Cliff Alexander’s Kansas career has been a bust thus far


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When Kansas brought in Cliff Alexander, the third ranked recruit in the entire nation, they expected a lot more than what he’s produced in his rookie season. Alexander was suspended indefinitely yesterday for what the Athletic Director deemed a “NCAA issue with his eligibility.”

That’s just corporatespeak for whatever “infraction” was supposedly committed in this situation. Remember “infraction” here is defined by the NCAA; and the NCAA is not at all consistent when it comes eligibility rulings. Their laws are extremely arbitrary and capricious.

Details will emerge soon enough, the only information public right now is meaningless legalese. However, even before this latest issue arose, the 6-9, 235 power forward from Curie High School in Chicago was having a disappointing season.

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Kansas Jayhawks Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk is very Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk


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Once you become aware of Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, your world will never be the same again. We could all use a little more Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk in our lives.

So during this boring lull in the sports calendar, the time between the Super Bowl and March Madness, when even the NBA and NHL teams themselves are looking ahead to the postseason, The Sports Bank brings you a Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk feature story.

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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…]

Bill Self on Kentucky going undefeated: “not crazy”


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As talented a team as the #5 Kansas Jayhawks are, they really got annihilated by the #1 Kentucky Wildcats tonight. KU Coach Bill Self rolled with it in the post game press conference.

Fresh off a 72-40 beat down, he opened with a little joke:
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Kansas Jayhawks will own the Big 12, but are they Final 4 bound?


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Another season, another banner for the Kansas Jayhawks who claimed at least a share of their 10th straight Big 12 Championship. KU does lose three starters but as always, Bill Self won’t be rebuilding this year, but rather reloading. [Read more…]

2016 NBA Mock Draft (10/31/14)


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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. [Read more…]

2015 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (10/30/14)


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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs 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…]

2015 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (10/30/14)


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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs 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…]

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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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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