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On a Wednesday SiriusXM NBA Radio appearance, Phoenix Suns guard and former Kentucky Wildcat Eric Bledsoe said his school -- fresh off a 72-40 dismantling of the fifth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks -- would beat the 0-11 Philadelphia 76ers in a seven-game series.

"I'm definitely taking Kentucky," Bledsoe said when presented with the scenario. "I think Philly would probably get maybe one game."

Bold statement. Philadelphia indeed is terrible and Kentucky appears to be great. But would a cast of current NBA players really lose to future ones?

(Side note worth mentioning: The Suns play at Philadelphia on Friday.)

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Tim Miles is the head men's basketball coach at the University of Nebraska.

Les Miles is the head football coach at Louisiana State University.

On Twitter, though, some people confused the latter (@LSUCoachMiles) with the former (@CoachMiles). And the Cornhuskers coach wasn't about to stand for it:



We can only imagine what would happen if someone confused @FauxPelini with the real Bo Pelini.

H/T SB Nation

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John Calipari signs Kentucky deal

Like Nick Saban before him, John Calipari -- the source of frequent pro-coaching rumors -- has signed an extensive deal to remain at his college. Over the course of the seven-year deal, the Kentucky Wildcats will pay Calipari $52.5 million in salary and bonuses, in part as an attempt to keep him from returning to the NBA. Will it work? Are you OK with college coaches making this much money?

  • Do you have a problem with John Calipari being paid $52.5 million over the next seven years as Kentucky head coach?

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  • Will John Calipari ever coach in the NBA again?

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  • Will John Calipari ever coach at a college other than Kentucky again?

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  • How many more national championships will Kentucky win under John Calipari?

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McGary to NBA after drug test

Michigan's Mitch McGary has declared for the NBA draft after testing positive for marijuana. The Wolverines sophomore was facing a one-year ban by the NCAA for the positive test. How will this affect McGary's draft stock? Should the NCAA even be testing its players for marijuana use? Vote below.

  • If you were an NBA GM, would Mitch McGary's positive marijuana test make you less likely to draft him?

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  • What do you think of Mitch McGary facing a one-year suspension by the NCAA for his positive marijuana test?

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  • Should the NCAA test and suspend players for marijuana use?

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  • Should professional sports leagues test and suspend players for marijuana use?

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  • How do you feel about athletes using medical marijuana?

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  • Have you ever used marijuana?

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Big problems with the NCAA?

Kentucky coach John Calipari isn't all that pleased with how the NCAA does things. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the Wildcats coach in his new book compares college sports' governing body to the last years of the Soviet Union, saying it has failed to change with the times. Calipari also proposes several changes, including allowing players to transfer without sitting out if their coach leaves, a $3,000-to-$5,000 stipend and more. What's your take?

  • What do you make of John Calipari comparing the NCAA to the Soviet Union in its latter years?

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  • How do you feel about the way the NCAA treats its athletes?

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  • Should the NCAA seek input from coaches such as John Calipari?

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  • Should college athletes be allowed to profit off their own names?

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  • Should college athletes be allowed to receive one round-trip flight home a year?

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  • What do you make of the $3,000-$5,000 stipend proposed by John Calipari?

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  • If a coach leaves a program, should players be allowed to transfer without sitting out?

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  • What chance do you give the NCAA as a governing body of ceasing to exist in your lifetime?

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