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Video: Rick Pitino Strolled Into The ACC Tournament Wearing An Elegant Scarf; It’s 65 Degrees In Greensboro

It’s currently 65 degrees in Greensboro, North Carolina, the location of the ACC men’s basketball tournament.  For Louisville coach Rick Pitino, that’s scarf-sporting weather.  The 62-year-old coach strutted into the Greensboro Coliseum this afternoon wearing a tightly-wrapped red scarf around his neck.  You walk that runway/stadium corridor, Coach Pitino. Walk it well...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Thursday Cheat Sheet: Everything That’s Gone Viral The Past 24 Hours (3/12/15)

Twitter/@VandyFootball Here’s everything that has gone viral in college sports over the past 24 hours. 1. Indiana Hoosiers fans started a crowdfunding page in attempt to fire head coach Tom Crean. 2. Vanderbilt football proudly tweeted out a picture of quarterback Patton Robinette’s acceptance letter to its medical school. 3. Clemson football released its footage from an intense...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Spike Albrecht Threw An Awesome No-Look Over The Shoulder Pass For A Dunk In Michigan’s Win Over Illinois

Michigan scored a nice 73-55 Big Ten Tournament win over Illinois this afternoon, effectively ending the Illini’s NCAA Tournament chances. Guard Spike Albrecht, who is no stranger to post-season heroics, played 39 minutes for the Wolverines, scoring eight points and dishing out five assists. No play was prettier than this pass in the lane, with Albrecht whipped behind his head...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Cliff Alexander’s Attorney Releases Statement On NCAA: He “Has Been Ready, Willing, And Able To Be Interviewed”

The eligibility issues surrounding Kansas freshman Cliff Alexander are beginning to infringe on post-season play, and the Kansas star seems to be growing restless. Alexander’s attorney released a statement today, stating that Alexander has been ready to proceed with an NCAA interview since May 2, and it is the organization that is holding up the process. Statement from attorney...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Helfrich Says He Would Mortgage The House For Marcus Mariota

Since taking over general manager duties in January, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has been wheeling and dealing. Naturally, there’s been plenty of speculation that Kelly will look to trade up in the draft in order to select his old Oregon quarterback, Marcus Mariota. But Kelly downplayed that yesterday when he told the media his team wouldn’t “mortgage our future”...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

How Do NCAA Tournament Bracket Pools Work?

With the majority of the United States’ population set to partake in an NCAA Tournament bracket pool or two, we thought we’d give a quick rundown on how these pools work, for those unfamiliar with the concept.  An NCAA Tournament bracket pool is a collection of people who are attempting to predict how the tourney will unfold, and, based on the scoring system, one man or woman...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Was The Last College Basketball Team To Go Undefeated?

Can Andrew Harrison and the Wildcats run the table? The Kentucky Wildcats finished the 2014-15 regular season with a 31-0 record and the No. 1 overall ranking. The ‘Cats are the overwhelming favorites to capture the 2015 SEC Tournament title this weekend, and if they do so, will enter the NCAA Tournament at 34-0. Much has been made of Kentucky’s chances of finishing the season...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Indianapolis Is Getting Ready For The NCAA Tournament With This Giant Bracket On The J.W. Marriott Hotel

Indianapolis is the home to this year’s Final Four, and the town is definitely getting ready for the NCAA Tournament in a big way. The J.W. Marriott Indianapolis is celebrating the event by putting a massive tournament bracket on the side of the building.  Getting the brackets ready. #MarchMadness #NCAA #FinalFour #Indy A photo posted by Brian Mikolajek (@bmikolajek)...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Won Last Year’s NCAA Tournament?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, college basketball fans. The NCAA Tournament is days away from tipping off – the First Four games take place on March 17-18 with the Round of 64 beginning on March 19.  UConn took home the title in 2014. Kentucky is seen as the overwhelming favorite to win it all, with Virginia, Duke, and Wisconsin, among others, viewed as legitimate...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Ezekiel Elliott Smacked Cardale Jones In The Head During An Interview On ESPN

Spring practice is underway for the Ohio State football program and the Buckeyes don’t appear to be too tense as they begin their pursuit to repeat as national champions.  This morning, while Cardale Jones was speaking to reporters, noted jokester Ezekiel Elliott crept up behind his quarterback and smacked him in the head.  It was a pretty violent video bomb.  Elliott is known...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan, Adidas Getting Trashed For Wolverines “Ugly” Big Ten Uniforms

Michigan is making its Big Ten Tournament debut Thursday against Illinois, but the focus regarding the Wolverines doesn’t seem to be on the game itself. No, fans in attendance (and watching on television) don’t seem to like Michigan’s new March uniforms, made by adidas. Michigan isn’t the only team wearing this set of unis, but the Wolverines are the team drawing the worst...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

There Are So Many Kentucky Fans At The SEC Tournament In Nashville Ticket Takers Are Saying “Welcome To Rupp Arena!”

The SEC men’s basketball tournament is taking place this week at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. To many people at the event, though, it sure feels like they’re somewhere else: Lexington, Ky.  There are apparently so many Kentucky fans set to watch their No. 1-ranked and undefeated Wildcats at the SEC Tournament that John Calipari’s team will basically be playing home...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas’ Perry Ellis Won’t Play Today, Could Play Tomorrow If KU Advances

Kansas, the top overall seed in the Big 12 Tournament, opens post-season play this afternoon against No. 9 seed TCU. Tip-off is set for 2:30 PM EST. The Jayhawks will be without the services of top player Perry Ellis, who remains out of action with a knee injury. Kansas head coach Bill Self said Ellis may play tomorrow if the Jayhawks advance.  Self said on pregame radio that Perry...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ohio St QB Braxton Miller Declines To Speak To Media Today While Cardale Jones, J.T. Barrett Talk

For the first time this spring, Ohio State’s football program gave its three-headed quarterback monster the option to speak to the media. Two of its QBs agreed to; one opted to remain silent.  Buckeye senior quarterback Braxton Miller declined to talk to reporters this morning, while redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett and redshirt junior Cardale Jones spoke to the media.  Urban...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan Center Jack Miller Tweets Statement On Decision Not To Return For 5th Year

Thursday morning, it was reported that Michigan starting center Jack Miller has decided that will not return for his fifth year in Ann Arbor. Miller, instead, has chosen to focus on school and business opportunities.  Now, Miller has released a statement to his followers on Twitter. He claims that he’s accomplished all of his goals, and that’s time to start the “next chapter”...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

UVA Star F Justin Anderson Will Get Some Playing Time Today In The ACC Tournament

A week after getting his appendix removed, Virginia star forward Justin Anderson is back on the court, warming up in-uniform.  According to multiple people at the ACC Tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina, Anderson will get some playing time this afternoon against Florida State. The 6-foot-6 forward missed nearly a month with a broken finger and then had his return to the court...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

In Response To Racist Video, Oklahoma Football Team Will Wear Black At Practice Starting March 23

Thursday, Oklahoma football’s student-athletes released an official statement in response to the circulation of the video showing numerous SAE fraternity brothers chanting racial slurs on a bus last week. Quarterback Trevor Knight posted a snapshot of the statement to his Twitter account. In the statement, OU’s players commend school president David Boren and head coach Bob Stoops...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

4-Star 2016 S Cameron Lewis Commits To LSU

The best safety in Louisiana will be playing his college football in-state.  Cameron Lewis, a four-star defensive back in the 2016 class out of Monroe, La., announced this morning that he has committed to LSU.  Lewis, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound safety, is ranked the No. 13 player nationally at his position by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings.  2016 four-star safety Cam Lewis has committed...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Sent A 5-Star QB A Photoshop Of Him On An ESPN The Magazine Cover

Columbus (Ga.) Carver five-star dual-threat quarterback Jawon Pass has an awesomely appropriate last name and no shortage of high-level scholarship offers. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Pass can essentially continue his career at any college he wishes.  Notre Dame is one of the programs pursuing Pass, and the Fighting Irish sent him some eye-catching recruiting mail this week. It featured...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Updated 2015 PAC-12 Tournament Bracket

The 2015 PAC-12 Tournament tipped off yesterday in Las Vegas with a quartet of opening round games. No. 12 seed USC shocked fifth-seeded Arizona State 67-64, while 10th-seeded Colorado knocked off No. 7 Oregon State, 78-71. The eighth-seeded Cal Bears routed No. 9 Washington State 84-59, and No. 6 seed Stanford took care of the 11th-seeded Washington Huskies 71-69. The quarterfinals...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

The ACC Accidentally Called NC State “UNC State” In Its Tournament Program

NC State fans aren’t fond of their in-state rival North Carolina, and as you’d imagine, they absolutely hate when people mix up the two schools. Wednesday, however, that somehow happened in the unlikeliest of places. The official ACC Tournament program lists NC State as “UNC State” on an entire page. We’re not sure how it happened, but you can assume that Wolfpack fans...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Updated 2015 Big 12 Tournament Bracket

The 2015 Big 12 Tournament got underway yesterday in Kansas City with a pair of preliminary round games. No. 9 seed TCU dispatched eighth-seeded Kansas State 67-65 while Texas, the No. 7 entry, defeated No. 10 seed Texas Tech 65-53. The quarterfinal round tips off today at 11:30 AM EST, with No. 5 Baylor squaring off against No. 4 West Virginia. TCU will face top-seeded Kansas at...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Updated 2015 SEC Tournament Bracket

The first two games of the 2015 SEC Tournament are in the books. Auburn, sparked by the return of Antoine Mason, took care of Mississippi State, 74-68. In the late game, South Carolina ended Missouri’s nightmare season, 63-54. Day two of the tournament is set to tip off at 1 PM EST. What do the results mean? Auburn will take on 5-seed Texas A&M in the 3 PM EST contest. South...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Updated 2015 ACC Tournament Bracket

Day two of the ACC Tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina has concluded. Four more results have been added to the books – Florida State eked by Clemson after almost blowing a 20-point lead, North Carolina had little trouble with Boston College, NC State got past Pittsburgh behind 34 points from Cat Barber and Miami (FL) turned it on late to take care of Virginia Tech. What does...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Antoine Mason honors late father with sneaker tribute

On February 28, the basketball world lost a beloved member when former NBA star Anthony Mason passed away from congestive heart failure. Wednesday night, his son Antoine, who plays for the Auburn Tigers, paid tribute to him on his sneakers. Mason wrote “RIP DAD” on the front of his shoes, along with “God”, “Fam” and “Ball” underneath. It was Mason’s first game since...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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