July 6, 1988
David Robinson and Danny Manning head the list of players invited to begin training later this month for berths on the U.S. Olympic basketball teams. Also invited to Georgetown University July 17 were Willie Anderson, Stacey Augmon, Vernell Coles, Sean Elliott, Danny Ferry, Jeff Grayer, Hersey Hawkins, Randolph Keys, Todd Lichti, Dan Majerle, Alonzo Mourning, Dyron Nix, J.R. Reid, Mitch Richmond, Dwayne Schintzius, Brian Shaw, Charles Smith of Georgetown and Charles Smith of Pittsburgh.
January 21, 1992 |
Earnest Killum, a Southland high school basketball star who was playing with Oregon State University, died Monday, three days after suffering his second stroke in six months. Killum suffered a massive stroke Friday shortly after concluding an interview in which he talked about a mild stroke he suffered in July. He was cleared on Dec. 27 to join the basketball team.
April 12, 2012 |
Name; Pos.; Ht.; Wt.; Previous school; Comment Jordan Adams; SG; 6-5; 205; Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill Academy; One of the top perimeter shooting prospects in the country should boost Bruins' three-point accuracy. Kyle Anderson; PG; 6-8; 215; Jersey City (N.J.) St. Anthony; A versatile talent who can play the one to the four but will probably utilize exceptional basketball IQ as starting point guard. *Larry Drew II; PG; 6-2; 180; North Carolina; Played two full seasons and part of a third for Tar Heels.
November 24, 2012 |
Player, School, Size, Year, Comment Jordan Bell, Long Beach Poly, 6-7, Senior. Oregon signee is prolific shot blocker Isaac Hamilton, St. John Bosco, 6-5, Senior. UTEP signee averaged 26.0 points Parker Jackson-Cartwright, Loyola, 5-9, Junior. Unselfish with great instincts Marcus Jackson, Pacific Hills, 6-3, Senior. Rice signee is three-point specialist Jordan McLaughlin, Etiwanda, 5-11, Junior. Athletic, explosive and plays defense Chance Murray, Price, 6-2, Senior.
March 19, 2013 |
March Madness does not officially begin until first-round games tip off this afternoon, but already we have a winner. The women. In what has become an annual -- and predictable -- result, the teams in the women's NCAA tournament outscore the men's postseason teams when it comes to classroom performance. The programs in the women's field graduate an average of 90% of their players compared with 70% for the men, according to a study released Tuesday by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida.
March 11, 2013 |
USC has suspended basketball players James Blasczyk and Dewayne Dedmon for their alleged role in an incident that happened early Sunday morning in Spokane, Wash., after the Trojans' loss to Washington State. “James Blasczyk and Dewayne Dedmon have been suspended indefinitely from all team activities because of a violation of a team rule," Coach Bob Cantu said in a statement. “Separately, we are aware of the Spokane investigation into an alleged incident involving those players and we are cooperating with the authorities to determine the facts. Until we learn all the facts, it would be inappropriate to comment further.” On Sunday, Monique Cotton, communications director for the Spokane police, said that 10 to 12 officers responded to a call about a large fight in downtown Spokane about 2 a.m. Sunday.