college basketball

big red sons

Can You Spare A Dollar To Get Western Kentucky's Mascot A New Suit?

It's not easy being Big Red, what with all the wear and tear of life as a mascot. So Western Kentucky is crowdfunding a new suit for college sports' big red son.
David Roth
4.18.17
new dunks

Kwintin Williams Is Dunking in Ways No One Even Imagined Before

A JUCO power forward at an Arizona community college is throwing down dunks that don't fit within any currently existing set of expectations. Thanks a lot!
David Roth
4.9.17
NBA draft

After the Final Four, Gonzaga's Zach Collins Could Crash the NBA Draft

The Gonzaga big man's breakout performance against South Carolina in the NCAA tournament semifinal showed why the former prep late-bloomer is seen by many as a first-round NBA draft pick.
Sam Vecenie
4.3.17
Basketball

Michael Porter Jr. Is College Basketball's Next Superstar—And He Knows It

Michael Porter Jr., the MVP of the McDonalds All American Game, is headed to the University of Missouri next season.
John Wilmes
4.2.17
march madness

I Was A College Athlete, And NCAA Amateurism Doesn't Help Us

March Madness is suffused with "love of the game" propaganda justifying restrictions on paying athletes. A former Division I basketball player explains why those roles are burdensome and irrelevant.
Luke Bonner
3.27.17
college basketball

Grown Up Reporters Are Actually Complaining About Kid Reporter's Legit Question at Presser

Some trolling old timer reporters decided they had something to say about a SI For Kids reporter. SMH.
Liam Daniel Pierce
3.26.17
Basketball

For Tigers Fans, Memphis Playing NCAA Tournament Host Is Salt in an Open Wound

Memphis' hosting of the NCAA Tournament's most glamorous regional—with Kentucky, UCLA, UNC, and Butler—is a painful reminder of how much the city wants its beloved, struggling Tigers to be great again.
Ray Glier
3.26.17
march madness

Those Oversized Disembodied Heads at College Basketball Games: A Life Story

The oversized heads that fans wave around behind baskets during college basketball games were once one of fandom's great ideas. Now they're just part of the landscape.
David Roth
3.23.17
bad ideas

Arkansas Law Will Allow Guns on College Campuses, Including Stadiums and Arenas

Arkansas tackled the classic conundrum of how to make it easier to maim and kill one another at sporting events.
Sean Newell
3.23.17
nba

Prisoners of the Moment: How the NCAA Tournament Affects NBA Draft Stock

While NBA decision makers don't like to admit it, March Madness performances can affect how the draft plays out.
Sam Vecenie
3.23.17
march madness

Wisconsin Pulls Off Bigtime Upset Over Defending Champions Villanova

Villanova tried to launch a deep, desperation three to tie it up, but to no avail. Wisconsin is headed to New York City.
Liam Daniel Pierce
3.19.17
semi ojeleye

Watch this Goddamned Semi Ojeleye Dunk

SMU's Semi Ojeleye unleashed a vicious dunk against USC.
Sean Newell
3.17.17
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