UConn expected to rejoin Big East, leaving football program in limbo

UConn is on the verge of joining the Big East for all sports that the conference sponsors including basketball, sources confirmed Saturday. Though the university is awaiting and fully expecting an official invitation from the Big East, an announcement of the Huskies’ move is forthcoming. As Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel wrote, aligning with the Big East makes sense for UConn from a basketball perspective: “The Huskies lost their geographic relevance in basketball by leaving the Big East, as organic … [Read entire story]

Nevada Wolf Pack Hires Former UCLA Coach Steve Alford

On Thursday, Steve Alford was announced as the new head coach of the Nevada Wolf Pack basketball team. Alford was fired on December 31 by UCLA. The former UCLA coach will replace Eric Musselman. Musselman earlier this week left to take over as head coach at Arkansas. In the four seasons Musselman coached the Wolf Pack, the team reached the NCAA Tournament three times. Nevada is expected to introduce Alford officially during a Friday news conference. Want $250 to bet on NCAAB futures? Sign up here! Athletic director… [Read entire story]

Duke to Investigate Claim Zion’s Mother Received Money from Nike

Kevin White the Duke athletic director said that Duke was looking into the allegation by attorney Michael Avenatti that Zion Williamson’s mother had been paid by Nike for consulting services when Zion was a top recruit while in high school. Avenatti alleged Friday on Twitter that Nike had paid for the consulting services, that he… [Read entire story]

Odds to Win the Final Four

The end is near for college basketball for another season as the 64-team field of the NCAA Tournament has been reduced to just four. Over the second long weekend of the tournament popular favorites like North Carolina, Gonzaga and Duke were defeated during the Sweet 16 and Elite 8. Just one No. 1 seed remains and that No. 1 seed –Virginia – is the +150 favorite to win the national title. The Cavaliers are followed by the Michigan State Spartans at… [Read entire story]

Arizona State vs. Buffalo Bracket Prediction: March Madness Odds

Buffalo boasted one of the premier offensive attacks in all of Division I this season – but they might just meet their match as they open their NCAA Tournament against Arizona State in Tulsa, Okla. [Read entire story]

Duke Biggest Favorite in Five Years

The Big Dance starts Thursday as the First Four have played and the full 64-team field begins its quest to win the NCAA basketball national championship. The Duke Blue Devils have been stamped as the biggest favorites entering the tournament since the Kentucky Wildcats in 2014-15. That season, the Wildcats reached the tournament undefeated but were defeated during the Final Four. If Duke does… [Read entire story]

Gonzaga Stunned by Saint Mary’s in WCC Title Game

The Saint Mary’s Gaels have been hearing how they were on the NCAA tournament bubble in the eyes of the tournament’s selection committee. The talk, about whether the Gaels were in or not, came to an end on Tuesday night, after Saint Mary’s defeated the nation’s No. 1 team Gonzaga, to win the West Coast Conference tournament championship and receive an automatic bid to the Big Dance. The win by Saint Mary’s ended Gonzaga’s reign as WCC champions at six years. The Gaels won 60-47 holding the Bulldogs to their lowest point total of… [Read entire story]

Nevada Upset by Utah State, Tempers Flare

Police had to restrain Nevada Wolf Pack coach Eric Musselman following a tirade filled with expletives and Jordan Caroline, the Wolf Pack’s high scoring forward punched the glass part of a case holding a fire extinguisher outside the team’s locker room following Saturday’s upset loss to Utah State that was played in Logan, Utah. The Aggies upset No. 12 ranked Nevada 81-76 to move into first place by a half-game in the Mountain West Conference. Following the final buzzer, Utah State fans charged onto the court… [Read entire story]

Duke’s Zion Williamson Sprains Knee in Loss to North Carolina

Duke’s sensational freshman Zion Williamson was injured just 36 seconds into the Blue Devils game on Wednesday. He did not return to the match against ACC rival North Carolina. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski called the injury a mild knee sprain. Zion Williamson grabbed for his right knee after slipping and falling awkwardly when his basketball shoe came apart. Want $250 to bet on March Madness futures? Sign up here! The rubber sole of Williamson’s sneaker ripped loose from the toes to the heel on the … [Read entire story]

Duke Remains Favorite, Gonzaga Attracting Attention

In less than one month, college basketball teams around the country will start their conference tournaments and odds makers are adjusting their odds as the list of legitimate contenders of the 2019 national championship in men’s basketball becomes smaller. At the top there has been no change as Duke now at +170 has led the way since the start of the season, but Tennessee is closing in at +750. However, The Volunteers defeated by Kentucky 86-69 on Saturday and that could cause odds makers to … [Read entire story]

NCAA Reconfirms Stance on Betting, Some Schools Look Into Fees

The NCAA has said it remains opposed to receiving monies from legalized sports betting, while a number of universities look at the possibility of individually receiving revenues. The NCAA said it remains focused on protecting its student athletes and at the same time the integrity of the game via education and a consistent set of national guidelines. Late last… [Read entire story]

Loyola-Chicago (11) vs. Michigan (3) Odds: March Madness Final Four Prediction

Loyola-Chicago will be remembered as this year’s March Madness Cinderella story regardless of Saturday’s outcome. Do they have some magic left for the Wolverines? [Read entire story]

Kansas (1) vs. Duke (2) Odds: March Madness Elite 8 Prediction

The way the NCAA Tournament kicked off, the thought of a 1- and a 2-seed from the same bracket surviving all the way to the Elite Eight seemed ridiculous. [Read entire story]

Florida State (9) vs. Michigan (3) Odds: March Madness Elite 8 Prediction

The Florida State Seminoles have been one of the biggest bracket busters, surprising No. 1 seed Xavier and No. 4 seed Gonzaga en route to the Elite Eight. [Read entire story]

Texas Tech (3) vs. Purdue (2) Odds: March Madness Sweet 16 Prediction

It’s a chalk bottom half of the East Region in Boston on Friday night as second-seeded Purdue of the Big Ten takes on No. 3 seed Texas Tech of the Big 12 for a trip to the Elite Eight. [Read entire story]

Nevada (7) vs. Texas (10) Odds: March Madness Prediction

Nevada needs Caleb Martin to find his shooting touch if the Wolf Pack are going to advance past Texas. [Read entire story]

LeBron James has His Say on the NCAA

; LeBron James has spoken out against the NCAA amid the findings of a federal investigation into the organization. The report revealed a number of NCAA violations. According to Yahoo Sports, these include cash advances to players, as well as travel and entertainment expenses. LeBron has been critical of many things lately, [Read entire story]

Texas Beats TCU in Double OT After Star Diagnosed with Leukemia

On Wednesday night, the Texas Longhorns earned their biggest victory of the college basketball season when they defeated No. 16 ranked TCU 99-98 in double overtime. The Longhorns’ win came after the basketball program was hit hard with news that Andrew Jones their star sophomore guard was diagnosed with leukemia. When the final whistle sounded … The post Texas Beats TCU in Double OT After Star Diagnosed with Leukemia appeared first on bettingsports.com. [Read entire story]

St. Mary’s Faces VCU in Tough Opening Game of NCAA Tournament

The NCAA Tournament starts full field play on Thursday including the No. 10 seeded VCU Rams playing the No. 5 seeded St. Mary’s Gaels in a first round West Region showdown. The current line has St. Mary’s favored by 4.5 points with the over/under on 130. Entering this game VCU has an overall record of [… [Read entire story]

March Madness: Embrace the underdog within

Most everyone can associate with being an underdog at some point in their lives. Whether it was being bron into a tough situation, or playing on an athletic team that wasn’t expected to win, or maybe getting into a scuffle after school with a bully, we’ve all been there. Over the rest of [Read entire story]

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