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Rick Pitino rails against Louisville's self-imposed postseason ban

sports.yahoo.com — LOUISVILLE, Ky. - "The system is broken," Rick Pitino said, and he was off. A day after being told by his University of Louisville bosses that his very good basketball team will have no postseason, Pitino was by no means shying away from that painful topic.
Feb 06, 2016

Column: Rick Pitino rails on NCAA system, explains who made call on postseason ban, says much more after routing BC yhoo.it/1L6A3nU

Feb 06, 2016

RT @YahooForde: Column: Rick Pitino rails on NCAA system, explains who made call on postseason ban, says much more after routing BC yhoo.it/1L6A3nU

Iowa State suspends Jameel McKay for violating team rules

sports.yahoo.com — DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa State star Jameel McKay has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules. Cyclones spokesman Matt Shoultz told The Associated Press that the 6-foot-9 senior did not make the trip for Saturday's game at Oklahoma State. McKay is averaging 12.4 points and 9 rebounds a game.

Fallout of Louisville stripper scandal claims two innocent victims

sports.yahoo.com — LOUISVILLE, Ky. - In the messy world of NCAA justice, here is where the scales tilt out of balance: in a Louisville locker room at their practice facility on a Friday afternoon, when two players are told their dream is dead.
Feb 05, 2016

Column: Louisville damage control results in collateral damage to two grad transfers. Messy NCAA justice at work yhoo.it/1K3jTkd

Feb 05, 2016

RT @YahooForde: Column: Louisville damage control results in collateral damage to two grad transfers. Messy NCAA justice at work yhoo.it/1K3jTkd

Feb 06, 2016

Yesterday's column: The collateral damage from Louisville's NCAA damage control. yhoo.it/1K3jTkd

Feb 06, 2016

RT @YahooForde: Yesterday's column: The collateral damage from Louisville's NCAA damage control. yhoo.it/1K3jTkd

Ex-Broncos RB Montee Ball arrested in domestic case

sports.yahoo.com — MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Former Wisconsin and Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball was jailed early Friday on a felony battery charge after an apparent dispute with his girlfriend. Police spokesman Joel DeSpain said officers were called to a downtown Madison hotel around 3:45 a.m.

Louisville to self-impose postseason ban for alleged violations related to prostitution scandal

sports.yahoo.com — LOUISVILLE, Ky. - In a stunning development, the University of Louisville will announce Friday that it is self-imposing a postseason ban for the upcoming NCAA basketball tournament as a result of alleged rules violations committed by a former staffer and players. The university reached that conclusion this week amid an ongoing NCAA investigation.
Feb 05, 2016

RT @JGuitarza: Huge news from @YahooForde: Louisville hoops to self-impose postseason ban: yhoo.it/1PFbhk0

Feb 05, 2016

RT @YahooForde: Breaking: Louisville to self-impose postseason ban for alleged prostitution scandal sports.yahoo.com/news/louisvill… via @YahooSports

Feb 05, 2016

RT @YahooForde: Breaking: Louisville to self-impose postseason ban for alleged prostitution scandal sports.yahoo.com/news/louisvill… via @YahooSports

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Roberson helps Vanderbilt upset No. 8 Texas A&M 77-60

sports.yahoo.com — NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jeff Roberson scored a career-high 20 points to help Vanderbilt upset No. 8 Texas A&M 77-60 on Thursday night for the Commodores' first win over a ranked team in four years. Vanderbilt (13-9, 5-4 SEC) had lost its previous 13 games against ranked opponents, including six this season.

Providence's Bentil listed as day-to-day after ankle injury

sports.yahoo.com — From Yahoo Sports: PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Providence coach Ed Cooley says forward Ben Bentil is day-to-day after sustaining a right ankle injury.

Alabama closes another highly rated class with 5-star LBs

sports.yahoo.com — TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama closed its signing class with a flourish, picking up two coveted linebackers to help complete another top-rated recruiting haul. Five-star linebackers, and in-state prospects, Ben Davis and Lyndell ''Mack'' Wilson made their announcements for the defending national champion Crimson Tide on Wednesday.

Urban Meyer lands another top-tier class at Ohio State

sports.yahoo.com — COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Sticking to a plan that has worked since he took over at Ohio State, coach Urban Meyer reloaded the Buckeyes roster with top recruits Wednesday. By midmorning on national signing day, the Buckeyes had already wrapped up their 2016 class of 25 new players - seven of whom have already enrolled in school.

Georgia's Kirby Smart holds his own against Alabama with first recruiting class

sports.yahoo.com — ATHENS, Ga. - The invasion was pretty much over by noon. It was almost back to business as usual by then at Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall, the sparkling building that houses the offices for both Georgia's football staff and its athletic administration.
Feb 03, 2016

Column: Kirby Smart held his own against Nick Saban in the first of what should be many great recruiting battles yhoo.it/1KrbYgl

Feb 04, 2016

From yesterday: Kirby Smart kept Eason, held his own against Nick Saban in their first round of recruiting battles yhoo.it/1KrbYgl

Feb 04, 2016

Signing Day columns: Kirby Smart's first Georgia class yhoo.it/1KrbYgl And 5-star Meco Hardman's "proud day" yhoo.it/1StZvvF

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Feb 06, 2016

Steph Curry was playing very poorly by his standards -- until the dazzling driving layup and the bullet cross court assist that may win game

Feb 06, 2016

Indiana goes from great road W to lousy road L in space of a couple days. That was ugly

Feb 06, 2016

Column: Rick Pitino rails on NCAA system, explains who made call on postseason ban, says much more after routing BC yhoo.it/1L6A3nU

Feb 06, 2016

Michigan obliterated for second time in a row at home. Michigan fans: Caris LeVert, come back. And bring company.

Feb 06, 2016

Louisville 79, BC 47. Cards 19-4, 8-2 in ACC, have eight games left including Duke twice, UVa, ND, Syracuse and Miami.

Feb 06, 2016

Boston College is quite bad, but has nine freshmen on the roster. Jim Christian should get another couple years to develop them.

Feb 06, 2016

Halftime score: Louisville 32, BC 14. No-sulk Cardinals have played with extreme effort against an extremely un-talented team.

Feb 06, 2016

If Louisville was demoralized by postseason ban, well, it's fine time to have BC in town. Cardinals up 13-2 early.


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