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Video: UNC’s Isaiah Hicks Failed Miserably On This Absurd Dunk Attempt

North Carolina is holding onto a slim, 41-40, halftime lead against Florida Gulf Coast University in the first round NCAA Tournament. The Eagles have the Tar Heels with their backs against the wall, trying to create some kind of spark to avoid a historical upset. At one point, UNC’s Isaiah Hicks even attempted this impossible dunk – without Go Go Gadget arms. It wasn’t possible...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

2017 4-Star Wide Receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr. Sets Decision Date

Keyshawn Johnson Jr., the son of former NFL great Keyshawn Johnson, has set a decision date for his college recruitment.  The 6-foot-1, 195-pound prospect out of California is ranked the No. 27 WR and No. 220 player in the class by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings.  He’s reportedly considering Alabama, Clemson, Nebraska, Ohio State and USC. He announced his decision date on Twitter...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Here’s An Updated NCAA Tournament Bracket After The First Half Of Thursday’s Action

We’re halfway through the first Thursday of the NCAA Tournament, and while there haven’t been any buzzer-beaters, there have been some upsets. 12-seed Yale, out of the Ivy League, took down 5-seed Baylor to notch its first NCAA Tournament win – ever. The other 12-seed – Arkansas-Little Rock – also scored an upset over 5-seed Purdue in double overtime. Two 9-seeds, Butler...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Illinois star Kendrick Nunn arrested, charged with domestic battery

Junior guard Kendrick Nunn is the fourth Illinois men’s basketball player to be arrested since August, and the second to be charged with domestic battery in the last week. On Wednesday evening, Nunn allegedly pushed and struck a woman in the back of the head after an argument over money. From The News-Gazette: First Assistant State’s Attorney Steve Ziegler said Champaign police...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: Duke Sent Tyus Jones Some Of The Customized Blue Devils’-Themed Kyrie 2s Before NCAA Tournament

Tyus Jones helped lead Duke to a national championship last season. The Blue Devils sent their former star a gift before the NCAA Tournament tipped off today.  The Minnesota Timberwolves’ guard received a pair of the customized, Blue Devils’-themed Nike Kyrie 2s.  They’re pretty sweet.    I appreciate @dukeblueplanet GAMEDAY wearing these all tourney! Lets get it...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue Forward Commits Ultimate Brain Fart In Final Seconds Of Regulation vs. Little Rock

We’ve got our first classic March Madness moment of the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Little Rock, the No. 12 seed, rallied from a 13-point deficit in the final four minutes and tied fifth-seeded Purdue on a ridiculous three-pointer by guard Josh Hagins with just seconds to play.  HAGINS! Overtime! https://t.co/0FqDDhK46A — Troy Machir (@TroyMachir) March 17, 2016 WHAT THE HELL...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-Georgia Running Back A.J. Turman Is Not Thrilled With Transfer Restrictions Imposed By Kirby Smart

Twitter/@AJtman25 On Wednesday, reports came out that running back A.J. Turman will transfer from Georgia. After not playing in his first three years, and a coaching change, the decision makes a lot of sense. New UGA coach Kirby Smart will not let Turman leave freely, however. The Orlando native is being blocked from transferring to rival SEC schools, as well as Miami, where former...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Upset Baylor Player Mocks Reporter After Condescending Question

Baylor, the 5-seed in the West region of this year’s NCAA Tournament, was ousted Thursday afternoon by 12-seed Yale – in what so far is the biggest upset of the event. The Bulldogs, behind 53% shooting, a sizable free throw disparity and a slight rebounding edge, were able to notch their first NCAA Tournament win in program history. After the contest, one of Baylor’s players...
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Photo: Here’s An Awesome Photo Of Jim Kelly And Ed Reed Making “The U”

With Miami is set to tip off its NCAA Tournament campaign against Buffalo Thursday night, Hurricanes from all over are coming together to take in the festivities. Even some of the former football greats are ready to cheer on the ‘Canes. On Thursday, Miami’s official Twitter account posted this awesome picture of Hall of Famer Jim Kelly and future Hall of Famer Ed Reed – both...
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Video: North Carolina Releases “Time To Dance” Hype Video For NCAA Tournament

North Carolina’s men’s basketball program is ready to start its NCAA Tournament march.  The Tar Heels, the No. 1 seed in the East Region, are set to take on No. 16 seed Florida Gulf Coast University at 7:20 p.m. E.T. on TBS.  In anticipation of their first game, UNC has released a sweet “Time To Dance” hype video. 
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Kansas vs. UConn – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

YouTube/Kansas Athletics Two of college basketball’s top programs will face off for the right to head to the Sweet 16. The Kansas Jayhawks won their opening game against Austin Peay 105-79, and will face upstart nine seed UConn. The Huskies knocked off Colorado 74-67. The winner will head to the South Regional in Louisville. Even considering the opponent, Kansas was incredibly...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

4-Star DE Jordan Williams Drops Loaded Top 9 On Twitter

College basketball may be in full swing at the moment, but we’ve got some important college football recruiting news to report. Four-star defensive end Jordan Williams, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, just dropped a loaded top nine via Twitter. The 6-foot-5, 260-pound star will be deciding between three SEC schools, three ACC schools, one Big Ten school, one Pac-12 school and one...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Virginia Coach’s Collapse Causes Confusion For Fans Of Famous Singer Tony Bennett

During his team’s win over Hampton this afternoon, Virginia head coach Tony Bennett collapsed momentarily on the sideline from what was deemed to be dehydration.  As news of what happened to Bennett began to circulate on Twitter, he began to trend on Twitter. As a result, fans of the legendary singer Tony Bennett thought something had happened to their beloved crooner.  TONY...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Virginia vs. Butler – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Twitter/UVAMensHoops March Madness is in full swing.  Top-seeded Virginia quickly silenced any whispers of an upset Thursday afternoon against Hampton, jumping out to a big lead and carrying it to an 81-45 victory to seal a trip to the second round. UVA’s second round opponent – Butler – had to put up a bigger fight in the first round against Texas Tech, but ultimately pulled...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

How Many Perfect NCAA Tournament Brackets Remain After Yale’s Upset Win?

It hasn’t been the craziest first few hours that we’ve seen out of the first day of the NCAA Tournament, but a tweet by ESPN shows just how hard it is to keep a perfect bracket in this tournament. After Yale beat Baylor in the first big upset of the day, only 6.7-percent of brackets submitted to ESPN remain perfect. More than 13 million brackets are in the #AcuraTourney Challenge...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Yale Has Awesome Locker Room Celebration After 1st NCAA Tournament Win In Program History

The first big upset of this NCAA Tournament goes to the Yale Bulldogs, which outlasted fifth-seeded Baylor to pick up its first NCAA Tournament win in school history. Baylor had the ball down two with 6.8 seconds left to tie or win the game, but guard Lester Medford lost the ball with two seconds left. Baylor fouled Brandon Sherrod, who hit two free throws to lock up the 79-75 win...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Duke vs. Yale – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Prediction

An NCAA Tournament second round game will feature two of the world’s most-prestigious universities.  Duke, the No. 4 seed in the West Region, is set to take on No. 12 seed Yale in Providence, Rhode Island on Saturday.  Can Coach K reach the Sweet 16? On Thursday, the Blue Devils topped No. 13 seed UNC Wilmington, while the Bulldogs upset No. 5 seed Baylor.  Game Time: Saturday...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Krzyzewski Challenged Marshall Plumlee Before His Huge 2nd Half Performance

Duke opened up its 2016 NCAA Tournament with a 93-85 win over UNC Wilmington earlier this afternoon. The fourth-seeded Blue Devils actually trailed the No. 13 seed Seahawks 43-40 at halftime, but rallied in the second half thanks in large part to a huge effort from big man Marshall Plumlee (23 points, 8 rebounds). According to Duke freshman wing Brandon Ingram, head coach Mike Krzyzewski...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Gronk Gives NCAA Tournament Final Four, Championship Picks

Rob Gronkowski played football at Arizona, and as you’ll see below, he still roots for the Wildcats like crazy. Thursday, Gronk, via UNINTERRUPTED, gave his Final Four and national title picks for this year’s NCAA Tournament. It won’t surprise you to hear that he has Arizona winning it all. Gronk also has Oklahoma, Kentucky and Michigan State in his Final Four. Check it out...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Baylor’s Taurean Prince Shoves Teammate Rico Gathers During Timeout

Yale was a popular upset pick as a 12-seed against Baylor, and the Bulldogs are showing why mid-way through the second half of today’s game. Yale leads 55-46 with 10 minutes left in the game, and tensions seem to be running high on the Baylor bench. During a commercial, leading scorer Taurean Prince shoved big man Rico Gathers very hard during an argument.  Both players have...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh And Entire Michigan Staff Working Baylor’s Football Camp

Many other top college football coaches are annoyed with Jim Harbaugh, but he’s formed an interesting alliance with Art Briles and Baylor. Briles served as keynote speaker for Michigan’s March 10 coaching clinic. Now, Harbaugh and his entire staff are working Baylor’s instructional camp. We’re sure they don’t mind getting some time to work with recruits down in Texas. ...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Virginia coach Tony Bennett collapses on sideline

A somewhat strange (and scary) moment occurred late in the first half of No. 1 seed Virginia’s game against No. 16 Hampton.  Cavaliers coach Tony Bennett collapsed on the sideline during a stoppage of play. He looked to be in obvious discomfort, and it was unclear if Bennett injured his leg, fainted or suffered some other malady. Tony Bennett left the court before the rest...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: First Tears Of The 2016 NCAA Tournament Have Been Shed By This Cheerleader

The 2016 NCAA Tournament tipped off a couple hours ago, but the madness doesn’t really start until there is either 1. a buzzer beater or 2. someone crying.  The tournament has really started.  The first tears of the tournament have been shed by this Colorado cheerleader, who had to be consoled by the Buffaloes’ mascot following the loss to UConn.  Awe…Crying Colorado...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Baylor’s Taurean Prince Got A Technical Foul For Hanging On The Rim

Baylor, the No. 5 seed in the West Region, is trying to avoid being upset in the first round for the second year in a row. When you’re trying to do that against a 12-seed (Yale) that is beating you, getting technical fouls for hanging on the rim isn’t the smart thing to do. But that’s what Baylor’s Taurean Prince just did late in the first half on a fast break.  Taurean...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Watch A Guy Recreate 13 Of The Best March Madness Shots Ever

A guy with some serious time on his hands has recreated 13 of the best March Madness shots ever. We appreciate it.  Samuel Healy, co-host of American University’s “Men’s Basketball Podcast,” redid 13 of the greatest shots in conference and NCAA Tournament history.  It’s worth a watch. 
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss
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