Short White Guy Wins College Dunk Contest

So ends the ballad of short white guy. Jacob Tucker captured our hearts, with his average height and above-average ability to jump and slam a basketball through a rim. And these were legitimately good dunks — no affirmative action here. But if you're wondering why such an athlete would be stuck in Division III, and… » 4/01/11 10:30am 4/01/11 10:30am

Short White Guy Will Dunk On National TV

Jacob Tucker, the 5'11" Division III YouTube sensation, officially received his invite to the College Slam Dunk Contest, to be held tomorrow night in Houston. You did it, you dogged internet voters. You made a young man's dream come true. (Not Rico Cunningham, the other DIII dunker nominee. You stepped on his dreams… » 3/30/11 5:15pm 3/30/11 5:15pm

Short White Guy Is On His Way To The College Dunk Contest

Jacob Tucker's strategy of putting his dunk reel on YouTube has paid off, with two million views and the attention of the NCAA. But the 5'11" Tucker ("probably 5'10½"," he says) will need to take down one more small-school dunker to get into the contest. » 3/11/11 2:45pm 3/11/11 2:45pm

Short White Guy Makes His Case For The NCAA Dunk Contest

Jacob Tucker, a senior guard for the (DIII) Illinois College Blueboys, is 5'11" and can jump really high. He's put together a highlight reel and Facebook group arguing he's worthy of inclusion in next month's college slam dunk contest. That's moxie, kid. » 3/04/11 1:50pm 3/04/11 1:50pm