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College Hoops "Roundtable": Thoughts on the New Scholarship Model

November 4th, 2011
Recruiting rules were changed last week

The first two questions in our college hoops "roundtable", where I ask some college basketball writers what their thoughts are on some of the hot topics in the game, centered around conference realignment and the new recruiting rules.

College Hoops "Roundtable": Thoughts on New Recruiting Guidelines

November 3rd, 2011
Recruiting rules were changed last weekIn advance of the upcoming college basketball season, I recently had the chance to connect with some college basketball writers to discuss some of the hot-button topics in college basketball as well as college sports as a whole. The first question, which can be found here, addressed the impact that conference realignment has had on collegiate athletics.

College Hoops Tuesday Recap: Volunteers Complete Season Sweep

February 23rd, 2011
Scotty Hopson and Tennessee use a 29-9 run to beat VanderbiltThere comes a point in many teams' season where they're faced with a choice: fold up the tent and accept the result, or put up a fight in the face of adversity. That point for Tennessee may have come at the 13:02 mark in the second half, as a Festus Ezeli dunk extended Vanderbilt's lead to 42-31 in front of a raucous crowd at Memorial Gym. Bruce Pearl called a 30 second timeout, making sure to also send Melvin Goins, Tobias Harris and Scotty Hopson back into the game, and from that point forward the Volunteers outscored Vanderbilt 29-9 and winning by the final score of 60-51.

College Hoops Tuesday Recap: Suspensions Doom Kansas State

December 22nd, 2010
Jacob PullenThings got off to a bad start for Frank Martin's team before last night's game against UNLV tipped off as Jacob Pullen and Curtis Kelly were both suspended due to a violation of NCAA rules. The two players purchased clothing at an area department store at a discount (how much is unknown), triggering a three-game ban for Pullen while the length of time Kelly sits out remains to be seen.

Tim Floyd out at USC

June 11th, 2009
The lasting image of Tim Floyd's tenure at USC won't be the celebration following the Trojans' run to the Pac-10 tournament title. Instead, it will be an alleged payment of $1,000 to a runner and the mass exodus of key players this offseason. With a program severely hampered by the NCAA's ongoing investigation, Coach Floyd turned in a letter of resignation to athletic director Mike Garrett on Tuesday afternoon as » Read More » Tags

FAMU Fires Mike Gillespie

August 16th, 2007

Florida A&M University announced on Tuesday, August 14th that men’s head basketball coach Mike Gillespie was immediately relieved of his duties. Gillespie had been placed on paid administrative leave by Florida A&M in May after his arrest for misdemeanor stalking of a former girlfriend. Gillespie was arrested on May 25th after he was observed driving past his former girlfriend’s house after having received repeated warnings from the Tallahassee Police Department for making several unwanted visits to her home and workplace.

Camp time for college football, and my thoughts on the text message ban

August 2nd, 2007
NCAA Legal Issues

To quote Rakim, "It's been a long time", but with the beginning of fall camp for many of the nation's college football programs I'm back. By the end of the weekend players should be arriving, beginning preparations for a season slated to begin August 30 for some. Not sure how many of you like to sit down and watch footage from conference media days, but you usually end up hearing something quite interesting.

Court of Justice: FAMU Coach Arrested

May 28th, 2007
Florida A&M

Florida A&M men’s head basketball coach Mike Gillespie, Sr. was arrested Friday, May 25th on a misdemeanor stalking charge by officers of the Tallahassee (Fla.) Police Department.

Court of Law: Legality of Coaches Using Physical Force

February 22nd, 2007
NCAA Legal IssuesIs a coach such as Bob Knight permitted to use physical force as part of his coaching style?

Court of Law: Legality of Coaches Using Physical Force

February 22nd, 2007
NCAA Legal Issues 

IS A COACH PERMITTED TO USE PHYSICAL FORCE

AS PART OF HIS COACHING STYLE?  WERE BOBBY KNIGHT’S ACTIONS

AGAINST MICHAEL PRINCE PROHIBITED?