Congratulations to Coach K at Duke.
The Blue Devils beat Michigan State last night at Madison Square Garden 74-69 for win number 903 in K’s career.
I heard a sports talk radio host complaining about ESPN’s love fest with Duke and K this morning. I got no problem with it, great accomplishment! Kudos…
Huffington Post on a high school boys basketball coach/teacher with racial comments directed at a student. Not cool.
A high school basketball coach is coming under fire for making offensive comments to his students after being caught on tape.
Marcus Williams Jr., a senior at Winnetonka High School, filed a racial harassment complaint with the North Kansas School District after coach Derek Howard called him a “future welfare recipient,”KCTV5.com reports.
Williams said when photography students asked him to pose for a picture, the coach stopped and said the words “future welfare recipient” should be printed beneath the photo.
“I just felt belittled, crushed and utterly discouraged,” Williams told the news network.
Shawn Windsor of the Detroit Free Press covered the MSU-Duke game. Duke turned up their defense in the second and shut down the Spartans to jump out to a 20 point lead. MSU tried to come back late and was able to cut the lead to 5 with 12 seconds left. I like this Spartans team. They compete and are young so look for good things from Tom Izzo’s bunch come the second part of the season.
Kyle Tucker of the Courier-Journal on the second game last night at MSG, Kentucky-Kansas.
There will be plenty for University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari to critique from Tuesday night’s game. His second-ranked Wildcats weren’t a well-oiled machine in the first half against 12th-ranked Kansas.
Freshman point guard Marquis Teague seemed overwhelmed by the moment — a national TV audience and packed house at Madison Square Garden for the Champions Classic — and because of that, UK’s offense looked out of sync.
But then the Wildcats’ wealth of talent took over and America got a good look at just how quickly this young team can score, how suddenly it can swarm and subdue an opponent. After trailing for much of the first 20 minutes, Kentucky pulled away from the Jayhawks 75-65 in both teams’ second game and first real test of the season.
Press-Telegram on UCLA’s 20 point loss to the Blue Raiders of Middle Tennessee State. The Bruins have lost their first two games of the season.
Walter Villa of the Star-Ledger on Rutgers losing to Miami of Florida. Rutgers head coach Mike Rice had some interesting comments after the game about his players.
“Austin was the only guy who had any purpose or discipline on our team,” Rice said. “Dane Miller was soft. Gilvydas (Biruta) was rushed. Austin was the only person I’d like to walk to the bus with me.”
WOW! Calling one of his players soft?
Congrats to new Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga, Miami is 2-0.
Charleston Daily Mail on Kent State’s victory over West Virginia. Rob Senderoff head coach at KSU is doing a fine job at the helm. I watched this game and Senderoff’s team played hard and played with a ton of energy.
Hey, you know they moved the women’s three-point line back in college hoops, right?
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