All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘College Basketball’

Isaiah Austin’s NBA Dreams Are Over, Player Has Marfan Syndrome

Isaiah Austin, 20, was expected to be a second-round pick in the NBA draft, but his dreams of playing in the NBA have ended. Before the draft, Austin underwent genetic testing and results showed that he is suffering from Marfan syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects one in 5,000 people. The disorder is inherited and it affects the eyes, …

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2014 NBA Mock Draft Version 1.0 Is In

NBA teams who are looking to rebuild their lineup have a lot of work in store for them. The upcoming June 26 draft is a chance to change their rosters. Picking players with huge potential can be tricky and the process takes time. Individual strengths and weaknesses of players will still be assessed for the coming months, but SI.com has …

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Derrick Gordon Comes Out as D-1’s First Gay Athlete

After transferring to the University of Massachusetts from Western Kentucky University to be closer to his family, UMass basketball guard Derrick Gordon still found himself alone and unhappy. “There were a few occasions where he’d roll off by himself rather than with the rest of his teammates or he’d leave the Mullins Center looking like something was on his mind. …

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Tyler Summitt Now Head Coach at LA Tech

It’s been reported that Athletics Director Tommy McClelland will introduce Tyler Summitt as the latest head coach of the Louisiana Tech women’s basketball team. Summitt, son of legendary Tennessee Lady Vols head coach Pat Summitt, is to become the sixth head coach in Lady Techster history. A press conference in the Jarrell Room of the Charles Wyly Athletic Center is …

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Final Four Match-Ups Have Been Set, Who Will Win It All?

After an incredibly exciting NCAA tournament leading up to Final Four, the four remaining teams, and their match-ups, have finally been set. It features the No.1 overall seed Florida, and a few familiar foes for the Gators. The Florida Gators are the No.1 overall seed in the tournament, and were one of the hottest teams heading into March Madness, having …

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Kentucky Upsets Michigan, Earns A Trip To The Final Four

Kentucky came into the NCAA tournament as a No.8 seed, and many people did not have high expectations from the young team after mid-season struggles, but they have made quite a run to earn a spot in the Final Four. The Kentucky Wildcats and the Michigan Wolverines played a hard-fought battle, and it was an incredibly close game throughout. The …

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UConn Upsets Michigan State, Advances To The Final Four

In one of the worst offensive performances in the NCAA tournament, the UConn Huskies defeated the Michigan State Spartans. The Spartans were highly favored coming into the Elite Eight match-up, and many people thought that they had what it takes to win the championship. The Spartans struggled to score throughout the game, and ended the game with only 54 points, …

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Willie Cauley-Stein’s Status For Elite Eight Game Is Doubtful

Kentucky won a hard fought battle against their in-state rivals last night, and were forced to play throughout part of the game without Willie Cauley-Stein. The Kentucky forward suffered an injury in the first half of the Louisville game, and was unable to return. The Sweet 16 match-up between rivals Kentucky and Louisville was certainly one of the biggest, and …

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Kevin Ware Will Transfer From Louisville To Finish College Career

Kevin Ware has made a big decision that could alter his future, and involvement with basketball. The Louisville guard was not able to play much of this season due to injury, and says that he plans to transfer to another school for next season. Ware is the player that suffered a gruesome injury in a brutal game between Louisville and …

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Steve Masiello Loses South Florida Deal

After finding “previously undetected discrepancy in his background check,” University of South Florida officials were prompted to end a contract with Manhattan coach Steve Masiello late Tuesday night. USF had paid a Texas-based search firm called Eastman & Beaudine $60,000 to find a replacement for coach Stan Heath, and the company found that Masiello had falsified a credential on his …

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Ben Howland Was Contacted By Marquette For Head Coaching Job

Buzz Williams recently left as the coach of the Marquette basketball team, and they have already been working on his replacement. Ben Howland, a former coach of UCLA, has been contacted, and has shown interest in the position. Ben Howland has expressed interest, and has already met with Marquette in regards to their recent opening as the head basketball coach. …

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Wichita State Basketball Improves To 34-0, Wins MVC

It probably was not something that anyone had expected entering the 2013-2014 NCAA basketball season, but the Wichita State basketball team was able to keep their streak going, and finish the season without losing. Due to the fact that the Wichita State Shockers play in a mid-major conference, they have not been given a No.1 ranking all season, despite being …

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