PAC-12/SWAC Legacy Series Games debut this week

Courtesy of the Sothwestern Athletic Conference BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference has announced its television and streaming schedule of Men’s and Women’s Basketball games that are slated to air on ESPN+ and the Pac-12 Network this upcoming season in conjunction with the league’s partnership with the Pac-12. The SWAC and the Pac-12 and will debut the Pac-12/SWAC Legacy Series, an educational and basketball scheduling partnership between the two collegiate athletics conferences, to tip off the 2022-23 season. The first-of-its-kind pact between Autonomy 5 and HBCU leagues was announced last September with its…

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Penny Hardaway found not to have violated NCAA rules

Via Mark Schlabach and Jeff Borxello of ESPN An Independent Accountability Resolution Process hearing panel concluded that Memphis Tigers basketball coach Penny Hardaway didn’t violate NCAA rules when he provided benefits to three prospective student-athletes because of his long-standing philanthropy in Memphis, according to a decision released on Tuesday. The IARP panel ruled that Memphis failed to monitor the education and activities of an athletics booster, provided impermissible extra benefits, conducted impermissible recruiting activities with prospective student-athletes and failed to cooperate with the investigative process by delaying the production of requested documents.…

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SWAC/PAC-12 Legacy Series to debut during 2022-23 Basketball Season

Courtesy of the Southwestern Athletic Conference: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. & SAN FRANCISCO – The Southwestern Athletic Conference and the Pac-12 and will debut the Pac-12/SWAC Legacy Series, an educational and basketball scheduling partnership between the two collegiate athletics conferences, to tip off the 2022-23 season. The first-of-its-kind pact between Autonomy 5 and HBCU leagues was announced last September with its aim to create both a forum for competition, as well as promotion and education around issues of anti-racism and social justice. With the inaugural cycle of contests approaching in early November, the leagues have…

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University of Memphis Basketball facing fines and probation over James Wiseman recruiting

The NCAA placed the University of Memphis men’s basketball program for three years and levied a $5,000 fine for Level II and III recruiting violations. The ruling came about following allegations that back in 2017 then-East High School head coach Penny Hardaway paid James Wiseman and his family when he was still in high school. The NCAA considered him a booster because he had donated to his alma mater. Hardaway did not become Memphis coach until tne following year, 2018. Wiseman ended up attending the University of Memphis , where…

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NBL News: Melbourne will take on St. Mary’s Geals in preseason action

Courtesy of Melbourne United Media Basketball is finally back! Melbourne United will hit the court for the first time this preseason in an exhibition matchup with storied American college basketball program St Mary’s. Featuring a lineup full of a mix of new and familiar faces, United will aim to get their season off to a great start on Tuesday evening in Keilor. PLAYERS TO WATCH A number of players will suit up for Melbourne for the first time on Tuesday, including NBL1 standouts Makuach Maluach and Malith Machar, both of…

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Jackson State women’s hoops to play in WNIT

From Jackson State University Athletics: The Jackson State University women’s basketball team has been selected to play in the Preseason Women’s National Invitational Tournament in November. The three-time defending regular season Southwestern Athletic Conference champions and two-time defending SWAC Tournament champions will face Colorado, Louisiana-Lafayette, and Texas Tech in a three-game round-robin event. Jackson State will play at Colorado on November 12, at Texas Tech on November 15, and against Louisiana-Lafayette in a contest hosted by Texas Tech on November 16. “I am excited for our team to be selected…

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UCONN’s Paige Bueckers blows out knee, will miss entire season

Paige Bueckers is the most exciting and likely the best players and unfortunately for her UConn and even fans of college basketball she missed 19 games last season due to a a tibial plateau fracture and lateral meniscus tear. Now in a cruel twist of fate it appears the injury clock for Bueckers will keep on ticking away. Wednesday afternoon news emerged and Bueckers had torn her ACL effectively sidelining her for the entirety of the 20 2223 basketball season. Bueckers suffered the injury Monday during a pickup game to…

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March 31, 2022 NCAA StatCap: Xavier is 2022 NIT Champs

Top Performers Performers pt rb ast Jack NungeXavier vs. Texas A&M 15 11 4   2 stl  Quenton JacksonTexas A&M vs. Xavier 23 6 0   12-14 ft Colby JonesXavier vs. Texas A&M 21 4 3   3 stl  Dwon OdomXavier vs. Texas A&M 18 3 2 Henry ColemanTexas A&M vs. Xavier 7 9 0 Hassan DiarraTexas A&M vs. Xavier 12 2 3 Tyrece RadfordTexas A&M vs. Xavier 15 7 1 Manny ObasekiTexas A&M vs. Xavier 6 0 0 Zach FreemantleXavier vs. Texas A&M 6 8 3 Nate JohnsonXavier vs. Texas A&M 7…

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March 28, 2022 NCAA Basketball StatCap

Who Got It Done pt rb ast Orlando RobinsonFresno St. vs. Southern Utah 20 7 3   3 stl  Javon FranklinSouth Ala. vs. Coastal Caro. 17 12 4   2 stl , 2 blk Rudi WilliamsCoastal Caro. @ South Ala. 17 3 2   3 stl  Alex AndersonSouth Ala. vs. Coastal Caro. 10 6 2   3 stl  Essam MostafaCoastal Caro. @ South Ala. 12 7 4 Jordan CampbellFresno St. vs. Southern Utah 11 5 3 Isaiah HillFresno St. vs. Southern Utah 8 1 7 Destin WhitakerFresno St. vs. Southern Utah 9 2 1…

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January 25, 2022 College Basketball StatCap

Who Got It Done top 5 are pictured pt rb ast Azar SwainYale vs. Columbia 37 3 2   6-8 3-pt Iverson MolinarMiss. St. @ Kentucky 30 3 3   3 stl , 2 blk Oscar TshiebweKentucky vs. Miss. St. 21 22 1   3 stl  Jabari WalkerColorado @ Oregon 24 11 2 Miles NorrisUCSB @ Cal St N’ridge 31 5 1   9-10 3-pt Ryan RollinsToledo vs. Buffalo 25 11 5   13-16 ft Jamarius BurtonPitt vs. Syracuse 21 6 5   2 stl  Adama SanogoConnecticut vs. Georgetown 19 8 0   2 stl , 2…

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