2015 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (6/10/15)


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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 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (6/10/15)


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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 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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PHOTO: Jim Harbaugh QB Camp a bit delusional about Jay Cutler


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The official Twitter account attributed to Jim Harbaugh tweeted out this promotional poster which is just unintentionally hilarious. The poster is for Michigan Quarterback’s Camp and it is about as “FOOTBALL! RAR RAR! FOOTBALL = WAR!!!” KILL! BLOW THINGS UP!” as it gets.

Whether the “AERIAL ASSAULT! AIR STRIKE! ELITE TRAINING PROGRAM!” promo is awesome or offensive is in the eye of the beholder- that’s another discussion for another time. (“Top Gun,” a movie which obviously inspired the poster, was a great film, we’ll just all agree on that.

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Jalen Rose and Christian Laettner bury the “pus**” and “bit**” hatchet


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Jalen Rose, ESPN Analyst and owner of the third highest scoring average in Chicago Bulls history (minimum 100 games) clarified a situation for us yesterday. Rose was on media conference call to discuss the NBA Playoffs, and there was some urgent pressing news that needed to be uncovered.

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2016 NBA Mock Draft (4/11/15)


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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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Michigan among 6 non-NCAA Tournament teams likely dancing next year


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College basketball teams are experiencing more year-by-year turnover than ever before due to graduation, players leaving early for the NBA Draft (click here for a list of 2015 NBA Draft early entries), and transfers galore (click here for an up-to-date list of college basketball transfers so far this off-season.)   Here are five teams who missed the 2015 NCAA Tournament this season but should be dancing next year.

Here are five teams who made the tourney this year but are likely to regress in 2015-16.  Also, check out my insanely early 2015-16 preseason Top 25 rankings. [Read more…]

2015-16 preseason Top 25 college basketball rankings


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Yes, I know the college basketball season just ended but it is still the perfect time to reveal my insanely early 2015-16 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 seven 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.

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VIDEO: John Oliver COMPLETELY DESTROYS Mark Emmert, NCAA


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WOW!! John Oliver LIT UP Mark Emmert. Oliver did to the NCAA what he did to FIFA. It’s not hard, given that FIFA and the NCAA are such easy targets, and Emmert has the worst media skills possible. Still this is a must see – hilarious. Stick with it until the end to see the new real life version of the NCAA video game.

All 20 minutes of this is brilliant and hysterical, but the spoof of Electronic Arts is the best part by far.

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Spike Albrecht now Michigan Wolverines’ Alpha Dog


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It’s nearly impossible to see Michigan Guard Spike Albrecht (or hear his name) and not think of his completely-out-of-nowhere, insanely hot shooting stretch in the 2013 National Title game. And then also think of the next day when he made his Twitter pass at insanely hot swimsuit model Kate Upton.

The Game of War pitchwoman, also a big Michigan fan, attended the game.

For or better or worse, Spike Albrecht will always be connected to Kate Upton. However, this season the junior guard is starting to become known for something more than an episode from his freshman year. (which we discussed in an exclusive podcast here)

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Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh to pep talk Michigan


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Too many Harbaughs! It’s Harbaugh to Harbaugh during spring football next month as Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh will be the featured speaker at the University of Michigan Spring Football Clinic.

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Jim Harbaugh pulls a Kelvin Sampson on Northwestern


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No, Jim Harbaugh did not exceed the overages in his cell phone plan. That’s not why we’re comparing Jim Harbaugh to “Mr. Telephone Man” Kelvin Sampson. It turns out Harbaugh poached a recruit away from a Big Ten team in the state of Illinois at the very last second, i.e. “pulling a Kelvin Sampson.”

That really wouldn’t be fair to say though because this type of thing happens all the time. When it comes to college recruiting in Chicago sports, the Gordon/Sampson incident in 2006 is the most infamous. In reality, this is very commonplace.

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