ESPN College Gameday: How it Went From Transcendent to Unwatchable

espn-college-gameday-jadeveon-clowney

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.

[Read more…]

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.

[Read more…]

2018 NBA Mock Draft 8-24-17

 

NBA-conspiracy-theorists

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!

[Read more…]

John Calipari Could Face His Own Player, Tai Wynyard in FIBA U19s World Cup

isaiah-briscoe-john-calipari-kentucky-wildcats-basketball

Kentucky Wildcats Coach John Calipari might actually face one of his own players in a tournament this offseason. Redshirt sophomore Tai Wynyard was once again selected to participate in the upcoming FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup. He will play again for his native nation of New Zealand, a team with which he won Gold in the 3×3 tournament in 2015.

Coach Cal has a team in the summer tourney field as well. Thus, you may have a developing story line that is a lot more compelling than what you typically see in most offseason international competition.

[Read more…]

What Hamidou Diallo Brings to the Kentucky Wildcats Table Next Season

hamidou diallo

With only minutes to spare before the NBA Draft entry deadline, Hamidou Diallo informed the Kentucky Wildcats of his intention to return to school. It was metaphorically an 11th hour decision. Diallo only practiced with the Cats, for about half the season, last year. He never saw game action. Usually, when a player of no experience returns to a college basketball team, it’s not huge news.

It is here though because UK has so little experience returning from this past season’s Elite 8 team.

[Read more…]

Kentucky Basketball: How Next Year’s Rotation Looks with Hamidou Diallo Returning

hamidou-diallo

Freshman guard Hamidou Diallo only practiced for the Kentucky basketball team last year; he never saw action in any games. Usually, when a player of no experience returns to a college basketball team, it’s not huge news.

It is for Kentucky though because they have so little experience returning from this past season’s Elite 8 team. The Wildcats are looking to replace 92.6 percent of their scoring and 76.6 percent of their rebounding from last year’s team.

[Read more…]

Kentucky SG Malik Monk to the New York Knicks at #8 Would be a Great Fit

malik-monk

Kentucky Wildcats basketball doesn’t just dominate the McDonald’s All-American Game, the SEC and the NCAA Tournament.

NBA Draft night is always their night as well.

“It’s graduation day for my child,” John Calipari says at the event, during the 30 for 30 film “One and Not Done.”

[Read more…]

Kentucky Basketball: is Bam Adebayo a Top Ten NBA Draft Pick?

edrice-bam-adebayo

Kentucky Wildcats basketball doesn’t just dominate the McDonald’s All-American Game, the SEC and the NCAA Tournament.

NBA Draft night is always their night as well.

“It’s graduation day for my child,” John Calipari says at the event, during the 30 for 30 film “One and Not Done.”

[Read more…]

Kentucky Basketball: is De’Aaron Fox a Top Five NBA Draft Pick?

de-aaron-fox

Kentucky Wildcats basketball doesn’t just dominate the McDonald’s All-American Game, the SEC and the NCAA Tournament.

NBA Draft night is always their night as well.

“It’s graduation day for my child,” John Calipari says at the event, during the 30 for 30 film “One and Not Done.”

[Read more…]

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

mohamed bamba

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.

[Read more…]

NBA Mock Draft Second Round 5/16/17

nba draft logo

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)

[Read more…]

NBA Mock Draft First Round 5/16/17

nba draft logo

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.

[Read more…]