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Hear me out: The sexiest mascots in college sports

Hear me out: The sexiest mascots in college sports

By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

During the first media time-out of No. 2 seed Duke against No. 15 Iona in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament last week, the mascots from both teams hit the court for a dance-off. As I looked on in boredom, waiting for the game to resume again, my mind wandered, and I got to some serious thin...

USC assistant coach Tony Bland among 10 charged in college basketball corruption probe

By Nathan Fenno | Los Angeles Times (TNS)

September 27, 2017


Filed under National News

LOS ANGELES — Federal prosecutors have charged USC assistant men's basketball coach Tony Bland with conspiracy to commit bribery, soliciting a bribe and wire fraud as part of a wide-ranging series of indictments related to fraud and corruption in college basketball. Arizona assistant Emanuel Richardson,...

Early basketball rankings analyzed heavily, mean little

Early basketball rankings analyzed heavily, mean little

By Alex Wise / Staff Writer

November 5, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

The Associated Press released its (meaningless) preseason Top-25 poll on Friday. Top to bottom, the poll seems logically ordered, but there are a number of things that stand out at the top of the rankings.Once again, Kentucky’s No. 1 ranking indicates that America believes in the John Calipari method: P...

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