3:26 PM EDT, Sun July 05, 2015
Arizona Desert Swarm 26 mins ago

Arizona's supportive coaching staff creates recruiting success

Recruits are raving about Arizona's coaching staff, leading to success in the recruitment process Lately, I've had the opportunity to talk to a lot of 2016 recruits. The questions are simple: what do you like about the program? What have the coaches told you? What's the difference between Arizona and other schools on your list? Most of those answers revolve around one thing; the coaches. Almost every recruit has an answer that talks about how supportive this coaching staff is. They say it's a family feeling. When they're with the coaches they feel comfortable and wanted. This makes sense...
A Sea Of Blue 1 hour ago

Jamal Murray turned down pro contract to play for Kentucky Wildcats

It turns out that Oregon wasn't the only opposition Kentucky had for the commitment of 2015 five-star guard Jamal Murray. According to his father, Roger Murray, there was an unknown professional team to offer Jamal a contract worth quite a bit for just one season: Roger Murray tells HHC his son Jamal Murray turned down a seven figure salary to play one year pro. Headed to Kentucky this fall. — Hoops Hype Canada (@HoopsHypeCA) July 4, 2015 It was likely an overseas team, as they tend to offer contracts to some of the top high-school recruits annually. Some even take those offers, such...
Bring On The Cats 2 hours ago

62 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Tyler Mitchell

In which BracketCat counts down the 62nd day until kickoff with a profile of offensive lineman Tyler Mitchell. Tyler MitchellTrue Freshman6-5 | 280Mathews, Ala. Bio Position: Offensive Line Previous College: None Projection: Redshirt Status: On Scholarship Philip Tyler Mitchell (b. Jan. 21, 1997) was plucked out of SEC country. He appears to be an under-the-radar project who chose us over offers from Murray State and Tennessee Tech, as well as interest from Furman, Mercer and Troy. Mitchell played under head coach Anthony McCall at Montgomery (Ala.) Academy, where he helped to...
Good Bull Hunting 2 hours ago

Daily Bull 7.5.15

U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A! I HOPE YOU'RE STILL PRIMED FOR SOME GREAT AMERICA-ING TODAY. After a loss Friday, last night on the day of our nation's birthday, the USA collegiate baseball team defeated Cuba, 11-1.(Series 3-1, USA) The big contributor was Aggie Nick Banks with a two run homer. He currently is leading the team with a .429 average. The record high score against Cuba was contributed in part by two of their best players defecting to North Carolina. I might have picked a better state, but that's just me. USA wraps up this week with another game with Cuba, then on to Canada, and the...
Bucky's 5th Quarter 2 hours ago

Wisconsin basketball: Mike Bruesewitz hosting basketball camps in Madison in July

The former Badgers forward is bringing his knowledge of the game back to the Madison area for a series of day camps for kids in grades 4-12. Former Wisconsin Badgers forward Mike Bruesewitz has been a busy man since his days in Madison. The former Wisconsin fan favorite just completed his second professional season overseas. This past season, he played briefly in Slovenia before winning a championship for Cynergi Virtus in Malta, an island country just off the coast of Sicily. The year before, he played sparingly but encountered some great life experiences in Jerusalem, Israel. In...
Bucky's 5th Quarter 3 hours ago

Report: Former Virginia WR Jamil Kamara 'likely a no go' for Wisconsin

A report from Scout.com says the the talented transfer receiver likely will not be a Badger. The Wisconsin Badgers football program is looking to add to its group of wide receivers considering the looming departures of seniors Alex Erickson and Jordan Fredrick after the 2015 season. Unfortunately, it appears former Virginia wide receiver Jamil Kamara may not a part of the Badgers' future passing attack. Kamara told BadgerNation.com's Ben Worgull on Saturday that he "likely won't be able to play" for Wisconsin, as his transcripts did not meet the university's criteria. The Virginia...
A Sea Of Blue 3 hours ago

Kentucky Football: Are You Ready for 7 Wins... 2015 Edition

Last Season's hope for a bowl game and 7 wins was based on hype and hope. 2015's hope for a bowl game and 7 wins is based on talent and progression. I will go ahead and admit it; last season I bought into the hype... hook, line, and sinker.  I drank the Kool-Aid; I thought the 2014 Kentucky Football Wildcats were going to win seven games and shock everyone.  I rationalized every stretch possibility because I wanted it so badly to happen. I incorporated emotion instead of rationale, but in my defense, we were a delay of game penalty (Florida) and a dropped interception (Louisville) away...
Bring On The Cats 3 hours ago

K-State Slate: 7.5.15 - Fireworks and football

Not much real news today, so here's some pablum instead. BracketCat celebrated the Fourth of July with another edition of the football roster countdown: #63, offensive lineman Glenn Williams. ESPN's Jake Trotter brings you a series of patriotic tweets from various Big 12 schools in lieu of real football content. My personal favorite is the one from Baylor which features a rant from Art Briles in lieu of the flag or fireworks. Trotter's colleague Chris Low has this list of 10 things that make college football unique. What Kansas State tradition is most sacrosanct to you?...
On the Banks 3 hours ago

Rutgers Basketball: Mike Rice featured on ESPN's Outside the Lines

This morning ESPN profiled former Rutgers basketball head coach Mike Rice on their Outside the Lines program.  Twenty-six months before the very same program broadcast the infamous video of Rice physically and verbally abusing his players, which led to his firing soon after.  Today's show was focused on the rehabilitation of Rice and his quest for redemption.  He wants a second chance to coach again at the collegiate level.  He wants everyone to know he has changed and deserves that second chance.  Rice said he has learned how to blend "old school values versus new school technique."...
House Of Sparky 3 hours ago

Daily Devil Dish: 4th of July on Sun Devil Social Media

The best that 4th of July had to offer on Sun Devil social media, plus top stories and more on today's Devil Daily Dish. Top Stories Former St. John's big man considering ASU - Doug Haller from azcentral sports has the latest former St. John's center Chris Obekpa, who is transferring from the school and is seriously considering ASU, according to Haller. Obekpa ranked fifth the nation with 3.1 blocked shots per game last year. Obekpa is considering Minnesota, NC State, Alabama and ASU. Todd Graham's best wins countdown - We get to No. 3 in our countdown of Todd Graham's 15 best wins at ASU....
Bruins Nation 3 hours ago

Bruins Nation Quiz #1 - 2014-15 All Sports Edition

Test your knowledge of UCLA's 2014-15 season. Welcome to the first edition of the Bruins Nation Quiz! This week's topic is UCLA's 2014-15 season across all sports. Although the operation of the quiz is fairly straightforward, let me make a few introductory comments about how the quiz has been set up. First, I've disabled the hint feature for this quiz. (Hint: no matter how many times you ask for a hint, you won't get one.) Second, I've tried to make a quiz that is fun and challenging, which means that many of the questions are difficult. Therefore, a final score of 15 (out of 20) is a very...
Anchor Of Gold 3 hours ago

Three Vanderbilt Commits Named to USA Baseball's Under-18 Roster

Three potential Commodores made Team USA's 28-man roster on Sunday. Ian Anderson, J.J. Bleday, and Braxton Garrett will have to survive one more round of cuts before they get to represent their country on the Under-18 team. The week before the Fourth of July was a big one for Vanderbilt's 2016 baseball recruits. A handful of future Commodores took part in the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars for the opportunity to represent their country on the Under-18 national team. When the rosters were trimmed to 28 players, three of Tim Corbin's recruits got to hang on to their red, white, and blue...
Anonymous Eagle 3 hours ago

Marquette In The NBA Orlando Summer League: 7/5/15

Who starts a summer league on Independence Day, anyway?? Well, I guess the NBA does.  Luckily for us, the Orlando Summer League is a smaller event with only 10 teams involved, and that includes the Orlando Magic contributing two different rosters.  Even more lucky for us, Trent Lockett is the only former Marquette player involved in the Orlando league, so we only need to pay attention to the games that the Pacers play. Miami 92, Indiana 76 - Myles Turner had a game high 20 points to lead the Pacers, but that wasn't enough to overcome the Heat on Saturday.  Four different Miami players...

Most Exciting Mississippi State Bulldogs Football Games of 2015 | No. 7-Texas A&M

To start October, Mississippi State will play for the first time in the expanded Kyle Field. After dropping their first two decisions to Texas A&M as SEC foes, the Bulldogs got one in the win column last year knocking off Texas A&M as part of Mississippi State's run to the No. 1 ranking.  In 2015, if the Bulldogs head into Kyle Field undefeated, a similar scenario to 2014 could be in play for Mississippi State. While every game in college football has the potential to provide a major momentum swing, the placement of the Bulldogs' matchup with Texas A&M is huge.  The Bulldogs will have...
Bruins Nation 4 hours ago

Tony Parker UCLA Basketball's Next Star?

Part 4 of 8 reviewing the players focusing on UCLA's best returning player. After Thursday night's performance against Oregon State, it's probably time to argue that Parker may be the best low-post player in the Pac-12. Scout wrote that.  Forgive me for being presumptuous but I don't think most UCLA fans and observers understand what Tony Parker has gone through during his time at UCLA to get to this point.  Tony's path at UCLA has been anything but smooth.  Last year if you were rooting for a player it was probably the senior Powell who overcame being an afterthought of Howland or...
Card Chronicle 4 hours ago

The Cardinal Countdown: 62 Days Until Kickoff

#62 T.C. Klusman Class: RS Junior Ht/Wt: 6-3/275 Position: Offensive Line Hometown: Cincinnati, OH Twitter: @TCKlusman Thoughts: Klusman saw game action in all 13 contests last season on special teams and also made a couple of appearances on the line against Murray State and in the bowl game against Georgia. Unless something happens with the redshirt freshman or one of the true freshmen coming into the program this fall, I think Klusman has a pretty firm spot backing up Hughley at center. From the limited time we’ve seen him at the position he seemed to perform adequately....
UW Dawg Pound 4 hours ago

the Gekko Files: UCLA Bruins 2015 Preview

The Bruins might be the best team in the Pac 12 in 2015. Or they might not. UCLA has this coach.  He used to be a Husky ... and a Seattle Seahawk.  Many fans yearn for him.  But others said that he was too much of a hothead to succeed as a college coach.  As it turns out, he's pretty good. His name is Jim Mora. For the past three seasons, Jim Mora has delivered on his predecessor's promise to end the football monopoly in LA.  But for all his success, he hasn't yet broken the bigger Pac 12 duopoly currently shared between Oregon and Stanford.  2015 could be a watershed year for UCLA...
California Golden Blogs 4 hours ago

CGB Hall of Fame: (1) Teri McKeever vs. (4) Mike Montgomery

The first Sweet 16 matchup of the Pappy Waldorf Region features two more legendary Cal coaches: Teri McKeever and Mike Montgomery. Results from the previous round Top-seeded Teri McKeever won 54-12 over Anthony Ervin, and Mike Montgomery squeaked past fifth-seeded Mychal Kendricks 54-45. (1) Teri McKeever TheBuckeyeBear gives us the run down on Coach McKeever: Many athletes have tried to transition from competitor to coach, but not all have been as successful as Coach Teri McKeever in parlaying personal victories into mentorship triumphs. She has received many accolades at the helm of Cal...
VU Hoops 5 hours ago

U19 FIBA World Championship, USA vs. Croatia: How to watch, TV Schedule, Live Stream

Can the Americans repeat as champions? In the semifinal victory over Greece, Jalen Brunson led the Americans with 30 points to edge out the host country. Looking to repeat as champions for the first time since 1983, they'll get a rematch with Croatia in Sunday's championship game. Croatia destroyed Turkey in the other semifinal, and will be looking to exact a measure of revenge after getting beat badly by the USA in the group stages. Brunson will be going for his second straight gold medal after winning as part of the U18 squad last year. Game Time: 1:30pm ET TV: ESPNU Live Stream:...
CougCenter 5 hours ago

WSU introduces 48-hour ticket-purchasing option

The WSU ticket office listened to fans who are unhappy with the start times of the home games. Good morning, Cougar fans. Hopefully you all had an enjoyable time celebrating our nation's birth. We procured fireworks from Alabama last week, so there was definitely a good show on our street. Now that the holiday is over, let's try and get back to more important things, like talking about the upcoming football season. On Wednesday, WSU announced a few ticket packages for 2015. Among them was a new option that gives some choosing power back to the fans. In addition to the standard Crimson...

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