Duke Asst. Jon Scheyer is the next Chris Collins


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Northbrook, IL native Jon Scheyer is one of the most polarizing players in college basketball history. One of the the star players on Duke’s 2010 National Championship team, he’s now an assistant on Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s bench at Duke. He could follow in the footsteps of Northwestern Coach Chris Colllins by becoming a lead assistant, and then, down the line taking a head job at a Division I program.

Scheyer has followed in Collins’ footsteps already. Collins was the first player from Glenbrook North ever to play in college.

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Six Maryland Terrapins basketball players with AWESOME names


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God Shamgod, Paris London, and Majestic Mapp. These are all actual names of well known college basketball players. But the Maryland Terrapins trump everybody,

Exree Hipp.

That just rules, plain and simple. And ever since America was introduced to Mr. Hipp in March of 1994, it’s called extra special attention to the names on the Maryland Terrapins basketball roster. Even their program’s all-time patriarch, Lefty Driessel, has a cool name. Because “Lefty” is unique and original in basketball, whereas in baseball that name would be banal.

Here are more special names that will make you “Fear the Turtle!”

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Manchester United vs Chelsea: news, links, notes


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No doubt the Premier League contest of the weekend is Manchester United versus Chelsea. It’s absolutely huge. Not quite as big as El Clasico, Real Madrid versus Barcelona, but still big. Here’s some of the latest news relating to Man United v. Chelsea.

Also, we’re linking some of the more interesting articles and stories out there relating to the match.

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Man United transfer rumors: Garay, Valdes, Lindegaard


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Time to talk Man United transfer rumors ahead of the big match with Chelsea this weekend. So let’s dive right in.

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Liverpool vs Hull City telecast switched due to Balotelli issues


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The Liverpool-Hull City Premier League match tomorrow (Saturday, October 25) at 10 a.m. ET will move to NBCSN, while the Sunderland-Arsenal match that was originally scheduled on NBCSN will be shown live on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package. Sunderland-Arsenal will air in Spanish on mun2 as previously scheduled.

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VIDEO: Louis van Gaal press conference previewing Chelsea


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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal Press Conference 24/10/2014 previewing the huge match versus Chelsea. Video of the Louis van Gaal Q&A is below.

Van Gaal was in an affable mood at the Training Complex. At the start of the press conference, Sky Sports’ James Cooper, who’s traditionally the first journalist to speak, asked the boss if his side were ready for Chelsea.

“We are always ready, so that’s not the problem,” he replied. “My question to you is why do you always ask the first question?” Cue much laughter.

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Man United news and notes: Van Gaal, Valdes, Ferdinand


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Happy 29th birthday to Wayne Rooney. Saluting the owner of the richest contract in British football history is how we begin today’s Man United news and notes column. Let’s get this party started.

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AAC Basketball Preview: #2 SMU Mustangs


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The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a face lift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference.  I’ve already counted down the Pac-12, Big 12, and SEC, and now turn my attention to the already new-look AAC.

The SMU Mustangs controversially had their bubble burst last Selection Sunday but that shouldn’t be a concern this season. Larry Brown’s boys would have been my preseason favorite to win the AAC but losing highly touted recruit Emmanuel Mudiay, who instead chose to play professionally in China, bumps them down a spot. [Read more...]

Angel Di Maria deemed fit for Man United vs Chelsea


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Rest assured Manchester United fans, the £60 million investment will be fine. Angel Di Maria, one of the finest players in the world, will be ready to take on Premier League leaders Chelsea on Sunday. Di Maria came off in the 76th minute on Monday night, with an ailment that was identified has a minor groin injury.

Angel Di Maria then underwent a precautionary scan of the injured area.

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Highlights of the Tim Miles, Nebrasketball comedy hour


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Nebraska Coach Tim Miles doesn’t do “coachspeak” all that much. He tries to shy away from cliches too. While other coaches can ramble on and on for 20 minutes, yet say nothing interesting, Miles gives you a whole week’s work of articles in about five or six minutes.

Tim Miles summed up Big Ten Media Day best:

“Today is not media day, it’s the nightmare for sports information directors.”

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Man United transfer rumors: Chicharito, Robben, Sir Alex, Bellarabi


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Time to talk Man United transfer rumors a couple days ahead of the big Chelsea match. It doesn’t seem that Chicharito is very happy at his new, current team. much like Chicharito was unhappy at Old Trafford.

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Miami Heat begin life without front-runner fanboy support


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With Lebron James gone, the Miami Heat are no longer ESPN’s overwhelmingly favorite team. Now Bristol will root for and over-saturate us with the Cleveland Cavaliers. So that means all those front-runner d-bag frat boy idiots who rooted for the Heat (but don’t actually like sports to begin with) will have to find a new team.

That’s their problem, and a topic we’ll ignore here.

No, this is about what the Miami Heat will be with life after Lebron. Their real fans, who actually like the basketball team, will be intrigued to see how this season plays out.

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