When the news broke early Tuesday morning that the Justice Department was charging assistant coaches from four big name college basketball programs, most were shocked not because of the allegations of bribery and fraud but because it was a federal indictment.But before I even get into the implications these charges will have on college basketball, … Continue reading NCAA Bribery Scandal and What it Means for College Basketball
ESPN's new 30 for 30 documentary focuses on John Calipari and his rise to coaching success at the University of Kentucky, success due in large part to his acceptance of the controversial One and Done rule in the National Basketball League. But Calipari's past is marred with scandals at the University of Massachusetts and the … Continue reading Refuse to Lose (or how John Calipari was ‘One and Done’ before it was a Thing
LaVar Ball has been making the headlines lately with comments about his son UCLA Guard Lonzo Ball, for example "Lonzo will only play for the Los Angeles Lakers" or "Lonzo is a better basketball player than Steph Curry". Ball's willingness to take any and every interview request has some raising their eyebrows and wondering if … Continue reading Is LaVar Ball Hurting Lonzo Ball’s Draft Stock?
As we bid goodbye to the 2016 and hello to a hopefully much cooler 2017, I thought that instead of doing a typical 30 for 30 Reaction post I would give you the 5 30 for 30s I just couldn't finish watching. The following list appears in no particular order except for how they appeared … Continue reading The Not So Great 30 for 30s
It's that time of year again, where everyone suddenly cares a lot about college basketball and brackets become more than just that thing that holds up a shelf. March is where the Madness lies, but what's the hubbub about a basketball tournament? Why does everyone spend hours upon hours filling out brackets and then hours … Continue reading The Madness of March
They used to be called 'play-in' games because that is exactly what they are, they are games that teams play to get into the tournament. But, in order to garner more excitement the NCAA changed them to the First Four Games to be played in Dayton Ohio, so that there was neutral territory for the … Continue reading Flyers Fly On Amid First Four Criticism