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

Final Four National Anthem Features Athletes From The Four Schools

Instead of hiring a celebrity to butcher the national anthem before tonight’s Final Four in Indianapolis, the NCAA went in another direction—bringing together athlete representatives from the four schools competing tonight. One of them, Wisconsin’s Vitto Brown, will actually be suiting up in a few hours. It doesn’t… » 4/04/15 6:09pm 4/04/15 6:09pm

Eight Photos Of Coach K Sitting On A Lil' Stool

Not nearly enough has been made of the fact that for the Elite Eight game between Duke and Gonzaga, held on the raised court at Houston's NRG Stadium, they gave the coaches adorable little stools to sit on. So, here, via Getty Images and AP Images, are pics of Mike Krzyzewski sitting on his stool. (Mark Few chose to… » 3/31/15 3:42pm 3/31/15 3:42pm

Duke's Meaningless Last Second Free Throw Cost Vegas Millions

Last night's Duke-Utah game seemingly ended in a 62-57 win for Duke. With eight seconds remaining Utah's Jordan Loveridge missed a three-pointer, and the Utah players only half-heartedly tried to foul or tie up the rebounder, Duke's Quinn Cook. But with 0.7 seconds left a referee blew for a foul against Cook, the… » 3/28/15 12:57pm 3/28/15 12:57pm

If You Like Not Being Scum, Root Against Coach K, Who Is Scum

Look. I hate Coach K. You hate Coach K. Everybody hates Coach K. Nobody needs a reason to root for somebody else—anybody else! Attila the Hun! Sauron! anybody!—to win the NCAA tournament. What I am saying is that you should actively root against Coach K. Root for his defeat. Root for his Virtue and Leadership School… » 3/19/15 12:03pm 3/19/15 12:03pm

Report: Duke Coaches, Administrators Ignored Sexual Assault Allegations

Duke junior Rasheed Sulaimon was dismissed from the men's basketball team on Jan. 29, 2015, with no official explanation given. According to a report published today by the Chronicle, Duke's student newspaper, Sulaimon was dismissed more than a year after he was accused of sexually assaulting two female students.… » 3/02/15 10:50am 3/02/15 10:50am