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Nigel Hayes Says That He And Wisconsin Teammates Discussed Boycotting 2016 Game To Protest NCAA Nigel Hayes Says That He And Wisconsin Teammates Discussed Boycotting 2016 Game To Protest NCAA

At a panel discussion on college sports this week, as reported by USA Today, basketball player Nigel Hayes said that he discussed boycotting a 2016 game with his Wisconsin teammates to protest the NCAA’s failure to properly pay its athletes.

It Was Unfair Harvard Had To Play At Penn’s Home Gym In The Ivy League Basketball Tournament. Good. It Was Unfair Harvard Had To Play At Penn’s Home Gym In The Ivy League Basketball Tournament. Good.

The Ivy League used to have a perfect setup. The eight schools would play a full home-and-home round robin in men’s and women’s basketball. The team with the best record would win the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. If there was a tie, the teams would meet on a neutral court. One year there was even a …

Georgetown's Loss To Villanova Was Historically Bad Georgetown's Loss To Villanova Was Historically Bad

Villanova beat Georgetown 88-56 on Wednesday night, but the score wasn’t indicative of how the Hoyas played. They played much, much worse.

Penn Scores 100 Points, Wins Fans Free Cheesesteaks Penn Scores 100 Points, Wins Fans Free Cheesesteaks

Penn achieved culinary satisfaction last night.

Jalen Brunson Broke Temple, Again Jalen Brunson Broke Temple, Again

PHILADELPHIA — Temple was on a run, and the Liacouras Center was rocking. It was a big game. Villanova came into North Philly last night as the No. 1 team in the nation. The Wildcats had won 21 consecutive Big 5 games—an unprecedented streak in Philly hoops history.

This Ref’s Exaggerated Traveling Call Is So Great

Syracuse beat UConn in the second game of the Jimmy V Classic last night. ‘Cuse dominated for pretty much the entire game, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t good highlights.

Penn Coach Sorry For Costing Fans A Shot At Free Cheesesteaks, Vows Future Culinary Satisfaction Penn Coach Sorry For Costing Fans A Shot At Free Cheesesteaks, Vows Future Culinary Satisfaction

The University of Pennsylvania Quakers men’s basketball team took on Penn State Brandywine at the Palestra on Saturday, and I was in attendance. I took my dad, who actually played for Penn State Brandywine back when it was Penn State’s Delaware County extension campus. I figured getting to see my alma mater whoop the…

Longtime Villanova Coach Rollie Massimino Dead At 82 Longtime Villanova Coach Rollie Massimino Dead At 82

Rollie Massimino, the longtime Villanova basketball coach who led the Wildcats to an improbable national championship in 1985, has died. He was 82.

Georgetown Should Fire John Thompson III, And Probably Won't Georgetown Should Fire John Thompson III, And Probably Won't

With the Georgetown basketball team in the midst of its second straight losing season; fresh off four straight losses, including two to Big East basement-dwellers St. John’s and DePaul; devoid of hope for a post-season appearance; and the fan base drowning in its own toxic frustration, firing off a “Put John Thompson…

Michigan Dunks Their Way To Upset Of No. 11 Wisconsin  Michigan Dunks Their Way To Upset Of No. 11 Wisconsin 

Michigan’s Moe Wagner and Zak Irvin combined to score 39 points as the Wolverines downed a lackluster Wisconsin team 64-58 in Ann Arbor.

Just Roy Williams Saying "Doggone," "Daggum," And "Frickin'" A Bunch Of Times Just Roy Williams Saying "Doggone," "Daggum," And "Frickin'" A Bunch Of Times

I’ve gotten a good deal of enjoyment out of this video, created by the News & Observer, in which UNC head coach Roy Williams spends 68 seconds saying old-timey grandpa curses:

Catching up with Michael Graham, who went from Georgetown enforcer to washout to lottery winner.

So Who's This Andrew Wiggins Kid? An Explainer

You've heard about him, and maybe watched this ridiculous YouTube video, or this one, or this one, or this one. He's Andrew Wiggins, the 18-year-old basketball phenom who's already been called the next LeBron James. Last May, Wiggins committed to the University of Kansas, where he'll likely stay for one year before…

Here's An Easier Way To Compare Those Two Atlanta Heat Maps

We got our hands on some sweet heat maps that show how the Final Four boosted retail sales in Atlanta from the previous week. For an easy comparison, use the slider above.

Heat Map: Did The Final Four Pay Off For Atlanta? Heat Map: Did The Final Four Pay Off For Atlanta?

Do stadiums really generate revenue for cities? It's a complicated question, but the short answer is: 1) Yeah, some, but 2) Not nearly enough to offset the enormous public costs of these developments.

What Makes Them So Good? A Video Breakdown Of The Final Four Teams What Makes Them So Good? A Video Breakdown Of The Final Four Teams

The Final Four play tonight, with Wichita State-Louisville at 6:09 p.m. ET and Syracuse-Michigan following it up at 8:49 p.m. Here, we're breaking down the four teams' special qualities: What should you know about Syracuse's zone? Who's that white guy who hits all the threes for Wichita, and how the hell does he get…

Those Plucky FGCU Basketball Players Live On An Actual Beach Those Plucky FGCU Basketball Players Live On An Actual Beach

You may think "Hollywood Upstairs Medical College" or "Ponzi scheme" when you hear "Florida Gulf Coast University," but that's not fair: FGCU—which looks like what you see above—is very much a real place, with documented students, and classes, and dorms and stuff. Indeed, that picture, provided by Chase Fieler (this…

Your College Basketball Open Thread, Just In Time For Miami At Duke Your College Basketball Open Thread, Just In Time For Miami At Duke

It's March! College basketball really started mattering last weekend, during the bracket buster match-ups, but we weren't ready. Now we're ready. It's time to start getting to know these teams, so your March Madness picks can be ill-informed, instead of uninformed.

Memo To Steubenville: It Is Actually Possible To Just Suspend Everyone After Assault Allegations Surface Memo To Steubenville: It Is Actually Possible To Just Suspend Everyone After Assault Allegations Surface

Officials at Steubenville high school, in particular head football coach Reno Saccoccia, have rightfully drawn criticism for their inaction in the wake of charges brought against two Steubenville students and football players for allegedly sexually assaulting a female student from a nearby school. Though those two…

Jabari Parker, The Nation's No. 2 Basketball Recruit, Committed To Duke For The Dukiest Reasons Possible Jabari Parker, The Nation's No. 2 Basketball Recruit, Committed To Duke For The Dukiest Reasons Possible

Well, Duke is still doing Duke things, apparently. If you thought the nation's top black Mormon whose father played in the NBA would commit to some other school—like Michigan State, say, or BYU—you were truly mistaken. He is the Dukiest Dukie that ever Duked. Consider this, from Jeff Benedict's story in Sports Illustrated

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