Mark Emmert makes desperate attempt to preserve NCAA model


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NCAA President Mark Emmert said yesterday thatr college athletes should receive “scholarships for life.” Emmert also told a United States Senate panel that scholarships should also cover the full cost of attending college, not just the basic needs. Well, it’s the correct thing to do. He’s finally showing movement, albeit very slowly, in the right direction.

Still, it’s too little, too late. The NCAA has a neo-plantation business model that is up to date with the 1950s.

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2015 NBA Mock Draft (6/30/14)


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Now that the 2014 NBA Draft is in the books, draft nets like myself can look ahead to next year’s class.  Here is The Sports Bank’s extremely premature 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account.  Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile.  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.

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Unfortunate Demise of Aircraft Carrier College Basketball


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We have so many Aircraft carriers in this country that we use them as tourist sites and college basketball courts. It reminds me of when a stand-up comedian, who’s name I can’t recall, made this crack about the Dutch and their windmills:

“oh, you have windmills in Holland. We have windmills in America too- we use them for miniature golf.”

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The World Cup Sweet 16 and their college hoops doppelgangers


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It’s down to 16 teams; single game elimination in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Just like in March madness, it’s “survive and advance” time. So I decided to match each country with their corresponding college basketball program. If you’re a college hoops fan, but still need a rooting interest in the World Cup, this will help you pick a team.

I’m still not sure how much Americans have embraced soccer; as of yet. I do know they’ve embraced skipping work to go drink and watch sports during the day.

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2014 NBA Mock Draft- First Round FINAL


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HAPPY NBA DRAFT DAY!

Here is The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account.  The draft order is based on the final standings since the NBA Draft Lottery doesn’t take place until May 20th.  Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile.  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.

So without further ado, here is our FINAL 2014 NBA mock draft.  UPDATED: 6:00 PM CST

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2014 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (6/26/14)


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HAPPY NBA DRAFT DAY!

Here is The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account.  The draft order is based on the final standings since the NBA Draft Lottery doesn’t take place until May 20th.  Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile.  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.

So without further ado, here is our latest 2014 NBA mock draft.  UPDATED 11:00 AM CST.

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2014 NBA Mock Draft- 2nd round


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Here is the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2014 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.

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UPDATED: Complete 2014 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 2014-15 season.  Bookmark this page as we will continue to update the list as the off-season progresses.

UPDATED: 6/3/14

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Five people telling us college basketball is WAY better than the NBA


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Actions speak louder than words. And here we’re going to highlight the actions of five people, who have a lot of JUICE in the world of basketball. They seem to be telling us it’s better in college right now than it is in the pros.

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Ed O’Bannon to receive $15K in Electronic Arts settlement


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The very high profile Ed O’Bannon case against video game maker Electronic Arts was officially settled out of court today.

O’Bannon, the suit’s main plaintiff, will receive $15,000 while the former college basketball and college football players, whose likenesses appeared in the game dating back to 2003, will be awarded $40,000,000 as a whole.

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’09 Final 4 Villanova basketball team playing in semi-pro tourney


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For Villanova basketball fans, it’s a very long offseason. Especially when you consider the painful and disappointing way it ended, the Wildcats getting dismissed from March madness much earlier than anyone anticipated. Well, next year Villanova basketball will be very strong, as they’ll carry the flag for the Big East conference. In the summer, Wildcats fans, needs something to talk about.

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Aaron Gordon says Arizona teammate Nick Johnson will be “a steal” at the 2014 NBA Draft


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Aaron Gordon and Nick Johnson helped lead the Arizona Wildcats to a Pac-12 regular season championship and number one seed in the NCAA Tournament.  While Gordon is the more coveted NBA prospect, it was Johnson who raked in post-season accolades including Pac-12 Player of the Year and Second Team All-American.

Even with his newfound hardware, Nick Johnson is considered a borderline first round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft due to the fact that is a combo guard with no true position at the next level.  At the NBA Draft Combine, Gordon gave his fellow Wildcat a major vote of confidence.

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