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EXCLUSIVE: Father of Kentucky star Kevin Knox denies meeting with agent

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The biggest immediate concern for Kentucky basketball after Yahoo! Sports’ bombshell report Friday about agents paying college players is an alleged dinner/meeting with current freshman star Kevin Knox. But his father tells SEC Country neither he nor his son ate or met with Christian Dawkins or his boss, former high-profile agent Andy Miller. “Obviously the investigation...
Via SEC Country
18 minutes ago

Bam Adebayo, Nerlens Noel, Kevin Knox named in Yahoo! Report: What you need to Know

Kentucky players are implicated but how serious is this? Pat Forde and Pete Thamel both have been hinting at a bombshell about to be dropped on college basketball and some of the game’s biggest programs, coaches, and players would be implicated. The details have finally been released and while they’re not good, it’s not as bad as some had feared. Thamel and Forde were playing up...
Via A Sea of Blue
28 minutes ago

Purdue’s Seniors Complete the Delaney Dozen

The seniors have done it. They have won in every Big Ten arena. Coming into this season Purdue’s four seniors of P.J. Thompson, Dakota Mathias, Vince Edwards, and Isaac Haas needed three wins to complete what should be called the Delaney Dozen. If Purdue managed to win this season at Michigan, Iowa, and Illinois those four would finish their careers with at least one win in all...
Via Hammer and Rails
1 hour ago

FBI docs show widespread payments to top college, H.S. players

The FBI’s extensive probe into college basketball corruption has resulted in at least three criminal investigations and could have a devastating impact across the sport in the coming months and years.Hundreds of federal documents that were reviewed by Yahoo Sports showed just how common it is for money and impermissible benefits to be funneled to high school and collegiate athletes...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Baylor at TCU Preview and Prediction

The Bears look to add a giant road win to their resume Baylor (17-11, 7-8) takes on TCU (19-9, 7-8) at 11:00 on Saturday in Ft. Worth. The game airs on ESPN2. TCU beat Baylor in overtime on January 2nd, 81-78. That was the Horned Frogs’ first win over the Bears since they joined the Big 12 in 2012. As always, we’ll take a look at playing offense against the opponent, then turn...
Via Our Daily Bears
1 hour ago

ITP: Kansas smashes Oklahoma to move to brink of 14 straight

In their most impressive game of the season, Kansas absolutely obliterated Oklahoma and Trae Young on Big Monday at Allen The post ITP: Kansas smashes Oklahoma to move to brink of 14 straight appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
Via Rock Chalk Blog
2 hours ago

Game 31: Michigan at Maryland Preview

Michigan heads to Maryland with a chance to win its 13th game of the conference season on Saturday afternoon (12:00 p.m., ESPN). The Wolverines have an outside shot at earning a double-bye in next week’s Big Ten Tournament, but they’d need to win on Saturday and get some help with Penn State beating Nebraska on Sunday. Either way, a win in College Park would add to Michigan’s Quadrant...
Via UM Hoops
2 hours ago

Report: Miles Bridges, Wendell Carter, Kevin Knox among players receiving benefits in FBI documents

Yahoo Sports released a devastating report on Friday morning detailing some of the exact expenditures and impermissible benefits provided listed on records that were obtained by the FBI from the offices of former agent Andy Miller. Among them? Michigan State’s Miles Bridges, Duke’s Wendell Carter, Alabama’s Collin Sexton and Kentucky’s Kevin Knox, just to name
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 hours ago

Duke Basketball: Blue Devils Have Regained Their Mojo

Sometimes you have to fail before you can succeed. Following their spat of losing three in four games, Duke has reeled off a four game winning streak. It’s also been without Marvin Bagley III, who’s been sidelined with a knee sprain...
Via Ball Durham
3 hours ago

South Carolina offers sophomore CB’s cousin; 2019 QB praises Gamecocks coach

Welcome to SEC Country’s Chicken & Waffles, your daily dish for all things South Carolina Gamecocks football, basketball and more. Miss a previous edition? Find every edition of SEC Country’s South Carolina Gamecocks Chicken & Waffles right here. In the family South Carolina is among the latest to offer 2020 cornerback Jalen Huff. The rising junior at Buford (Ga.) High...
Via SEC Country
4 hours ago

WATCH: Coach Turner Postgame | UCI vs. UCSB

Hear from head coach Russell Turner following the 'Eaters upset over the conference leaders, the UCSB Gauchos. Follow the 'Eaters! ucirvinesports.com @UCIAthletics
Via UC Irvine Anteaters Athletics
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steve Alford: Defense is keeping UCLA from taking next step

Consistent defense continues to be an issue for UCLA, and Bruins head coach Steve Alford knows it.UCLA lost at Utah 84-78 on Thursday night. The Bruins allowed the Utes to shoot 52.7 percent from the field for the game. There was a period in the final six minutes of the first half where Utah made five straight threes to build a lead (they went into halftime up 47-40).After the game...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Coach Cronin, Clark and Broome recap Bearcats' 77-52 Win Over UConn

Head coach Mick Cronin and Bearcats' Gary Clark and Cane Broome recap the 77-52 win over UConn at home Thursday night to break their 2 game losing streak.
Via Cincinnati Bearcats Athletics
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arizona appealing Allonzo Trier’s positive test

Arizona announced on Thursday that star guard Allonzo Trier has been ruled ineligible after traces of a banned substance were found in his system during a January drug test. They also said that they are appealing the decision in hopes that Trier will be made eligible again.Here is the statement from the Wildcats:“Earlier today, the University of Arizona was notified that the NCAA...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joel Berry & Theo Pinson Leave Lasting Legacy at UNC

This March, Joel Berry and Theo Pinson will make their final run at North Carolina. No matter if their journey ends with more rings and titles, one thing is certain: This senior duo will leave a lasting legacy at Carolina.
Via ACC Digital Network
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Porter Jr. cleared for basketball activities

Two minutes into his freshman season, Michael Porter Jr. suffered a back injury that required surgery and threatened to keep him out all year. On Thursday, the dynamic forward got some tremendous news, however, which is that he’s been fully cleared for all basketball activities. This is obviously a huge boost for Missouri, which is currently 18-10 and in shape for a NCAA Tournament...
Via Sportsnaut
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State Basketball vs. Indiana: Preview and prediction

As the end of February approaches, the Big Ten regular season is coming to a close. Ohio State has just one game remaining on the schedule before the conference tournament: a road matchup this Friday against Indiana. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. on Fox Sports One. Preview Ohio State defied all expectations this season, sitting comfortably in second place in the Big Ten with...
Via isportsweb.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Turnovers cause Indiana Basketball to lose key game

Indiana Basketball was once again plagued by turnovers, an area where the Hoosiers have struggled all season, which resulted in yet another loss on Tuesday night in Lincoln. The team matched a season-high 19 turnovers, allowing Nebraska to convert those mistakes into 26 points. These careless mistakes are what cost Indiana the game, snapping their four-game win streak with a score...
Via isportsweb.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: George Mason sinks St. Joseph's with buzzer-beater

This season’s matchups between George Mason and St. Joseph’s have been as thrilling as it gets.Last month, Otis Livingston drained a buzzer-beater from Steph Curry-range to sink the Hawks, and Wednesday’s contest was just as entertaining.This time, Livingston lost the ball late in the game, and it looked like the Hawks were going to emerge victorious. It, however, bounced to Ian...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: McKinley Wright IV breaks Colorado men's basketball record for assists as a freshman

McKinley Wright IV breaks the Colorado school record for most assists in a freshman season with 144 during the Buffs' game against USC on Wednesday. Chauncey Billups previously held the record.

WATCH: UNLV Men's Basketball Postgame Press Conference vs. Fresno State

Head coach Marvin Menzies, junior forward Shakur Juiston and freshman forward Brandon McCoy.
Via UNLV Rebels Athletics
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Louisville vs. Duke Basketball Highlights (2017-18)

Louisville vs. Duke: Grayson Allen scored 28 points, Wendell Carter Jr. added 18 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists, and the No. 5 Duke Blue Devils cruised past Louisville, 82-56. Duke held Louisville to 36% shooting from the field in the Blue Devils' 4th game with Marvin Bagley III. Ray Spalding led the Cardinals with 17 points.
Via ACC Digital Network
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kansas Basketball: Showdown for the Streak

The Kansas Jayhawks are on the verge of breaking a record that was thought to be unbreakable. John Wooden’s UCLA Bruins won 13 straight conference titles from 1967-1979, but KU is very close to winning the Big 12 for the 14th straight year. The Jayhawks have won three straight conference games and are playing their best basketball of the season. KU floor general Devonte’ Graham has...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sam Hauser, Jamal Cain Postgame: Marquette vs. St. John's

Forwards Sam Hauser and Jamal Cain talk to the media after Marquette's 85-73 victory over St. John's.

WATCH: Georgia Tech vs. Virginia Highlights (2017-18)

Georgia Tech vs. Virginia: Cavaliers guard Ty Jerome scored a team-high 18 points as Virginia clinched at least a share of the ACC regular-season title with a 65-54 win over Georgia Tech. The Cavaliers kept up their tough defense from all season by giving up only 24 points in the second half. Jackets forward Ben Lammers had a game-high 22 points in Georgia Tech's sixth straight loss.
Via ACC Digital Network
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: UNC Men's Basketball: Theo Pinson Gets It Done at Syracuse

The senior put up a career-high 23 points and dished out 7 assists to help the Tar Heels get the win at Syracuse.

WATCH: College student wins $25K with remarkable series of basketball shots

A college student at Texas A&M International pulled off a remarkable quadruplet of basketball shots in a row and won himself $25,000 in the process. TAMIU Athletics shared a video of Kyle Kieshnick making a layup, a free throw, a three-pointer and then a half-court shot — in succession — to claim the prize. Free-throw Three-point shot Half-court shot Win $25,000 in 24 seconds...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Prospect report: Lonnie Walker IV of Miami

Lonnie Walker IV was the 13th-ranked prospect in the 2017 high school class [1] but started his freshman year of college slowly after undergoing knee surgery [2] in July. Walker been heating up over the last month. Aside from getting his legs back under him, Walker has also gotten a more prominent role within the offense due to the absence of Bruce Brown, Jr.The six-foot-five wing...
Via RealGM - NBA
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino: NCAA ruling to remove championship 'unjust'

Rick Pitino had a press conference at a New York law firm on Wednesday to address the recent NCAA ruling to revoke wins, records and the 2013 national championship won by Louisville, based on the StripperGate scandal that rocked the university a couple years ago.As he’s done in the past, Pitinio expressed his disappointment in the NCAA’s judgement.“To say I’m disappointed with the...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch Duke recruit Zion Williamson show off insane leaping ability with shot block

Duke fans should be excited about what they have in Zion Williamson, one of the top recruits in the country, who will be suiting up for the team next season.Williamson, who currently attends Spartanburg Day School, has already committed to Duke, and he gave fans a taste of what he’ll offer next year in a recent game.One particular player decided to attack the basket, with Williamson...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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