Judge Dismisses Rick Pitino's Emotional Distress Lawsuit Against Adidas

Rick Pitino’s emotional distress lawsuit against Adidas—truly a bold “vehicle for proving that he had nothing to do with Adidas’ outrageous, wrongful, and illegal conspiracy” to put good basketball players onto his basketball team—was dismissed Tuesday by the U.S. District Court judge for the Western District of…

The NCAA's New Rules Were An Unwelcome Surprise For The NBA And USA Basketball, But At Least They're Also Pointless

The NCAA announced a number of changes to existing player eligibility rules this past week. Mostly they are junk that will mean nothing to the kinds of players who are most screwed and exploited by the NCAA’s brand of forced amateurism. Hilariously, though the changes have to do with the NCAA’s handling of the NBA…

The NCAA Adopts Some New College Basketball Regulations, None Of Which Are "Paying The Players"

The NCAA announced today that they will adopt many of the recommendations put forth by the Condoleezza Rice–led Commission on College Basketball in April, which was formed in the wake of the 2017 federal investigation into the college basketball world. There are some good ideas being implemented here, as well as some…

Wildcats Fan Accused Of Illegally Hacking Restaurant's Cable Package In Order To Watch Arizona Basketball While Dining Out

Towards the upper end of a sliding scale measuring sports fanaticism—past painting your chest with your team’s logo on the day of the big game; in the range of meticulously pre-arranging the particulars of your burial, to serve as a final and eternal tribute to your team—there’s committing felony identity theft so…

UConn Is Trying To Snatch $10 Million From Kevin Ollie Over A Phone Call To Ray Allen

On Wednesday, it was reported that UConn president Susan Herbst ruled that former men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie’s firing over recruiting violations was justified and officially terminated him, thus costing Ollie the remaining $10 million on his contract. The same night, a public records request from the …

Cal Coach Lindsay Gottlieb Says Southwest Airlines Demanded Proof She Was Her Biracial Son's Mother

Cal women’s basketball coach Lindsay Gottlieb was about to board a plane in Denver with her year-old son Jordan on Monday when she was stopped by a Southwest Airlines employee, who demanded to see proof that she was Jordan’s mother. Even after Gottlieb showed Jordan’s passport, the employee was not satisfied, which…