Hoops dream: Florida walk-on relishes moment years in making

Sutherland was a graduate student who worked his way onto Florida’s bench in January after serving as an arena worker, a practice player for the women’s team and a team manager for the men’s program. Gaining NCAA eligibility was an equally daunting task that required him to pay back scholarship money and remove his name […]

Florida State headed to national title game in ESPN bracket

Lunardi had Florida State struggle to start, while Kentucky hit three early 3-pointers to build a 20-12 advantage. But the Seminoles battled back by extending their defense, cutting Kentucky’s lead to 31-30. Florida State took its first lead of the game shortly before halftime on a Patrick Williams turnaround to make the score 36-34, but […]

Florida A&M returns to Florida’s non-conference schedule with game in 2025

The all-Florida non-conference schedule comes just as the program has actually been trying to do the opposite. The Gators were long criticized for rarely venturing outside the state’s borders for non-league games but have changed their tune recently. This has resulted in big home-and-homes with Utah, California, Colorado, Texas and Arizona State among others.

Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan headline 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame class

Garnett’s career was a bit more complicated. He ultimately played for three teams, starting with the Minnesota Timberwolves, but was eventually traded to the Boston Celtics where he won his only championship. He closed his career with the Brooklyn Nets and a second stint with the Timberwolves. Like Bryant, he won an MVP, and the two […]

Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett headline 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame class

Catchings’ career should also be held in the same regard as her male counterparts. She played 15 years in the WNBA with the Indiana Fever, after being third overall in the 2001 draft. In 2012, the former Tennessee standout helped lead the Fever to their first — and only — championship, while also winning Finals MVP. […]

Where Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame class rank among the all-time best groups

Honorable mentionsClass of 1987 Rick Barry, Player Walt Frazier, Player Bob Houbregs, PlayerPete Maravich, Player Bobby Wanzer, Player Class of 1993 Walt Bellamy, PlayerJulius Erving, PlayerDan Issell, PlayerDick McGuire, PlayerAnn Meyers, PlayerCalvin Murphy, PlayerUljana Semjonova, PlayerBill Walton, PlayerClass of 1995 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Player Anne Donovan, PlayerVern Mikkelsen, PlayerCheryl Miller, PlayerAleksandr Gomelsky, Coach John Kundla, CoachEarl […]

Dr Anthony Fauci says the US is ‘not even at half-time’ in the fight against coronavirus in interview with Duke basketball head coach, who calls him ‘America’s point guard’

‘I understand they don’t want to give up their ventilators. Ventilators are expensive pieces of equipment…but I don’t have an option and I’m not going to get into a situation where we know we’re running out and we could have people dying because there are no ventilators but there are hospitals in other parts of […]

Clippers boss Steve Ballmer buys 53-year-old LA Forum from Knicks owner James Dolan for $400million in CASH, ending a nearly year-long basketball billionaire standoff and clearing the way for a new arena

Ballmer is worth over $50 billion, according to multiple valuations, but he lost $5.3 billion during the stock market’s recent downturn, according to Forbes . As New York Times deputy sports editor Benjamin Hoffman joked: ‘Steve Ballmer is “spend $400 million to clear a path so you can spend $1 billion to replace something that […]

Iconic March Madness Moments Must Include Webber TO

“I knelt in front of my team, and the five starters were facing me as they sat on the bench. And I can remember exactly what I said to them,” said Jim Larranaga, now the coach at Miami. “I said: ‘Guys, we didn’t play defense for five seconds. Now we’ve got to play defense for […]

Study: racial graduation-rate gap grows for men’s NCAA teams

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida released two annual studies this week examining graduation rates for men’s and women’s teams invited to the NCAA Tournament. With the tournament canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic, the studies used final bracket projections from ESPN as a substitute.