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  • Colorado State Carries Baggage Into Pit

    By Charles Jay The Colorado State Rams have been playing their best basketball of the season lately, and that is just the way you want it when you come toward post-season action. That’s the mark of a good coach, but unfortunately that coach is right now in the firing line as his team prepares to […]

  • Could Texas Get First Road Win at West Virginia?

    By Charles Jay Texas Longhorns basketball used to be a force to be reckoned with, and head coach Shaka Smart hopes to get it back in shape once again. The former VCU coach, who has taken a trip – an unlikely one – to the Final Four with that school, is in charge of the […]

  • Michigan and Minnesota Clash in Big Ten

    By Charles Jay The Michigan Wolverines and Minnesota Golden Gophers are a couple of teams who are very anxious to make their case for a spot in the NCAA Tournament. On Sunday they will meet up at the Williams Arena in Minneapolis, in a game that tips off at 7 PM ET. For America’s Bookie […]

  • Can Stanford Navigate Cal’s Defense?

    By Charles Jay We know that, at the very least, the California Golden Bears are in a “bubble” situation as far as the NCAA Tournament is concerned. However, they cannot afford a lot of slip-ups, and if they lose to the Stanford Cardinal on Friday night, that would definitely be considered a slip-up. These teams […]

  • Wisconsin Without Floor Leader Facing Michigan

    By Charles Jay The Wisconsin Badgers are just coming off a loss to the Northwestern Wildcats, but they still leave the Big Ten conference. On Thursday they will go up against a foe that is familiar to them, and at the same time one they have mastered over the years. They will duke it out […]

  • BetAnySports Weekend Betting Preview

    BetAnySports Weekend Betting Preview – Feb. 17-19 The only NBA betting action this weekend at BetAnySports is on Sunday’s annual All-Star Game unless you are interested in some prop bets for Saturday’s Slam Dunk and Three-Point contests. If you are looking for some more basketball action, there is a full slate of college games over […]

  • Tough Task For Tennessee vs. Kentucky

    By Charles Jay The Kentucky Wildcats got stung the first time they met up with the Tennessee Volunteers, and perhaps they were in a position where they were looking ahead to a bigger game. Focus won’t likely be the problem the second time around, however, as these teams get together at the Rupp Arena in […]

  • SMU Hopes For Some Revenge Over Cincy

    By Charles Jay The SMU Mustangs have just snuck into the national rankings, and you better believe they want to stay there. But first, they have to get some revenge over a Cincinnati Bearcats squad that edged them out the first time around. This game, which is televised on ESPN, will take place at 4 […]

  • Can Duke Win “Big” in Battle of Tobacco Road?

    By Charles Jay They may not be another college basketball rivalry like it anywhere. And there are usually Atlantic Coast Conferencing implications when the Duke Blue Devils and the North Carolina Tar Heels get together. They will tip it off at 8 PM ET on ESPN, and in this one, Duke is the home team […]

  • Irish May Be Dangerous Dog vs. Duke

    By Charles Jay The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are coming off consecutive losses, so you might think it is difficult for them to work up some confidence as they approach a Monday night game against the Duke Blue Devils. But they executed a season sweep over Coach K’s team last season, and now they encounter […]

  • Virginia Ready For Rematch with Villanova

    By Charles Jay The Virginia Cavaliers are on a five-game winning streak, and when you are in the Atlantic Coast Conference, that’s saying something. They scored a big win last time out against Notre Dame, and now they are looking to impose themselves on the Villanova Wildcats, who go into this game as the top-ranked […]

  • BetAnySports Weekend Betting Preview – Jan. 27-29

    Sports bettors will have to endure their first weekend without football in almost five months unless you want to bet on Sunday’s NFL Pro Bowl, but there is plenty of other betting action on the board at BetAnySports over the next few days. College basketball moves to the top of the list with a couple […]

  • UCLA Seeks Payback vs. USC

    By Charles Jay A few years ago, Andy Enfield, then the new coach at USC, was heard to say “If you want to play slow, go to UCLA.” Well, at the moment, nothing could be further from the truth. The Bruins go about as fast as you can in big-time college basketball, and the Trojans […]

  • Virginia Seeks 10th Straight Over Irish

    By Charles Jay What a coach tells you that he literally has no answers for particular opponent, and that they “have our number,” AND such a thing is backed up by evidence, you have a pretty good insight as to what might happen in a college basketball game. This is the scenario as the Virginia […]

  • Arizona’s Flexibility a Problem For USC

    By Charles Jay The USC Trojans got off to a very fast start under Andy Enfield, but since they have entered conference play, things have slowed down quite a bit. You might say they are in a bit of a slump, but they have a red-hot opponent on tap for Thursday night, as the Arizona […]

  • BetAnySports Weekend Betting Preview – Jan. 20-22

    The highlight of this weekend’s betting action at BetAnySports is Sunday’s conference championship games in this season’s NFL playoffs, but leading up to each of those games is a full board of action all weekend long in a number of different sports. Be sure to check all the posted betting odds at BetAnySports as the […]

  • San Diego State Seeks Fortune in Vegas

    By Charles Jay It has been quite a season for the San Diego State Aztecs. This is a team that is used to at least contending for an NCAA Tournament berth, and they are usually in contention for the Mountain West Conference title. But they’ve already lost three league games, so their best hope at […]

  • Baylor Looks to Grind Down Texas

    By Charles Jay If you’re the Texas Longhorns, you’ve got to wonder whether you really have enough personnel to go out there and play a team that is ranked in the top 10 in the country. Oh wait; they were able to make a pretty good game of it this past Saturday against a team […]

  • Tar Heels Seek to Wear Down Wake Forest

    By Charles Jay When the Wake Forest Demon Deacons take the floor against the North Carolina Tar Heels on Wednesday night, they will do so hoping that they can play 40 minutes of basketball. That didn’t happen in their last outing on Sunday, or the last time they played Roy Williams’ team. These two ACC […]

  • #1 Baylor Tested at #9 West Virginia

    By Charles Jay The Baylor Bears took advantage of the opening created by Villanova’s loss to Butler last week and have ascended to #1 in the national polls. On Tuesday night they will have a rough assignment trying to defend that top spot when they pay a visit to the West Virginia Mountaineers in a […]

  • Louisville Hopes to End Curse at Notre Dame

    By Charles Jay Classes are not back in session yet at South Bend, but the Notre Dame Fighting Irish hopes to have a vociferous crowd anyway as they take the floor against the Louisville Cardinals in Atlantic Coast Conference action. This game will begin at 9 PM ET at the Joyce Center, and it can […]

  • Kentucky Lays “Two TD’s” in Hoops to A&M

    By Charles Jay The Kentucky Wildcats are a team that will essentially spend the entire season getting ready for the NCAA Tournament. Toward that end, they are looking to develop more strength inside, and head coach John Calipari believes he may have part of that formula figured out. The Texas A&M Aggies aren’t necessarily guaranteed […]

  • #1 Villanova Lays Big Number to Temple

    By Charles Jay The Villanova Wildcats are not only the defending national champions, they are the rulers of Philadelphia’s “Big Five,” having won 17 straight games among that traditional group. On Tuesday night they will play another Philly team when they square off against the Temple Owls in college basketball betting action that is set […]

  • Duke Deeper For Match with Florida

    By Charles Jay The Duke Blue Devils are pretty close to getting its full complement of players on the floor, and that obviously means trouble for the rest of the opponents on their schedule. The Florida Gators will try to avoid being one of those opponents, as they meet up with Coach K’s team at […]

  • Blackmon a Question as Indiana Hosts UNC

    By Charles Jay Well, Roy Williams will be coaching his 1000th game in the collegiate ranks on Wednesday night, but he has never before won his first seven games of the season in his current gig. Now his North Carolina Tar Heels, who won the Maui Invitational recently and scored more than 100 points twice […]

  • Managing a Packed Betting Board with Pay Per Head

    November is a great month to be an independent sports bookmaker with a number of major sports on the board. Both the college football and the NFL regular seasons continue to press on towards an action-packed postseason that includes runs to the College Football Playoff Championship Game as well as the Super Bowl. The new […]

  • Is Your Favorite Online Sportsbook Ready for College Hoops?

    This may sound like an odd question to ask yourself with the start of another season of college basketball right around the corner, but it definitely one that should be answered to your complete satisfaction. If you are an avid sports bettor, then you already have a favorite online sportsbook to handle all your betting […]

  • Get Ready for Another Season of College Hoops with Pay Per Head

    November is the greatest time of the year to be an independent sports bookmaker and in order to take full advantage of all the betting opportunities on the board right now you need a quality Pay Per Head service by your side. One mistake that private bookies often make is to shop for a Pay […]

  • Northwestern in Rosemont for 2017-18

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Northwestern says it will play home games during the 2017-18 season at Allstate Arena in Rosemont while its on-campus arena undergoes a $110 million renovation. Northwestern needs a temporary home because of a major overhaul to Welsh-Ryan Arena that is scheduled to begin next spring and be completed in the fall of […]

  • GW tabs Joseph to replace Lonergan

    WASHINGTON (AP) George Washington has named Maurice Joseph its interim head coach, replacing the fired Jim Lonergan. The school announced the appointment Tuesday. Joseph had been an assistant on Lonergan’s staff for the past five seasons. Lonergan was fired Sept. 17 after an internal investigation found that he ”engaged in conduct inconsistent with the university’s […]

  • Stricklin succeeds Foley as Florida’s AD

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Scott Stricklin is Florida’s new athletic director, and Jeremy Foley will remain on the job for another month. The University Athletic Association voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the hire. Stricklin is leaving his alma mater, Mississippi State, to replace Foley and take on a massive facilities upgrade in Gainesville. Foley had been […]

  • Florida names Miss. State’s Stricklin AD

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) A person familiar with the search says Florida has hired Mississippi State’s Scott Stricklin as its new athletic director. Stricklin replaces Jeremy Foley, one of the most tenured sports executives in the country. Foley is retiring Saturday after 40 years with the Gators, including the last 25 in charge of Florida’s athletic […]

  • Zika moves Puerto Rico Tipoff to Orlando

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) This year’s Puerto Rico Tipoff will move to Orlando, Florida, due to concerns about Zika virus on the island. In a news release posted Monday on the tournament website, ESPN Events senior vice president Pete Derzis said the concern for the welfare of participants and spectators was ”the primary driver” in the […]

  • Stansbury returns to Georgia Tech as AD

    ATLANTA (AP) Georgia Tech moved quickly to land a new athletic director, appointing former Yellow Jackets football player Todd Stansbury on Thursday to take over a program that has struggled to make its mark in the crowded Atlanta market. Stansbury served for the past year as Oregon State’s athletic director, and he previously ran programs […]

  • Pac-12 commish OK with anthem protests

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott has no issue with players protesting during the national anthem long as it’s done in a respectful way. Athletes across the country have staged a variety of pregame protests after San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the anthem in protest of police violence against […]

  • Gophers C Lynch has minor knee surgery

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota center Reggie Lynch has undergone surgery on his left knee. Coach Richard Pitino announced Friday that the operation that will take Lynch about a month to recover from. That ought to give the junior enough time to be ready for the regular season opener on Nov. 11 against Louisiana-Lafayette. Lynch sat out […]

  • Portland to host elite tournament in ’17

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) A 16-team tournament featuring some of college basketball’s elite teams will be staged next year in Portland to honor Nike co-founder Phil Knight before his 80th birthday. The PK80, or more formally the Phil Knight Invitational, will be played at Portland’s Moda Center and Memorial Coliseum on Nov. 23-26, 2017. Participating teams […]

  • SoCon delays decision on NC title games

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Presidents and chancellors of the Southern Conference say they need more information before deciding whether league championships played in North Carolina should be relocated because of a state law that limits protections for LGBT people. The officials Thursday discussed the four championships scheduled to be played in North Carolina in 2016-17. Those […]

  • Stansbury returns to Georgia Tech as AD

    ATLANTA (AP) Georgia Tech has appointed Todd Stansbury as its new athletic director. A Yellow Jackets player in the early 1980s and graduate of the school, Stansbury returns to his alma mater after serving as just over a year as Oregon State’s athletic director. He also was an AD at Central Florida and East Tennessee […]

  • South Carolina won’t bid for NCAA games

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner said the school won’t bid for NCAA Tournament men’s basketball games removed from North Carolina because of its law limiting protections for LGBT people. Tanner said Wednesday the area did not have enough full service hotels available for the dates the games would be played next […]

  • Portland to host elite tournament in ’17

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) A 16-team tournament featuring some of college basketball’s elite teams will be staged next year in Portland to honor Nike co-founder Phil Knight before his 80th birthday. The PK80, or more formally the Phil Knight Invitational, will be played at Portland’s Moda Center and Memorial Coliseum on Nov. 23-26, 2017. Participating teams […]

  • Indiana F Hartman hurts knee in workout

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Indiana forward Collin Hartman injured his left during a non-contact workout. Coach Tom Crean said Wednesday that the injury was still being evaluated. Hartman, a 6-foot-7 senior from Indianapolis, has played a key role for the Hoosiers each of the past two seasons, especially on defense. Last season, he started 24 times […]

  • Love makes big donation to UCLA

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Kevin Love is making what UCLA’s athletic department calls ”a significant financial contribution” to the university where he helped the Bruins reach the Final Four in his lone season. The UCLA athletic department said Love’s unspecified donation announced Tuesday matches the amount Russell Westbrook gave last December which was the largest by […]

  • South Carolina may bid for NCAA tourney

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner says the university is considering a bid for the NCAA Tournament men’s basketball first- and second-round games the NCAA has removed from North Carolina over a state law limiting protections for LGBT people. Tanner said South Carolina has until Sept. 27 to submit its bid. If […]

  • MSG to host Champions Classic, Regional

    NEW YORK (AP) The State Farm Champions Classic featuring Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and Michigan State opens Madison Square Garden’s 2016-17 college basketball schedule in November and the NCAA East Regional will help close it in March. Kentucky faces Michigan State and Duke plays Kansas in the annual doubleheader on Nov. 15. Two days later, the […]

  • Iowa’s Big 4 classic to run through 2019

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The annual doubleheader featuring Iowa’s four Division I teams has been extended through 2019. The event, known as the Hy-Vee Classic, features the Hawkeyes and Cyclones playing Northern Iowa and Drake on a rotating basis in the state’s capital city of Des Moines. The doubleheader began as a compromise in 2012 […]

  • GW fires Lonergan amid abuse claims

    WASHINGTON (AP) George Washington has fired basketball coach Mike Lonergan. University provost Forrest Maltzman announced the move in a statement Saturday, which said Lonergan was no longer coach following an internal investigation. ”The university has created and is committed to maintaining a community where all students, faculty and staff feel welcome and comfortable,” Maltzman said. […]

  • Yale answers expelled ex-captain’s suit

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Yale University denies it was trying to make an example of former basketball captain Jack Montague when it expelled him over a sexual assault allegation. The school filed its formal response late Friday to Montague’s federal lawsuit, which accused the Ivy League university of punishing Montague over what he believes was consensual […]

  • GW fires Lonergan amid abuse claims

    WASHINGTON (AP) George Washington says it has parted ways with men’s basketball coach Mike Lonergan. University provost Forrest Maltzman announced the move in a statement Saturday, saying Lonergan was no longer coach and that the school ”will not tolerate conduct that runs counter to” the principles of inclusion and diversity. George Washington conducted an investigation […]

  • Yale answers expelled ex-captain’s suit

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Yale University says it wasn’t trying to make an example of former basketball captain Jack Montague when it expelled him over a sexual assault allegation. The school on Friday filed its formal response to Montague’s federal lawsuit filed in June. The lawsuit accuses the Ivy League university of punishing Montague over what […]