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4-Star RB A.J. Dillon Announces Michigan Commitment

Michigan landed a commitment this morning from four-star running back A.J. Dillon out of Groton (Mass.) Lawrence Academy. Dillon announced the news on Twitter.  I am truly blessed to say I have verbally committed to THE University of Michigan! #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/JtEHc3DLym — AJ Dillon™ (@ajdillon7) March 28, 2016 The 6-foot-1, 230-pound Dillon is the top-rated player...
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March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

UNC's Roy Williams cut his hand while cutting down the nets

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams will be making his eighth trip to the Final Four in 2016, which means that he has experience cutting down nets. That experience apparently didn’t help him very much Sunday night. Williams appears to have cut his finger – pretty badly – while cutting down a portion of the net after his team’s victory over Notre Dame. Williams, who was...
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March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Vice President Joe Biden Congratulates Syracuse On Advancing To Final Four

Syracuse fought back from a 16-point deficit Sunday night to knock of No. 1 seed Virginia and advance to the Final Four. It marks the first time in NCAA Tournament history that a 10-seed has done so.  Following the big win, the Orange even got a shout out from Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, who couldn’t wait to congratulate his Alma mater. Very cool. What. A...
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March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Roy Williams Is Wearing His Hat Sideways Again After UNC’s Final Four Berth

When North Carolina won the ACC Tournament earlier this month, fans got to see a different side of head coach Roy Williams, when he wore his championship hat both sideways and backwards. It looks like it was just the beginning of a trend. Sunday night, following UNC’s Elite Eight win over Notre Dame, Williams brought back the look. Williams turned his hat sideways to celebrate...
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March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

UNC’s Player Took An Incredible Team Selfie After Clinching Final Four Berth

For the first time since 2009, North Carolina is headed to the Final Four. The Tar Heels, the lone 1-seed left in this year’s NCAA Tournament, put on an impressive offensive performance against Notre Dame to emerge with an 88-74 victory. After the game, the players celebrated in style, donning championship gear while cutting down the nets. They also took an incredible team photo...
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March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Watch UNC’s Joel James Creep In And Photobomb Roy Williams’ Post-Game Interview

North Carolina knocked Notre Dame out of the NCAA Tournament Sunday night to earn a trip to the Final Four. While four No. 1 seeds entered the tournament, only one remains.  It didn’t take long after the game was over to see UNC’s playful excitement, when senior forward Joel James hilariously photobombed Roy Williams’ on-court post-game interview. CBS Sports’ Will Brinson...
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March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Final Four Game Times Announced: Villanova vs. Oklahoma, Syracuse vs. North Carolina

The Final Four for the 2016 NCAA Tournament is set – and it’s very unlikely that it’s the foursome you picked in your bracket. Sunday, Oklahoma and Villanova were joined by Syracuse and North Carolina, who earned trips to Houston by beating Virginia and Notre Dame, respectively. The Orange needed a furious comeback in the second half to get by the Cavaliers, while UNC scored...
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March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

TBS Announcer Getting Criticized For “Back From The Dead” Line At End Of Syracuse’s Win

Syracuse mounted a ridiculous comeback against Virginia Sunday night, rallying from 15 points down in the final nine minutes to steal a Final Four berth from the Cavaliers. When the buzzer sounded, TBS announcer Kevin Harlan had what was seemingly a clever tag line ready to go – making an Easter-related pun. “Jim Boeheim and Syracuse have done it. Back from the dead on Easter...
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March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Monster Dunk Leads To All-Time Great Bench Reaction From Notre Dame

Notre Dame forward V.J. Beachem is putting on a show during the first half of tonight’s Elite 8 game against North Carolina. The Tar Heels may have the lead, but it’s Beachem has everybody’s attention.  Driving the baseline, Beachem elevated above and posterized Tar Heels defenders for this monster dunk, which led to an absolutely hilarious all-time great bench reaction from...
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March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Carmelo Anthony Goes On “Perseverance” Snapchat Rant After Syracuse’s Win

We knew it was coming – we just weren’t sure which social media medium Carmelo was going to use. Sunday night, following Syracuse’s huge come-from-behind victory over Virginia, Orange alum Carmelo Anthony took to Snapchat to rant about his alma mater’s win. He harped on how SU has persevered a great deal to reach the Final Four. Here’s the video, via Campus Rush.   Carmelo...
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March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

MLB pitcher trolls Doug Gottlieb after Syracuse's win

Syracuse, one of the most controversial inclusions in this year’s NCAA Tournament, is headed to the Final Four after staging an incredible comeback against Virginia in the game’s final minutes Sunday night. Syracuse fans of all professions are coming out of the woodwork to celebrate – and troll. Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin, who went to high school in Syracuse...
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March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Former Syracuse Star Derrick Coleman Celebrate Big Win In His Living Room

Syracuse battled back from a 16-point deficit Sunday night to knock of No. 1 seed Virginia and advance to the Final Four, marking the first time in NCAA Tournament history that a No. 10 seed has done so.  After the game, former Syracuse star Derrick Coleman posted video to Twitter of him celebrating at home, screaming “Houston, we have a problem.” It’s pretty funny. Houston...
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March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Rakeem Christmas, Tyler Ennis, CJ Fair Wear Final Four Hats To Celebrate Syracuse’s Win

It’s a great time to be a Syracuse fan – or a former player. Sunday night, SU rallied from 15 points down in the final nine minutes of the game to knock off 1-seed Virginia and earn a berth in next Saturday’s Final Four. A few of the program’s recent stars were on-hand for the contest, and they celebrated in style after the win. In the below video, ecstatic alums Rakeem Christmas...
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March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Syracuse makes comeback to become first 10-seed in Final Four

If you turned off Sunday night’s Elite Eight contest between Virginia and Syracuse midway through the second half, well, you missed one of the greatest comebacks in NCAA Tournament history. The Orange, behind Malachi Richardson’s 23 points, rallied from a 54-39 deficit in the final nine minutes to emerge victorious. Syracuse finished the game on a 29-8 run – largely become...
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March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

CBS' Seth Davis gets into Twitter war over Virginia comments

Seth Davis, a college basketball analyst for CBS and a writer for Sports Illustrated, tweeted out this evening an observation about Virginia during the Cavaliers’ Elite Eight game against Syracuse.  The observation: Virginia is a “deceptively” up-tempo team that likes to let its defense lead to transition baskets and on occasion, early shots.  Virginia is deceptively...
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March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Kentucky Lands Commitment From 2017 4-Star WR JaVonte Richardson

JaVonte Richardson, a four-star wide receiver in the 2017 class, has committed to Kentucky.  The 6-foot-4, 210-pound prospect out of Ohio is ranked the No. 29 WR in the class by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings.  He announced his commitment on Twitter, picking the Wildcats over Michigan and Syracuse, among other programs. 
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March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Syracuse’s Tyler Lydon Makes 3-Pointer Without A Shoe

There haven’t been many highlights for Syracuse in the first half of its Elite Eight contest against Virginia Sunday night, but there was one interesting moment. Orange freshman Tyler Lydon, who hit one shot the entire half, did it while missing a shoe.  Lydon’s shoe fell off late in the first half, and teammate Michael Gbinije tossed it off of the court for him. Lydon then...
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March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Basketball Releases “Elite 8 Buildup” Video Ahead Of UNC Showdown

Notre Dame’s men’s basketball program is hours away from playing for a spot in the Final Four.  The Fighting Irish, the No. 6 seed in the East Region, are set to take on No. 1 seed North Carolina in Philadelphia in an Elite Eight contest this evening.  In anticipation of the contest, set to tip off at 8:49 p.m. E.T. on TBS, Notre Dame released an “Elite 8 Buildup” video. 
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March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Photos: 5-Star WR Tyjon Lindsey Seems To Have Enjoyed His Ohio State Visit

Tyjon Lindsey is from California and most recruiting experts expect him to stay out West when it comes to his college decision.  It looks like the 5-foot-9, 180-pound five-star prospect might be heading East, though.  Lindsey, the No. 5 WR in the 2017 class per 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings, visited Ohio State this weekend. He seems to have enjoyed it.  I want to thank the...
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March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Bob Stoops Reacts To Oklahoma Landing Back-To-Back 4-Star Wide Receivers

Oklahoma had an eventful Easter Sunday, landing two four-star wide receivers in a matter of what felt like minutes, providing a major boost to what is now rated as the No. 2 recruiting class in the country for the 2017 cycle.  But Oklahoma fans weren’t the only ones excited about the news – head coach Bob Stoops was also fired up,expressing that excitement on Twitter following...
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March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Now Has No. 2 Class In The Country For 2017 After Back-To-Back 4-Star Commitments

Easter Sunday has been good to Oklahoma’s football program.  In a span of about 10 minutes this afternoon, the Sooners landed commitments from two four-star wide receivers – Jalen Reagor and Charleston Rambo.  The big day for OU has resulted in a changing of the 247 Sports’ team rankings for 2017. Oklahoma, which started the day with the No. 3 class in the country, now has...
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March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

4-Star WR Charleston Rambo Announces Commitment To Oklahoma

Not long after Oklahoma landed the commitment of four-star wide receiver Jalen Reagor Sunday afternoon, the Sooners received more good news, adding yet another four-star wide receiver to its 2017 recruiting class.  Four-star wide out Charleston Rambo, out of Cedar Hill (TX), announced his decision to join the Sooners’ 2017 class via Twitter Sunday afternoon. According to 247 Sports...
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March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Lands Commitment From 4-Star WR Jalen Reagor

Jalen Reagor, a four-star wide receiver in the 2017 class, has committed to Oklahoma.  The 5-foot-11, 182-pound prospect out of Texas is ranked the No. 45 WR in the class by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings.  He announced his commitment on Twitter, picking the Sooners over Alabama and Texas Tech, among others.  I have Officially committed to Oklahoma University #BoomerSooner...
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March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Texas Tech WR shows off insane 60-inch box jump

Texas Tech wide receiver Derrick Willies is an impressive athlete – all 6-foot-4, 205-pounds of him. The newly-enrolled Red Raider is a JUCO transfer out of Trinity Valley Community College, who turned out to be the highest-rated member of Tech’s 2016 recruiting class. Sunday morning, he showed why. With a 10-pound vest strapped to his chest, Willies effortlessly lands a 60...
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March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony reps Syracuse ahead of Elite Eight game

Carmelo Anthony was in an all-Syracuse outfit ahead of the Orange’s Elite Eight contest.  Syracuse, the No. 10 seed in the Midwest Region, was set to take on No. 1 seed Virginia with a spot in the Final Four on the line on Easter Sunday. Here’s what the New York Knicks’ star was wearing. Easter OutfitHappy Resurrection Day#StayMe7o pic.twitter.com/DqcwXY5ZKu — Carmelo...
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March 27, 2016  |  Discuss
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