NCAA: Donnie Tyndall Hired Assistants To Do Players' Homework

Men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall lasted one season at Tennessee before the school canned him, but his firing wasn’t due to the Volunteers’ 16-16 record. Allegations surfaced that Tyndall had been directly involved in multiple NCAA academic violations at his previous employer, Southern Mississippi. The NCAA… » 7/28/15 2:16pm Tuesday 2:16pm

Jalen Rose Calls Chris Webber "Delusional"

Four years ago ESPN released The Fab Five, a 30 for 30 documentary about the 1991 Michigan basketball recruiting class of Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson. The group reached the NCAA championship game in both their freshman and sophomore seasons but never won it all, memorably losing… » 5/14/15 10:05am 5/14/15 10:05am

Mark Cuban Says College Basketball Is Hideous And Unwatchable

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban joins a growing chorus of those calling for major changes to the rules and strategies of college basketball, which—to his eye—is “uglier than ugly,” relying on a plodding, disjointed style that results in boring games and fails to prepare players for the NBA. » 4/09/15 9:10am 4/09/15 9:10am

NCAA VP: Actually, Refs Did Have The Best Angle On Controversial Play

Yesterday, NCAA head of basketball officiating John Adams went on the radio and explained why officials failed to overturn an incorrect blown out-of-bounds call late during the NCAA title game: they never saw the crucial replay that showed a Duke player touching the ball last. But today Adams was contradicted by NCAA… » 4/08/15 8:01pm 4/08/15 8:01pm

NCAA Officiating Head: Refs Never Saw Best Angle Of Controversial Play

To most of America, it sure as hell looked like the Wisconsin Badgers got hosed by a blown out-of-bounds call in the final minutes of last night’s championship game. It was hard to imagine how the referees could have looked at the same replay angle that we all saw at home during their review and still awarded… » 4/07/15 4:39pm 4/07/15 4:39pm

So, Who Was That Little Guy Who Saved Duke Last Night?

There is something undeniably Duke about a team that was carried all year by star freshmen Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones, and Justise Winslow having its championship season saved by another freshman named Grayson. There was Grayson Allen, storming out of the anonymity that comes with a season full of DNPs and into the… » 4/07/15 9:59am 4/07/15 9:59am

Duke Beats Wisconsin For Fifth National Title

We got a competitive national championship game, but not the one that we expected. In Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow, Duke has two players that are expected to go in the top 5 of the upcoming draft. But neither could stay out of foul trouble—they both finished the game with four—and seven minutes into the second… » 4/06/15 11:55pm 4/06/15 11:55pm