TAG: Florida

College / Dec 30, 2014 / 9:45 pm

Watch Florida’s Jacob Kurtz Tip-In Opponent’s Missed Buzzer-Beater For Loss

Florida, Florida State

Quick, think of your nightmare athletic scenario. Got it? We doubt it’s worse than the one Jacob Kurtz just lived out. Watch the Florida Gators big man give his team a loss by tipping-in an air-ball – shot by the rival Florida State Seminoles! – as the game’s final buzzer sounded. Read More »

College / Jan 16, 2013 / 4:02 pm

New In the Dime Store: Retro College Cuts Replica Game Shorts

1987 Syracuse Orange Game Shorts

We recently launched an online store on Dimemag.com in order to sell Shoot Jumpers. Not Guns t-shirts as part of our anti-violence campaign.

We’re now opening up the store to some of our best partners and friends to bring great basketball product to our readers (while still contributing to worthy causes). First up: Retro College Cuts replica basketball game shorts. Read More »

College / Aug 17, 2012 / 4:00 pm

College Super Tournament Of Nike Schools Is Close To Happening

Michigan State

Sixteeen Nike-sponsored universities from eight college conferences are getting closer to creating a branded tournament as a tribute to Nike co-founder Phil Knight in 2017, ESPN reported yesterday. The names, as expected, are some of the biggest headliners in college basketball — Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky included. Technically, it will be two eight-team tournaments because NCAA rules prohibit two teams from the same conference playing at the same regular-season tournament. Working around that means the party for Knight’s 80th birthday is ready to go, as long as it can find a TV partner (and ESPN is very interested). Read More »

NBA Draft, Video / Jun 28, 2012 / 5:00 pm

Bradley Beal’s Top 5 Plays At Florida

Bradley Beal

It was only one year spent at Florida for Bradley Beal, but he’s become one of the late risers in tonight’s NBA Draft. The sharpshooter is in everyone’s mock draft in the top five picks that will be called out tonight in New York City. But how did he get here? Here are his top five plays of his only season in Gainesville. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 20, 2011 / 2:30 pm

NBA Draft: This Year’s Biggest Second-Round Steal

Chandler Parsons

Every year teams are looking to find hidden gems in the second round of the NBA Draft. Some teams (infrequently) stumble upon stars that fell through the cracks like Gilbert Arenas and Monta Ellis, while others are happy to find great role players like Carl Landry or Daniel Gibson. Well, for any team drafting in the second round, Chandler Parsons will be a solid role player for years to come in this league. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 17, 2011 / 12:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Vernon Macklin Talks NBA Draft & Billy Donovan

Vernon Macklin

After seeing limited action his first two seasons at Georgetown, Vernon Macklin thought it was time for a change. So he decided to transfer to Florida, and went on to average 10.6 and 11.6 points, respectively, in two standout seasons for the Gators. Now Macklin, known as a hustle player and the guy that gets the dirty work done, finds himself preparing for the NBA Draft. I had a chance to speak with him about his experiences the last few years and got his thoughts on the upcoming draft. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 9, 2011 / 4:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Alex Tyus Talks NBA Draft, Florida & Patric Young

Alex Tyus

The Florida Gators were one of the premier college basketball programs in the early and mid-2000s, a run that culminated in back-to-back national championships in ’06 and ’07. However, after 2007, the program has struggled somewhat to return to that level. That is, until this past year. One of the players who helped the Gators advance to the Elite Eight was starting power forward Alex Tyus. Tyus averaged 9.1 points and 6.2 rebounds last season, but saved his best performance for the NCAA Tournament with a 19-point, 17-rebound showing against BYU in the Sweet 16. Alex is known for being a high energy guy with lots of athleticism. I caught up with him at the Nets’ draft workouts this week to talk about his senior year, Rowdy Reptiles and the draft process. Read More »

Video / Mar 25, 2011 / 4:00 pm

Shotloc Shot of the Week: Jimmer Fredette Wets a 35-Footer Against Florida

Jimmer Fredette struggled a bit in BYU‘s NCAA Tournament loss to Florida last night, but there was one particular moment when it felt like he was going go ballistic on the Gators. With BYU down three points with five minutes to go in the game, Fredette calmly dribbled the ball across half court and then raised of from 35-FEET AWAY to stick a huge three in a disbelieving Scottie Wilbekin‘s face.

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College, NBA / Mar 15, 2011 / 1:00 pm

Dime Q&A: NBA Players Make Their Picks, Name Their Sleepers

David Lee

The bracket is out, let the hysteria begin. It seems like everyone around the country is amped about the Big Dance this year. Who wouldn’t be? With the tournament as wide open as it is, it really could be anybody’s year. (I’m looking at you, Long Beach State.) With many NBAers having their respective alma maters back in the tourney, we thought it’d be dope to get their insight into this year’s madness. With that, we caught up with David Lee, Anthony Morrow and Sundiata Gaines to discuss some bracketology. Read More »

NBA / Oct 7, 2010 / 11:30 am

Who’s Better: Al Horford or Joakim Noah?

We argue. You decide.

AL HORFORD (by Jaimie Canterbury) Earlier this week, Joakim Noah signed a 5-year, $60 million contract extension with the Bulls. Well-deserved, seeing as there are only a handful of workhorses like Noah left in the League at the center position. There is no argument that the Bulls need Noah. But frankly, if they had the opportunity to swap Noah for Al Horford, they would do it. Noah is a great defender and rebounder, but the fact of the matter is that Horford does all of that and more. Read More »