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The World Cup Sweet 16 and their college hoops doppelgangers

It’s down to 16 teams; single elimination in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Just like in March madness, it’s “survive and advance” time. So I decided to match each country with their corresponding college basketball programs. If you’re a college hoops fan, but still don’t have a rooting interest in the World Cup, this will help you pick your team. I’m still not sure how much...
Via The Sports Bank
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic And Larry And Bron And Timmy

A long line can be drawn through the entirety of the NBA’s history, from the 1940s to the present day. What the Minneapolis Lakers began in 1949, the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs will develop in the 2014 NBA Finals. * When the history of the NBA is written, the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan – with six championships and an enduring hold on the popular imagination – demand...
Via Bloguin Best
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic And Larry And Bron And Timmy

A long line can be drawn through the entirety of the NBA’s history, from the 1940s to the present day. What the Minneapolis Lakers began in 1949, the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs will develop in the 2014 NBA Finals. * When the history of the NBA is written, the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan – with six championships and an enduring hold on the popular imagination – demand...
Via Crossover Chronicles
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Dayton Flyers: Are They For Real?

After beating Syracuse, Dayton has a tough path left to the Final Four (via wkzo.com) The team finished 22-9 in the regular season and finished sixth in the Atlantic-10. The team’s best scorer only averaged 12.4 points per game in those 31 games. It suffered a 67-70 loss to St. Joseph’s in the second round of the A-10 Tournament. The team’s biggest win before the big dance...
Via Grandstand University
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Stats Slant: Another unpredictable season is upon us

Send to KindleCredit: UW Athletic Communications Well, here we are in mid-January.  Duke has four losses and is clinging to a spot in the top-25 (the last time both UNC and Duke were not ranked in the top 25 was December 28th, 1982.  Michael Jordan was on the Tar Heels and Jay Bilas was on Duke) while Wichita State, Villanova, Iowa State, and San Diego State are all members of...
Via College Chalktalk
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan's mom disputes authenticity of UNC letters for auction

And so the world turns with one of the planet's biggest sports icons ... and his mom. On Jan. 10, the New Jersey-based Goldin Auctions announced it would begin taking bids on a pair of authentic Michael Jordan recruiting letters, circa 1980, from North Carolina head coach Dean Smith and assistant Bill Guthridge. But Jordan's mother, Deloris, says the for-auction letters could...
Via Fox Sports South
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan's mom disputes authenticity of UNC letters for auction

And so the world turns with one of the planet's biggest sports icons ... and his mom. On Jan. 10, the New Jersey-based Goldin Auctions announced it would begin taking bids on a pair of authentic Michael Jordan recruiting letters, circa 1980, from North Carolina head coach Dean Smith and assistant Bill Guthridge. But Jordan's mother, Deloris, says the for-auction letters could...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan's mom disputes authenticity of UNC letters for auction

And so the world turns with one of the planet's biggest sports icons ... and his mom. On Jan. 10, the New Jersey-based Goldin Auctions announced it would begin taking bids on a pair of authentic Michael Jordan recruiting letters, circa 1980, from North Carolina head coach Dean Smith and assistant Bill Guthridge. But Jordan's mother, Deloris, says the for-auction letters could...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC recruiting letters to Michael Jordan hit the auction circuit

It's been 30 years since Michael Jordan left North Carolina's campus for the NBA ranks, but his three-season-run in Chapel Hill remains a boon for the sports-memorabilia world. Citing an ESPN report, Goldin Auctions, a New Jersey-based auction house, has acquired two UNC recruiting letters to Jordan, circa 1980, shortly before the future Tar Heels star began his senior year...
Via Fox Sports South
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC recruiting letters to Michael Jordan hit the auction circuit

It's been 30 years since Michael Jordan left North Carolina's campus for the NBA ranks, but his three-season-run in Chapel Hill remains a boon for the sports-memorabilia world. Citing an ESPN report, Goldin Auctions, a New Jersey-based auction house, has acquired two UNC recruiting letters to Jordan, circa 1980, shortly before the future Tar Heels star began his senior year...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: North Carolina Will Give Away Jordan Brand Shirts For UK Game, Calls For White Out

When you think of Nike taking care of a college program by providing sick gear, the first school that comes to mind is the University of Oregon. Certainly Nike chairman Phil Knight hooks up the Ducks on a regular basis, but don’t sleep on how much Michael Jordan gives back to his beloved North Carolina. We’ve seen some pretty sick kicks that the Tar Heels will wear at some point...
Via College Spun
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Blueprint breakdown with Drew Dawson: Coach Izzo’s frontline unit painful for opponents

Send to Kindle By now, the Champions Classic held Tuesday and staged in the same building that produced the game’s most entertaining player – Michael Jordan – has been well documented. And, boy…did it live up to the hype. Among a variety of storylines, we witnessed why the participating schools – Kentucky, Michigan State, Duke and Kansas – could very well be the four...
Via College Chalktalk
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

The Haps – 11/13: Fake ‘Space Jam’ ’30 for 30′ Documentary, Michael Jordan Playing Beer Pong

What’s The Haps for November 13th? MJ plays beer pong, Space Jam gets the 30 for 30 treatment, Kentucky Wildcat fans’ idea for the perfect URL is wrecked, and more. The Links - Here’s a Picture of Michael Jordan Playing Beer Pong Do you think he yells “JORDAN” before each throw? Michigan State beats Kentucky, [&hellip(Visited 2 times, 2 visits today)The post The Haps...
Via No Coast Bias
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

I HATE These Bland NCAA Courts

I know I've posted this at least once on this blog if not several times.  I believe I posted this when I worked for AOL's FanHouse.  But I have to say it yet again.I HATE THESE BLAND NCAA COURTS!!!!!It is stupid.  Several years ago, the NCAA decided that those regional semifinals and finals would be played on courts that have black endlines with blue free throw circle...
Via Sportz Assassin
March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Thomas leads Ohio State past Nebraska

CHICAGO (AP) -- Sam Thompson grew up in Chicago and went to high school near the United Center. Like all kids in the area, he was a big fan of Michael Jordan. So this was one special homecoming for the silky smooth sophomore. Thompson had a career-high 19 points to help No. 10 Ohio State rout Nebraska 71-50 in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals on Friday night. "It felt...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Early voting results in for NCAA best

Indiana was the NCAA's last undefeated men's team in 1976. North Carolina had Michael Jordan and James Worthy while winning the national championship in 1982, a decade before Duke won the tournament on the back of Christian Laettner's buzzer-beating basket. So which is the best team in NCAA tournament history? Or is it one of Kentucky's squads: the 34-win team in...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Big 10 Hockey, is it really going to be the 'super conference' the NCAA is hoping it will be?

'The Dream Team', a huge collection of NBA Hall of Famers that were brought together to represent the United States for the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.  Players like Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, David Robinson, Karl Malone, Chris Mullin, Isiah Thomas, Clyde Drexler, John Stockton, Patrick Ewing and believe it or not Christian...
Via State of Hockey News
January 12, 2013  |  Discuss

The B1G Time Nightcap: Spartans, Wildcats win in wildly different ways

Michigan State and Northwestern don't and won't have much in common this season and on Thursday night that was on full display for all to see as the Wildcats blew the doors off of Penn State and Michigan State hung tough and got by a game Iowa squad on the road.  The pair of road wins was the first time so far in conference play that at least one home team couldn'...
Via The B1g Time
January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

the Baller's Almanac: August 13, 2012

Claire Cribbs was born 100 years ago today, in Irwin, Pennsylvania. The 6-0 guard played his college ball at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was a two-time All American. Following graduation he played briefly in minor league baseball for the Baltimore Orioles, and then became the baseball coach at Warren Consolidated High in Tiltonsville, Ohio (where he coached Bill Mazeroski...
Via Run the Floor
August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

'If Duke played the Taliban, I'd pull for Taliban'

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist Welcome to the all-Carolina-most-of-the-time edition of Bracket Racket, your one-stop shopping for all things NCAA on tournament game days. It's been said that ''God is a Tar Heel.'' Discuss. CELEBRITY ALUM The opposing argument is presented by NBC ''Today'' show host Matt Lauer. His Ohio...
Via AP on Fox
March 23, 2012  |  Discuss

KICKS: ’98 Special – MJ at 14

by Sandy Dover / @San_Dova The Air Jordan XIV…or as the Jordan Brand has literally re-branded it, the “Air Jordan 14 Retro.” Great shoe, technically. It could be brand new today and still be top-of-the-line. The luxurious leather, the full herringbone tread (stop with the rubber snake stories, Kobe…errr, Zoom Kobe), and that wonderful, wonderful full-forefoot Zoom Air (not...
Via SLAM Online
December 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Coach K's milestone is a precious gem

Savor this. Enjoy this. Remember how this felt when it happened. Realize that on Tuesday night, when Michael William Krzyzewski became the winningest basketball coach in NCAA history with his 903rd win, we finally experienced authentic greatness. This moment did not need to be forced, shined, spun or hyped. Duke's 74-69 win over Michigan State at Madison Square Garden was the...
Via Fox Sports
November 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Coach K's record truly one worth celebrating

NEW YORK -- Savor this. Enjoy this. Remember how this felt when it happened. Realize that on Tuesday night, when Michael William Krzyzewski became the winningest basketball coach in NCAA history with his 903rd win, that we finally experienced authentic greatness. This moment did not need to be forced, shined, spun or hyped. Duke's 74-69 win over Michigan State at Madison Square...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
November 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Thursday Bullets

Ben Swanson of Rufus on Fire writes that, given all we know about Michael Jordan's competitiveness, it's not surprising he'd be leading a charge of hard-line owners to secure as much revenue as possible. Kate Fagan covers the Sixers for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She also played basketball at the University of Colorado while the school was confronting a recruiting...
Via True Hoop Blog
November 10, 2011  |  Discuss

2011-12 Naismith Trophy Preseason Watch List

Courtesy of our friends at the Atlanta Tipoff Club: ATLANTA (Nov. 7, 2011) – With 10 players from four different universities, The Southeastern Conference (SEC) leads the 2011-12 Naismith preseason watch list, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced today. This year’s list includes the top men’s college basketball players from 34 schools around the country. The watch list was compiled...
Via SLAM Online
November 08, 2011  |  Discuss
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