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Memphis basketball's injury issues don't have to be all bad. Just watch Josh Minott | Giannotto

Memphis gets revenge against ECU and a reminder from freshman Josh Minott that there are some benefits to dealing with so many injuries at once.       

Writing Illini

Ayo Dosunmu earning more trust with the Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls have a special player on their hands with former Illinois basketball star, Ayo Dosunmu. Throughout much of the 2021-22 campaign, the Bulls have dealt with injuries and health and safety protocols. This makes having a solid reserve like Ayo so much more valuable. Chicago currently sits with a 30-17 record overall and […] Ayo Dosunmu earning more trust with the Chicago Bulls - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.


Why Hardaway called this Memphis Tiger 'probably the most important player out there'

Chandler Lawson's return from injury has made a big difference for Memphis' defense, according to coach Penny Hardaway.       

Cincinnati Enquirer

Can Kentucky basketball beat Kansas if ankle injury keeps TyTy Washington out again?

Kentucky basketball's chances of posting a marquee victory at No. 5 Kansas Saturday could be boosted by return of TyTy Washington.       

A Sea Of Blue

Calipari updates status of injured Wildcats and Shaedon Sharpe

Drew Brown - Sea of Blue Even with TyTy Washington questionable at best to play vs. Kansas, don’t expect Shaedon Sharpe to make his debut. The Kentucky Wildcats have been plagued by the injury bug all season, and things don’t appear to be getting better ahead of their matchup with the No. 5 Kansas Jayhawks. During his Friday meeting with the media, John Calipari revealed that TyTy Washington, Jacob Toppin and Daimion Collins did not practice Thursday. Calipari added that this isn’t a game to play someone like Washington unless he’s close to 100% healthy, so...

The Champaign Room

Fund set up for former Illini, Mets pitcher Jeff Innis

His family is trying to bring him home for his final days. Family of former Illinois Baseball and New York Mets pitcher Jeff Innis is asking for help to get him home in his final days. In a GoFundMe posted this week, Innis’ family said he has been battling cancer since 2017 and it recently took a turn for the worst. Family said his treatment at a Houston area hospital is no longer viable, and they’re trying to get Innis home to Atlanta so he can spend his finally days in hospice care with his family. “We appreciate any support you can offer as we bring Jeff home to...

Kansas City Star

Kansas City Royals sign former Kansas Jayhawks pitcher to minor-league contract

Veteran left-hander and former University of Kansas pitcher Sam Freeman signed a minor-league contract with the Royals as he attempts a comeback from the second Tommy John surgery of his …

A Sea Of Blue

Bleav in Kentucky talks UK injury bug, Chris Mack, Shaedon Sharpe and more

Photo by Andy Lyons/ Jamie Boggs and Vinny Hardy recap a busy week of basketball in the Bluegrass. What a week it’s been in the Bluegrass. On the latest episode of Bleav in Kentucky, Vinny Hardy welcomed on our own Jamie Boggs to chat about what’s been going on in the state of Kentucky this week, including: UK survives Mississippi State and remains unbeaten at home. Chris Mack and the Louisville Cardinals part ways. UK’s injury bug. Is Shaedon Sharpe really about to play for UK? The Harlan County roots of Boggs and Hardy. And more! Be sure to listen in below,...


Memphis basketball's Jalen Duren to release NFT through NIL deal with Candy Digital

Jalen Duren's finger injury might be keeping him off the court, but Memphis' freshman center is staying active in the name, image and likeness space.       

The Salt Lake Tribune

From COVID to appendicitis, Utah basketball’s Branden Carlson details his ‘crazy’ season for the Runnin’ Utes

Runnin' Utes leading scorer Branden Carlson has endured a number of setbacks this season. A leg injury. A COVID-19 infection. Most recently, Carlson has had to recover from an appendectomy. Now that the Utah big man is back on the court, he's hoping to put his health issues behind him and help the Utes get back in the win column.

Duke Basketball Report

Trevor Keels Update!

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - JANUARY 08: Trevor Keels #1 of the Duke Blue Devils moves the ball against the Miami Hurricanes during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on January 08, 2022 in Durham, North Carolina. Miami won 76-74. | Photo by Grant Halverson/ Duke’s freshman guard is on the way back...but he’s not there yet. As you probably know, Trevor Keels has not played since suffering a lower leg injury at Florida State. Assistant coach Chris Carrawell had an update Thursday. It’s not great but it ain’t bad. According to C-Well, Keels is “getting better”...

All for Tennessee

Tennessee Vols morning report: Kellie Harper talks Auburn, injuries

As the Tennessee Vols men’s basketball team gets set to take the court again Wednesday with a matchup against the Florida Gators, the women’s basketball team made all the news Tuesday. Much of it wasn’t good, but there’s no way to avoid covering it. Our morning update on Rocky Top leads with the coverage surrounding […] Tennessee Vols morning report: Kellie Harper talks Auburn, injuries - All for Tennessee - All for Tennessee - A Tennessee Volunteers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

A Sea Of Blue

Encouraging injury update on TyTy Washington, Oscar Tshiebwe and Jacob Toppin

Photo by Ethan Miller/ It looks like Toppin and Tshiebwe are good to go. What about Washington? The Kentucky Wildcats have been plagued with the injury bug this season, and as of late, it’s been rolled ankles. After TyTy Washington went down at Auburn on Saturday afternoon with a rolled ankle, Oscar Tshiebwe and Jacob Toppin went down in consecutive possessions with the same injury midway through the second half of their overtime win over Mississippi State. Tshiebwe returned shortly after, but Toppin did not return until there was 1:12 left in overtime. During...

A Sea Of Blue

Kentucky vs. Mississippi State game thread and pregame reading

Drew Brown - Sea of Blue The Wildcats and Bulldogs face off in primetime. The No. 12 Kentucky Wildcats take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs tonight at 9 pm ET inside historic Rupp Arena. You can watch the game on ESPN or stream it live on WatchESPN. It was a tough outing for the Cats in Auburn, but when you lose your top offensive threat in TyTy Washington, along with your other point guard in Sahvir Wheeler, of course it’s going to be tough. Despite the injuries, the Cats still showed a lot of heat and kept the game close until the end. Now, they get to come back...

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John Calipari and Wildcats recap wild win over Mississippi State

Photo by Andy Lyons/ Win No. 800 for Coach Cal. The Kentucky Wildcats took home a thrilling victory Tuesday night when Mississippi State came to town Tuesday night, as the Wildcats helped coach John Calipari bring home his 800th career win. Calipari becomes the 13th coach with this achievement. Kentucky had some ups and down in the second half. It also took overtime and some late-game heroics from Kellan Grady, but the Cats pulled it off. Leads stretched from 15 all the way down to a tie game. Despite having to use different lineups due to injuries and foul trouble,...

Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Lack of guard depth comes back to bite Syracuse

Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports Syracuse is down to just two scholarship guards with Symir Torrence out. The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team came into the season with just three scholarship guards on its roster and the squad suffered a tough blow when junior guard Symir Torrence sprained a knee ligament in the road loss to Duke last Saturday. The injury sidelined Torrence against Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. Down to just two scholarship guards, Joe Girard and Buddy Boeheim would see an even heavier minutes log against the Panthers. The two guards combined to play 76...

A Sea Of Blue

TyTy Washington is out vs. Mississippi State

Drew Brown - Sea of Blue Washington is recovering from an ankle injury suffered vs. Auburn. The Kentucky Wildcats will be without TyTy Washington when they host Mississippi State tonight at 9 pm ET. ESPN’s Jonathan Givony was the first to break the news, adding that Washington’s status for Saturday vs. the Kansas Jayhawks is still TBD. KSR’s Jack Pilgrim has since confirmed the news. TyTy Washington will not play for Kentucky versus Mississippi State tonight (ESPN, 9pm ET) due to an ankle injury, a source told ESPN. Availability for Kansas this weekend is yet to...

Ball Durham

Duke Game Tonight: Duke vs. Clemson Injury Report, Odds, Predictions

The Duke basketball team will continue its homestand against the Clemson Tigers.  It will be another home contest for the Duke basketball team after its dominating victory over Syracuse. The No. 9 Blue Devils (15-3, 5-2 ACC) host the Clemson Tigers (11-8, 3-5 ACC), which has struggled this season. After a road victory against North […] Duke Game Tonight: Duke vs. Clemson Injury Report, Odds, Predictions - Ball Durham - Ball Durham - A Duke Blue Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Cincinnati Enquirer

Could Shaedon Sharpe answer UK basketball's injury problem? 'He's stepped on the gas'

John Calipari declined to update the status of Kentucky basketball's injured starters while raising the hype for freshman Shaedon Sharpe.       

Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Syracuse women’s lacrosse: Emma Ward will miss 2022 season

Photo by Greg Fiume/NCAA Photos via The sophomore attacker suffered a lower body injury that ends her season before it begins. Last year’s Syracuse Orange women’s lacrosse team was defined by the adversity they had to overcome due to significant injuries suffered throughout the season. Unfortunately, this year’s team is continuing that theme before the season even starts, as news broke Sunday night that star sophomore attacker Emma Ward will miss the entire 2022 season as the result of a lower leg injury. Wishing @Emmaward__ a speedy recovery. #orangefamily ...

The Champaign Room

Illinois drops in AP poll after back-to-back losses

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports The Illini took a tumble this week. It was a difficult week for Illinois and shows in the latest AP poll The Illini took a tumble in the latest rankings on Monday, dropping from No. 17 to No. 24 after back-to-back losses. In the first loss, Illinois played then-No. 4 Purdue to a double-overtime thriller, led by the heroics of Andre Curbelo in his first game in two months. But in that MLK Day matinee, Kofi Cockburn ended up with a concussion, which kept him out of Friday’s game at Maryland, as the Terps avenged a loss earlier this...

A Sea Of Blue

Sahvir Wheeler and TyTy Washington could both play vs. Mississippi State

Isamu Haynes-Sunayama - Sea of Blue Kentucky’s top two ball-handlers are dinged up ahead of the Wildcats’ matchup with Mississippi State. As the Kentucky Wildcats prepare to host Mississippi State, the injury report will once again be playing a large role. For the Bulldogs, star forward Tolu Smith is likely out due to a knee injury. However, he’s already missed 10 games due to injury, so the Bulldogs are plenty used to not having him. The same cannot be said for Kentucky with TyTy Washington or Sahvir Wheeler, both of whom are iffy to play Tuesday. Washington has...


USC coach Frank Martin provides injury update on star freshman Devin Carter

The prognosis for South Carolina freshman Devin Carter appears positive. Gamecocks coach Frank Martin said Monday that Carter is “day-to-day” with a leg injury and should have more clarity on …

A Sea Of Blue

Shaedon Sharpe now practicing with teammates amid backcourt injuries

Matt Stone/Courier Journal / USA TODAY NETWORK Cal also said the Cats want to see Sharpe play. “They’ve been watching him do some things and looking over at me like, ‘C’mon, now.’” We could be one step closer toward seeing Shaedon Sharpe suit up for the Kentucky Wildcats. During his Monday call-in show, head coach John Calipari revealed Sharpe is now practicing with his teammates. He was mainly doing individual work to this point after enrolling for the second semester and joining the team three weeks ago. However, Sharpe practicing could be just to have...

Journal & Courier

Purdue basketball update: Why did Matt Painter start Brandon Newman?

Purdue had a new starting lineup Sunday when the Boilermakers faced Northwestern due to Jaden Ivey's injury.       

A Sea Of Blue

College basketball rankings roundup for Kentucky

Drew Brown - Sea of Blue The Cats have another massive opportunity this week on the road against Kansas. The Kentucky Wildcats went 1-1 this week after an impressive come from behind road victory over Texas A&M and a tough road loss to No. 2 Auburn. What was most frustrating about Saturday was the fact that the Cats were in complete control of that game before they lost TyTy Washington to an ankle injury. Even without Washington, they still had the lead when Sahvir Wheeler went out after another hard screen. Despite the loss, the Cats were not penalized by the AP Poll...

Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Syracuse basketball: G Symir Torrence “probably not going to play this week” with knee injury

Photo by Michael Reaves/ RIP three-guard lineup One of the better revelations for the Syracuse Orange over the past few games has been the emergence of an effective three-guard lineup. That has been possible because the play and efficiency of Symir Torrence has picked up considerably as the calendar turned to 2022. Unfortunately, it might be a bit before we see Torrence on the court again as Coach Jim Boeheim said during the ACC teleconference that the guard is “probably not going to play this week.” Jim Boeheim on Symir Torrence’s knee ligament: “He’s...

Clemson is fully equipped to DOMINATE | Time to Schein

Adam Schein and College Football Analyst Houston Nutt take a look at the Clemson Tigers and why they are fully equipped to dominate this season. The guys also discuss Dylan Moses' injury, expectations for Jalen Hurts, Oregon vs. Auburn predictions, and th

UCF QB McKenzie Milton optimistic about returning in 2020 | SC with SVP

McKenzie Milton joins Scott Van Pelt to give an update on his rehab from a devastating leg injury during the 2018 season, and he explains why he is optimistic about a possible return to the quarterback position for the UCF Knights in 2020. ✔

Zion Williamson's injury scare | Time to Schein

Evan Washburn & Gary Parrish discuss comments Duke Blue Devils Zion Williamson's knee injury and how it might affect his time.