. Bilas has long been outspoken about his view on the concept of amateurism, and even once famously called out the organization for selling football jerseys online based on the “likeness” of athletes...
Via College Spun
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jay Bilas March Madness Bracket Predictions 2014: Picks Michigan State To Win Title

ESPN analyst Jay Bilas rolled out his March Madness bracket predictions for the 2014 NCAA Tournament on Monday. He picks Michigan State to win the tourney.
Via Gamedayr
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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