TAG: Louisville

College, Video / Mar 12, 2011 / 10:00 am

DimeTV: Louisville’s Kyle Kuric Sent To Papa John’s By Rick Pitino

After yesterday’s win over Notre Dame in the Big East Tournament, we caught up with Louisville’s sharpshooter, Kyle Kuric, in the locker room. Check out what he had to say.

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College, DimeTV, Video / Mar 11, 2011 / 2:00 pm

DimeTV: Louisville’s Peyton Siva Talks Kemba Walker & Pre-Game Rituals

After yesterday’s win over Marquette in the Big East Tournament, we caught up with Louisville’s leading assist man, Peyton Siva, in the locker room. Check out what he had to say.

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College / Jan 21, 2011 / 3:45 pm

Louisville is running toward a Big East crown led by Peyton Siva

Peyton Siva (photo. University of Louisville)

To say the Big East is pretty tough is like saying Wiz Khalifa smokes a little weed sometimes.

While the company line going into this college basketball season said the Big Ten was the strongest conference in the nation, the Big East has reclaimed its rightful place: At the moment, nine of the Big East’s 16 teams are ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, from No. 3 Syracuse to No. 25 Cincinnati. Read More »

College / Dec 13, 2010 / 3:45 pm

Monday Madness: Michigan State still looking for its defining win

Five NCAA teams that got my attention this past weekend for various reasons:

1. Michigan State (7-3) Considering the Detroit Pistons’ fall from NBA grace and Michigan State’s rise to NCAA elite, I’m not sure if Saturday’s doubleheader at The Palace of Auburn Hills was meant to showcase Pistons/Raptors as the main event or the undercard. Before the Pistons blew a 25-point lead and lost their game, the Spartans barely hung on to beat unranked Oakland. Read More »

College, Featured Gallery / Oct 18, 2010 / 2:30 pm

Who’s Better: John Calipari or Rick Pitino?

We argue. You decide.

JOHN CALIPARI (by A. Macaluso) When it comes to family, no one is closer than the Italians. You used to be able to say the same about John Calipari and his predecessor, Rick Pitino. Both coaches have known each other ever since they worked together at Five Star Camp. Both head coaches were actually friends in the beginning, with Pitino helping Calipari land the head coaching position at Massachusetts in 1988. Read More »

College, High School / Oct 5, 2010 / 6:00 pm

High School star puts Kentucky coach John Calipari on Blast

As far as personalities go, Tony Wroten Jr. is a star in the making. The Garfield High School (Seattle, Wash.) senior guard is one of the Top-20 prep players in the nation, and only brings more attention to himself with his made-for-TV demeanor off the court.

Wroten is scheduled to announce his college decision on Thursday, but before that, he went on Twitter and put one very famous college coach on blast: Read More »

NBA, We Reminisce / Apr 29, 2010 / 6:00 pm

Throwback Thursdays: Wes Unseld

Wes Unseld

Welcome to the third installment of Throwback Thursdays with the Coach. If you are a true historian of the game you will no doubt appreciate this week’s choice, and the uniform, of Wes Unseld. If you have never heard of this guy or never checked out who the great frontcourt players in the 1970s were besides Kareem and Walton, then please take the time to add to your knowledge. Read More »

College, High School / Apr 22, 2010 / 12:00 pm

Marquis Teague’s College Decision: Battle Between Kentucky & Louisville

Marquis Teague (photo. Kelly Kline/NIKE)

It’s alright if you’re not familiar with Marquis Teague just yet. Unless you’re a diehard high school hoops fan, or from Indiana, chances are you’ve never even seen the kid play. But as the best point guard in the Class of 2011, and the younger brother of the Atlanta Hawks’ Jeff Teague, you should get to know him. Today, Teague has setup a 1:30 PM news conference to decide where he’s going to school in two years. And all signs point to it coming down to Kentucky and Louisville. Read More »

College, High School / Apr 19, 2010 / 1:30 pm

Kentucky’s John Calipari Can Pull Off Amazing Recruiting Hat Trick


It’s safe to say that in one year, John Calipari has turned Kentucky into NBA U. With five players slated to go in the first 20 picks of this year’s NBA Draft, and commitments last week from top-five players in the Class of 2010 (Brandon Knight) and Class of 2011 (Michael Gilchrist) – not to mention All-American senior Doron Lamb – you’d think Coach Cal would take a day off. Think again. While there are still some outstanding players who might commit to the Wildcats for next year, Calipari is focusing his attention on the Class of 2012. Read More »

College / Nov 2, 2009 / 5:45 pm

Matty D’s Top 25 College Basketball Preview (25-21)

Willie Warren

That’s right, the start of the college hoops season is just one week away and you know what that means: it’s time to unleash the mother effing fury! For the past seven months, I’ve been bottling up a vicious mixture of excitement and rage, just waiting for the moment to release my emotions onto the rest of the world. Well that time has come. Your boy Matty D is back to give you a look at the top teams in the country and to separate the champs from the chumps. Read More »