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Latest News, Twitter / Jan 17, 2014 / 1:20 pm

Kobe Bryant’s Surprise Visit At Boston College Marketing Class (Photos)

Jordan Hill, Kobe Bryant

An injury- and suspension-depleted Los Angeles Lakers team flew in to Boston yesterday for today’s game against the Celtics, one in which Rajon Rondo will be making his debut. Despite the acrimony between the Celtics and Lakers over the years, last night Kobe Bryant decided to stop by a Boston College marketing class to take in the lectures and pose with the shocked students. Read More »

NBA / Jan 24, 2012 / 11:00 am

Dime Q&A: OKC’s Reggie Jackson On The Thunder’s Video Game Culture

Reggie Jackson

When the Oklahoma City Thunder visited the Celtics on Jan. 16, Kendrick Perkins‘ return to Boston was the talk of the town. But Perkins wasn’t the only player on the Thunder roster returning to the Hub that night. Oklahoma City rookie Reggie Jackson was also making his first appearance in Boston since suiting up for Boston College for the past three years.

While Boston College has been on the decline since Jackson’s departure (the Eagles are currently 7-11 overall and 2-2 in the ACC), the 6-3 guard’s career appears to be heading in the opposite direction. After being selected at No. 24 by Oklahoma City last June, Jackson is averaging 11 minutes per game for the 14-3 Thunder. Read More »

NBA / Nov 2, 2011 / 11:30 am

Unguarded: Chris Herren’s Path From Superstar To Salvation

Chris Herren

When you look at a story, the way it is told and the driving force behind it, there are so many elements, so many moments where things could have been done differently. In ESPN’s latest film, Unguarded, director Jonathan Hock (Through the Fire, Off the Rez) goes behind the curtain and into both the highs and darkest of lows in the life of former NBA guard Chris Herren. This story, like Herren’s life, could have turned out and been told differently; but thankfully for all parties it wasn’t. Read More »

College / Jul 28, 2011 / 2:00 pm

Ballin’ In Beantown: Shabazz Napier, Boston College & Harvard

Boston Summer League

If you’ve visited DimeMag.com before, you’re surely familiar with the Drew and Goodman Leagues. You know, the leagues that have brought us a 51-point performance from Brandon Jennings, a near triple-double from LeBron James, and an off the backboard slam from Kevin Durant. But D.C. and L.A. aren’t the only cities where basketball is being played this summer. Read More »

College / Jul 8, 2011 / 2:15 pm

Ivy League: Best Training Ground For College Hoop Coaches

Joe Jones

The coaching carousel can spin fast and furious. Take the chain reaction that followed Billy Lange‘s decision to leave Navy for the associate head coaching position at Villanova. Ed DeChellis fled his post at Penn State to fill the vacancy at Navy, causing Patrick Chambers to leave Boston University to lead the Nittany Lions. Read More »

Featured Gallery, Style - Kicks and Gear / Oct 20, 2010 / 1:30 pm

New Under Armour Maryland & Boston College Basketball Uniforms: An Inside Look

New Under Armour Maryland & Boston College Basketball Uniforms

You may have noticed something a little different if you watched Midnight Madness at an Under Armour school this past Friday. That’s right, new uniforms. With over 30 NCAA and high school teams sporting new uniforms (including footwear) this season, and each one being designed specifically for the school, I decided to seek out the masterminds behind the new threads. In an exclusive interview with Under Armour’s Adam Clement (Senior Apparel Designer) and Derek Speicher (Product Line Manager), go behind the scenes and check out the new uniforms for the University of Maryland and Boston College. Read More »

College, High School / Jul 13, 2010 / 4:30 pm

The First Domino To Fall In Boston College’s Hoop Resurrection

Boston College

After star Rakim Sanders and potential star Brady Heslip decided to transfer from Boston College when they heard Steve Donahue would be coming to Boston, Eagles fans had a tough time staying optimistic about their future. With the great recruits Duke and North Carolina landed this season, Donahue decided to look to the future for help. His first recruit, 6-11 center Dennis Clifford who attends Milton Acedemy in Massachusetts, accepted Donahue’s offer nearly instantly. Although BC does not have any recruits in its 2010 class, this is a great start for 2011. Read More »

NBA, Where Are They Now? / Aug 25, 2009 / 2:40 pm

Where Are They Now: Troy Bell

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There is an old saying in the NBA, “it’s hard to make the NBA and it’s even harder to stay.” People forget that every year, 50 or so rookies come into the League, which means 50 have to go out. Some of our favorite names in college disappear into obscure basketball leagues across the globe. One name that fits in that category is Troy Bell. Read More »