ESPN College Gameday: How it Went From Transcendent to Unwatchable

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To pinpoint what’s so wrong with ESPN College Gameday in 2017, there are a couple different places from which you can start. You can begin with ESPN’s horrible bungling of the Jemele Hill and Robert Lee situations, and go from there. The same principle, that of “let’s try to never hurt anyone’s feelings ever, no matter what the cost, because hurt feelings means upset sponsors” applies across the board.

ESPN should have never apologized for what Jemele Hill said about Donald Trump.

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Athletic vs Academic Scholarships for Student-Athletes

There is confusion on how academic scholarships and athletic scholarships work. For example, if an NCAA Division II institution offers you a partial scholarship you can still use academic aid to cover your tuition. About 2 percent of high school athletes are awarded some form of athletics scholarship to compete in college.

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2018 NBA Mock Draft 8-24-17

 

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Welcome to version 1.0 of our 2018 NBA Mock Draft. It’s never too early. For more on a given prospect, click his name where hyper-linked. That will take you to an in-depth feature piece on said player. Team needs were not taken into account, and the order was randomized for this 2018 NBA mock draft.

Enjoy!

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Five Star Big Man Mo Bamba Picks Texas Over Kentucky, Duke and Michigan

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It’s official, Mo Bamba has selected the University of Texas. The five star big man picked the Longhorns over Duke, Kentucky and Michigan.

We now update our story on Bamba from March 28th, from McDonald’s All-American Game Media Day, in which we indicated that Texas was indeed the front-runner.

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NBA Mock Draft Second Round 5/16/17

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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2017 NBA Mock Draft.  Outstanding trades have not been taken into account with the second round. Also, if you’re into NBA Draft Lottery conspiracy theories, you’ll want to read the feature piece linked here.

(Updated: 5/15/17)

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NBA Mock Draft First Round 5/16/17

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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2017 NBA Mock Draft.

(Updated: 5/15/17) Also, if you’re into NBA Draft Lottery conspiracy theories, you’ll want to read the feature piece linked here.

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ESPN 30 for 30: Top 20 of All Time List

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Rating the best films in the ESPN 30 for 30 series is a highly debatable endeavor, as there are so many great documentaries to choose from. Click the title where highlighted for a review/feature on that specific film.

A year ago, I would have told you that there’s Hillsborough, the college football docs, and then there’s everything else. Still true, except now there’s Laettner, which towers above everything else.

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Kevin Knox to Kentucky Seems Very Unlikely, Despite BBN Cookies Reward

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It’s going to take a lot more than BBN (Big Blue Nation) cookies to land 5-star uncommitted prospect Kevin Knox. The blue chip small forward from Tampa has narrowed his choices down to three schools, and they’re the bluest of college basketball’s blue bloods.

According to 247Sports, Knox’s top three are Duke, Kentucky and North Carolina, with the Blue Devils an overwhelming favorite. The Crystal Ball Prediction matrix, read into this what you will, shows Duke at 84%, UK 11% and Carolina 5%.

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Duke Signee Gary Trent Jr. Has Advantage of “Uncles” Kevin Garnett, Sam Cassell

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Lots of people learn the “family business” growing up, but most don’t have one as exciting as the NBA. Incoming Duke Blue Devils Frosh Gary Trent Jr. has been around the National Basketball Association his whole life, as the son of former player Gary Trent.

Like the title of the Ernest Hemingway novel, the son also rises, as Trent is consensus five star shooting guard. Scout ranks him the 12th best prospect in the entire nation, while ESPN has him #8 and 24/7 sports has him #10.

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Eight ANNOYING People Who Reside In EVERY Single Bracket Pool

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Dear reader, we’ve scouted your bracket pool. We know everybody who’s in it. Because there’s at least one of these stereotypes in EVERY single bracket pool imaginable.

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Six Candidates to Eventually Succeed Coach K at Duke

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Coach K is the teflon don of college basketball; the kingpin of March Madness. He’s been at Duke for close to four decades, and in that time he’s seen many, if not most of his peers deal with scandalous situations, of varying degree.

With Mike Krzyzewski though, it’s been pretty much all squeaky clean.

He’s achieved five national championships and 12 Final Fours, and it’s highly unlikely that any of them will ever get vacated. He’s the first face on this generation’s college basketball coaching Mt. Rushmore, and he’s the media darling of all media darlings.

No one has utilized the media coverage, (and Team USA basketball too) to leverage a massive competitive advantage like he has.

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FULL LIST: NCAA Tournament First Round Tip Times, Announcers, Channel Assignments

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Full listing of channel assignments, tip off times and announcer pairings for the entire first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Enjoy!

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