College Basketball

Danny’s can’t-miss games of the week: Tennessee-Kentucky highlight big weekend of college basketball

Danny’s can’t-miss games of the week: Tennessee-Kentucky highlight big weekend of college basketball

The Kansas State Wildcats have been one of the biggest surprises in college basketball this year, and they just recently became ranked after beating four ranked opponents in a row, including the perennial Big 12 champion Kansas Jayhawks. They are now in first place in the Big 12 with a 9-2 conference record.

Column: Danny’s can’t-miss games of the week

Column: Danny’s can’t-miss games of the week

Let’s face it, the Pro Bowl is definitely the worst of the professional all-star games, and the NHL All-Star Game isn’t much better. Since both are this weekend, there is little or no action in either of their respective leagues this week.

But fear not, as I have a list of basketball games that you will not want to miss in the upcoming days, both for college and the NBA.

Column: The 2018-2019 College Basketball is upon us; let’s have some fun

Column: The 2018-2019 College Basketball is upon us; let’s have some fun

College hoops has returned for another year. The enterprise lacks the posh of the NBA. The quality of play is inferior. The system is corrupt and run by out of touch suits. But college basketball will always be good, to me.

Around the American: Basketball pre-season wraps up

Around the American: Basketball pre-season wraps up

Cincinnati 68-41 Tusculum: 

Our consensus No. 1 in the conference pick, Cincinnati, pulled away with 40 points during the second half in their final tune-up of the season. The Bearcats had a strong overall performance; not a single player on the roster had a negative plus/minus, with Tre Scott leading the game at a plus/minus of 27. Guard Cane Broome led with 15 points and five boards. 

Husky Hoopla: Top Contenders for Men's Basketball

Husky Hoopla: Top Contenders for Men's Basketball

College basketball is back! UConn is looking to take a step in the right direction on the men’s side with Dan Hurley in charge. In a wide-open American Conference, anything could happen. Here's a look at the conference’s top contenders for the upcoming season.  

Column: Is Jon Rothstein a real human being?

Column: Is Jon Rothstein a real human being?

“Stay hungry, stay humble.” This is tweeted at 7 a.m. every day; sometimes 6 a.m, sometimes 8 a.m. ““Every day is a gift.” -Art Loveley.” This is tweeted at 7:01 a.m. every day. [Insert some inspirational quote here.] This is tweeted at 7:03 a.m. every day. Nobody knows how far back it goes.

Column: If I was Condoleezza Rice

Column: If I was Condoleezza Rice

First and foremost on any agenda is player compensation. The reason there was a black market to pay players was because they couldn’t do it legally (in NCAA terms). College basketball is big business. The players generate a lot of revenue. I think a scholarship to receive a high-level education is of tremendous value and is the schools doing their part. But these athletes should not be limited to just a scholarship.

Column: College basketball was still fun

Column: College basketball was still fun

The season could be the last of its kind. Reform seems imminent. Top prospects are skipping out on college and the professional ranks are on the precipice of doing more to help them. There was corruption in the sport, that’s why the Rice Commission was created, and according to Yahoo’s Pete Thamel, their recommendations will be taken into action.

Column: Will there be Schadenfreude?

Column: Will there be Schadenfreude?

After several months, the media is finally airing college basketball’s dirty laundry.  Household names and programs like Arizona, Duke and North Carolina are implicated. Their validity as a basis for punishment is potentially weak, but the allegations that have come out, and may continue to come out, will be damning to all involved at the very least.

Around the American: Men's basketball

Around the American: Men's basketball

The 2018 American Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Championship is right around the corner, and the conference standings are tight as teams battle for seeding. While Houston has clinched a first round bye along with Cincinnati and Wichita State, the No. 4 seed is still up for grabs, as Tulsa, Memphis, UCF and Temple are all fighting for the final seed that grants a bye.

Houston lost their first game since January on Thursday night, falling 91-85 to Memphis.