Tubby Smith and Minnesota: The Golden Gophers appear to be on the rise – they reached the NCAA tournament last year for the first time since 2005 – and Tubby Smith is bringing in high-profile recruits to the program. Problem: They keep getting in trouble. JUCO transfer Trevor Mbakwe, who is supposedly a force, won’t play until his December court case (assault) is complete. Royce White, a freshman who was Minnesota’s Mr. Basketball last year, was arrested Oct. 13 for shoplifting and fifth-degree assault at Macy’s in the Mall of America. Did a 6-foot-8 guy think he could steal $100 worth of merch and get away with it? Assuming these two guys are playing by Jan. 1, the Gophers – who return all their best talent from last year – should still be looking at about 24-25 regular season wins (the out-of-conference schedule is a joke) and another NCAA berth. [Star Tribune]
Ryan Lochte has been charged with filing a false report by Brazilian police, which is ridiculous at this point.
Ezekiel Elliott apparently showed up out of shape to training camp and had the Dallas Cowboys worried.
Andrew Luck is the highest-paid player in the NFL. His status has not affected his devotion to the flip phone. The Indianapolis Colts (…)
A Thunder fan has started a petition to change the name of Durant, Oklahoma to Westbrook, Oklahoma.
Let’s get ready to bid.
Kevin Durant and DeAndre Jordan played starring roles for Team USA during their 2016 Olympic gold medal run in Rio. They also had a ball (…)
See what happens.