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Kobe Bryant Launches First-Pitch Home Run At Richard Sherman’s Charity Softball Game

  On Sunday, Kobe Bryant his first visit to Seattle since the Supersonics left six years ago. Unfortunately (for basketball fans), his return came on the baseball diamond rather than the hardwood (more on that in a second), as he was biggest star of Richard Sherman’s second annual charity softball game at Safeco Field. Kobe participated in a pre-game home run derby, sending a...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Wroten Kicked Off Jamal Crawford’s Summer Pro-Am With A Disgusting Shammgod Crossover

Tony Wroten was the star attraction — along with Jamal Crawford, of course — at the opening weekend of Jamal Crawford’s annual Pro-Am tournament on the campus of Seattle Pacific University. Wroten, who hails from Seattle basketball powerhouse Garfield High School (it’s where Brandon Roy also played), lit up the first day with a 53-point performance. While it wasn’t quite...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington State Linebacker Arrested For Pointing Pellet Gun At Student

Washington State linebacker Ivan McLennan was arrested Sunday and cited for a gross misdemeanor after allegedly pointing an Airsoft pellet gun at a fellow Wazzu student. McLennan’s arrest — for “unlawful handling of weapons capable of producing bodily harm” — came after Pullman, Wash., police received a call about a man “brandishing a firearm” in a campus parking lot...
Via NESN.com
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington St. LB Ivan McLennan arrested after allegedly pointing airsoft gun at another person.

Ivan McLennan. Via wsucougars.com.Washington State linebacker Ivan McLennan is facing charges of unlawful handling of weapons capable of producing bodily harm. McLennan was arrested on Sunday by Pullman, Wa. police after he allegedly pointed an airsoft gun at at least one person described as a "student."According to police, they were called to investigate a man what appeared...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ken Bone hasn’t been able to make his plan work at WSU

First, let it be said that Ken Bone, the Washington State basketball coach, is a man of integrity, somebody who always represents his institution well. But as the season winds down at WSU, this is also inescapable: The team he coaches is talent-shy and in danger of a third last-place finish in the Pac-12 in his five years. The Cougars’ game at Oregon on Sunday night was a bit...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

San Jose State hires Craighead

San Jose State has hired Jamie Craighead as its women's basketball coach. Spartans athletics director Gene Bleymaier made the announcement Monday. Craighead replaces Tim La Kose, who resigned for personal reasons Aug. 30. Craighead spent the past four seasons coaching Sacramento State, where she guided the Hornets to the Big Sky Conference tournament for just the fifth (2012...
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

San Jose State hires Jamie Craighead as coach

San Jose State has hired Jamie Craighead as its women's basketball coach. Spartans athletics director Gene Bleymaier made the announcement Monday. Craighead replaces Tim La Kose, who resigned for personal reasons Aug. 30. Craighead spent the past four seasons coaching Sacramento State, where she guided the Hornets to the Big Sky Conference tournament for just the fifth (2012...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving Pulls Off A Filthy God Shammgod, Leaves Poor Defender In The Dust

The Jamal Crawford Pro-Am is kicking it into high gear this weekend on the campus of Seattle Pacific University. After recent appearances by Tyreke Evans (a charter member of the God Shammgod resurrection movement) and Kevin Durant, it was Kyrie Irving’s turn to dazzle the Emerald City. Friday night, he put on quite a show. We’re patiently waiting for more videos (trust me, you’ll...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Despite only one year there, Durant misses Seattle

Kevin Durant loves Oklahoma City. But he said he misses Seattle. Durant returned to the Pacific Northwest during the weekend and played in a charity game, hosted by NBA guard Jamal Crawford. Durant, who was the Rookie of the Year for the SuperSonics in 2007-2008, told the fans at Seattle Pacific University, "I just want to say I miss you guys," according to the Associated...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Scores 63 Points In Bittersweet Return To Seattle

Kevin Durant’s final moments as a Seattle Supersonic played out like this: a mid-range jumper for a go-ahead bucket, and a fast break lay-up to help seal a 99-95 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. The sequence, interrupted by a missed three by Seattle native Jason Terry (who I, to this day, want to believe missed the wide open shot intentionally), was a sign of things to come,...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant scores 63 points, Jamal Crawford 46 In Seattle Pro-Am (Video)

Sunday, Kevin Durant returned to city where it all started. Durant played one season for the Seattle Supersonic’s in 2007 after being the #2 overall pick out of Texas.  The Sonic’s of course relocated to Oklahoma City, and the rest is history. Durant returned to Seattle Sunday night to take part in the Jamal Crawford Seattle Pro Am. “I just want to say I miss you guys,”...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant scores 63 points In Seattle Pro-Am (Video)

Sunday, Kevin Durant returned to city where it all started. Durant played one season for the Seattle Supersonic’s in 2007 after being the #2 overall pick out of Texas.  The Sonic’s of course relocated to Oklahoma City, and the rest is history. Durant returned to Seattle Sunday night to take part in the Jamal Crawford Seattle Pro Am. “I just want to say I miss you guys,”...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Scores 63 Points In Seattle Homecoming

Kevin Durant scored 63 points in the Jamal Crawford Summer Pro-Am game in Seattle. Durant hasn't played a game in Seattle since his rookie season before the Sonics relocated to Oklahoma City. "I just want to say I miss you guys," Durant told about 3,000 fans, many in Durant's old Seattle SuperSonics jersey. "Thank you for the warm welcome. I can't wait...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Durant drops 63 points in Seattle

Kevin Durant hoisted 62 shots and scored 63 points, and played all but 15 seconds in 51 minutes of game time. All that, and he still had time to pose for pictures and sign autographs when his car was surrounded by fans as he tried to leave. If there was any questioning if Seattle still loves Durant, it was put to rest Sunday. "I just want to say I miss you guys," Durant...
Via Fox Sports
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Tyreke Evans Pulls A God Shammgod On Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn

Summer vacation for the NBA means it’s time for A-list appearances at various Pro-Am tournaments around the country. While most of the focus is on the long-established Drew and Goodman leagues, Jamal Crawford has quietly put together a high-caliber tournament in Seattle. The games take place every weekend at Seattle Pacific University, and you never know who will show up (Crawford...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Tyreke Evans crosses over Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn at Jamal Crawford pro-am game

Although the NBA has still not returned to Seattle, that doesn’t mean there aren’t NBA players showing off their wares in the Emerald City as Clippers guard Jamal Crawford hosted his pro-am game at Seattle Pacific University. Many notable NBA names came out to play including New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans who got the opportunity to cross-up current Seattle mayor Mike...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

JCSPA Basketball League is Here!

The Jamal Crawford Summer Pro-Am Basketball League is in full swing, and below is a list of all the players participating, as well as a schedule of all the games to be played. The league is taking place at the Royal Brougham Pavilion at Seattle Pacific, with games starting in the early afternoon and going into the evening.
Via washington.scout.com
July 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Barkley, Robert Griffin III Both Marry College Sweethearts Over Weekend

July is apparently the month to get hitched for young quarterbacks in the NFC East. Matt Barkley and Robert Griffin III both tied the knot last weekend, with Barkley marrying longtime girlfriend Brittany Langdon and Griffin making it official with Rebecca Liddicoat. Barkley’s now-wife played soccer at Seattle Pacific University, while Barkley is in the mix for quarterbacking the...
Via NESN.com
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

King Holiday Hoopfest Evaluations

SEATTLE - Every year, Seattle's King Holiday Hoopfest showcases some of the top talent in the Pacific Northwest. Here are some of the top performers at the tournament, held Monday at Seattle Pacific University's Royal Brougham Pavilion. This year top-ranked 4A Bothell battled 3A's top team Rainier Beach for state supremacy and eventually lost to the Vikings 66-63 in the headline game.
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

CBE Classic Preview and Predictions

It’s that time of year again for the early season tournament. This is the best time of the year besides March for college basketball. Check out some of my team previews and who I predict to win the tournament below. Predictions Saint Louis over Texas A&M Kansas over Washington State Championship Kansas over Saint Louis Team Previews Kansas Coach: Bell Self (9 seasons at Kansas...
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November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Washington State Cougars : #11 Pac 12 college basketball power rankings

Washington State Who will put at number 1? Louisville or Indiana or maybe a surprise stay tuned to Roundballchat for the next month to find out. Coach: Ken Bone (Three seasons at WSU 57-46) Overall 392-213, 20 years 2011-12: Record 19-18 overall, 7-11 in Pac 12( Tie 8th) Starters Returning (2) DaVonte Lacy, Brock Motum Preseason Tournament: CBE Classic (Kansas City) Top Non-Conference...
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November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Miller building expectations at Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. -- It was a little more than a year ago when the Arizona Wildcats faced Seattle Pacific in the teams exhibition opener. And gasp! lost. Arizona doesnt lose exhibition games. It doesnt lose home games. At least its not supposed to. Such is life for one of college basketball's elite programs. You can count on expectations to be high when youre selling out intrasquad...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Miller building expectations at Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. -- It was a little more than a year ago when the Arizona Wildcats faced Seattle Pacific in the teams exhibition opener. And gasp! lost. Arizona doesnt lose exhibition games. It doesnt lose home games. At least its not supposed to. Such is life for one of college basketball's elite programs. You can count on expectations to be high when youre selling out intrasquad...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 30, 2012  |  Discuss

#88 Washington State : College Basketball Countdown

College basketball is right around the corner. Games will be starting before you know it, and practices are just right around the corner.Here at Roundballchat I will release my top 100 teams for the 2012-13 college basketball season. I will start at 100 and count my way down. I will rank all the 75 programs in the six major conferences, as well as 25 mid majors in my top 100 countdown...
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October 10, 2012  |  Discuss

#87 Washington State Cougars: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season. We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We...
Via The Sports Bank
August 29, 2012  |  Discuss
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