2015 College Basketball transfers list


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College basketball transfers are becoming a growing trend.  Here is a list of players from the marquee conferences who are transferring out of their respective programs after this past season and a list of college basketball transfers who will be eligible to play at their new school for the 2015-16 season.  Bookmark this page as we will continue to update the list as the off-season progresses.

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UCLA Bruins tourney berth: NCAA shows SINISTER bias AGAIN


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The only thing a garbage UCLA Bruins team adds to this NCAA tournament is the opportunity for cameramen to shoot gratuitous close-up shots of the dance team. The CBS/Turner cameras will do just that. Early and often; hence we joined in with the pictures in this post.

Seriously though, this UCLA at large selection is the worst at-large berth since Air Force in 2006. What’s even more offensive is that the NCAA didn’t even put them in the play-in game. The Bruins are safely into the actual first round, not the first-round-name-only.

Including the UCLA Bruins just confirms everything we know about the corrupt cartel that is the NCAA.

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Terrapins PG Melo Trimble: great name, greater game


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Maryland basketball is a program that has always had players with really awesome names. “It’s a tradition unlike any other,” and it continues with freshman point guard Melo Trimble. Also, Dez Wells (full name Dezmine Wells) is a pretty awesome name too.

This year we can reignite the “Fear the Turtle” tradition, as Wells,  Trimble and junior forward Jake Layman are the three most fearsome of a Terps squad that set a school record for regular season victories.

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Maryland’s Dez Wells playing himself onto NBA Draft bubble


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When we first heard Maryland and Rutgers were coming to the Big Ten, many of us were like “meh, whatever.” Yes, Maryland basketball has a rich history, but they have been pretty down lately. Entering this season they had missed the past four NCAA Tournaments. A true ACC power in the late ’90s and early ’00s, the Terps had really fallen fast since the 2002 national title

Still, the program has always had players with really awesome names. The name tradition continues with Dez Wells (full name Dezmine Wells) and we can reignite the “Fear the Turtle” tradition, as Wells, freshman point guard Melo Trimble and junior forward Jake Layman are the three most fearsome of the Terps.

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Maryland Terrapins basketball: not that special after all


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In their first season in the Big Ten, the Maryland Terrapins have turned out to be the real deal pretty good, I’ve always referred to the Maryland Terrapins as “ACC Illinois Fighting Illini,” in both sports. They even had relatively the same decline at the same time in hoops.

Both Maryland and Illinois had that one exceptional once in a life time season (2002 for the Terps, 2005 for the Illini)

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Jim Boeheim gets CRANKIER and CRANKIER every season


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Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim is a lot like myself- he looks for things to complain about. We find fault with life just for the sake of having something to complain about. In the run-up to last year’s draft, Boeheim made some remarks about his players’ NBA Draft stock that rubbed certain people the wrong way.

Jim Boeheim advocating that his own players (Tyler Ennis and Jerami Grant) stay in school instead of declaring for the draft looked like he was putting the Syracuse program’s interests above the interests of his individual players. However, his players were not offended by it, and that’s what counts.

They appreciated Boeheim’s brutal honesty.

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Bill Walton exposes College Football Playoff conspiracy, ogles UCLA Dance Team


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 ESPN Game Analyst and UCLA alum Bill Walton reminded us just how stellar the UCLA dance team truly is last night while calling UCLA’s home 2OT win over Stanford. The appearance of the UCLA dance team prompted Walton to make a comment that was very….”Late night with Bill Walton” you might say.

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2016 NBA Mock Draft (1/8/15)


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Here is The Sports Bank’s extremely early 2016 NBA Mock Draft.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FIRST ROUND OF OUR 2015 NBA MOCK DRAFT.

Be sure to check out our 2015 NFL mock draft as well.

And our 2016 NFL mock draft.

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2015 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (1/6/15)


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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

Be sure to check out our 2015 NFL mock draft as well.

And our 2016 NFL mock draft.

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2015 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (1/6/15)


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Here is the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013. [Read more…]

Kentucky vs. Louisville: rivalry t-shirt wars (photos)


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Don’t think Louisville vs. Kentucky is a hard-core rivalry? Check out the Final Four smack-talking t-shirts after the jump. This is NASTY. Brutal, like Duke vs. North Carolina.

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UCLA C Kevon Looney: consensus NBA lottery pick


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UCLA Center Kevon Looney seems to be a consensus NBA Draft lottery pick in 2015, but where does he fit in? Pretty much everyone’s NBA mock draft has Jahlil Okafor #1, Emmanuel Mudiay #2, Karl Anthony-Towns #3, and then a mis of Stanley Johnson, Myles Turner and Willie Cauley-Stein somewhere in that top ten mix.

However, Looney in the top five? The people close to Kentucky Coach John Calipari seem to think so.

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