Supreme court rules against NCAA in athlete compensation dispute

Monday the Supreme Court ruled unanimously (9-0) against the NCAA in a dispute over limitations on types of compensation that athlete-student can receive. The Justice Neil Gorsuch penned decision will pave the way for athletes to finally being able to partake in the mountains of cash they generate for everyone else.

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Former Spartan b-baller Keith Appling arrested in connection to fatal shooting

Fans of Michigan State and college basketball will remember the name Keith Appling. He was a standout for the Spartans in his time with the program from 2010-14 . Things may have taken a turn for the worse in the 29-year-old’s life as he was arrested this weekend in connection to a deadly shooting in Detroit. He was taken into custody Monday by Michigan State Police , approximately 50 miles west of Detroit in Chelsea, Michigan. In the course of the arrest a firearm was recovered. Appling was named a…

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Geno Auriemma responds Lebron James comments on late game call

From Adam Wells of B/R:? Connecticut women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma responded to LeBron James about the controversial non-call late in the Huskies’ 69-67 win over Baylor in the Elite Eight on Monday. James tweeted that Connecticut should have been called for a foul on DiJonai Carrington’s last-second field-goal attempt: Auriemma told reporters James has never won a game in his career on a foul that wasn’t called “and decided to give it back because he looked at it and went, ‘That was a foul.’”

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Grand Canyon Basketball player Oscar Frayer and two others killed in car crash

From Myron Medcalf of ESPN Grand Canyon standout Oscar Frayer died in a car accident in northern California early Tuesday morning, according to a release from the school. He was 23 years old. Frayer’s older sister, Andrea Moore, and a third person in their vehicle were also killed in the crash, the school confirmed Thursday. Frayer, a 6-foot-6 senior guard/forward, started in Grand Canyon’s 86-74 loss to Iowa in the first round of the NCAA tournament last week. He finished the game with eight points, five assists, three blocks and a steal. It…

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2021 College Basketball conference tourney brackets and winners

From ESPN: Which schools are in line to clinch automatic bids to the 2021 NCAA tournament? Stay tuned here for live updates of every conference tournament in men’s college basketball, listed in order of when each ticket is scheduled to be punched. Links to every conference tournament bracket will be listed in this space as they become available. Thirty-one conferences in all will crown champions, starting with the Atlantic Sun on March 5 and concluding with the Atlantic 10, SEC, Patriot League, American and Big Ten on March 14, Selection…

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Thursday’s Wichita State v Memphis men’s ball game postponed

From University of Memphis Basketball: MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Thursday’s Memphis men’s basketball game at Wichita State has been postponed due to the Tigers’ pause in basketball activities, the American Athletic Conference announced Saturday. Memphis halted activities Wednesday until further notice as a result of positive COVID-19 cases and the ensuing contact tracing among Tier I individuals within the program. The Wichita State game is the Tigers’ third contest affected by the situation. Memphis’ next scheduled game is now Sunday, Feb. 21 against Temple. The University remains in constant contact with the AAC’s Medical…

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January 23, 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Recap

Who Got it Done pt rb ast Jalen Tate*Arkansas @ Vanderbilt 25 5 8   4 stl Evan MobleyUSC @ Cal 25 8 3   12-15 ft Tavin Lovan*UAB vs. Rice 32 11 5   2 stl Ismael Massoud*Wake Forest vs. Pitt 31 4 0   8-10 3-pt Jose Alvarado*Ga Tech @ UVa 20 1 8   6 stl Marreon Jackson*Toledo vs. Kent St. 31 3 5   4 stl Marcus BurkIUPUI vs. Wright St. 34 5 1   3 stl Herb JonesAlabama vs. Miss. St. 17 5 7   4 stl , 3 blk Moses MoodyArkansas @…

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January 18, 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Recap

Who Got it Done pt rb ast Jared ButlerBaylor vs. Kansas 30 1 8   7-9 3-pt Isaiah MillerUNC Greensboro vs. Citadel 30 12 3   4 stl , 2 blk Posh AlexanderSt. John’s (NY) @ Connecticut 18 4 6   3 stl Jared KimbroughLa Salle vs. St. Joseph’s 24 6 1   12-13 fg Jack ForrestSt. Joseph’s @ La Salle 25 3 2   2 stl Christian BraunKansas @ Baylor 17 4 1   5-6 3-pt Tyrese MartinConnecticut vs. St. John’s (NY) 14 6 2   6 stl Ethan EspositoSacramento St. @ Idaho St. 26 7…

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Baylor’s Kim Mulkey says NCAA values money over health

From Michelle Voepel of ESPN Baylor women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey, who returned to the sideline Saturday for the first time since Dec. 19, said she is feeling OK physically after having experienced COVID-19. But when asked if she is concerned about the season being completed amid a pandemic, she didn’t mince words. “The answer is this: The season will continue on. It’s called the almighty dollar,” Mulkey said after the Lady Bears lost 75-71 to Iowa State in Waco, Texas, ending the longest current home-court winning streak in Division…

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January 9, 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Recap

Who Got it Done pt rb ast Julian ChampagnieSt. John’s (NY) @ Creighton 33 10 2   3 stl , 2 blk Jared ButlerBaylor @ TCU 28 8 4   5 stl Chris DuarteOregon @ Utah 25 3 2   6 stl Hayden BrownCitadel vs. Chattanooga 37 13 2   7-10 3-pt Terry TaylorAustin Peay @ Eastern Ill. 38 17 2 Shaun DossArk-Pine Bluff vs. Alabama St. 31 8 3   2 stl , 2 blk Matthew HurtDuke vs. Wake Forest 26 6 2   3 stl Jordan BrunerAlabama @ Auburn 20 7 4   3 stl…

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