Brad Stevens: The 33-year-old Butler coach, who looks like either the kid who helped you select a printer cartridge as Staples or your no-nonsense, by-the-book chemistry teacher, coached a masterful NCAA tournament. Among his victims: Jim Boeheim, media-darling Frank Martin, legendary X’s/O’x master Tom Izzo and very nearly, Coach K. NBA folks are impressed. Will Stevens make the leap to Oregon once the Ducks make an offer (it’s a matter of when, not ‘if’)? Stevens, a lifelong Indiana guy, is 89-15 at Butler in just three seasons. Could he recruit outside of the comfort zone he’s known all his life, half a country away? Perhaps more importantly, if Gordon Hayward returns to school, Butler will return five of its top six scorers (Willie Veasley is a senior; William Jukes graduates, too). If Hayward were to leave, the job at Oregon would look very enticing.
Carlton Bragg missed a dunk in spectacular fashion.
Dwight Howard shows he’s soft yet again.
Why did Mississippi State extend Dan Mullen?
Antonio Brown is now the NFL’s highest paid receiver.
John Lynch and the 49ers should be looking to trade down in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Williams, an Arkansas transfer, has Middle Tennessee poised for a run in the NCAA Tournament.
Mahershala Ali, who just won an Oscar for Moonlight, was a Division-I, four-year collegiate basketball player on scholarship at (…)
Releasing some steam.
Kyle Lowry will undergo wrist surgery and miss a few weeks.
Gonzaga is on shaky ground.