Denzel Valentine's draft-night socks feature cartoon Denzel Valentines

NBA Draft night warrants some super-fly threads from the draftees-to-be.And Denzel Valentine is no exception.The Michigan State star and reigning Big Ten Player of the
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7 days ago

Florida to hold 06-07 reunion Sept. 10 vs. Kentucky

The back-to-back champs are coming back to Gainesville. Florida will hold a reunion for its 2006-07 basketball national title teams the weekend of its home football game Sept. 10 against Kentucky. It will include an on-field salute of the team during the Florida-Kentucky game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium/Spurrier Field. Logistically, Florida had to hold the event during a football...

Calipari Says His Comments Weren’t About Rick Pitino

With the NBA Draft coming up this evening, ESPN has decided to shove Kentucky’s John Calipari down our throats for the majority of the day. Calipari was on Mike & Mike this morning and will make various other appearances on ESPN shows throughout the day. While on Mike & Mike Calipari was asked about the […]
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UNC’s Brice Johnson On Grayson Allen: “He Likes To Trip People”

In anticipation of tonight’s NBA Draft, North Carolina forward Brice Johnson did a feature for The Player’s Tribune about his time playing for the Tar Heels. Johnson also took part in a quick version of the always-fun “First Thing That Pops” game, where you’re given a word or topic and asked to immediately say the first thing that pops into your mind. Johnson was asked...
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Dan Le Batard critical of John Calipari's appearance on ESPN

John Calipari is all over ESPN today.  Kentucky’s men’s basketball coach, on the day of the NBA Draft, is going through ESPN’s “Car Wash.” He was already on "Mike & Mike" and "First Take" and is scheduled to be on "SportsCenter," "Russillo & Kanell," "His & Hers" and "Highly Questionable."  Had a great time co-hosting @MikeAndMike with @KarlTowns and...
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Richmond hoping Europe trip helps build unity with newcomers

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Richmond basketball coach Chris Mooney considers his incoming class the best group of players he's brought in in a dozen years, and he believes the summer will be instrumental in the Spiders' success next season. The team will take a 12-day trip to Europe in August, spending time in France, Germany and the Netherlands. While games and practices will be important...
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Video: Molly Qerim Accidentally Introduces John Calipari As “Coach K” On ESPN’s First Take

Ahead of tonight’s NBA Draft in Brooklyn, John Calipari is all over the ESPN airwaves this morning. He did a long spot on Mike & Mike earlier, and he is currently filling the seat left vacant by Skip Bayless on First Take opposite Stephen A. Smith. The episode got off to a rocky start, however, when he was accidentally introduced as “Coach K” by host Molly Qerim.Calipari’s...
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Kentucky might need new NBA alumni board after tonight’s draft

The 2016 NBA Draft is tonight and it could be dominated by the Kentucky Wildcats once again. Currently, the Wildcats could have three players drafted, a far cry from their six in last year’s draft. If that does happen, Kentucky may have to put a new NBA alumni board up somewhere in Joe Craft Center in the near future. This is just half of our current pros in the NBA board...
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Draft Watch: Will Ferrell and Williams get picked?

The wait is over for Yogi Ferrell and Troy Williams. The NBA draft begins tonight at 7 p.m. ET at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and both players are being discussed as potential second round picks. In our final “draft ... The post Draft Watch: Will Ferrell and Williams get picked? appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
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Photo: Kentucky Might Need Another NBA Alumni Board After Tonight’s Draft

This past season, Kentucky had a whopping 22 former players play in an NBA regular season game. Not surprisingly, the Wildcats are expected to have at least three players drafted tonight: point guard Tyler Ulis, shooting guard Jamal Murray and power forward Skal Labissiere. The wild card potential pick tonight is forward Alex Poythress, who has impressed NBA teams in workouts. Kentucky...
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Where Will Buddy Hield Land in the 2016 NBA Draft?

The 2015-2016 John R. Wooden Award winner for the best player in college basketball will fulfill his dream Thursday night in Brooklyn when he is selected in the 2016 NBA Draft. Hield will surely have his name called early in the Draft, but it remains to be seen which team is hot on Hield. Hield is a superb athlete on the offensive end with the talent to pull up from anywhere on the...
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From the Final Four to the NBA Draft: How Syracuse's Michael Gbinije Prepared For the Next Step

When the floor cleared and Michael Gbinije slinked out of Reliant Stadium, he couldn't bear to look at a basketball. His Syracuse Orangemen's run had been a thing of dreams and now it was over, ending in a 83-66 loss to North Carolina in the Final Four. Syracuse shouldn't have even been there, not really, after losing 13 games in the regular season and losing in the first round of...
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Former Syracyse AD Daryl Gross leaving for Cal State-LA

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Former Syracuse athletic director Daryl Gross has been hired to take the helm of the Division II athletic program at Cal State-Los Angeles. Gross, who has been working as both a professor and vice president and special assistant to the Syracuse University chancellor after serving a decade as the school's athletic director, will start his new job in July. Gross...
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Michigan State Spartans: Denzel Valentine wins prestigious award

Denzel Valentine will need to make some room in his trophy case as of today. Valentine, owner of six National Player of the Year Awards was named Big Ten Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year. Denzel joins former athletes Ryan Miller (Hockey-2001) and Draymond Green (Basketball-2012) as the only Spartans to win the award, which has been given out annually since 1982. The award comes...
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Utah forward Brekkott Chapman transfers to Weber State

OGDEN, Utah (AP) Utah forward Brekkott Chapman has transferred to Weber State. Weber State coach Randy Rahe announced the move Wednesday. The 6-foot-9, 205-pound Chapman played in 36 games last season at Utah and averaged 4.4 points and 2.8 rebounds. He has two years of eligibility remaining, but must sit out the 2016-17 season due to NCAA transfer rules. Chapman was surpassed...
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Why Illinois men’s basketball will be road-tested

It has been one whirlwind of an offseason for the Illinois men’s basketball team. Kendrick Nunn was dismissed from the team and head coach John Groce finally heard some good news concerning Mike Thorne Jr. and Tracy Abrams. For fans, there really hasn’t been much excitement. On Monday, though, Illini fans finally received a glimpse of what the Big Ten schedule is going to look...
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Hodskins, Murphy won’t be back

Florida sophomore walk-on Zach Hodskins and redshirt senior forward Alex Murphy won’t be back with the Gators next season, sources close to both players confirmed Wednesday. Hodskins was an inspirational story, earning preferred walk-on status to UF despite being born with one arm rounded at the elbow. The one-handed Hodskins, who became a YouTube sensation and appeared on Good...

Calipari will debate on ESPN’s First Take

Have you ever wanted to watch John Calipari and Stephen A. Smith yell at each other for 42 minutes? Well, on Thursday you get your chance. The Kentucky head coach will fill the seat left vacant by Skip Bayless, who had his final show on Tuesday before leaving for his new gig at FOX Sports 1, on ESPN’s First Take tomorrow. TOMORROW: @UKCoachCalipari joins @stephenasmith the...
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Photo: Duke Hangs 2017 National Championship Banner Created By Young Campers

Duke hosted its youth basketball camp this week, and those in attendance already know which team they’re choosing to take home the 2017 national title. The program posted a picture of a 2017 national championship banner that was created by the campers. It is already hanging up at Cameron Indoor Stadium. it’s a sign….s/o to the Duke basketball campers that made this nice...
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Rick Pitino responds to John Calipari’s seeming slight

Rick Pitino finally responded to what he felt was a slight from John Calipari aimed at him and his Louisville program. During a radio interview last week, Calipari said that most coaches should know about what’s going on with their players around campus. Many interpreted that as a commentary about Louisville, given that Pitino has said he had no idea of the sex scandal perpetuated...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss
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