Calipari and Mike Francesa argue on FOX Sports 1 radio

Kentucky coach John Calipari has always been known as one of the top college basketball coaches and top recruiters in the nation, but when Mike Francesa called out Calipari and said he wasn't a great X's and O's coach, Calipari took offense. The comment irked Calipari so much, that he even called into Francesa's show to give him a piece of his mind. What do you think...
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Michigan State basketball: 2014-15 schedule released

The 2014-15 Michigan State basketball schedule was released on Thursday. And as usual, true to Tom Izzo form, the non conference part of the schedule is a tough one, one which includes the first six of eight games being played away from East Lansing, as well a games against Duke, Notre Dame and likely match ups with Marquette and Kansas. The schedule even includes an exhibition match...
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Report: Texas Extends Rick Barnes Through 2018-19

Many would argue that Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes has underachieved with the Longhorns, but the school has thrown its support behind him, extending his contract through the 2018-19 season. Barnes base pay will only go up a bit, but it looks like his seat has cooled off. BREAKING: #Texas men’s coach Rick Barnes gets 2 years added to contract. Deal runs through 18-19 season...
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ESPN Tabs Montrezl Harrell As A Top Candidate For The 2015 Wooden Award

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect Montrezl Harrell’s decision to return to school for his junior season didn’t get the national attention that it deserved. I’ve said it over and over for the past three months and I still stand by that statement. Harrell was a lock to be taken within the top 20 of the 2014 draft and possibly could have been a lottery pick. There are plenty...
Via The Cardinal Connect
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Canes complete four-game sweep in Spain

Courtesy University of Miami athletics The University of Miami men’s basketball team completed a four-game sweep in Spain, defeating AEC Collblanc Torrassa, 116-64, Thursday night in Barcelona to wrap up the overseas tour. Deandre Burnett and Sheldon McClellan each notched a team-high 23 points in the win, closely followed by 22 from Ja’Quan Newton and 18 from James Palmer. Manu...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fail: Good Lord w/the Mongos Thinking Mike Francesa Really Hung up on his Buddy John Calipari

Jesus, John Calipari 'called' into WFAN after a way too long interview with Mike Francesa yesterday. Got through...on a cell number Mike's EP didn't note, with his voice. And the media bought it hook, line, and sinker.John Calipari Anonymously Calls Radio Show to Defend Himself as a Good CoachLISTEN: John Calipari quibbles, gets cut off Mike Francesa's radio showJohn...
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Montreal rewind: Stanford Robinson

Welcome to “Montreal rewind,” our player-by-player recap from Indiana’s five-game tour of Canada. Today: Stanford Robinson. Previously: Nick Zeisloft, Devin Davis, Troy Williams, Yogi Ferrell, Robert Johnson. While much of the focus and discussion up in Canada was on IU’s retooled backcourt  featuring a pair of freshman sharpshooters in James Blackmon Jr. and Robert Johnson...
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Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison Boasts About John Calipari’s Coaching Ability With A Simple Tweet

On Wednesday, John Calipari called into Mike Francesa’s New York based sports talk radio program. The Kentucky coach was upset with the legendary host stating that there are better “Xs and Os” coaches in college basketball than the Wildcats’ leader.  “You know what they call me?” Calipari asked Francesa, “Cal the magician.”  Today, Calipari has received some support...
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Calipari calls in to radio show as 'John from Kentucky' to defend himself

What happens if you're a radio host and you blast John Calipari's coaching style? Well, Mike Francesa found out on Wednesday. Francesa had Calipari on his show earlier that day, and after the Kentucky coach left the studio, he told the airwaves that he didn't think that Calipari's strength was coaching. "I said Cal is a great recruiter — a master motivator—...
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VCU Basketball: Kenny Williams commits

VCU couldn’t welcome a better first commit for their 2015 recruit class. Kenny Williams verbally committed to be a Ram this week and fans are more than excited about it. Williams is an ESPN Top 100, four-star shooting guard with everything it takes to excel under Shaka Smart. Extremely blessed and excited to announce that I have committed to play my college basketball at VCU Smart...
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McDaniels: Possible Sixers “Glue Guy”

Clemson basketball was not a powerhouse basketball program by any standards in 2013-14, but they did have a star in first team All-ACC selection, K.J. McDaniels. McDaniels was Clemson’s LeBron James, their savior if you will, as he led, or came close to leading the team in every statistical category. McDaniels ranked first in scoring, rebounding, blocks,  steals and three-pointers...
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Terry Rozier Is Ready To Meet The High Expectations This Season

Photo: Pete Cautilli No one on the Louisville basketball roster will have a more increased role during the 2014-15 season than sophomore guard Terry Rozier. The Cleveland native had a solid freshman campaign, averaging seven points in 19-minutes of action. I’m sure I am not alone in thinking that Rozier had a bigger impact last season then the numbers show. We saw plenty throughout...
Via The Cardinal Connect
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Listen: Mike Francesa Says Coach Cal Isn’t Great With ‘Xs and Os,’ Calipari Calls Into Show To Disagree

Attention, sports talk radio hosts: don’t question John Calipari’s coaching ability on-air. If you do, you’ll likely receive an angry call from the Kentucky coach.  Wednesday, legendary New York sports radio personality Mike Francesa was talking about college basketball. Calipari, who recently made an appearance on the show, was the focus of the discussion. Francesa applauded...
Via College Spun
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Video: Former Husky Andre Drummond Throws Down One-Handed Alley Oop

During last night’s Team USA exhibition against the Dominican Republic, former UConn Huskies basketball and current Detroit Pistons player Andre Drummond threw down a one-handed alley oop off a pass from DeMar DeRozan.
Via Sox and Dawgs
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John Calipari anonymously calls radio show to defend himself

John Calipari’s reputation as a master recruiter is undeniable but the Kentucky coach has a bevy of critics for his in-game coaching ability. One of those critics is New York radio personality Mike Francesa, who made the same claim that the title-winning coach is a phenomenal salesman and motivator but is lacking in the X’s and O’s. Calipari was apparently listening to or made...
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SEC: 5 Things We Learned About Kentucky In The Bahamas

The Kentucky Wildcats are trend setters, thanks to their head coach John Calipari. Coach Cal created an event called “Big Blue Bahamas” where the Wildcats played in a six-game exhibition tour in eight days against high level competition. Kentucky played Chalons-Reims (a professional team in France), the Puerto Rican national team reserves and the Dominican national team. […...
Via NBA Draft Blog
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Nebraska Basketball: Huskers Hire Northern Iowa Hero Ali Farokhmanesh

We’re not saying Ali Farokhmanesh was hired by Nebraska just because of his David-esque exploits against Kansas’ goliath, but we’re not saying he wasn’t either. Northern Iowa’s cult hero...Story
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Indiana Basketball: Who is new commit Emmitt Holt?

The Indiana Hoosiers have endured a more lively offseason than most. The player pipeline in and out of Assembly Hall has ebbed and flowed like some volatile whitewater rapids since late March, but it appears Tom Crean has finally steered his crimson and cream ship into steadier waters. Three-star class of 2014 power forward Emmitt Holt committed to the Hoosiers early Wednesday...
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

UofL Still Awaiting Word From The NCAA Regarding Freshman Jaylen Johnson

Photo: 247 Sports The Louisville basketball program is currently in a situation that they’re all too familiar with. With just days until the 2014 fall semester begins, Rick Pitino is still waiting for the NCAA clearinghouse to make a decision regarding one of his incoming signees. UofL was in the same situation in 2010 with Gorgui Dieng. Despite having nearly a perfect ACT/SAT...
Via The Cardinal Connect
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bryn Forbes granted NCAA waiver to play immediately for Michigan State basketball

Michigan State's revamped backcourt just got a boost for the upcoming season. Bryn Forbes, a shooting guard who transferred to Michigan State from Cleveland State this offseason, has been granted a waiver to play for the Spartans in the 2014-15 season, the school announced Wednesday afternoon. NCAA rules typically require transfer players to sit out one year. "This is...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Former UNLV guard transfers to UT Martin

New UT Martin head coach Heath Schroyer spent the past three seasons on Dave Rice’s staff at UNLV, and according to a report Schroyer has added a former Runnin’ Rebel to his roster. Guard Deville Smith, who was one of the options used by Rice at the point guard position last season, has decided to transfer to UT Martin according to Jon Rothstein of Last season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vols close to landing Memphis transfer Dominic Woodson

After being released from his scholarship and given the right to transfer, former Memphis Tigers forward Dominic Woodson could become a member of the Tennessee men's basketball as early as Thursday, when an official university announcement is expected. Following a search of the UT student directory around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dominic Woodson's name appeared after previously...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Billy D: Rutgers transfer Carter still not 100 percent

When Eli Carter transferred to Florida in the spring of 2013, the Gators were hopeful of adding an impact scorer who proved he could play at a high level in the Big East. But according to Florida coach Billy Donovan, the 6-foot-2 guard from Patterson, N.J., still hasn’t completely recovered from a broken leg in February of 2013 that prematurely ended his sophomore season at Rutgers...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tennessee adding Memphis' Woodson via transfer

  A person close to the situation says that former Memphis forward Dominic Woodson is transferring to Tennessee. The source said that Woodson should be in class at Tennessee's Knoxville campus on Thursday and that it remained up in the air whether he'd seek a waiver to avoid sitting out the 2014-15 season. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because Tennessee...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Vols adding Memphis transfer Woodson

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A person close to the situation says that former Memphis forward Dominic Woodson is transferring to Tennessee. The source said that Woodson should be in class at Tennessee's Knoxville campus on Thursday and that it remained up in the air whether he'd seek a waiver to avoid sitting out the 2014-15 season. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss
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