Jay Bilas’ off-the-wall claim that athletes benefit from campus life

ESPN’s Jay Bilas, who plays a college sports expert on TV, once said a most remarkable thing. Given to lecturing, Bilas declared that even if recruited student-athletes don’t attend classes — in other words, if academic fraud is committed — athletes still benefit from the socialization process they undergo by being in a college environment....
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18 hours ago

The Mini-Mulligan: Why America needs Coach K

Mike Krzyzewski had a rough month. He came back from back surgery only to lose in the second round to seventh-seeded South Carolina. Grayson Allen keeps kicking people. Harry Giles and Jayson Tatum are turning pro after one year at Duke. And to make things worse, Roy Williams and North Carolina won another national title – more titles than Coach K and Duke have since Roy came to...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern alum Seth Meyers consoles Duke alum Jay Bilas on his team’s loss

The Duke Blue Devils were bounced from the NCAA Tournament in the second round by South Carolina. The surprising early exit from the tournament marked the third time in six years the Blue Devils failed to reach the second weekend of the tournament. For a program that is coming off an ACC championship and is expected to compete for national titles on a regular basis, a second-round...
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March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Duke's worst NCAA Tournament losses, ranked

Once again, the Duke Blue Devils are the favorites to win the NCAA tournament, according to Las Vegas.College basketball and betting odds are funny that way, because it should be an honor that some of the smartest people in forecasting the future think Duke will bring home the gold. On the other hand, knowing that Duke’s the favorite makes it even sweeter when they flame out way...
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March 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Jay Bilas supports former Syracuse star Pearl Washington with shirt on SportsCenter

Former Syracuse basketball star Dwayne “Pearl” Washington, who shone for the Orange from 1983 to 1986, was diagnosed with a brain tumor last summer and has been recently receiving support from the general public through a GoFundMe that’s brought in over $55,000 and through “Pearl” shirts worn by Syracuse players. Now, that support’s extended to ESPN, thanks to NCAA analyst...
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March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Jay Bilas, Seth Greenberg Involved In Heated Debate About Paying College Athletes

With Monday’s National Labor Relations Board decision to punt on Northwestern football’s attempt to unionize, the debate over paying college athletes is back in the forefront. One of the most vocal supporters of paying players is ESPN college basketball analysts Jay Bilas. His colleague, former Virginia Tech men’s basketball coach Seth Greenberg, is less keen on the idea. Over...
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August 19, 2015  |  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...
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June 30, 2015  |  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. pic.twitter.com/uUHqPEDppE — 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...
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March 27, 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...
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February 27, 2015  |  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.
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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