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The NCAA president got a nearly $500,000 raise

June 23, 2018

Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images NCAA president Mark Emmert got a $500,000 raise over the 2016 calendar year, according to a recently released federal tax return reported on by USA Today. That’s the most recent year for which the NCAA has released returns. Its revenue cleared $1 billion in 2017. The relevant details of Emmert’s […]

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NBA mock draft 2019: Watch Duke if you want to see next year’s top prospects

June 22, 2018

The 2018 NBA Draft is yesterday’s news, literally. The true draft heads are already onto scouting the 2019 class. Only 364 more days, people. If the 2018 draft was defined by its glut of big men, the 2019 draft is defined by its depth on the wing. The first seven players in this mock are […]

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The Big Ten just crossed a major money milestone

June 22, 2018

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports The University of Michigan is getting a $50 million payout from the Big Ten in 2018, according to a financial presentation the school gave on Thursday: Big Ten distribution $52 million pic.twitter.com/AcVMOiVJPk — angelique (@chengelis) June 21, 2018 The Big Ten distribution is in the second line of that photo, coming […]

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Which sports mascot do you trust the least?

June 22, 2018

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports This week gave us just a glimpse of the wide-ranging personalities mascots can bring to sports. During the World Cup, Japan’s ennui-filled frog mascot chronicled his sightseeing adventures around Russia. It was incredibly engrossing, even if we felt sorry for poor Ippei-kun. Then on the other spectrum, the Phillie Phanatic injured […]

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Kill the NBA draft

June 22, 2018

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports This story was originally published in March of 2017. The NBA draft is a lot of fun. It’s also terrible for everyone involved. Both of those statements are true. While we all love the spectacle of the NBA draft and the entire subculture, that doesn’t mean that the draft is actually […]

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2018 NBA draft grades for the first round

June 22, 2018

An NBA draft class can’t truly be judged for three-to-five years, they say. Grading draft picks before these players ever take the court is a fool’s errand, they say. Guess what: this is the internet, and we’re going to do it anyway. Welcome to SB Nation’s live draft grades. This is cannon. We’ll be providing […]

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NBA mock draft 2018: Our final projection is here with the rumor mill in full swing

June 21, 2018

The Arizona Republic-USA TODAY NETWORK At long last, the 2018 NBA Draft has arrived. Outside of Arizona center Deandre Ayton going No. 1 to the Phoenix Suns, there remains so much uncertainty throughout the top-10 on the day of the draft. The Sacramento Kings — arguably the league’s most unpredictable franchise — hold the keys […]

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The NCAA just made it a lot riskier for players to seek transfers

June 20, 2018

Mark Emmert, the NCAA president.Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images Earlier in June, the NCAA did two objectively good things for its athletes: It got rid of a national rule that effectively required players to get permission from their current schools in order to transfer. Many conferences still have that rule. It said Division I football […]

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NBA mock draft: This would be the perfect pick for every team

June 18, 2018

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Draft week is finally here. After months of speculation swirling around the top selections, we’re about to know how everything goes down on Thursday night. This is setting up to be a potentially wild draft night. Some of the league’s most unpredictable franchises are choosing at the top of the order, […]

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Michael Porter Jr.’s back injury, explained by a surgeon and a jelly doughnut

June 15, 2018

Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images Michael Porter Jr., one of the nation’s best NBA prospects, suffered a back injury in the opening two minutes of his college basketball season that cost him all but two games, and required surgery he hasn’t yet fully recovered from. Less than a week before the draft, he even canceled […]

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