Archive for the 'College' Category

College / Apr 16, 2014 / 12:00 pm

NCAA Approves Unlimited Meals For Athletes After Shabazz Napier Quote

Shabazz Napier

Shabazz Napier (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports)

Before the 2014 NCAA Final between the Connecticut Huskies and Kentucky Wildcats, UCONN senior Shabazz Napier, made headlines when he called Northwestern union ruling, “kind of great.” Napier ruffled some Connecticut lawmaker’s feathers when he said that sometimes he goes to bed “starving.” Now the NCAA has approved a plan to give college athletes carte blanche to consume as much free food and snacks as they want. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 16, 2014 / 11:30 am

Jabari Parker Should Declare For The NBA Draft

Jabari Parker

Jabari Parker (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

Today the world will find out if Jabari Parker will remain a Duke Blue Devil for his sophomore season, or continue the path of fellow freshmen Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid by declaring for the 2014 NBA Draft. (The Chicago Tribune, however, which is Parker’s hometown newspaper, is reporting the freshman is still unsure about his plans.) The Wayman Tisdale Award recipient as college basketball’s top freshman has quite the decision on his hands–a decision everyone involved in basketball is anticipating. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Apr 14, 2014 / 2:30 pm

10 NBA Draft Prospects That Need To Return To School

Zach LaVine

Zach LaVine (Nelson Chenault/USA TODAY Sports)

One and done. Make money now. Too good for school. Whatever you want to call it, this is the mindset of every college basketball star who believes they’re wasting time and their talents for nothing but a college experience and scholarship. Often, college standouts feel they could be out starting their professional careers already rather than obtaining a college education. Read More »

College, High School / Apr 14, 2014 / 10:45 am

Tyus Jones, Justise Winslow Lead USA Team To Win In Nike Hoop Summit

Justise Winslow

Justise Winslow (photo. Nike)

It was mission accomplished for the USA Junior National Team Saturday as they defeated the World Select Team 84-73 at the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland. The win ends a two-year draught for a USA squad that was desperate to reestablish its dominance at the event. Read More »

College, High School / Apr 12, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Top Prospect Myles Turner On The Nike Hoop Summit & Emulating Kevin Durant

Myles Turner

Myles Turner (photo. Instagram.com/turner_myles)

Jahlil Okafor gets most of the attention, but there are a number of NBA scouts who think the best big man in this year’s class is going to end up being Myles Turner. The 7-0 Chris Bosh clone still doesn’t know where he’s going to college but a decision should be coming soon. (He has offers from Ohio State, Kansas, Kentucky, Arizona, Oklahoma State and Texas). In the meantime, he’ll be taking the court tonight in Portland at the Nike Hoop Summit in front of dozens or NBA scouts. Read More »

College, High School / Apr 11, 2014 / 2:30 pm

5 Players With Sneaky Potential You Better Watch At Nike Hoop Summit

Clint Capela

Clint Capela (photo. Nike)

This week, the top high school prospects in the world are in Portland, Oregon, to showcase their skills at the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit. Sandwiched between the McDonald’s All-American Game last week and the upcoming Jordan Brand Classic on the 18th, the Summit is part of a busy month for these youngsters, but it’s also a chance for them to solidify their status as prospective lottery picks or at least prove that they can withstand the increased scrutiny from scouts and media personnel. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 10, 2014 / 11:30 am

8 Prospects Who Raised Their NBA Draft Stock In The NCAA Tournament

Cleanthony Early

Cleanthony Early (Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports)

March is over–isn’t that hard to believe? Not many people would have guessed that the University of Connecticut would be the team ripping down the nets when all was said and done. I mean, I had them losing in the second round to St. Joe’s–but they kept coming back and proving why we should never doubt a program as prestigious as UConn in the tournament. Read More »

College / Apr 9, 2014 / 11:15 am

Video: UMass’ Derrick Gordon Announces He Is Gay

Derrick Gordon

Derrick Gordon (Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports)

In a recent interview with ESPNW, UMass’ Derrick Gordon announced he was gay, becoming the first openly gay player in Division I men’s college basketball. As Gordon explained, he originally told his teammates on April 2, just a few days after telling his parents and his coach, Derek Kellogg. Read More »

College / Apr 8, 2014 / 1:00 pm

5 Schools With The Best Chance Of Winning The NCAA Title Next Year

Marcus Paige

Marcus Paige (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)

This year, the NCAA tournament was special and was nothing short of amazing. From heartbreakers, thrillers, dances and game-winners, this tournament had it all. You have to give props to what Kevin Ollie and UConn accomplished after a year removed from participating in any kind of postseason, beating Kentucky for the national championship. Read More »

College, GIFs / Apr 8, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: Kentucky’s James Young Obliterates Huskies With Monster Jam

James Young, Amida Brimah

James Young, Amida Brimah (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)

Yes, the Huskies won the 2014 National Championship last night, defeating the Kentucky Wildcats and their overrated, then underrated, coterie of freshman — led by possible lottery selection Julius Randle. And yes, there was a bizarre rumor that Wildcats coach John Calipari was headed to the Lakers. But all we could do was marvel at the oomph with which James Young threw down this slam on the Huskies midway through the second half. Read More »