Every year around this time, basketball fans can look forward to exclusive team and player sneaker releases for March Madness. With the launch earlier this season of the new Air Jordan 2012, we knew they’d come up with some dope versions for their college teams during the NCAA Tournament. Turns out they came through once against with versions of the sneaker for UNC, Marquette and Cal. Read More »
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Planning on traveling to get some first hand action of the March Madness? Want to know the best place to pick up some fresh kicks, or eat some delicious local cuisine?
Dime has your official 2012 NCAA March Madness travel guide. We’ll be breaking down every host city in the tournament, with a look at where the sneakerheads need to visit, places to wine and dine, and even attractions if you’re just looking for a taste of that city’s culture. Read More »
Here’s your chance to meet a couple of NBA All-Stars. The innovative company, Sheets, is now giving you a chance to submit a bracket for March Madness and compete against your friends for bragging rights. But the difference between your everyday office pool and this one is that Chris Paul, Amar’e Stoudemire, Ray Rice and other celebrities will actually be involved directly with their own submitted brackets that you’ll be able to view. Read More »
Yes, normally the best March Madness games happen in the second weekend. You trim the fat out of the first few rounds of games, have a little fun with some Cinderellas and then eventually, you arrive at the cream of the crop. But while those Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games are memorable, I always enjoy the first two days the most. 32 matchups in all, and with the schedule starting as early as noon, it can become a national holiday… at least in my mind. Read More »
So it’s not 96 after all. Earlier today, the NCAA announced that the its Division I Men’s Basketball Committee unanimously passed a recommendation to expand the Tournament field to 68 teams beginning in 2011. While the measure still has to be approved by the NCAA Board of Directors later his month, in most cases the board passes whatever proposals have been stamped by its committees. Read More »
With Kentucky plowing through everyone this season to a current No. 3 ranking in the country, and their trio of impact freshmen (John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Eric Bledsoe) playing beyond expectations, it got me thinking about past great UK games. One game in particular will always stand out in my memory: the 2005 Elite Eight, Kentucky vs. Michigan State. Read More »
Thank God for the great Americans at COED Magazine. Someone had to put together photo galleries of the cheerleaders from every school in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16, and they stepped up to the plate. Read More »
The NY Times has an article today called “Timeout Tactics Include Seating and Setting” that breaks down the science behind how and where some top college coaches seat their players during timeout huddles. I’m sure you’ve noticed that every team’s timeouts look different – bench, no bench, stools, etc. – but there is apparently real, detailed strategy behind the way players are situated. And it’s as much about girls as it is about game-planning. Read More »
If you’re on the east coast and stayed up late to watch the Davidson/St. Mary’s NIT matchup, you may be dragging this morning, but you know it was well worth it. It’s a shame the Stephen Curry/Patty Mills shootout wasn’t on prime time for half the country to see because it was honestly one of the most entertaining games I’ve seen all year. These ESPN highlights don’t the game justice – it was up and down and the two stars rose to the occasion (at times, Steph was pulling from about three feet beyond NBA three-point range).
Let us know if you caught the game and what you thought of it…
Niketown New York is setting up to be a prime time hoops destination for the month of March. Every week they’re going to be rolling out different free games, events and contests for college hoops fans in NYC.