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How Lefty Driesell started Midnight Madness with a midnight run in 1971
Did you know Midnight Madness started with a midnight run? It’s true. Happened on Oct. 15, 1971. Byrd Stadium, University of Maryland, College Park. At...

Tennessee hires Rick Barnes as new head coach
Rick Barnes is Tennessee's new men's basketball coach, the school announced in a statement Tuesday. "Rick Barnes is an elite basketball coach in every respect,"...

Bill Self, Roy Williams, and the Eerily Reminiscent 12th Year Kansas Crossroads
Just as Roy Williams did in 2000, twelve years in as Kansas' coach, Bill Self finds himself in a rut of early tournament exits. For...

Fans, drivers weigh in on Martinsville Speedway's new hot dogs
Drivers and race fans sounded off this weekend on the hot topic that has been dogging the Martinsville Speedway: How are the new hot dogs?...

Hot Rod Hundley dies at 80: Legendary scorer, court jester, NBA broadcaster
West Virginia basketball legend Hot Rod Hundley, who paired All-American skills with a freewheeling showmanship and later became one of the NBA’s most tenured broadcasters,...

Source: Texas officials will release men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes
Texas officials have decided to release men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes, the winningest coach in school history, a source told the American-Statesman on Saturday. The...

Unusual last-second foul call wreaks havoc on Duke-Utah betting action
When referees ruled Brandon Taylor had committed a last-second foul before the end of Friday's Utah-Duke game, their decision to put seven-tenths of a second...

Five-star center Diamond Stone commits to Maryland
Dominican (Whitefish Bay, Wis.) center Diamond Stone ended his recruitment Friday night announcing his commitment to Maryland via Twitter. Stone, who will suit up for...

Basketball players walk off court to stop bullying of cheerleader with Down syndrome
Maybe, just maybe, all these public service campaigns about standing up to bullies are working. During a recent basketball game at Lincoln Middle School in...

Donnie Tyndall fired at Tennessee for NCAA violations during time at Southern Miss
Donnie Tyndall has been fired after one season as head basketball coach at Tennessee, the school confirmed Friday amid multiple reports. Tyndall had been under...

Court documents suggest NCAA bias in case against USC, Reggie Bush, Todd McNair
The NCAA violated its own rules and went out of its way to make an example of USC while adjudicating the Reggie Bush case, according...

Emmanuel Mudiay recounts year of playing overseas after bypassing college
Emmanuel Mudiay, who finished as Scout's No.2 overall prospect in the 2014 class, chose a different path than his high school peers. Instead of playing...

New Mississippi State coach Ben Howland promises defensive-minded, hard-working team
Preaching defense, unselfishness and hard work, Ben Howland made a promise to his new employers and fan base at Mississippi State on Tuesday. "Nobody is...

Villanova Piccolo Player Appears On Fallon, Plays With The Roots
It's been a whirlwind weekend for crying Villanova piccolo player Roxanne Chalifoux, but her international stardom led to a few perks tonight as the emotion-stricken...

Documentaries Are the Go-To Players of Sports Television
All those stories, and many more, have been injected into the bloodstream of sports fans since 2009 through ESPN’s “30 for 30” series and its...

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