February 16, 2013 |
Saturday was moving day at the Northern Trust Open and no player was more moved than Bill Haas. He was also inspired and motivated even if he was relatively unchallenged. The tournament's defending champion shot up the leaderboard with a brilliantly managed, bogey-free, seven-under-par 64. Haas' round matched the brilliant blue sky over Riviera Country Club and was three shots better than anyone else Saturday. Haas started the day tied for ninth, four shots back, and finished looking back at the field.
October 6, 2012 |
Some coaches seem to get the whole leadership aspect of being in charge of a major-college athletic program. Some don't. At Wake Forest, Coach Jim Grobe suspended six players for Saturday's Atlantic Coast Conference game against Maryland. Among them were a linebacker who was the team's leading tackler, a starting safety, a starting cornerback, a starting guard and the team's second-leading rusher. The reason: they violated unspecified "team rules. " Meanwhile, Connecticut's star running back, sophomore Lyle McCombs was arrested early Friday morning and charged with second-degree breach of peace after he allegedly yelled at, pushed and spit at his girlfriend during an argument outside a university residential hall.
June 28, 2010 |
On Monday, the Clippers introduced their latest lottery pick (Wake Forest's Al-Farouq Aminu), along with another draftee (Kentucky's Eric Bledsoe). They wore suits, were upbeat about getting picked and smiled for photo-ops. But beyond them hovered enormous question marks, the largest of which: Who will coach this team? The (likely) answer: current Mavericks assistant coach Dwane Casey or former Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro. Casey interviewed with the Clippers on Monday not long before the first-round picks -- Aminu, an athletic 6-foot-9 forward, and Bledsoe, a bullish 6-1 guard -- were presented to the media at the team's headquarters in Playa Vista.
March 20, 2010
— Two games, two blowouts. John Calipari's top-seeded Kentucky Wildcats are young and inexperienced, but no longer unproven in the NCAA tournament, during which their average margin of victory now stands at 29.5 points after two rounds. Darius Miller scored a career-high 20 points and Kentucky made easy work of No. 9 Wake Forest during a 90-60 rout in their second-round meeting Saturday night. Miller scored 16 points in the first half to help the Wildcats (34-2)
February 20, 2010
Rk. Team Rec. Result Next 1. KANSAS 25-1 Did not play Colorado, today 2. KENTUCKY 25-1 Did not play at No. 17 Vanderbilt, today 3. VILLANOVA 22-3 Did not play at No. 19 Pittsburgh, Sun. 4. PURDUE 22-3 Did not play Illinois, today 5. SYRACUSE 25-2 Did not play at Providence, Tuesday ...
February 17, 2010
Rk. Team Rec. Result Next 1. KANSAS 25-1 Did not play Colorado, Saturday 2. KENTUCKY 25-1 d. Miss. St. 81-75, OT at No. 17 Vanderbilt, Sat. John Wall, two assists shy of a triple-double, scores five points in OT. 3. VILLANOVA 22-3 Did not play at No. 19 Pittsburgh, Sun. 4. PURDUE 21-3 Did not play at No. 9 Ohio St., today 5. SYRACUSE 24-2 Did not play at No. 10 Georgetown, Thu. 6. DUKE 21-4 Did not play at Miami, today 7. KANSAS ST. 20-4 Did not play Nebraska, today 8. WEST VIRGINIA 19-5 Did not play at Providence, today 9. OHIO ST. 20-6 Did not play No. 4 Purdue, today 10. GEORGETOWN 18-6 Did not play No. 5 Syracuse, Thursday 11. MICHIGAN ST. 21-6 d. Indiana, 72-58 No. 9 Ohio State, Sunday Spartans have a 40-18 edge in paint and take sole lead in the Big Ten. 12. NEW MEXICO 23-3 Did not play Wyoming, today 13. GONZAGA 21-4 Did not play at LMU, Thursday 14. WISCONSIN 19-6 Did not play at Minnesota, Thursday 15. TEXAS 20-5 Did not play at Missouri, today 16. BYU 23-3 Did not play at Colorado St., today...