Review Category : College

The No. 8 seed Wildcats are now the lowest seed to ever reach an NCAA national championship game. For about two hours, that honor belonged to No. 7 seed UConn. It’ll be interesting to see who wins this matchup. On another note, check out this INK from a diehard UK fan. A Kentucky fan, Tyler Austin Black, got himself a 2014 National Champions tattoo before the NCAA season started. Mr. Black is now one win away from looking like Nostradamus. Thanks to his “psychic” tattoo, the University of Kentucky sent him two free tickets to the championship game. ...

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Unlike the NBA, the best team is not guaranteed to go far in the NCAA Tournament. Many of the best teams ever assembled have failed to cut down the nets during March Madness. Here are some of the best teams that never won the big NCAA Tournament: 1991 UNLV Runnin’ Rebels This team was coached by Jerry Tarkanian and they lost to Duke, 79 – 77, in the Final Four. Vegas was heavily favored before falling to the Blue Devils in a rematch of the 1990 title game. The Runnin’ Rebels demolished Duke during that title game, 103 – 77. With three 1991 NBA lottery picks, Larry Johnson (No. 1 overall), Stacey Augmon (No. 9) and Greg Anthony (No. 12) – UNLV was expected to win it all again in 1991. 1985 Georgetown Hoyas This team was coached by John Thompson and they lost to Villanova, 66 – 64, in ...

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The Los Angeles Lakers have Connecticut coach Kevin Ollie on their radar as a possible replacement for current head coach Mike D’Antoni. Even though D’Antoni still has a year remaining in his contract, it’s widely known that the Lakers are actively searching for a new head coach. With that being said, the Lakers are very interested in prying away Ollie from the UConn Huskies. Kevin Ollie has ties with the Los Angeles area after playing high school basketball in South Central Los Angeles. He’s been receiving a lot of praise for leading the Huskies to a Final Four berth in this year’s NCAA tournament. Ollie does not have any coaching experience in the NBA, but his resume as an NBA veteran will prove to be beneficial if he decides to coach an NBA team. As a veteran guard, Ollie played with LeBron James in Cleveland and Kevin Durant in Oklahoma ...

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College basketball is coming to an end, and many of us are wondering which players will make the transition to the NBA during this offseason. This year’s draft will take place on June 26 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Here is a list of early entrants. The following players have declared themselves available for the 2014 NBA Draft. Kyle Anderson, F, UCLA (sophomore) Jabari Brown, SG, Missouri (junior) Jahii Carson, PG, Arizona State (sophomore) Semaj Christon, PG, Xavier (sophomore) Jordan Clarkson, G, Missouri (junior) Tyler Ennis, PG, Syracuse (freshman) Dante Exum, PG, Australia Montrezl Harrell, PF, Louisville (sophomore) Mouhammadou Jaiteh, PF/C, France Artem Klimenko, C, Russia Zach LaVine, G, UCLA (freshman) Vasilije Micic, PG, Serbia James Michael McAdoo, PF, North Carolina (junior) Johnny O’Bryant III, PF, LSU (junior) LaQuinton Ross, SF, Ohio State (junior) JaKarr Sampson, F, St. John’s (sophomore) Roscoe Smith, F, UNLV (junior) Noah Vonleh, PF, ...

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Last week I heard some very disappointing news. According to the National Labor Relations Board’s regional director of the board’s Chicago office, Northwestern athletes have been deemed employees. The NCAA has appealed this ruling.  They are basically saying that the athletes are allowed to unionize and be paid for playing the sports they love. Right now it only applies to private schools, but I’m sure other certain greedy people will want their college to do the same. Kain Colter, the quarterback for Northwestern has been very vocal about unionizing. Probably because he has never thrown for over 1,000 yards in a season and knows he won’t make it to the next level. No paycheck for him, so he wants to make something on the college level. The only reason I, or anyone else knows his name is because of this ruling. Reports have also stated that unionizing is more for shortening the practice ...

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