Mercer's Head Coach Gets VERY EXCITED; Player Robot Bombs Him

It's a rare occurrence for two fantastic things to happen in such a short period of time during a postgame interview. While Rachel Nichols was interviewing Mercer head coach Bob Hoffman following his team's stunning upset of Duke, Anthony White Jr. videobombed his coach with a perfect Chapelle-style robot dance. » 3/21/14 2:52pm 3/21/14 2:52pm

Coach K's Facebook Presence Does Not Come With A Sense Of Humor

The person who runs the official Mick Krizilonski Facebook page is a person who cannot put "has a functioning sense of humor" or "understands satire" on a resumé. Case in point: This morning, Coach K's official Facebook page shared an article with the headline "#HotSportsTakes: Jim Boeheim Could Learn From the Coach K… » 2/26/14 12:01pm 2/26/14 12:01pm

How Black Is Duke Basketball?

There's a lot of talk out there—and more than a little evidence—suggesting that this year's Duke Blue Devils, led by the very big and very mobile Jabari Parker, are the most athletic team in the school's history. We decided to investigate whether that claim is true. And since average vertical leap numbers through the… » 12/10/13 12:29pm 12/10/13 12:29pm

Coach K Doesn't Want You To Be So Excited About Exciting Players

This college basketball season is one of the most exciting in recent memory, due in no small part to the presence of superstar freshman Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins, and Julius Randle. But Mick Krizilonski thinks that we should all stop being so excited about these awesome players, because Mick Krizilonski is the… » 11/27/13 12:48pm 11/27/13 12:48pm

Shane Battier Was Reduced To Toweling Off LeBron James Last Night

During the regular season, Shane Battier was a key cog in the Miami Heat's small-ball offense. His willingness to guard bigger power forwards and his ability to cause matchup problems on the offensive end with his three-point shooting were big factors in the Heat's success. But his inability to guard David West and… » 6/04/13 11:58am 6/04/13 11:58am

Which NBA Draft Prospects Are Fudging Their Height With Thick Shoes?

Every year at the NBA draft combine, each prospect gets his height measured with shoes on and off. The difference between the two measurements is usually negligible, but not all the time! On this week's excerpt from Slate's Hang up and Listen podcast, Mike Pesca figures out which of this year's prospects has the… » 5/24/13 4:02pm 5/24/13 4:02pm

The 13 Most Annoying Men Of March Madness

We've done enough loving on March Madness this week. March Madness is a wonderful time of the year, but it is also to be hated on: The fluffy mascots dancing around like they own the place, the pepped-out pep squads cheering like they actually believe in something, the crabby coaches, the clueless announcers, and the… » 3/21/13 11:20am 3/21/13 11:20am