UK AD: Knight Made False Statement About Team

Monday Brandon Fisher of WKYT-TV in Lexington, Kentucky, reported that last Saturday while speaking to a group in Wabash, Indiana, ESPN college basketball analyst Bob Knight said that the five starters on the Kentucky 2010 NCAA tournament team did not attend a single class that semester.


“Kentucky year before last started five players in the NCAA […]


“We’re Not In Gainesville, They Don’t Give a F—”

Last Sunday two University of Florida basketball players were charged with breaking into a car in St. Augustine, Florida.

(”They’re going to find you bro, you can’t be a f—ing fugitive!”)
Freshman Cody Larson, 19, and sophomore Erik Murphy, 20, both face felony burglary charges. A Florida basketball manager, Joshua Adel, was also charged with serving as […]


AD: Painter ‘Interested’ In Mizzou ‘Nearly Year Ago’

Last night I reported that part of the motivation for Missouri Athletic Director Mike Alden in his futile pursuit of Purdue coach Matt Painter was former Missouri senior associate AD and current SIU Athletic Director Mario Moccia’s optimistic view - expressed to Alden - of Mizzou’s chances of landing Painter as its next basketball coach.

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Who Duped Mizzou Into Futile Matt Painter Pursuit

In the aftermath of the Frank Haith hire, many Missouri basketball fans have pointed to Athletic Director Mike Alden’s inability to close the deal with Purdue’s Matt Painter as the moment the Mizzou coaching search officially went off the rails.

(Did former Mizzou staffer Paint Alden into a corner?)
But from what I’ve been told by […]


Video: With Haith, Mizzou AD Alden Got His Man

Lots of folks are apparently shocked that Missouri Athletic Director Mike Alden wants to hire Miami’s Frank Haith as Mizzou’s next hoops coach.

Apparently they all missed Alden’s press conference two weeks ago.


Frank Haith Agrees To Take Over Mizzou Hoops

Multiple sources confirmed to me Sunday evening that University of Miami basketball coach Frank Haith is in negotiations with the University of Missouri to become its next basketball coach.

According to Mizzou athletic and administration sources, Haith met today with school Athletic Director Mike Alden in Houston. Following the meeting, negotiations commenced between the two parties […]


Wolfpack $mart Pursuit May Rule Out Mizzou

Earlier today I reported that Missouri Athletic Director Mike Alden had reached out to VCU Athletic Director Norwood Teague to request permission to speak to Shaka Smart about Mizzou’s basketball coach opening.

(Smart: Show-Me That Wolfpack Jack)
Sunday afternoon a source close to the VCU basketball program confirmed to me that Alden left a voicemail with […]


Mizzou Targeting 3 Candidates Including Shaka

Earlier today Matt Painter decided to no longer pursue the basketball coaching job at Missouri and stay at Purdue.

(Snappy Mizzou Ensemble? Check)
After Painter pulled himself out of consideration for the Mizzou job, which he was never offered, a Univ. of Missouri athletic department staffer told me Painter strung out the school until today - […]


Sources: Wyoming Likely Hiring Shyatt For Hoops

University of Wyoming officials, including school president Tom Buchanan and athletic director Tom Burman, are meeting with current Florida assistant coach Larry Shyatt in Atlanta today with the coach, according to multiple sources, expected to be named the school’s basketball coach as soon as later this evening.

(Shyatt has been on Florida’s staff since ‘04)
The […]


UT AD Reaches Out To Media Celebrating Cuonzo

After Tennessee announced it had hired Cuonzo Martin as its new basketball coach last night, school athletic director Mike Hamilton felt the need to reach out to social media.

As you can see from the above screenshot of his official Twitter account, Hamilton proceeded to retweet positive media reaction to Tennessee’s Martin.
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