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International Trips for Teams are Expensive & Complicated; Where’s the Value?
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International Trips for Teams are Expensive & Complicated; Where’s the Value?

November 6th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis
Georgia Tech men’s basketball will open its season against UCLA on November 10th in the Mercedes-Benz Arena at 11:30 pm. If that looks like the normal information for the tip-off weekend of college basketball season, that’s...
3-on-3 Basketball Is Growing Internationally; Should Colleges Be Considering It?
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3-on-3 Basketball Is Growing Internationally; Should Colleges Be Considering It?

June 19th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis
The BIG3 basketball league, which tips-off on June 25th, is the result of years of work by rapper/actor Ice Cube and longtime business partner/manager Jeff Kwatinetz. It is the closest thing to NBA Jam, the beloved 2-on-2 video...
The Conundrum Of Basketball’s Guarantee Games
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The Conundrum Of Basketball’s Guarantee Games

January 19th, 2017 | by College AD
At the initial blush, the idea of playing a large number of guarantee games in the range of $75,000 to $100,000, seems like a good idea. You generate significant short-term revenue which helps support the entire athletic...
January 8th Shows Violence Has Become Acceptable In College Basketball
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January 8th Shows Violence Has Become Acceptable In College Basketball

January 11th, 2017 | by Javier Morales
In a span of a few hours on Jan. 8 some college basketball players and coaches literally put up a fight. The violence all in one day: – Duke’s Grayson Allen, known for his propensity to trip opponents by kicking out...
Attendance Issues Continue To Mire Even The Bluebloods Of College Basketball
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Attendance Issues Continue To Mire Even The Bluebloods Of College Basketball

January 3rd, 2017 | by Javier Morales
Two of college basketball’s most storied programs are helpless with fan bases that are not up to par with their blueblood status. This assertion is coming not from an outsider’s point of view. Those who are part of...
Does Increased Scoring In Men’s Basketball Bode Well For Future Tournament Ratings?
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Does Increased Scoring In Men’s Basketball Bode Well For Future Tournament Ratings?

December 19th, 2016 | by Javier Morales
The NCAA Division I men’s basketball committee recently addressed concerns on two fronts in Phoenix, site of this season’s Final Four: The 68-team tournament format and last year’s record-low TV ratings during...
Houston AD Yurachek Plays To Our Desires With Home-And-Home Offer To Texas
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Houston AD Yurachek Plays To Our Desires With Home-And-Home Offer To Texas

December 13th, 2016 | by Matthew Monte
With Texas and Houston locking down their new head coaches, all seemed relatively quite on the Lone Star front. Outside of a few staff moves, the drama that was the Tom Herman courtship seemed to have settled. Houston had lost a...
Scheduling Home Non-conference Games Has Become Impractical For Some Programs
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Scheduling Home Non-conference Games Has Become Impractical For Some Programs

November 30th, 2016 | by Javier Morales
This is not your dad’s college basketball scheduling, nor your big brother’s for that matter. Scheduling has changed significantly in recent years and the folks at home are feeling it the most. Gone are the days of an...
It’s Time For Draft Eligibility Rules That Make Sense For The Player, NCAA, And NBA
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It’s Time For Draft Eligibility Rules That Make Sense For The Player, NCAA, And NBA

April 20th, 2016 | by Javier Morales
Will we soon learn about the Thon Maker Rule from the NCAA as the debate over the NBA draft eligibility rules rages on? Maker used a loophole in the NCAA’s eligibility rule by skipping a year of college to attend a prep...
Despite The Evolution Of College Athletics, Villanova Proves Glory Is Still Earned
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Despite The Evolution Of College Athletics, Villanova Proves Glory Is Still Earned

April 7th, 2016 | by Javier Morales
Villanova is the anti-one-and-done,anti-Power-5 establishment program that just won a national title over a North Carolina program embroiled in alleged academic improprieties. The hard-working, mostly unheralded Wildcats are...
Your Third Option Could Be Your Best Choice When Hiring A New Coach
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Your Third Option Could Be Your Best Choice When Hiring A New Coach

March 31st, 2016 | by Javier Morales
It is coaching-search season, which once again reminds us the best candidates are not always the most obvious, and the NCAA tournament provides athletic directors an auditioning stage for prospective coaches. Chris Beard,...
Who Are The Top 5 Women Best Suited To Become Men’s College Basketball Head Coaches?
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Who Are The Top 5 Women Best Suited To Become Men’s College Basketball Head Coaches?

March 17th, 2016 | by Javier Morales
The time will come when a woman coaches a team comprised of males. It is bound to happen. The NBA has employed two full-time female assistant coaches. The NFL also made news last season when the Arizona Cardinals brought on board...
Clearing The Air Around Postseason Basketball: The CBI, CIT and Vegas 16
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Clearing The Air Around Postseason Basketball: The CBI, CIT and Vegas 16

March 8th, 2016 | by Javier Morales
Ed.: As men’s basketball adds a fifth postseason tournament this year, there is more a possibility than ever for confusion surrounding each one’s advantages and perks of participation. Two weeks ago, we published...