Tag Archives: college Basketball

  • This Might Be the Worst Free Throw of All Time (Video)

    This Might Be the Worst Free Throw of All Time (Video)

    Last week we told you about the worst half-court shot ever attempted. But as bad as that was, the guy who attempted it at least had plenty of excuses to fall back on. After all, a lot can go wrong when you’re trying to hurl a basketball through as 18-inch hoop that is 47 feet […]

  • Golden Gophers’ Rodney Williams Gives Us This Ridiculous Putback Dunk (Video)

    Golden Gophers’ Rodney Williams Gives Us This Ridiculous Putback Dunk (Video)

    The Minnesota Golden Gophers aren’t really a college basketball powerhouse. In the last 20 years they’ve only made seven appearances in the NCAA Tournament, but four of those seasons (1994-1999) were later forfeited due to NCAA violations, and their most recent appearance came in 2010. However, the Gophers are looking pretty strong this year. They’re […]

  • 9 College Sports Rivalries Ruined by Conference Realignment

    9 College Sports Rivalries Ruined by Conference Realignment

    Pretty much the only reason college sports are as popular as they are is that they offer tradition, loyalty, and rivalries that professional sports simply cannot. However, if you thought tradition, loyalty, and rivalries could trump the power and influence of money, well, you were sorely mistaken. As we’ve seen in recent years, university presidents […]

  • 25 Hilarious Basketball Fail GIFs

    25 Hilarious Basketball Fail GIFs

    I don’t know about you, but I’ve been so preoccupied with the NFL, the MLB postseason, and the fact that there is no NHL that the 2012-13 NBA season kind of snuck up on me. It seems like just yesterday we were watching the USA All-Stars romp at the London 2012 Olympics and talking about […]

  • 9 Biggest NCAA Punishments

    9 Biggest NCAA Punishments

    Ever since the release of the Freeh Report, which found that Joe Paterno and three other top Penn State University officials actively tried to cover up the sickening actions of convicted child rapist Jerry Sandusky—you know, to protect the reputation of the school—everyone’s been waiting eagerly to find out what kinds of criminals charges will […]

  • 9 Dirty College Basketball Coaches

    9 Dirty College Basketball Coaches

    They say cheaters never win. But I’m pretty sure they mean that figuratively, because, literally speaking, cheaters win all the time. Just look at John Calipari. Last night his Kentucky Wildcats beat the Kansas Jayhawks to win the 2012 NCAA Basketball Championship. But Coach Calipari got where he is today—winning a national championship with one […]

  • 12 Weirdest Team Names In The 2012 NCAA Tournament

    12 Weirdest Team Names In The 2012 NCAA Tournament

    I don’t know about you, but I’ve given up trying to be scientific when filling out my March Madness bracket. I used to study all the teams’ records, see who they beat and who they didn’t, analyze the RPI rankings—all that stuff. But I’d still lose the office pool to someone who doesn’t know a […]

  • 15 Impressive Free Throw Distractions

    15 Impressive Free Throw Distractions

    Whether it’s college basketball or the NBA, the numbers are all pretty much the same: the average basketball team tends to make around 72% of its free throws, with good teams draining around 80% and terrible teams hitting around 65%. So if, on average, teams take about 22 free throw attempts per game, the difference […]

  • 9 Best Rivalries In College Basketball (2012 Edition)

    9 Best Rivalries In College Basketball (2012 Edition)

    Sports rivalries don’t exist in a vacuum. You can say this or that rivalry is the biggest before the season starts, but once the games are played things have a tendency to change. Inevitably, some rivalries that are great on paper won’t live up to the hype; others, meanwhile, will come out of nowhere and […]