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  • SEC Whip-around: Twine-tickling tales

    SEC Whip-around: Twine-tickling tales

    So why is the SEC Tipoff, the Media Day for SEC Basketball,  slipping out of SEC country and into Charlotte, North Carolina’s beautiful Ballantyne resort in south Charlotte? Very simply, it was a stone’s throw from the SEC Network, the showcase for all things SEC and it provided a backdrop for the meet and greet with the league’s 14 coaches and two players from each squad on Wednesday.  Much of the conversation centered around the lack of respect that basketball in the SEC suffers, especially after getting only three NCAA bids a year ago as Kentucky and Florida made it […]

     
  • Around the Rim in the ACC: Here Come the Cardinals

    Around the Rim in the ACC: Here Come the Cardinals

    Check out what’s happening above the rim in the ACC since the NCAA Tournament ended in April. Here Come the Cardinals The ACC is, by and large, a conference noted for it’s basketball, so that’s why adding the Louisville Cardinals with their steeped hoops tradition made perfect sense.  For a historical refresher, the Cardinals have 20 Sweet Sixteens, 13 Elite Eights, 10 Final Fours, and three National Championships to add to the mix in the ACC.  Then, look at the richness of the Rick Pitino Era.  He has accumulated 11 of 13 NCAA berths in his tenure with five Elite Eights, […]

     
  • Big 12 coaches laud Spurs championship and ‘Pop’-Culture

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    With the fifth World Championship for the San Antonio Spurs in 15 years just a couple of days old, the coaches in the Big 12 were quick to praise and embrace coach Gregg Popovich’s selfless squad that wasted the Miami Heat in five games by a total of 72 points.  The passing game and the beauty of play, the emphasis on the extra pass for an easier shot and the emphasis on team defense are just a few of the qualities that coaches were praising after the title. “What ‘Pop’ and the Spurs have done will make it easier for college coaches […]