College Basketball

Title Game for the Dogs

If you stayed up to watch the NCAA Title game between UConn and Butler, you probably woke up with a big, fat hangover sans the booze. For one of the most exciting, entertaining NCAA Tournaments in recent history, this game was for the dogs. ESPN’s Jay Bilas offered the perfect summation. ”If Tom Rinaldi read the […]

College Basketball

NCAA March Madness on Demand Gets an Assist from Ball State Sports Link

The upcoming NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament will have unprecedented coverage with every game being broadcast in its entirety and a new ‘March Madness Social Arena’ – powered by a newly formed partnership between Turner Sports, the NCAA and Ball State University. “Turner Sports has selected Ball State University as its school to partner for the inaugural launch […]

College Basketball

Hoops and the Harm?

Forget Thanksgiving, Christmas or Super Bowl Sunday. The best day of the year (in my opinion) is the first day of the NCAA Men’s basketball tournament. The buzz of being in a newsroom that day is pretty special. All games are on, and despite trying to be unbiased journalists, everyone is cheering for their alma mater or […]

College Basketball

Sports Media Misses the Point of the BYU Honor Code

BYU’s Brandon Davies suspended for the rest of the College Basketball season after honor code violation (photo courtesy: Associated Press) I usually don’t write about stuff like this. First, it’s dealing with religion, second, it’s a team I don’t care about (Sorry, BYU) and I don’t follow college sports as, um, religiously as I do […]


UConn Women Streak Past UCLA, But Who’s Looking?

I live a mere three miles from the XL Center in Hartford, where the the UConn women’s basketball team won their record-setting 89th straight game Tuesday night. The Huskies destroyed Florida State 93-62; surpassing the previous streak set by the UCLA men in 1974. Back in May, I paid good money to see Pearl Jam at the same venue. […]


Sacramento Kings Sports Career Fair

If your New Years resolution is to finally pursue your dream job in the Sports industry, what better place to get started than the Maloof Sports and Entertainment Career Fair on January 19th, 2011 in Sacramento, CA. The Career Fair starts at 2:00 and is your chance to network face-to-face with top teams and companies along the West Coast. […]


Best Gifts for the Basketball Fan in Your Life

Top gifts for the Basketball fan in your life, as voted on by the editors of Part 3 of a week long series, tomorrow will focus on top gifts for the Hockey Fan in your life. Best Basketball Books Released in 2010 The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy: The Book of Basketball is […]


High School Basketball and Race in America

A sociological experiment dreamed up by two Seattle fathers takes place on a High School basketball team and is deemed a success, but 20 years later would the conclusion be the same? Back in1986 the two fathers wondered, what would happen if we mixed inner city black kids with white kids from an elite Seattle private school, on one High School team. In “The […]


Ratings for King’s Return beat King of Sports

It is very rare for NBA TV ratings to beat NFL ratings in our current sports landscape, where the NFL is king. But for LeBron James’ return to Cleveland Thursday night, TNT’s telecast garnered a 5.0 overnight rating. That earned 22% higher viewership than NFL Network’s showing of the Eagles vs Texans – this according […]


Butler University’s Cinderella Story in Hardcover

Butler University’s unlikely charge through the NCAA Tournament last year was a story usually told in a fantasy world created by Disney, not in reality. But this underdog story was real, and it played out on the court as little Butler took on the juggernaut Duke Blue Devils for the National Championship. Butler did not win the game, just […]


The Association: Boston Celtics Debuts Friday Night

If you’re an NBA fan ready to take a break from the wall-to-wall Miami Heat coverage, you’re in luck. Friday night ESPN debuts “The Association: Boston Celtics”, a 5-part behind the scenes series following the 17-time NBA champions in their quest for banner #18. Taking a page out of NFL Film’s playbook with their addictive Hard Knocks series, ESPN original programming and NBA […]

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