Hakeem Olajuwon Was Something Else In College, Man

Today the NBA played the league’s first-ever game in Africa, pitting “Team World” against “Team Africa” in Johannesburg. The game—which managed to be largely boring, yet still a breath of fresh air in the final dog days of summer—was won by Team World, 101-97, and featured one nostalgic and genuinely cool moment when… »8/01/15 2:25pm8/01/15 2:25pm


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 8:01pm4/08/15 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 4:39pm4/07/15 4:39pm

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 11:55pm4/06/15 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 6:09pm4/04/15 6:09pm

MSU Fan Interrupts Allie LaForce Live Report To Propose To Her

Just hours after a Kentucky fan told ESPN’s Kaylee Hartung that she was “gorgeous” during an interview, Michigan State cranked up the inappropriate behavior when a Spartans fan invaded Allie LaForce’s live shot to propose to the (already married) CBS reporter. We’re still hours away from tipoff, so let’s try and keep… »4/04/15 2:50pm4/04/15 2:50pm

No-Chill Kentucky Bro To ESPN's Kaylee Hartung: "You're Gorgeous"

ESPN’s nonstop Final Four coverage has featured all manner of creatures on its airwaves, including Kentucky superfan Bill Morgan, who literally sees the world through Big Blue-colored glasses. Morgan’s excitement couldn’t be contained, though, as he told the WWL’s Kaylee Hartung that “...we love you. You’re… »4/04/15 10:48am4/04/15 10:48am

How John Calipari's Juggled Kentucky's Lineups To A Near-Perfect Season

In late October, Kentucky coach John Calipari announced a unique substitution pattern, one specifically designed to take advantage of the squad's nine McDonald's All-Americans. He would platoon his Wildcats, splitting the team into White and Blue units that would alternate for several minutes spurts. The strategy's… »4/03/15 4:04pm4/03/15 4:04pm