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College / Oct 12, 2012 / 3:00 pm

Ray McCallum Jr. Is 1 Of College Basketball’s Best-Kept Secrets

Ray McCallum Jr.

Ray McCallum Jr. (photo. UDM Sports Info)

This piece was originally published in Dime #71. To see the feature in its entirety, check out the issue, on newsstands nationwide.

Until this past March, the last time the University of Detroit went dancing, Tim Duncan was ringless and Kwame Brown had a promising career ahead of him. But in 2012, Ray McCallum Jr., a vocal and passionate point guard, led the Titans back to the NCAA Tournament. And now he’s screaming for more. Read More »

Playground / Sep 2, 2011 / 1:00 pm

Ryan “Special FX” Williams Is Still Dunking, But Looking For More

Ryan "Special FX" Williams

Ryan "Special FX" Williams

YouTube recognizes him as Special FX, the dunker, but former St. John’s Red Storm player Ryan Williams wants the world to know while he was once one of the best to do it, he does more than just dunk.

Before gaining fame as an explosive dunker on the streetball circuit, Williams was a kid from Queens with already established athleticism. Back then, his jumping ability had other unintended consequences besides opening doors for him. Read More »

NBA / Jun 9, 2011 / 1:30 pm

Top 10 New Shaq Nicknames

Shaquille O'Neal

Shaq

When Shaquille O’Neal officially retired last week after 19 seasons, he left the NBA as one of the most dominant big men of all time. O’Neal won four championships and three straight NBA Finals MVPs, but his personality just might be the most memorable part of his career. At no time was this more evident than when Shaq would give us his self-proclaimed nicknames such as “The Big Aristotle” and “Shaqfu” to name a few. So in honor of Shaq’s retirement, we passed the duties on to the fans. Here are the top 10 new nicknames given to him from musical legends Chuck D and 9th Wonder to college students: Read More »