2014 NCAA Tournament Bracketology (3/12/14)


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Selection Sunday is just four days away.  Here is a projection of the 2014 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 three of the past four years.  Be sure to check back at The Sports Bank throughout the college basketball season for daily updates this week.

UPDATED: 3/12/14

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2014 Big Ten Tournament Predictions and Preview


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As we head into the 2014 Big Ten Tournament, every coach’s job is safe. That’s the first time I’ve ever been able to say that during the past five years. I’ve been covering the BTT every year since 2010, and “Championship Week” has meant “Pink Slip Week” as one coach has gotten fired during each tournament in every year since 2011.

On top of job security, the 2014 Big Ten Tournament promises to be wild and unpredictable. They league’s results made no sense all season long, so I’m predicting this conference tourney will be the same. Seeding almost doesn’t matter here.

Match-ups are what matters in the 2014 Big Ten Tournament.

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2014 NBA Mock Draft- First Round (3/5/14)


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Andrew WigginsJoel Embiid, or Jabari Parker.  Who will be the first pick in the 2014 NBA Draft?  It’s an ongoing debate that will continue up to draft night on June 26th.

Here is The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have 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.

So without further ado, here is our 2014 NBA mock draft.

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2014 NBA Mock Draft- Second Round (3/5/14)


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Here is the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account with this second round.  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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Bigger flop: Kentucky Wildcats or Michigan St. Spartans?


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Remember when the #1 Kentucky Wildcats played the #2 Michigan State Spartans at the United Center in early November, and it was the earliest that #1 vs #1 played ever in history? Remember how that it was the biggest game in early season, early November college basketball history?

Well now it’s March, and both teams are at the bottom of the polls. Kentucky has the last spot at #25, MSU is very close at #22. Neither team has even a remote chance of grabbing a #1 seed in the NCAA Tourney

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Tom Izzo being even more glib and hard-liner this season


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Tom Izzo is the de facto Mayor of East Lansing. He has the most juice of anyone in Sparta. He can say whatever he wants, he’s earned it. And during 2014 he’s doing just that. For some reason, he’s getting more glib. He’s always been a great soundbite, and told it like it is. However, in the past month he’s ramped up the candor and every time he talks to the media is getting more interesting than his last media availability.

We’ll take a look at why that might be. First, here’s what the Michigan State Coach has been up to. I’m enjoying every second of hard-liner rhetoric, but others might take it the wrong way.

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2015 NBA Mock Draft (2/6/14)


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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.

Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft.

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2014 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (2/5/14)


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Here is the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account with this second round.  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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2014 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (2/5/14)


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Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, or Jabari Parker.  Who will be the first pick in the 2014 NBA Draft?  It’s an ongoing debate that will continue up to draft night on June 26th.

Here is The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have 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. [Read more...]

President Obama wanted to watch Michigan St-Iowa before SOTU Address


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Before his State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, President Obama wanted to take in some college basketball. To calm down before giving his high profile speech, Barack Obama wanted to watch ESPN, so he could see the Michigan State Spartans take on the Iowa Hawkeyes in a battle of top 15 teams. His staffers shot it down, instead of watching UI vs MSU, they took control of the television and told the most powerful man in the world to watch C-SPAN instead,

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VIDEO: Michigan State QB recruit Jayru Campbell bodyslams security guard


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Jayru Campbell is a four-star 2015 QB out of Detroit’s Cass Tech High School. He’s committed to play his college football for Mark Dantonio at Michigan State. This cell phone video (originally posted to Instagram but quickly removed) shows Jayru Campbell picking up and slamming a school security guard down to the floor. It was brought our attention by Chat Sports.com

Chat Sports also spoke with Cass Tech who confirmed that Jayru Campbell was arrested for assault today.  They are also claiming that MSU will reportedly consider pulling Campbell’s scholarship; directly because of this incident. Other reports indicate that Jayru Campbell is suspended.

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