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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College Hoops Midnight Madness: Origins, Traditions, Current Highlights

You know what today is?

The official start of college basketball season as Midnight Madness gets underway at numerous schools all across the country. Madness is an annual event on college campuses celebrating the first day in mid-October that the NCAA permits formal, official basketball practices. The event’s name originates from those specific events that start at midnight- the very first moment it’s allowed.

Today, I attended a Chicago college basketball media luncheon featuring all five city teams (DePaul, Loyola, UIC, Northwestern and Chicago St.). One of the coaches mentioned on dais that midnight madness began with legendary Maryland coach Lefty Driesell turning his car’s headlights on in the parking lot and making his Terps players run outside.

So I thought I would look it up; and see how it led to where we are today when it comes to this tradition.

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The 2010 NCAA Tournament Year Book Awards presented by The Sports Bank

This week at The Sports Bank we posed ourselves some NCAA Tournament related “Yearbook Questions” to figure out two things: A) Just how much we enjoy being smart asses and B) well, there really is no B), we just wanted to share our smart ass comments with you in a little bit different format.

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