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No conference is college sports’ moral guardian

August 14, 2018

Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports College sports generates a lot of scandals — real ones, in which people really get hurt as powerful leaders chase wins at any cost and those around them don’t or can’t speak up — as well as manufactured scandals over players getting paid or coaches recruiting incorrectly. Big Ten schools have […]

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Zion Williamson is 285 pounds and cleared for dunk takeoff

August 14, 2018

Zion Williamson is a large dunktastic teen who’s captured the internet’s attention by way of throwing down a ball through a hoop like no one before him. The 6’6, 285-pound 18-year-old is built like a damn U-Haul and his foul-line dunk at his new homecourt at Duke is the latest example in a series of […]

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What happens when college head coaches get suspended

August 13, 2018

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer is on administrative leave as the university investigates how he handled domestic violence allegations against former assistant Zach Smith. The school stated it expects be done with its investigation in 14 days on Aug. 5. On Aug. 11, Maryland put head coach DJ Durkin on administrative leave while the […]

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NBA, not the NCAA, remains at center of one-and-done blame

August 13, 2018

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images The NCAA, staggering through a crisis of its own creation, announced reforms last week that doubled down on the lie of amateurism while offering modest concessions to elite basketball players who walk through its ranks. The most important concessions allow certain elite prospects to acquire agents in high school to […]

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Please help this 75-year-old find a big man for his senior 3-on-3 team

August 13, 2018

Front row left to right: Rob Berry, Dave Marovich, Bruce Rubin Back row left to right: Steve Lawrence and Roger Raspen. Bruce Rubin Bruce Rubin emailed me last month looking for help. He needed to find a center for his 3×3 basketball team. The only catch is that this player had to be at least 75 years […]

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August 13, 2018

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Azzi Fudd is the 15-year-old girl who dominated Stephen Curry’s elite basketball camp

August 11, 2018

The Washington Post/Getty Images Stephen Curry’s SC30 Select Camp for elite high school players wrapped up this week in San Francisco. It’s breakout star was 15-year-old Azzi Fudd, the first female hooper ever invited to the camp. Fudd is a 5’11 guard from Arlington, Virginia, who is entering her sophomore year of high school at […]

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College basketball’s new rule changes don’t fix anything

August 9, 2018

Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images for KPMG The NCAA knew it had to do something following the federal corruption investigation into college basketball’s black market last year, the worst kept secret in all of sports yet one perpetuated by the organization’s own antiqued rules. The NCAA knew no one trusted its system. It knew it […]

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3 questions after the NCAA’s new basketball rule changes

August 9, 2018

Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images The NCAA has a lot of new rules, but, as usual, not necessarily all the answers. With a stated goal to “minimize the leverage of harmful outside influences” and “provide student-athletes more freedom and flexibility” after an FBI investigation into college basketball corruption shook the sport last season, the NCAA […]

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The NCAA wants to be actual cops now, for the same reason it wants anything

August 8, 2018

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports As part of the fallout from the FBI’s ongoing investigation into college basketball corruption, the NCAA unveiled a handful of rule changes on August 8. Some of them — particularly around basketball recruiting and the NBA Draft — are good, even if they’re too limited. They largely track with what a […]

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