Category Archives: College Basketball

UNC and the Myth of the “Student” Athlete

Watch any NCAA sports programming and you are bombarded with tributes to the noble, valiant STUDENT ATHLETE, the scholar who sacrifices his or her study time and physical and emotion well-being by giving up any and all free time to … Continue reading

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Pac-12 Network Still Screwing Fans, Students and the Community

With college football now in full swing and with basketball coming soon, an amazingly little-discussed travesty continues to mar the otherwise great play of Pacific-12 schools – the inability of fans across the conference to watch their school’s teams play. … Continue reading

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New Era Set to Start for UCLA Bruins’ Sports Broadcasts

Three decades ago, I used to listen to Ken Minyard and Bob Arthur on KABC radio’s Ken and Bob Company weekday morning show. The show, basically news, features, and comedy, included a few sports news breaks and commentary, reported by … Continue reading

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Can or Should College Basketball Save Itself?

Or, the better question, should it even try? College basketball has become a joke and is a disgrace to the college and university system. Semi-pro athletes, taking space from actual students, use institutes of “higher education” as one-year stopping off … Continue reading

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Basketball Note of the Day

Never, ever seen anything like this: With 7-1/2 minutes gone in the first half, Kentucky is leading UCLA 24-0. UCLA missed their first 14 shots. UPDATE – Halftime score: Kentucky – 41 UCLA – 7 Previous low point total for … Continue reading

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UCLA Bruins in the NBA – Opening Game Updates

In this post, Four UCLA Bruin Rookies On NBA Opening Day Rosters, I described the roles that the three first round picks from the Bruins would likely have as this NBA season begins, and I also mentioned how the New … Continue reading

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Four UCLA Bruin Rookies On NBA Opening Day Rosters

Three UCLA Bruins were chosen in the 2014 NBA Draft, all in the first round, but four rookie Bruins appear to have made the opening day rosters of NBA teams. The Bruin who seems to have made the biggest impression … Continue reading

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ESPN: The “Real” university of southern California – a “Clown College”

John Ireland, Steve Mason, and other local LA commentators and reporters, most with a significant trojan brain surgeon bias or who just work for their local outlet, may say it’s all a bunch of bull, but ESPN sees it for … Continue reading

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What SHOULD Be the Future of College Athletics?

Time was, back when I was in college, lo those many, many years ago, sports were extremely important to me. As a UCLA student when Lew Alcindor (later to become Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) was about to begin his varsity basketball career … Continue reading

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