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Amy Robach takes over Good Morning America

Gorgeous ABC talking head Amy Robach takes over Good Morning America. The smoking hot 41-year-old co-host is the lead on GMA now that Josh Elliott has left to take a job with NBC Sports. Amy Robach was a 4th runner up in the Miss Georgia pageant in 1994. She graduated from the University of Georgia (GO DAWGS!) with high honors in Broadcast Journalism. So she is a pageant queen...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Grayson Allen is your next Blue Devils Blue Chip White Guy

A blue chip recruit, who’s Caucasian, is coming to Durham. BREAKING NEWS! I know you’ve heard this story before. Duke Blue Devils fans (and enemies) The next star Caucasian college basketball player at Duke, who will then automatically receive a lot of love from ESPN (Duke is the World Wide Leader’s favorite program of course), and then subsequently a backlash is Grayson Allen...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Future Duke Guard Tyus Jones continues to impress on a national stage

Tyus Jones is also coming to Durham. Duke Blue Devils fans rejoice. ACC, watch out. The explosive, blue chip point guard from Apple Valley high school in Minnesota is rated the #4 or #5 prospect in the nation, depending on the recruiting service you read. Tyus Jones continued to wow people even further at the McDonald’s All-American game, winning the skills competition last night...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas bound Cliff Alexander injures wrist, could miss All-American Game

Kansas bound Cliff Alexander, the #3 recruit in the nation, injured his wrist in the McDonald’s All-American Game dunk contest last night and didn’t participate in Tuesday’s morning practice. He sat out and iced his wrist. An hour later at the United Center, McDonald’s game director Douglas Freeland announced that Alexander would not appear at media day because he was at...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Schaub hopeful for new start with the Oakland Raiders

Matt Schaub had every chance to reach the Super Bowl while he was in Houston. He had a superb running back behind him to take pressure off of him, in Arian Foster. Foster is not just good, he could end up being historically good. Also Schaub was blessed with a great defense led by athletic monster, JJ Watt. How many quarterbacks would kill to have a defense like that to keep the...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United fanzine mocks airplane Moyes protestors (PHOTO)

Manchester United fanzine “Red Issue” took an interesting approach to the infamous airplane flyover protest against Manager David Moyes that took place during last weekend. A Manchester United fan blog rented a plane to protest Moyes and “The Chosen One” banner that resides at Old Trafford. During the match against Aston Villa the plane towed a banner reading “Wrong One...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke's Steve Wojciechowski reportedly takes Marquette job

Duke associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski has agreed to become the next head coach of Marquette basketball, a source told CBSSports.com this morning. For many years Wojciechowski was deemed Mike Krzyzewski’s successor. (Can you tell I got an ‘A’ in spelling class?) but now the man colloquially known as Wojo will fill the vacancy left by Buzz Williams, who mysteriously took...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke Blue Devils Rodney Hood declaring for the NBA Draft

Duke Forward Rodney Hood will leave Durham early and declare for the NBA Draft. Hood has both size (6-foot-8) and shooting (41 percent on 3-pointers) in his favor. He can also rise to the rim quite effectively, so he projects as a mid first rounder, late lottery. Here’s where we have Rodney Hood in our NBA mock draft.  Last night, during the McDonald’s All-American Jam Fest...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

John Calipari statement that will make you HATE or LOVE him even more

Everyone has an opinion on John Calipari; and usually a strong one. Like they say in the Batman movies “you either a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become a villain.” If you’re indifferent to John Calipari, you won’t be after reading this. You’ll see Coach Cal as either a.) a revolutionary visionary and social trail blazer or b.) playing the victim card and soliciting...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Early ’14-’15 Illini basketball season preview part 2: FRONTCOURT

When previewing the Illini basketball team for next season, (Yes, it’s not even April and we’re on to part two of our series (here’s part one Illini basketball recruiting) you’ll see there’s an excess of wing players and swingmen. You have a lot of 2s and 3s, but not a whole lot of traditional 1s and 5s. It’s difficult to designate a bunch of guys as “guards” and...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky basketball: McDonald’s All-American game is their NBDL

As I said in a previous post, Kentucky basketball has become a de facto NBA D-League team. I’m pretty sure the Wildcats could give the Fort Wayne Mad Antz of the NBDL a run for their money. If not, beat them outright. The Kentucky basketball program has seen a record 20 signees play in the McDonald’s All-American game since John Calipari’s arrival. That’s why these days,...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

David Moyes regime lacks direction; post Fergie transfers convey this

David Moyes is embattled to say the least. He’s had a rough year. Depending on what you believe, a management coup of sorts has been planned by the Class of ’92 at Old Trafford. The lack of on field cohesion in the United ranks shows a certain level of cluelessness exemplified through United’s dealings in the transfer market post-Fergie. The first example of Moyes/United...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United vs Bayern Preview and Prediction: David vs. Goliath?

There are games that define a player’s career and there are some that define a manager’s. The clash against the current European champions could be exactly that for Manchester United manager David Moyes. European nights at Old Trafford don’t get bigger than this. Just fresh off embarrassing defeats against Olympiacos, Liverpool and Manchester City, United are about to get...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN reporter Jessica Mendoza joins Baseball Tonight

Jessica Mendoza is the current Women’s Sports Foundation President, and athletic ambassador for Team Darfur and board member of the National Education Association. She currently works for ESPN as a color analyst during the Women’s College World Series and a sideline reporter for ESPNU. You saw a couple times this college football bowl season. She’s also a very accomplished...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Early ’14-’15 Illini basketball season preview part 2: BACKCOURT

When previewing the Illini basketball team for next season, (Yes, it’s not even April and we’re on to part two of our series (here’s part one Illini basketball recruiting) you’ll see there’s an excess of wing players and swingmen. You have a lot of 2s and 3s, but not a whole lot of traditional 1s and 5s. It’s difficult to designate a bunch of guys as “guards” and...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Very confident David Moyes makes bold statement about his job security

I guess David Moyes really got a boost from the home win over Aston Villa. Or perhaps he’s buoyed by seeing the Old Trafford faithful support him, instead of the airplane that carried a message protesting his performance and calling for his ouster. Whatever the reason, David Moyes made some bold statements about his future. He’s quite confident in his future at Manchester United...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Mock Draft: 4-1-14

Here is our second 2014 NFL mock draft that takes free agency, and the roster changes from it, into account. This 2014 NFL mock draft has added more feature stories on the players themselves. Rumors are flying everywhere about all the top prospects, this team is scouting this guy, that team is sold on player X. 1. Houston Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina Not the biggest need...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Christian Laettner talks 1 and done, O’Bannon, CAPA and more: EXCLUSIVE AUDIO

Christian Laettner is my first guest as The Sports Bank podcast returns! I can’t think of a better guest to initiate the revival of the TSB podcast then the man who hit the most iconic shot in college basketball history. 22 years and three days ago, the Dukie of all Dukies hit a game-winning shot against the Kentucky Wildcats team in what many consider to be the greatest college...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats: a de facto D-League team exposing the NCAA

If you need a rooting interest in the Final Four, consider the Kentucky Wildcats, a de facto NBDL franchise based in Lexington. I know what you’re saying how can anyone root for Coach Cal and UK? Well, their de facto D-League franchise winning the whole thing for the second time in two years would further expose the hypocrisy of the NCAA cartel. John Calipari is the only man who’s...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU basketball: ’13-’14 review and early ’14-’15 preview

We’ll always have the Rose Bowl. My advice to MSU basketball fans is to 1.) start drinking heavily, but I know you guys, so I now you’re already doing that. I don’t need to say it. and….2.) listen to Whitney Houston’s “Didn’t we almost have it all” on repeat. “The ride with you was worth the fall, Tom Izzo.” What makes yesterday’s upset loss to #7 seeded UConn...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

5 non-NCAA Tournament teams likely to dance next year

SMU had their bubble burst and just missed out on the 2014 NCAA Tournament.  That won’t be the case next season as the Mustangs return a ton of talent and should get to the Big Dance.  Here are five teams that didn’t earn a berth in the NCAA Tournament this season but should be dancing next year. Here are five NCAA Tournament teams likely to regress next season. SMU Despite...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

5 NCAA Tournament teams likely to regress next season

College basketball teams are experiencing more year-by-year turnover than ever before due to graduation, players leaving early for the NBA Draft (click here for a list of 2014 NBA Draft early entries), and transfers galore (click here for an up-to-date list of college basketball transfers.)   Here are five teams who made the 2014 NCAA Tournament this season but will likely...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United after Cesc Fabregas again, offering £41m bid

Cesc Fabregas. Yes, you’ve heard this story before. Cesc Fabregas has been a Manchester United target before. He’s been linked to the club in rumors and gossip many a time in many a transfer rumors column. Well, remember that £200 million war chest David Moyes is supposed to get to work with this summer? United will once again look to tempt Barcelona into selling midfielder...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United target Toni Kroos praises Red Devils

Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos has been linked with a move to Manchester United for quite awhile. There’s been speculation about him coming to Old Trafford all season long, and we’ve been one of the many, many websites that have covered all the transfer rumors. Remember when Toni Kroos made an innocent little Facebook status update, that was cut off and then misinterpreted...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Giggs leaving United? Falling out with David Moyes?

Player-coach Ryan Giggs, an icon is Red Devils history and member of the famed Class of ’92, is set to quit Man United in the summer. Supposedly, he’s had a falling out with David Moyes and wants to leave.  There are also doubts over Phil Neville (another member of the Class of ’92) ‘s long-term future as first-team coach. That’s what The Express reported yesterday. And...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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