Category Archives: College Sports
The Tar Hill Nation is mourning the loss of former UNC head basketball coach Bill Guthridge who died at his home on May 12, 2015 after an extended illness, alongside his family.
Guthridge gained national recognition serving as Dean Smith’s assistant for 30 years.
Guthridge became head coach when Smith suddenly retired as head basketball coach before the 1997-98 season.
In his three seasons as head coach he led the Tar Heels to the NCAA Final Four twice. He retired in 2000 from his UNC coaching position in
He was 77.
“Mr. Irrelevant” is the title bestowed each year upon the last pick of the annual National Football League draft.
Although the NFL Draft dates back to 1936, the first person to officially be given the “Mr. Irrelevant” title was Kelvin Kirk, pick number 487 of the 1976 draft.
The current Mr. Irrelevant is tight end Gerald Christian, formerly of the Louisville Cardinals, who was selected by the Arizona Cardinals as pick number 256 of the 2015 draft.
With two weeks before the NFL draft is to begin, the presumptive top pick Jameis Winston is being sued.
The woman, Erica Kinsman, who accused the former Florida State quarterback of sexual assault in December 2012 has filed a lawsuit against Winston.
According to the news reports, the lawsuit is over claims of sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment and “intentional infliction of emotional distress arising out of forcible rape.” It was filed Thursday in the Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial District.
The magical day has finally arrived. Final 4 Saturday is truly one of, if not the greatest, day in all sports. With a full week of hype, assessments, analysis, interviews, and preparation, we can now sit back and watch one of the best Final 4 pairings of all time. Think about it…Coach K and Tom Izzo. Coach Cal and Bo Ryan. All four of these men are the epitome of being a college coach. All 4 will be Hall of Famers. And all have done it a different way and took a different path to get there. Kentucky, Duke, Michigan State, and Wisconsin. Legendary schools and giants in the world of college sports. Some of you out there hate this scenario – top seeds making it to the end. You were hoping for a Cinderella story and your brackets were filled with early round upsets. Not this year! Others love it! Chalk prevailed (for the most part) for one of the few times even though State wasn’t a top seed.
The greatest 3 weeks in all of sports took it up another notch last night when the Kentucky Wildcats ripped the hearts out of the Notre Dame faithful and finally prevailed, 68-66. We affectionately call this March Madness and what a day it was for college basketball last night. The evening tipped off with Wisconsin vs. Arizona in an Elite 8 re-match from last year in which Wisconsin won 64-63 in OT. Once again, Wisconsin took down the Wildcats 85-78. Dekker and Kaminsky were just too much for Coach Miller and the ‘Cats setting up their re-match in nest week’s Final Four with another bunch of Wildcats.
But what a night it was for college basketball! Kentucky, on the verge of hoops immortality, needed every ounce of energy they could muster to pull out this one. ND, undersized, out manned, challenged UK from the opening tip. They never waivered or backed down from Coach Brey’s game plan. Attack, shoot the 3, follow missed shots, and pressure the perimeter. After beating Duke and North Carolina to win the ACC Championship, this was a confident group from South Bend and they were not going to back down from anyone. With ‘Bron in the stands, DAVID went toe to toe with GOLIATH. Pat Connaughton, a 6’5″ wing player played like Larry Bird. Point Guard Jerian Grant looked like Magic Johnson out there. And forward Zach Auguste was the reincarnation of Patrick Ewing. How the hell does a 6’5″ wingman get 7 rebounds in the first half versus all of those trees? Guts, heart, and determination! That’s what the Irish played with all night but in the end, what woulda, coulda, shoulda happened, ended with an…6 ticks remaining on the clock…one last shot…were we in for another Duke-Kentucky finish?…5 ticks…Was this going to be another fairy book story like Duke over UNLV?…4 ticks, Villanova over Georgetown?…3 ticks, ND ending UCLA’s 88 game winning streak in ’74?…2 ticks, after 20 lead changes and 12 ties, 1 tick…AIR BALL!!! The 37-0 Wildcats improved to 38-0. They are seeking to become the first undefeated champion in 39 years. Not since Bobby Knights 1976 Indiana Hoosiers have we had an undefeated champion and Big Blue is now just 2 wins away from immortality.