During last season’s NCAA Tournament, I remember Baylor’s Crazy Light 2s being the talk of the tournament. Now for this year, adidas has unveiled new uniforms for six major college basketball teams. They are calling them the adizero uniform system, and they’ll be worn during this season’s NCAA postseason play. Read More »
It’s no secret that the NBA is on the mainstream backburner right now — stuck in that period when everybody is paying attention to football and the MLB playoff chase, when pretty much every important free agent has been signed, and when training camp isn’t exactly right around the corner. But in places like Oklahoma City, they’re just as basketball-obsessed as they were during the NBA Finals. Even on days when there’s no other NBA news to report, there’s still something coming out of OKC. Lately it’s been all about James Harden and Serge Ibaka. Read More »
Last season, Skylar Diggins led Notre Dame to the NCAA national championship game and their third Final Four appearance. This year, second place isn’t an option. The crafty southpaw made a nearly-seamless transition to the point guard position, averaging 15.0 points, 4.8 assists and 1.9 steals per game, and is ready to ascend to the throne as college basketball’s best player. How competitive is she? Let’s just say her workout is called the “Metabolic Meltdown,” and is unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
Logging his fourth 20-plus point performance in a row, and coming off the best game of his short pro career (29 points, eight rebounds), Tyler Hansbrough seems to be carving himself a niche in the Pacers rotation. Despite his recent surge with the navy and gold, it’s still difficult to get used to him donned in anything but Carolina Blue. Not too far removed from his playing days as a Tar Heel â€“ where he was regarded as a deity â€“ you would think UNC would be the only No. 2 seed he’d be cheering for in this year’s tourney. Think again. Read More »