Somehow after the Super Bowl my focus shifted to pro basketball and auto racing earlier than usual and college basketball got lost in the shuffle. Which means beside the usual favorites, I have no idea which teams or athletes are good. So it looks like I’ll be skipping the brackets this year. That won’t stop [...]
There’s a young man in South Carolina whose day job is going to school and playing guard for the Clemson Tigers basketball team. But in his spare time he’s some how managed to start and run a foundation that supports young cancer survivors.
Maybe even more surprising is that Tanner Smith, now a sophomore on [...]
The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic will feature Texas, Pittsburgh, Maryland and Illinois as the four hosts in the 16th annual, season-opening college basketball tournament. The hosts will advance to the championship rounds scheduled to take place at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 18-19. All told, 12 teams from around the country will participate in the [...]
February 1, 2010 | Leave a Comment
Inspired by head coach John Calipari, the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team raised more than $1 million for Haiti earthquake relief. Through a campaign dubbed Hoops for Haiti, the team’s coach found a way to do something substantial to raise money for the relief efforts in the devastated country.
The charity event kicked off with [...]
Tonight in San Antonio, Memphis and Kansas will square off for the NCAA men’s championship title. Neither of the head coaches is African American. But of the 65 teams who made it to this year’s tournament 11 were led by black head coaches. This is progress. And if the Black Coaches & Administrators association has [...]