Category : College Basketball

NCAA Tournament Deal With CBS, Turner Extended Billion Dollar Deal Through 2032

1 year ago / Comments comments

With eight years left on their deal to broadcast the NCAA tournament, CBS and Turner are tacking on another eight. The extension announced Tuesday goes all the way through 2032. The length of the contract …

Top High School Basketball Recruit Josh Jackson Announces Kansas Commitment

1 year ago / Comments comments

Josh Jackson, the nation’s top uncommitted senior, has committed to the University of Kansas. Jackson made the announcement on Twitter. Jackson, a 6-foot-7 small forward, is No. 3 in the ESPN 100 but was the only top-10 …

Jamie Dixon Steps Down At Pitt To Become TCU’s New Basketball Coach

2 years ago / Comments comments

University of Pittsburgh head basketball coach Jamie Dixon is headed to his alma mater, TCU, where he played on the Horned Frogs team that won an NCAA tournament game nearly three decades ago. TCU hired Dixon …

Warriors Point Guard Stephen Curry Voted NBA MVP For 2014-15

2 years ago / Comments comments

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry won the NBA’s MVP award Monday, beating out Houston’s James Harden in a race that turned out to be not that close. Curry received 100 of 130 first-place votes for a …

Duke freshman guard Tyus Jones to enter NBA draft

2 years ago / Comments comments

Duke freshman guard Tyrus Jones, the most outstanding player during the Final Four, will be joining teammates  Jahlil Okafor and Justice Winslow in heading to the NBA after just one season in Durham, coach Mike Krzyzewski said Wednesday. “Tyus could …

Kentucky Loses As Much As $1.5M In Royalties, Retailers $15M Due To Defeat

2 years ago / Comments comments

Kentucky’s loss at the hands of Wisconsin on Saturday night not only shattered the undefeated dream of the school’s players and fans but also had financial ramifications for those who had prepared to merchandise the …

Avery Johnson To Coach Crimson Tide Basketball

2 years ago / Comments comments

The 50-year-old Johnson, an ESPN analyst, is from New Orleans and played in the NBA. He coached the Dallas Mavericks from 2005 to 2008 and the Brooklyn Nets from 2010 to 2012. Johnson, who played 16 years …

Diamond Stone Commits To Maryland Terps

2 years ago / Comments comments

Diamond Stone, a 6-foot-10 center out of Dominican High School in Milwaukee, is a highly ranked center for the 2015 high school class. He chose the Maryland Terrapins over Wiscon, Connecticut, and Oklahoma State. Connecticut seemed …

Steve Lavin & St. John’s Part Ways After Contract Talks Stall

2 years ago / Comments comments

The St. John’s basketball program made the NCAA tournament this season, but it will look much different at the start of the 2015-16 campaign. Lavin was there for five seasons and helped the Red …

Tennessee Volunteers Fire Donnie Tyndall

2 years ago / Comments comments

The Tennessee Volunteers fired men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall after one season Friday, though athletic director Dave Hart says the university never would have hired him if they knew the details of his unethical conduct …