Tag Archives: basketball

There’s A Reason Why You’re Wide Open

Sometimes team sports is a lot like group projects. I remember mostly hating group projects when I was a student, largely because I ended up doing the vast majority of the work while others got an easy A out of … Continue reading

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Not All Losses Are Created Equal

As someone who has watched the NCAA Tournament in Women’s Basketball, I tend to find those who push for equal promotion and advertising attention between it and the men’s game to be somewhat puzzling, since the men’s game is vastly … Continue reading

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The Bellarmine Rule

For those who do not know, Bellarmine University is a small Catholic university in Louisville, Kentucky, that is aiming to have a role in the promotion of college basketball. Over the past few years there has been a growing concern … Continue reading

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Book Review: Money Players

Money Players, by Armen Keteyian, Harvey Araton, and Martin F. Dardis This is a book that had to feel like it was a fiery expose of the problems of basketball when it was published in the late 1990’s.  For those … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hoops!

Hoops!:  Confessions Of A College Basketball Analyst, by Billy Packer with Roland Lazenby This book is probably not as impressive as the author thinks it is.  Even so, despite not being particularly interested in Billy Packer on his own merits, … Continue reading

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The CBI For What It’s Worth

[Note:  South Florida ended up winning the 2019 CBI.  Article updated below.] Starting in 2008, the College Basketball Invitational (hereafter CBI) became the third of what are now four postseason college basketball tournaments for division I teams.  Without a doubt, … Continue reading

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Profile Of A Bubble Team: Southern Cal (2018)

Update:  So yeah, USC is in the NIT, preparing to blast (we hope) UNC Asheville. A few years ago I wrote about one of my alma maters (the University of South Florida) as a bubble team in a particularly contentious … Continue reading

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Book Review: Indentured

Indentured:  The Inside Story Of The Rebellion Against The NCAA, by Joe Nocera and Ben Strauss This book is written with an obvious intent to shock the reader into a horror at the exploitation of college athletes, mostly from minority … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Dream Team

Dream Team: How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever, by Jack McCallum, narrated by Dick Hill Forever is a long time, but this is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Amateurs

The Last Amateurs, by John Feinstein Having listened to an audiobook by the author previously [1], I was intrigued by the author’s humane touch and interest in more obscure aspects of sportswriting, and I thought it would be worthwhile to … Continue reading

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