SportsNation Blog Archives NCB
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.)
Nebraska coach Tim Miles wants you to know he's not LSU coach Les Miles, will even tweet you about it
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.
Classic. pic.twitter.com/SHNFdg8WbG— Brandon Gries (@RightyBrandon) September 3, 2014
We can only imagine what would happen if someone confused @FauxPelini with the real Bo Pelini.
H/T SB Nation
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?
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.
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?