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  • Technology enhancing Spiders' hoops training - Richmond.com

    22 May 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Richmond.comTechnology enhancing Spiders' hoops trainingRichmond.comIn rapid succession on a recent afternoon, University of Richmond forward Terry Allen performed three standing weightlifting moves in the Robins Center's basketball strength-training room. Then he immediately looked at the monitor affixed to the
  • Shot clock has historically hurt college basketball scoring - The Coloradoan

    22 May 2015 | 1:24 pm
    The ColoradoanShot clock has historically hurt college basketball scoringThe ColoradoanEveryone outside of Steve Fisher and Larry Shyatt is searching for a way to rectify college basketball's trend of decreased scoring. With last season's 30-second-shot-clock experiment in the NIT seeing teams average an improved 70.3 points per game Will new speed limit speed up college basketball?Indianapolis StarCollege basketball rules changes should have a positive impactCougCenterNew 30-second shot clock could benefit WyomingCasper Star-Tribune Onlineall 8 news articles »
  • Hypothetical College Basketball Trades Worth Considering Before 2015-16 ... - Bleacher Report

    22 May 2015 | 8:29 am
    Bleacher ReportHypothetical College Basketball Trades Worth Considering Before 2015-16 Bleacher ReportAfter a hectic six-plus weeks of draft declarations, outgoing and incoming transfers, coaching moves and high-profile freshman commitments, we finally have a pretty good sense of what each college basketball team will be bringing to the table when the ...
  • Hiring the right, wrong type of coach - ESPN

    22 May 2015 | 7:09 am
    ESPNHiring the right, wrong type of coachESPNThere was a time when I researched, studied, forecasted and knew about every coaching hire in NCAA basketball. It didn't matter if it was the ops job at Idaho State or the head coaching job at Kentucky, I was all over it, and probably knew most of the and more »
  • Looking ahead: Arizona Wildcats - ESPN (blog)

    22 May 2015 | 6:04 am
    ESPN (blog)Looking ahead: Arizona WildcatsESPN (blog)What the immediate future holds: Let's start with who is back for the Wildcats: Tarczewski likely could have been a first-round pick, but the 7-footer wanted to get his degree (he would be the first men's basketball player to graduate from the business and more »
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  • Can UCLA Basketball finish in the top 5?

    22 May 2015 | 8:57 pm
    It is humiliating to start this article off by clarifying what I mean by “top 5.” I do not mean top 5 in the country. UCLA has not been considered one of the top teams in the country for almost a decade. The last time the Bruins received a #1 seed in the NCAA tournament was in 2008. At that point in time, the PAC-12 was still the PAC-10. No, I am talking about finishing in the top 5 of the PAC-12. This should not be an incredible or difficult feat for the most storied program in college basketball. The PAC-12 is generally considered to be one of the weaker basketball conferences among the…
  • Rutgers Adds Bradley Transfer Omari Grier

    22 May 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Bradley shooting guard Omari Grier will graduate from the university and transfer to Rutgers, according to Jerry Carino of the Asbury Park Press. Grier also made an announcement on his personal Twitter page. Excited to be a part of the Rutgers family for my graduate year! Anxious to see what God has in store for this next chapter in my life! #RU — Omari Ray Grier (@Kid_FrANKiE_24) May 22, 2015 A native of Erial, New Jersey, the 6’4″, 180 pound Grier posted 7.9 points per game on 37.8 percent shooting last season. In two seasons with the Braves, he shot 35.8 percent from the field and…
  • KU’s Cliff Alexander Claims Mother Was ‘Tricked’

    22 May 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Former Kansas Jayhawks big man Cliff Alexander ended up sitting out his team’s final eight games last season due to allegations of improper benefits, specifically regarding a loan that his mother received from a finance company that does business with professional athletes. Now, Alexander is claiming that his mother was tricked and wasn’t 100 percent aware of what was going on. Speaking to Michael Kim of 120 Sports, Alexander further elaborated in what was eventually reported by Jesse Newell of the Topeka Capital-Journal. “My mom got tricked into something she didn’t know what she…
  • Video: Jahlil Okafor crosses up a puppy

    22 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    How does former Duke Blue Devils star Jahlil Okafor prepare for the NBA Draft? Well, according to a video that was shared on social media, Okafor works on his handles by schooling a puppy on the court. Check it out below and try not to smile. Natty got clamps!
  • Video: Here’s A Video Of Former Duke Star Jahlil Okafor Crossing Up A Puppy

    22 May 2015 | 6:10 am
    We like Jahlil Okafor. We like puppies. We like people getting crossed up.  You probably do, too.  So, here’s a video of the former Duke star – and potential No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft – attempting to cross up a puppy.  Natty got clamps! @JahlilOkafor pic.twitter.com/9BORyTewbF — McKinley Nelson (@McKinleywashere) May 22, 2015 That’s pretty good defense by the puppy. 
 
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    Big Ten Men's Basketball news

  • Men's Hoops Season-in-Review

    18 May 2015 | 2:59 pm
    The 2014-15 Big Ten men's basketball season featured two Final Four teams, a national championship game appearance and a Consensus National Player of the Year honor.
  • Maryland's Howard and Ram Earn Big Ten Medal of Honor

    13 May 2015 | 11:35 am
    Maryland announced that Malina Howard of the women's basketball team and Varun Ram of the men's basketball squad have been named the Terrapins' first Big Ten Medal of Honor recipients.
  • 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge Matchups Announced

    13 May 2015 | 11:22 am
    2015 Final Four participants Wisconsin and Michigan State are among the teams in this season's 17th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge from November 30 to December 2.
  • Gavitt Tipoff Games Dates, Matchups

    22 Apr 2015 | 10:01 am
    The BIG EAST and Big Ten Conferences today announced the matchups for the inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games, with eight men's basketball games set to air on BTN, an ESPN network or Fox Sports 1 from Nov. 17-20, 2015.
  • Elite 89 Award - Colby Wollenman

    17 Apr 2015 | 4:36 pm
    Michigan State's Colby Wollenman is the recipient of the Elite 89 award for the 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
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  • Big Ten Announces Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients

    14 May 2015 | 8:12 am
    The Big Ten Conference office announced its annual postgraduate scholarship recipients on Thursday, with $15,000 awarded to each institution.
  • Maryland's Howard and Ram Earn Big Ten Medal of Honor

    13 May 2015 | 11:36 am
    Maryland announced that Malina Howard of the women's basketball team and Varun Ram of the men's basketball squad have been named the Terrapins' first Big Ten Medal of Honor recipients.
  • Big Ten Medal of Honor - Rutgers

    4 May 2015 | 9:46 am
    As the Big Ten continues its celebration for the 101st class of the Big Ten Medal of Honor, Rutgers announced that Betnijah Laney and David Milewski have been named the Scarlet Knights' 2014-15 Big Ten Medal of Honor recipients.
  • 2014-15 Season in Review

    1 May 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Highlights from the 2014-15 Big Ten women's basketball season, including postseason action, championships and award honorees
  • Iowa's Logic and Lewis Earn Big Ten Medal of Honor

    29 Apr 2015 | 6:42 am
    Iowa announced that Samantha Logic of the women's basketball team and Kevin Lewis of the men's cross country and track and field squad have been named the Hawkeyes' 2014-15 Big Ten Medal of Honor recipients.
 
 
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    MAAC Men's Basketball Headline News

  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Announces 2015 Tip-Off Tournament Schedule

    29 Apr 2015 | 2:39 pm
    The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the lt;br />field of teams and brackets for the 2015 Tip-Off Tournament. The annual NCAA men's lt;br />exempt tournament sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will take lt;br />place Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22 at Mohegan Sun Arena in lt;br />Uncasville, Connecticut highlighted by eight schools in two four-team brackets with campus round games taking place around the Mohegan Sun Arena schedule.
  • Five MAAC Men’s Basketball Players Earn All-Met Honors

    22 Apr 2015 | 10:24 am
    Five Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men's basketball players were named to the 2014-15 All-Met Division I men's college basketball teams announced Wednesday by the Met Basketball Writers Association.
  • Iona’s David Laury Named ECAC All-Star

    10 Apr 2015 | 7:08 am
    Iona College men's basketball senior David Laury has been announced to the 2014-15 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division I Men's Basketball All-Stars Second Team.
  • Chavaughn Lewis To Play in Portsmouth Invitational

    8 Apr 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Marist men's basketball's all-time leading scorer, senior Chavaughn Lewis (Queens, N.Y.), will replace Louisville senior Wayne Blackshear in the 2015 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament. Lewis found out this morning that he would suit up for team Mike Duman Auto Sales in the tournament and flew down to Virginia this afternoon.
  • David Laury To Appear At Portsmouth Invitational

    6 Apr 2015 | 5:08 pm
    For the fourth straight year, an Iona College men's basketball student-athlete will represent the Gaels at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament with senior David Laury's invitation to the 63rd annual event from Apr. 8-11 at Churchland High School Sports Complex.
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    MAAC Women's Basketball Headline News

  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Announces 2015 Women’s Challenge Schedule

    6 May 2015 | 12:52 pm
    The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams and schedule for the Women's Challenge. The annual NCAA women's exempt tournament sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will take place Sunday, November 29 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut with campus round games leading up to the main event. All proceeds from the Women's Challenge will benefit the non-profit Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.
  • Three MAAC Women’s Basketball Players Named to All-Metropolitan Team

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:11 am
    Iona College senior guard Damika Matinez was named to the 2015 All-Metropolitan First Team, while Marist College senior center Tori Jarosz and Fairfield University redshirt sophomore Casey Smith were named to the 2015 All-Metropolitan Third Team.
  • Iona’s Martinez Named ECAC First Team All-Star

    9 Apr 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Iona College senior guard Damika Martinez has been announced to the 2014-15 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division I Women's Basketball All-Stars First Team.
  • Rich Ensor awarded 2015 WBCA President's Award

    6 Apr 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) President Sue Semrau presented Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Commissioner Rich Ensor with The President's Award during the Fifth Annual WBCA Awards Show on Tuesday night in Tampa. This distinguished award is presented to an individual selected by the WBCA president who has given a tireless commitment to the development of women's basketball.
  • Martinez Participates In Pro Combine In Tampa

    6 Apr 2015 | 8:57 am
    Iona College women's basketball senior Damika Martinez participated in the 2015 Women's International Showcase provided by the international sports agency Global-1 Sports. With multiple sections competing in the combine, Martinez was one of 40 women selected for the invitation only private work out at Temple Terrace.
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    MEAC Men's Basketball Headline News

  • NSU's Short and Gaston named to VaSID All-State Team

    13 May 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Junior guard Jeff Short and junior forward RaShid Gaston were voted to the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) University Division All-State team that was announced late Tuesday afternoon. Both players earned a spot on the second team.
  • CSU's McRoy promoted to associate head men's basketball coach

    12 May 2015 | 5:59 am
    Coppin State's Elwyn McRoy has been promoted to associate head coach of the Coppin State men's basketball team, head coach Michael Grant announced Monday.
  • Hampton gives Joyner Contract Extension

    27 Apr 2015 | 3:11 pm
    The Hampton University Department of Athletics has given head men's basketball coach Edward "Buck" Joyner Jr. a multi-year contract extension, just over a month after he won his second Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Tournament championship.
  • HAWKS’ MIKE MYERS & ISSAC SMITH HEAD TO PORTSMOUTH

    9 Apr 2015 | 9:18 am
    The road continues for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's National Player of the Year, Mike Myers. The Riley Wallace award winner, who was named to three separate All-America teams this season, heads to Norfolk, Virginia, to play in the Portsmouth Basketball Summit.
  • MYERS CHOSEN FOR FIRST TEAM ALL-DISTRICT BY NABC

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:19 am
    Mike Myers, senior forward on the University of Maryland Eastern Shore men's basketball team, was selected to the NABC First Team All-District, announced on Friday, March 27.
 
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    MEAC Women's Basketball Headline News

  • Grace Hired As New Howard Women's Basketball Head Coach

    18 May 2015 | 5:02 pm
    Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick and Interim Director of Athletics Shelley Davis have announced the hiring of former University of New Haven head coach Tiesha "Ty" Grace as the newest head coach of the Lady Bison Women's Basketball program.
  • Delaware State names Burgess head coach

    6 May 2015 | 6:54 am
    Barbara Burgess, who for the past six seasons has been an assistant coach with the Hampton University women's basketball program, has accepted the head coaching position at her alma mater, Delaware State.
  • SSU Women's Basketball honored by Savannah City Council

    16 Apr 2015 | 4:06 pm
    The Savannah State women's basketball team was honored today by the Savannah City Council and SSU alumna Mayor Edna Jackson in a ceremony preceding the council's regular meeting for winning the 2015 MEAC Championship.
  • Hampton's Tate-DeFreitas earns VaSID All-State honors

    13 Apr 2015 | 6:21 pm
    Hampton University sophomore guard Malia Tate-DeFreitas has been named First Team All-State by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID), as the All-State teams were announced on Monday.
  • NSU's Roberts named VaSID Rookie of the Year

    13 Apr 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Norfolk State freshman forward Kayla Roberts was voted as the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) University Division Women's Basketball Rookie of the Year as the top freshman among the state's Division I programs, the organization announced on Monday.
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  • Oregon walk-on Katie Gruys awarded scholarship by school

    18 May 2015 | 4:26 pm
    Sometimes, it's the briefest of moments that make the biggest changes to a person's life. One of those moments came today for Oregon Ducks senior Katie Gruys. Gruys, a women's basketball walk-on from Maple Lake, Minnesota, has played sparingly for the Ducks in her three seasons on the team. However, it was her hard work and her commitment to team that brought on Monday's emotional moment in Eugene. Luckily, Oregon had a camera out to take video of the moment that Gruys was told that she was being put on scholarship for her final year. "We want to reward hard work, discipline, great attitude…
  • Roundup: NCAA proposes shot clock change, 4-quarter format for women

    15 May 2015 | 10:39 am
    Potenitally big changes coming to NCAA hoops as the men's basketball rules committee formally proposed a package of rules changes Friday morning, including reducing the shot clock from 35 seconds to 30. For women's hoops, recommended changes include switching the game format to four, 10-minute quarters. The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel will discuss the proposed changes on June 8. In the NCAA softball postseason, Pitcher Cheridan Hawkins struck out 12 and allowed just one hit to pace Oregon softball to an 8-0 victory over BYU in six innings Thursday night in regional play. The…
  • This year in Pac-12 women's basketball

    1 May 2015 | 3:57 pm
    • Download Complete Release (PDF) The Pac-12 closed another successful chapter in its women’s basketball history with another history-making campaign. OREGON STATE captured the program’s first-ever Pac-12 regular-season crown, while STANFORD claimed its 11th Conference tournament title. Five Pac-12 teams earned NCAA Tournament berths for the second-consecutive year, while two more participated in the WNIT with UCLA claiming the WNIT title. Four players were tabbed Associated Press second- or third-team All-Americans and four were selected in the WNBA Draft. Four league teams appeared in…
  • Four Pac-12 players selected in WNBA Draft

    17 Apr 2015 | 12:02 pm
    SAN FRANCISCO - Four Pac-12 women’s basketball players were selected in Thursday night’s WNBA Draft, including CALIFORNIA standouts Brittany Boyd and Reshanda Gray. Also selected were STANFORD’s Amber Orrange and ARIZONA STATE’s Promise Amukamara At least one player from the Pac-12 has been selected in the first round since 2006, including three first-round picks (1997 - Tina Thompson, USC; 2012 - Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford; 2014 - Chiney Ogwumike, Stanford). It is also the fifth-consecutive year at least three players from the Conference have been picked in the Draft. The Golden…
  • Four Pac-12 players selected in 2015 WNBA Draft

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Pac-12 women's basketball fans might have noticed some familiar names being called on Thursday night as the WNBA held its annual draft from the Mohegan Sun Center in Uncasville, Conn. Among the 36 players taken in the three rounds, four players were from the Conference of Champions, including first-rounder Brittany Boyd. The rookies don't have much time to get acclimated to the pro game, as the regular season gets underway on June 5. For more information and to see a complete list of draftees, visit WNBA.com. Brittany Boyd Drafted: No. 9 overallTeam: New York LibertyPosition: GuardCollege:…
 
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  • North Carolina has received Notice of Allegations from NCAA

    Jeff Eisenberg
    22 May 2015 | 9:29 am
    In a wide-ranging interview with the Asheville Citizen-Times earlier this week, North Carolina coach Roy Williams explained his greatest frustration with the NCAA's investigation into the academic fraud that took place at the school. "It would help if the NCAA would just tell us what the allegations are," Williams said. Williams apparently got his wish soon afterward. North Carolina announced Friday it has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA, but chancellor Carol L. Folt and athletic director Bubba Cunningham said the school will not release the details of the report until a later…
  • Formidable non-league schedule will test revamped Kentucky

    Jeff Eisenberg
    22 May 2015 | 7:36 am
    The departure of seven key players from last year's 38-win juggernaut didn't cause John Calipari to scale back his non-conference schedule for next season. The Kentucky coach has assembled a non-league slate loaded with marquee games against name-brand opponents. A Champions Classic matchup against reigning national champion Duke will provide the first test of how good next year's Wildcats will be. The Blue Devils lost four starters from their title team, but they'll reload behind returning standouts Matt Jones and Grayson Allen and the nation's most decorated recruiting class.  Among the…
  • LSU's new ad campaign shamelessly promotes top recruit Ben Simmons

    Jeff Eisenberg
    21 May 2015 | 10:02 am
    At a time when the NCAA is fighting the perception it profits from the images and likenesses of its unpaid athletes, one of its member schools has launched an advertising campaign that will only further weaken that already shaky argument. LSU is using highly touted incoming freshman basketball player Ben Simmons as the centerpiece of a 2015-16 season ticket promotional blitz that will include billboards and print and social media advertising. The "25 is Coming" campaign is such a blatant reference to Simmons' jersey number that the school didn't even bother to pretend otherwise in the release…
  • John Calipari: Top goal was getting eight drafted, not winning a title

    Jeff Eisenberg
    20 May 2015 | 3:54 pm
    John Calipari's "Players First" recruiting philosophy and the Kentucky fan base's thirst for championships clashed again Wednesday when the Wildcats coach addressed a crowd of 3,000 business executives after receiving a humanitarian award at Rupp Arena. Most of the 15-minute speech consisted of Calipari describing the qualities a good leader should have and explaining how he gets his players to come together in pursuit of a common goal. The only potential surprise was what Calipari insisted Kentucky's primary objective last season was. "Last year we started the season with a goal," Calipari…
  • Virginia upgrades schedule to reflect its newfound elite stature

    Jeff Eisenberg
    20 May 2015 | 7:55 am
    The past two years, Virginia's modest non-conference slate didn't reflect its sudden emergence as a national power. That will change next season when the two-time ACC champions will play a non-league schedule worthy of their newfound elite status.  The marquee non-league game on Virginia's schedule next season will be a potential top 10 clash against reigning Big East champion Villanova. The Cavaliers will host the Wildcats next December and play a return game in Philadelphia the following season, CBSSports.com reported Tuesday. In addition to that intriguing matchup, Virginia will also host…
 
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  • Longtime North Carolina assistant, successor to Dean Smith--Bill Guthridge passes away

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    13 May 2015 | 6:50 pm
    After spending 30 years as Dean Smith’s right hand man with North Carolina, Bill Guthridge was the logical choice when Smith retired following the 1997 NCAA Tournament.  Tuesday night, Tar Heel Nation is grieving again for the second time in three months after Dean Smith’s successor is dead at the age of 77. “Coach Gut”, as he was known to players like 1998 National Player of the Year Antawn Jamison, his Tar Heels teams reached the Final Four again in 1998 and 2000.  His coaching record was a remarkable 80-28. “I think the book on loyalty and friendship was…
  • PM Roundup: Tiger Writes Letter to Bullied Teen, RIP Bill Guthridge

    Jason Lisk
    13 May 2015 | 1:53 pm
    The PM Roundup is back to inspire, fill your day, and make it seem like we’ve been working hard around here. Tiger Woods Shares Letter With Kid Who Was Bullied for Stuttering This is an inspiring story. I suggest you read the whole thing from Golf Digest. Some of these stories can seem staged, but this rose organically, from Sophie Gustafson, a former female golfer who faced bullying from stuttering, counseling a young boy who had attempted suicide because of the abuse he faced. She in turn got Tiger Woods to reach out to the boy. These things happen all the time, behind the scenes,…
  • Bill Guthridge, U.N.C. Coach and Longtime Assistant, Dies at 77

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    13 May 2015 | 10:49 am
    Mr. Guthridge spent three decades as an assistant to Dean Smith before taking over the basketball team from 1997 to 2000 and reaching two Final Fours. via NYT > College Basketball http://ift.tt/1L2fr0Q
  • Blocking

    azivkovic51
    13 May 2015 | 10:06 am
    Blocking A block is performed when, after a shot is attempted, a defender succeeds in altering the shot by touching the ball. In almost all variants of play, it is illegal to touch the ball after it is in the downward path of its arc; this is known asgoaltending. It is also illegal under NBA and Men’s NCAA basketball to block a shot after it has touched the backboard, or when any part of the ball is directly above the rim. Under international rules it is illegal to block a shot that is in the downward path of its arc or one that has touched the backboard until the ball has hit the rim.
  • Dribbling

    azivkovic51
    13 May 2015 | 10:06 am
    Dribbling Dribbling is the act of bouncing the ball continuously with one hand, and is a requirement for a player to take steps with the ball. To dribble, a player pushes the ball down towards the ground with the fingertips rather than patting it; this ensures greater control. When dribbling past an opponent, the dribbler should dribble with the hand farthest from the opponent, making it more difficult for the defensive player to get to the ball. It is therefore important for a player to be able to dribble competently with both hands. Good dribblers (or “ball handlers”) tend to…
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  • Checking in on the offseason

    17 May 2015 | 6:06 pm
    It's been a while since we podded so we come back to check in on the off season. First we talk about the new commit of 2015 (that we knew of at the time, more on that later), Andrew Rowsey. Next we discuss the status of the Bucks stadium deal, which has a significant impact on Marquette in future seasons. We then transition to some rule discussion, I know, hot stuff. We then talk Marquette and the NBA to close out the pod. I told you the off season. Editors note: This pod was recorded 2 hours before Sam Hauser committed to Marquette. All jokes and references to Marquette getting a commit…
  • Top 2016 Teams/Players: Big 12 (Ranked 1)

    30 Apr 2015 | 1:23 am
    We hope Marquette can pick up one of the top available players from our rankings here. Tonight we run through the competition - ranking all the conferences competing with the Big East for bids, and ranking both their teams and top 40 players. The Big 12 was the best conference top to bottom last year due to having no weak teams. With Buddy Hield waiting another year for the NBA, Iowa State continuing to load up on JUCO stars, Shaka Smart in Texas and Kansas and Baylor looking elite - well you get it. Even TCU and Texas Tech are pulling in great talent, leaving K-State in danger…
  • Top 2016 Teams/Players: Southeastern (Ranked 2)

    30 Apr 2015 | 1:23 am
    We hope Marquette can pick up one of the top available players from our rankings here. Tonight we run through the competition - ranking all the conferences competing with the Big East for bids, and ranking both their teams and top 40 players. I am sure ACC fans will scoff at the SEC edging them out for second, but this conference is unbelievably loaded. Kentucky's rating assumes they get Thon Maker and Jamal Murray, worth 12.42, because if not they drop to fourth in the conference.LSU has the top recruit in the country, Ben Howland of UCLA Final Four fame is quickly turning…
  • Top 2016 Teams/Players: Atlantic Coast (Ranked 3)

    30 Apr 2015 | 1:22 am
    We hope Marquette can pick up one of the top available players from our rankings here. Tonight we run through the competition - ranking all the conferences competing with the Big East for bids, and ranking both their teams and top 40 players. The ACC has taken over the old Big East argument - clearly the best conference through the top 10 teams so how much do you penalize them for having a few bad teams at the bottom? The bottom four teams should improve over their 11 to 13 wins each last year, but still pull the overall ranking below the balanced Big 12 and the much improved…
  • Top 2016 Teams/Players: Big Ten (Ranked 4)

    30 Apr 2015 | 1:22 am
    We hope Marquette can pick up one of the top available players from our rankings here. Tonight we run through the competition - ranking all the conferences competing with the Big East for bids, and ranking both their teams and top 40 players. It is tough to pick a winner with 10 teams in top 40, but with Diamond Stone teaming up with Melo Trimble in Maryland they have as good a chance as anyone a year after upsetting Wisconsin. Yogi Ferrell staying gives Indiana a chance to go deep a year after a very disappointing first round loss from a team with a lot of talent.Natl…
 
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    Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis

  • Bielfeldt eliminates DePaul, will use weekend to make decision

    podcastonthebrink@gmail.com (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    22 May 2015 | 6:20 pm
    Michigan graduate transfer Max Bielfeldt has eliminated one school from his list and will take the weekend to make his decision, according to multiple reports. Bielfeldt told Brendan F. Quinn of MLive.com that he’s no longer considering DePaul, which means he’ll choose from a final three of Indiana, Iowa State and Nebraska. He visited each […] The post Bielfeldt eliminates DePaul, will use weekend to make decision appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
  • A look at how unbalanced scheduling could shape the Big Ten race

    podcastonthebrink@gmail.com (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    22 May 2015 | 8:17 am
    Unbalanced scheduling is one of the challenges accompanying conference expansion. With the addition of Maryland and Rutgers last season, the Big Ten was forced to move to an eight single play, five home-and-home scheduling format. It was a dramatic change from the previous 12-team scheduling format, which allowed for seven home-and-home pairings and four single […] The post A look at how unbalanced scheduling could shape the Big Ten race appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
  • Indiana listed at 25/1 odds to win 2016 NCAA title

    podcastonthebrink@gmail.com (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    21 May 2015 | 11:04 am
    Indiana has been tabbed as a preseason top 15 team in most of the early rankings for the 2015-2016 season and in new odds released Thursday, the Hoosiers are being viewed as a legitimate title contender next season. Oddsmaker Bovada released updated national championship odds for next season earlier this afternoon and lists the Hoosiers […] The post Indiana listed at 25/1 odds to win 2016 NCAA title appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
  • Indiana scores perfect on APR for 5th straight year

    podcastonthebrink@gmail.com (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    21 May 2015 | 5:25 am
    Indiana basketball’s multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) added a fifth consecutive score of 1,000 under Tom Crean, according to data released Wednesday afternoon by the NCAA. The program also received an APR Public Recognition Award for the third straight year. Here’s the full release issued by IU: BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – For the third straight year, […] The post Indiana scores perfect on APR for 5th straight year appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
  • Big Ten Power Rankings: Offseason edition

    podcastonthebrink@gmail.com (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    20 May 2015 | 10:29 am
    It’s May and more than five months separate us from the opening of the 2015-2016 season, but it’s never a bad time to check in on the Big Ten landscape. Here’s our first stab at forecasting next season’s conference standings with last season’s records in parenthesis: 14. Rutgers (10-22, 2-16) · Arriving: Corey Sanders (247Composite top 100), […] The post Big Ten Power Rankings: Offseason edition appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
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  • NBA Draft Profile: Jahlil Okafor

    Carl Berman
    21 May 2015 | 11:28 am
    Jahlil Okafor Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor faced lofty expectations coming into college, but lived up to the hype after winning the national championship and leading the Blue Devils with 17.3 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. Did he do enough to become the number one pick in the 2015 NBA Draft? Okafor is a massive presence inside, listed at 6-foot-11 and 270 pounds. He has extraordinary footwork for his size and massive hands that make his ability to palm a basketball look like an average person holding an orange. He isn’t an explosive athlete, but his physical makeup and excellent footwork…
  • Top Players From The 2015 Portsmouth Invitational

    Carl Berman
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:15 am
    The 63rd annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament was held from April 8th to April 11th. The PIT offers borderline NBA players a unique forum in which to showcase skills which they may not be able to display for the college team whom they play for. This is due to many reasons such as not being able to play a position that they may be better suited for because of the particular needs of their team. We witnessed many shooting guards being thrust into the position of having to run an offense and many power forwards having to play the three. This allows a smaller shooting guard or power forward…
  • Nike Hoop Summit Recap + International Player Review

    Carl Berman
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Portland, OR – It was another jam packed week in Portland attending the Nike Hoop Summit practices and then the game on Saturday afternoon. The World Team edged the USA 103-101 behind 30 points from Jamal Murray (Canada) and 21 points, six rebounds and six blocked shots from Kentucky recruit Skal Labissiere (Haiti). Duke recruit Luke Kennard led the USA with 22 points. The USA had a chance to tie the game or win it in the closing seconds but Kennard’s shot was blocked out of bounds and Allonzo Trier (Arizona) missed a three pointer at the buzzer. LSU recruit Ben Simmons…
  • 2015 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament: Top Performers After Two Days

    Carl Berman
    11 Apr 2015 | 7:47 am
    The 63rd annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament is taking place at the Churchland High School Sports Complex. We’ll be reviewing the top performers of the event. After the first two days here are the players who have impressed us. Traveon Graham (VCU) – Graham was solid and reinforced our belief that he is the top NBA prospect at the PIT. He is a good but not a great athlete. He has superior strength for a 2 or 3. He is a good three point shooter with a nice quick release. Graham can put the ball on the floor and is strong enough to finish at the rim. He has the strength to…
  • Tyus Jones Propels Duke + National Championship Notes

    Carl Berman
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Tyus Jones Indianapolis, IN – In a game where Duke freshmen combined to score 60 of the team’s 68 points in the national championship, Tyus Jones led the young squad with 23 points and cold-blooded shots down the stretch. Jones has been named NetScouts Basketball’s NCAA National Championship Player of the Game. The 6-foot-1 point guard poured in 23 points while shooting 7-of-13 from the field, 7-of-7 from the free throw line, and 2-of-3 from three-point range as Duke defeated Wisconsin 68-63. He added five rebounds and just one turnover in a team-high 37 minutes. Jones only had four…
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    HoopSkills: Latest News

  • Why Today's Players Are Different

    21 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    If you happen to be one of those coaches who swear up and down that players today are somehow different than the players you've coached in the past then you should know two things: 1) You are not alone and 2) You are absolutely correct! In his book "Not Everyone Gets a Trophy," author Bruce Tulban says this generation of young people (which includes your players) "have been nurtured, scheduled, measured, discussed, diagnosed, medicated, programmed, accommodated, included, awarded, and rewarded for as long as they can remember." Now does that sound like your childhood and/or adolescence? It…
  • Never Play the Blame Game

    14 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Have you ever noticed those players who never seem to make a mistake? It doesn't matter how many turnovers they might have or how many shots they miss or how many times their man scores or gets an offensive rebound - it's NEVER their fault! If anything "bad" ever happens on the court to one of these players it's because his teammate couldn't catch the ball, the referee didn't like him, the coach called the wrong offense, or no one helped him out on defense. Unfortunately, most of us know at least one of those types of players. In fact, this type of player is so common former Notre Dame Coach,…
  • 5 Ways Coaches Overcomplicate Things

    3 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    As coaches, we often "blame" our players for the need to simplify everything but in reality is often us that make things more complicated than necessary. I think there are five reasons for this even though we don't always do these things intentionally. 1. We worry about things that will never happen. I'm all for being prepared; in fact I'm a big fan of being over prepared. However, my team does not practice three different jump ball plays and four different offenses to run against a triangle and two defense just in case we ever go into double overtime and see a junk defense! Instead, we…
 
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    Future150 - Basketball Recruiting News

  • MBA Spring Showcase Recap

    22 May 2015 | 4:03 pm
    by Jason PrattFuture150 was back on the road once again scouting the Southeast area last weekend in Jackson, MS.  Jackson is the home of NBA Superstar Monte Ellis and recent five star Mississippi State commit Malik Newman.  Some of the brightest and more talented players come from Jackson.   The MBA Basketball Complex hosted its MBA Spring Showcase and Future150 was on hand to watch the talent.  Below is the top perfomers from last weekend. 2015 PG Martaveous McKnight (Team Thunder) - He is a big bodied guard who can do it all.  The ability to score on all three level…
  • Future150 MDC Houston Schedule

    21 May 2015 | 4:29 pm
    by Jason PrattFuture150 Memorial Day Classic Houston will feature 76 teams from 5 different states.  Players from the Southeast and Southwest regions will be on hand to compete for national exposure.   This is 7th year of the Future150 MDC tournament which has featured a few D1 players from all over the country.  Who will be the next D1 prospect to make their name at the MDC Houston. Tournament Schedule Link is below.  All Coaches will need to check back up until 8:00 PM on Thursday as changes may be made over the next 24 hours.  Game Time is game time so be 30…
  • Southern Players to Watch: Terryonte Thomas

    21 May 2015 | 8:31 am
    by Ani UmanaGuard Terryonte Thomas, at 6'4", has ideal size for a point guard and has had an impressive AAU season so far. Recruiting "I have offers from Xavier, Southern Mississippi, Tulane but interest from Memphis, Oklahoma State, Mississippi State and Mississippi," Thomas said. Thomas competed during one of the LIVE periods in April, but still needs exposure to reign in the offers his game deserves. Being able to score on all three levels and a great rebounder for his position. He is tenacious with the ball, going to the rim any chance he has which results in him living in the free…
  • Coach Jones offers Grant Williams

    20 May 2015 | 2:43 pm
    by Andrew ForceZach Lyon contributed to this report. Grant Williams (2016) just pulled in a Boston University offer.  The Boston Terriers are coming off a 13-17 season in the respected Patriot League.  Head Coach Joe Jones would readily admit it was not his program's best season, but they do return both Co-MVP's in Cedric Hankerson and John Papale. "I really only received an offer and learned a bit about the school," said Williams.  At 6'7" Williams is woefully under-recruited, as evidenced by his Sun Belt and Southern Conference pursuers. If life were fair Williams…
  • PrimeTime Sports Dallas: Day One Recap

    19 May 2015 | 10:07 am
    by Ani UmanaProskills AAU performed very well on Saturday with good performances from 2017 guards Terrell Anderson and Chris Scaife. Anderson is effective on the catch and shoot.  He also is great on the drive because he makes the right decisions.  Anderson needs to handle ball pressure better, but has the tools to be a high level point guard. Scaife has the physical tools you are looking for, for a guard. Standing at 6'4", Scaife has nice elevation on his jumper and uses his length to get rebounds offensively. The wing effects the game in many ways. Deron Williams Elite 2019…
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  • Do Basketball Players Need Dairy Products?

    basketballtrainer
    14 May 2015 | 5:36 am
    What Role Should Dairy Play In Your Basketball Nutrition Plan? Much has been said about the controversy over whether or not dairy is good for you. Actually, you could form your own opinion by perusing the internet but, buyers beware… you may not get the entire story with your research. It is common for writers, bloggers and researchers to encounter negative personal biases of certain foods based on their own bio-individuality. If ignored, this predisposition leads to the disservice to those who can benefit from what dairy has to offer. Instead, each one of us stands to benefit greatly when…
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    27 Apr 2015 | 12:29 pm
  • Basketball Trainer Interview With Rich Stoner

    basketballtrainer
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:44 am
    Basketball Speed and Agility – 9 Questions For An Expert Trainer   I had a chance to interview Rich Stoner of Elite Basketball Training.  Rich is known as one of the best basketball trainers in New Jersey and is highly respected by trainers all over the nation.  I personally rely on Rich for solid advice on topics ranging from basketball nutrition to basketball strength training.   I most admire his expertise on basketball speed and agility issues. BasketballTrainer.com (BT): How exactly did you craft your expertise on the topic of basketball speed and agility? Rich Stoner…
  • Mark Adams – Basketball Trainer Interview

    basketballtrainer
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Who Is Mark Adams? If you have not already heard…Mark Adams is an Elite Basketball Trainer who helps several NBA clients, college teams and the training and camp community.  His portfolio of experience allows him to share a very unique perspective.  He has served as a collegiate assistant at Syracuse, a highly successful high school coach, and was a 1000 point scorer as a player in high school and college.  We were introduced to Mark by BasketballHQ.com partner and South Alabama Basketball Assistant Coach Russ Willemsen who spoke very highly of him.  Mark is committed and passionate…
  • Basketball Energy: 5 Superfoods & Herbs For A Boost

    basketballtrainer
    1 Feb 2015 | 8:44 pm
    Looking For A Basketball Energy Boost? Basketball is certainly not a game for the faint of heart and players often seek a basketball energy boost to increase performance.  Requiring speed, agility, and most importantly endurance, the physical toll it takes on a player’s body can be exhausting no matter what level of shape they are in. A little pick-me-up can be just what’s needed during those long stretches of intense game play during the season or even for those tough pre-season workouts when players are pushed to the max physically and mentally to learn new plays, positions and fine…
 
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