My journey through NBA free agency
Livin' the dream
Back in December, I posted the following status to Facebook: “I’ve made a decision. As much as I hate the NBA, I am now officially on the market for an NBA team. This decision won’t be made prematurely. All options will be weighed. Whatever team picks me won’t be getting just another one-and-done guy.
State your case: Which program had a more dominant decade? UCLA MBB or UConn WBB?
UCLA MBB We’re comparing apples to oranges here. But despite that, when you win nine national titles in 10 seasons — including seven consecutive — you can’t really argue against a “decade of dominance.” Include the 88-game winning streak and four undefeated seasons and it is case closed.
The best basketball game you won't watch, but should
The Cardinal Rule
76 wins, no losses. That is the combined record of the two teams playing in Tuesday’s NCAA women’s basketball national championship game. Connecticut has gone unblemished through 39 games and Notre Dame through 37. It’s a championship of titans — and it will have less viewership than your average second-round matchup in the men’s NCAA Tournament.
Dogs top 'Cats
It’s a dog eat cat world in Texas. Capping off an improbable NCAA tournament run, the University of Connecticut Huskies defeated the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 Monday in Arlington, Texas. “I said it in the beginning, 18 months ago. The last will be first,” said UConn head coach Kevin Ollie.
Marcel Davis to leave basketball team
Marcel Davis’ father, Rodney Davis, announced last week that his son will leave the Utah State men’s basketball team after this semester. He initially made the announcement on USUfans.com and later confirmed it to the Salt Lake Tribune. “Marcel just felt because he will be graduating a year early he wanted to start medical school as soon as possible and unfortunately USU wasn't an option,” Rodney Davis wrote on the website.
Men's basketball: Looking back at the Aggies
A rundown of Utah State's tournament history
Utah State and basketball have been synonymous since the first men’s basketball club was formed in 1904. Since then, the Aggies have made 20 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, college basketball’s biggest stage. Of the 20 times USU has been invited to the tournament, the Aggies have totaled six wins and 22 losses, with their deepest run being to the Elite Eight two times — the first in 1939 and second in 1970.
COLUMN: Billion-dollar B.S.
An aerial view
Throughout all the land, Sir Warren Buffett sought for the bracket that would survive 67 heated matches to perfection. Was there such a bracket to be found? Turmoil and upset during this battle, the Madness of March, left many dead and wounded along the wayside — brackets, that is — and alas, all hope was lost after merely 25 games.
Men's basketball: Another one
Kyle Davis becomes the latest Aggie basketball player to transfer
Kyle Davis is leaving the Utah State men’s basketball team. The announcement came on Tuesday from head coach Stew Morrill after rumors involving Davis leaving surfaced last Thursday. “Kyle did a good job in his year at Utah State," Morrill said. "We will work hard to fill the opening created by his departure.
COLUMN: March Madness is beautiful
Livin' the Dream
There were 52 games which resulted in 16 teams remaining in the hunt for a national title and 52 others left mourning what could have been. More than 20 million total brackets were entered in ESPN’s Tournament Challenge, CBS Sports Tournament and the Yahoo Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge.
COLUMN: The sky is not falling
The Cardinal Rule
Rumor has it that Kyle Davis is leaving the men’s basketball program. If he does, he will be the eighth player from the 2013-14 season who will not be on the roster come next winter. The program announced last week that Jordan Stone and Danny Berger have left, and coupled with the departure of five seniors — Jarred Shaw, Spencer Butterfield, Preston Medlin, Tenale Roland and Sean Harris — the Aggies will have a very different look next season.