Defending champs Kentucky fall to Robert Morris, yes Robert Morris

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On Tuesday night Robert Morris University beat the mighty Kentucky Wildcats 59-57. Not many thought RMU could beat Kentucky, the 2012 NCAA Champions. As RMU took out the one seed in the NIT, but many people forget, in 2010, RMU took Villanova, a two seed, to overtime in the NCAA tournament.

When comparing the two schools, there are big differences.  In 2011-2012, Kentucky had an enrollment of 28,094 and RMU only had 5,100. According to ESPN Stats & Info Kentucky home games averaged 23,099 fans while RMU in their 15 home games had a combined attendance of 15,692.

Many people had never heard of the little school, one person who did was Kentucky coach John Calipari who is originally from Moon Township. He went to high school less than a mile away at Moon High School and his mother used to work at Robert Morris back when it was just a Junior College.

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2012-2013 NBA Rookie of the Year prediction

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Is this really fair? I think we all know who will be Rookie of the Year once the season is over. Anthony Davis is the consensus choice for ROY and here is why. [Read more…]

2012 NBA Draft Combine (Video)

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This year’s batch of NBA hopefuls shuffled through the doors of the Marriott in downtown Chicago to catch up with members of the media. [Read more…]

The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist profile

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I am back with my “Player Comparisons”. After taking a few weeks off, I thought it would be smart for me to start doing this because I know a lot of people are looking forward to the June draft. Today I am focusing on Kentucky’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Take a look at his profile!

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SEC Football: Oversigning (“Cheating”)=More Championships

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As Wes Bynum’s 19-yarder sailed through the desert air to split the uprights and down Oregon in the Tostitos BCS national championship there was no question Auburn was the best team in college football.  There was also no doubt which conference was at the top of the summit.  The cheers of “S-E-C” that rained down like ticker-tape on the Auburn players and coaches was evidence enough.  Fans chanting the conference’s moniker knew, and so did the rest of the nation, the SEC, with victories in the last five national championships, was college football’s king.

Fans, writers and even coaches have sought to explain this domination.  Many pegged blazing SEC speed as the reason, asserting that kids from Florida and Georgia just have better wheels than farm-boys from Ohio and Wisconsin.  For years, that reasoning has been widely accepted, but lately a new explanation has bubbled to the surface: oversigning.

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Ohio State Buckeyes’ Jon Diebler: The Next Kyle Korver?

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Say the name threebler in Ohio and just about anyone would point you to Jon Diebler.  The former Ohio State guard holds a plethora of Buckeyes’ 3-pt scoring records including the all-time OSU record for 3-pointers made and the single season record for baskets from behind the arc.

By: Jeff Beck [Read more…]