Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid Tweet Disgust Over Trump Electoral Victory

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In the wee hours of Wednesday morning we learned that the first black President in U.S. history will now give way to a new one who is endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan. Barack Obama’s now inevitable replacing by Donald Trump as the leader of the free world, will officially be celebrated by the KKK with a parade in North Carolina on December 3rd, according to The Hill.

The most recently updated popular vote count has Hillary Clinton ahead of Trump by about 1.8 million votes, and there are still many ballots left to be counted in heavily Democratic counties.

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Kansas Basketball: 2016-17 Jayhawks Season Preview

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Twelve straight regular season conference championships for the Kansas basketball program… And despite losing five key contributors, the Jayhawks are once again the team to beat in the Big 12. [Read more…]

College Football Award Watch Lists: Just Please Stop Already!

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Yesterday kicked off, as the great Elvis Costello sang, “the other side of summer.” That’s because Tuesday July 5th initiated the evil scourge that is College Football Award Watch List Season. These pointless press releases are sent out as breaking “news.”

Not only does the journalist receive the email blasts from the award and college football organization themselves, every single school sends out their own individual email blast themselves. Now you cannot blame the SIDs for this. It’s not their fault and don’t shoot the messenger.

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Josh Jackson Commits to Kansas; with Genuine Class

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Josh Jackson is a man who is much better than his times. He’s off the selfie generation, but at the exact moment when the entire basketball world was focused upon him, he refused to make it about himself. Legendary author Tom Wolfe coined the phrase “me generation” to describe the ’80s.

Today’s decade would be the “look at me” generation. Actually, no, if you’ve ever seen any reality television program and/or female sideline reporter’s Instagram or Twitter feed, this is the “PLEASE LOOK AT ME!!!!! NOW!!!!!” generation.

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How Josh Jackson Would Fit in at Michigan State

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The latest Josh Jackson crystal ball prediction on 24/7 Sports shows Kansas 68%, Michigan State 18%, Arizona 14%. So all is lost for MSU and Zona, right?

Well, what about that famous video with “future member of the Arizona Wildcats…Josh Jackson..”

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2016-17 preseason Top 25 college basketball rankings

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Yes, I know the college basketball season is just ending but it is still the perfect time to reveal my insanely early 2016-17 Top 25 college basketball rankings.  There are still a ton of x-factors as guys are deciding on whether or not they are going to enter the NBA Draft, players are transferring, and a few McDonald’s All-Americans have yet to make their college decision so consider these rankings a rough draft and expect an update in a couple of weeks.

Here is a list of which players have already announced they are transferring and where. Here’s a list of underclassman who have declared for the draft.

Leave a comment below if you think a team is too high, too low, not getting enough respect, or otherwise have an issue with something.

(Click here to see how my 2015-16 way too early preseason college basketball rankings turned out.) [Read more…]

FINAL 2016 NCAA Tournament Bracketology

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Happy Selection Sunday.  Here is a pre-season NCAA Tournament Bracketology.   You will notice on the Bracket Matrix grades that The Sports Bank’s bracketology has been more accurate than ESPN’s Joe Lunardi five of the past six years. [Read more…]

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.

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2016 NBA Mock Draft (6/29/15)

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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.

Be sure to check out our 2016 NFL mock draft.

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2015 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (6/25/15)

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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.  Our NBA mock draft also appears on NBA.com’s consensus mock draft.

Check out a list of who has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft.

You can check out my NBA team needs pages posted at WalterFootball.com.

Be sure to check out our 2016 NFL mock draft.

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2015 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (6/25/15)

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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.

Our NBA mock draft also appears on NBA.com’s consensus mock draft.

Check out a list of who has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft.

You can check out my NBA team needs pages posted at WalterFootball.com.

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2015 College Basketball transfers list (6-5-15)

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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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