Most Common Sports Injury in Basketball

Basketball is a sport whereby two teams oppose each other on a rectangular court. The main objective of the sport is shooting the basketball through the defender’s hoop. It is a very physical sport and players are often in contact, and like any other sport, it carries a high risk of injury. A study by the National Athletic Trainers Association indicates that there is a likelihood of two players in every high school basketball team to get injured during a season. Below are some of the most common injuries that are associated with basketball.

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Who Replaces John Beilein? Four Potential Michigan Coaching Candidates


The Michigan Wolverines are now in the market for a new basketball coach, as John Beilein left the program to become head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Beilein, who signed a five year deal with the Cavs, won two Big Ten Tournaments and two Big Ten regular season championships with the Wolverines.

He also led Michigan to two national runner-up appearances. However, his time has come and now Michigan must move on.

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Sports Bank Founder to Give Talk at Fulbright Alumni Conference at Univ. of Arkansas

Building Bridges: The Fulbright Legacy and the Future of International Exchange” will be taking place next weekend, May 17 to 19, 2019 in Fayetteville, Arkansas and I will be on hand, hosting a round table on the state of journalism in the world today.

Hosted by the German-American Fulbright Commission, in partnership with the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, it’s a chance to discuss the Fulbright legacy and alma mater and reconnect with the Fulbright community. As a Fulbright alumni myself, I will be leading and moderating a World Café on Saturday, May 18, from 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm. The details are as follows.

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John Beilein to Cleveland, Michigan May Need to Elevate Assistant Coach

Shocking news broke early Monday morning- Michigan Wolverines basketball coach John Beilein is leaving the program to become head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. According to various reports, with Adrian Wojnarowski being the first, Beilein will sign a year deal with the Cavaliers.

This obviously leaves Michigan in a very tough spot, having to a find a new head coach this late in the cycle. They could do an outside coaching search, but it would have to be very quick and extremely aggressive. More likely, the Wolverines will have to go the internal route.

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Both Michigan and Michigan State on National Title Odds Boards

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Both the University of Michigan and Michigan State University are riding high right now in both of the revenue sports. The Spartans and Wolverines traditional, and also recent, prowess in both football and men’s basketball has created quite a buzz in the state.

In the state of great lakes splendor, fans are very excited about college sports, and that interest should only rise as the state moves towards possibly legalizing sports gambling soon. A current package of state House bills would permit online sports wagering, poker and casino gambling as well as live in-person sports betting at state casinos.

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Tony Bennett, Virginia Cavaliers Reject Visit to Trump White House


Just a pre-emptive warning to the 45th POTUS and his cultish acolytes- “leave Virginia alone” as Rod Stewart once sang. Virginia is for lovers, and this spring it’s also for NCAA Men’s Basketball national champions.

However, the spoils of victory won’t include a trip to the White House. UVA head coach Tony Bennett won’t be taking the team to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Three Tips For Playing Basketball and Basketball Gear


While playing football requires natural skills, practice and conditioning your body can help you become a great player. If you want to excel on the basketball court, you have to put in the effort and training that it takes to win.

The best way to become a star in basketball is to set achievable goals. Even the pros had to start at the lowest level. With persistence and the right gear, your play will improve, here are some tips to help, followed by some tips on how to properly use the right basketball gear.

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Kentucky Wildcats Early 2019-20 Season Outlook: Top Four Nationally

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There are still a couple of major decisions yet to be made, but next year’s Kentucky Wildcats looks like a Final Four team, at least on paper.

John Calipari returns a lot of talent from a team that went 30-7 and reached the Elite Eight before bowing out in overtime to a conference rival. Every year this week (the days that follow the national title game) brings a flood of way too early top 25 rankings for the next season. Here’s where the Kentucky Wildcats stand in all of those polls:

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Virginia Basketball Coach Tony Bennett vs Singer Tony Bennett


(Editor’s note: With Virginia and Tony Bennett having earned their first Final Four bid in 35 years, we now re-publish this piece from three years ago)

Virginia Head Coach Tony Bennett has become a “rock star” college basketball coach now. Well, maybe he’s more like a “standard singer” college basketball leader given that he’s got the same name as an iconic vocalist, 89-years-young, who’s lately been teaming up with Lady Gaga.

This is the third straight year he’s led the Wahoos to a #2 seed or higher, and he keeps getting it done while the ACC consistently grows even stronger. This is his second sweet sixteen, and a win tomorrow night ends the Virginia basketball Elite 8 drought (1995). Beat the Syracuse/Gonzaga winner, and it’s UVA’s first Final Four since 1984.

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It’s Ok to be Ambivalent About Tom Izzo, Michigan St. Despite What Media Say

In recent years, we’ve seen a major surge in tweets from media members and pundits that end with: “both things can be true.” Tweets such as these are required, given the binary mode of thinking that is so prevalent in America these days. Despite rapid advances in information technology and ways to disseminate that information, more people are regressing intellectually.

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Virginia Cavaliers Should Beat Auburn, According to Data Models


During a four day span in March of 2016, the United Center in Chicago, Illinois hosted two events that had served as a major crossroads in the recent history of Virginia Cavaliers basketball. On Sunday March 27, Virginia blew a 16 point lead to a #10 seeded Syracuse team that most people believed only got into the big dance due to their brand name.

The epic collapse in this Regional Final game was scarring for UVA fans. Three days later, on the same exact court, high school senior and Cavaliers commit Kyle Guy played in the McDonald’s All-American Game.

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Michigan St. Point Guard Cassius Winston is Brilliant Off the Court Too

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(Editor’s note: this story was originally posted in mid-season of 2017-2018. In light of Cassius Winston leading MSU to the Final Four this weekend, the timeliness of the subject matter mandates we move the article link back to the top of the site’s feed)

Any time you turn a Michigan State basketball game on this year, keep an eye on #5, the Spartans head-band wearing point guard named Cassius Winston. By the time his career in East Lansing is over, he might reside in the rarified air with Magic Johnson and Mateen Cleaves. MSU has an extremely storied tradition at the one- Scott Skiles, Kalin Lucas, Eric Snow, Drew Neitzel, Denzel Valentine (on occasion) to name a few.

Of course, Cleaves and Magic are on another level as they won a national title. Maybe Cassius Winston joins this elite of the elite club this April?

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