Day: November 4, 2016

Markelle Fultz should have NBA scouts giddy after destroying U18 FIBA Americas

November 4, 2016

USA Basketball USA Basketball’s U18 team found itself in an unfamiliar position in the finals of the FIBA Americas Championship last weekend: Canada was actually putting up a fight. Team USA faced little resistance on its march to the championship game, clubbing Brazil by 44 points in the semifinals and winning their first four contests […]

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The future of USA Basketball is in good hands

November 4, 2016

Colorado Springs played host to 54 of the top high school basketball players in the country this past weekend as they converged for USA Basketball Junior Minicamp. The event was headlined by 15 seniors from the class of 2017 vying for selection to the Nike Hoops Summit in April and FIBA U19 World Championship held […]

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Nigel Hayes is the right athlete to protest the NCAA

November 4, 2016

Via Badger Beat On Saturday, ESPN’s traveling college football show College GameDay was in Madison, Wis., to preview a huge Big Ten game. ESPN and other networks pay handsomely to air Big Ten sports — starting next year, the conference will pull in $440 million per year to broadcast football and basketball. Reports suggest Wisconsin […]

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Wendell Carter Jr. is the rare 5-star basketball recruit pitting Duke against Harvard

November 4, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — There’s a diverse group of high schoolers that make up the 54 players invited to USA Basketball’s annual junior minicamp. The camp is led by 15 seniors who have won a combined 12 gold medals with the program, players either already committed to play big-time college basketball or currently choosing between […]

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College basketball rankings: Duke tops preseason polls, to the surprise of no one

November 4, 2016

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports Duke is the consensus No. 1 team in America at the start of the new college basketball season. The Blue Devils are on top of both the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll. Mike Krzyzewski’s team received 58-of-65 votes for No. 1 in the AP Poll and 27-of-32 votes in […]

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How Collin Sexton went from unranked to a 5-star basketball recruit in one summer

November 4, 2016

USA Basketball Collin Sexton was lying face down under the beating afternoon sun in suburban Atlanta when George Washington wondered if he had finally pushed his best player too far. Sexton was doing conditioning work with an altitude mask as he collapsed on the school track on a hot, early summer day. As the Pebblebrook […]

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Duke has one of its greatest collections of raw talent ever

November 4, 2016

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images Top to bottom, there is no team in the country more capable of winning the national championship than the Duke Blue Devils. It’s something you’ve heard before. Duke is no stranger to the preseason No. 1 ranking and is a near mainstay in the preseason top five. This year, the […]

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ESPN College GameDay 2016: Week 10 Schedule, Location, Predictions and More

November 4, 2016

Associated Press Alabama and LSU square off Saturday after College GameDay. The ESPN College GameDay crew didn’t have much of a choice in picking a landing spot in Week 10 thanks to an SEC showdown between the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide and No. 13 LSU Tigers. Nick Saban‘s Crimson Tide sit as the front-runners […]

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2016 College Football Headlines You Never Would’ve Believed 5 Years Ago

November 4, 2016

Wesley Hitt/Getty Images One of college football’s most significant attractions is its unpredictability. We can project any number of results both on and off the field, but Team Chaos and Father Time have their own ideas. Five years ago, only our wildest dreams could have foreseen what has happened or is coming in 2016. From […]

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Brandon Vandenburg Sentenced in Vanderbilt Rape Case: Latest Details, Comments

November 4, 2016

Associated Press Former Vanderbilt football player Brandon Vandenburg received a 17-year prison sentence from a Nashville judge Friday after being found guilty in June on multiple charges related to the 2013 rape of an unconscious woman in his dorm room.  Stacey Barchenger of the Tennessean‎ reported Criminal Court Judge Monte Watkins handed down the sentence […]

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