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texas tech
August 8, 2022

Texas Tech Football & Women’s Basketball Teams Sign NIL Deals

Every single player on the 2022-23 Texas Tech football team was recently signed to a Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) one-year, $25,000 contract from a local collective called the Matador Club. The deal will be for all 85 scholarship players plus 1...


aau
July 21, 2022

Two Fights Breakout Between Refs, Fans, & Coaches during AAU Tournaments

Two AAU basketball referees were involved in physical altercations during summer tournaments in the midwest over the last weekend. In Oklahoma, a referee knocked out a male spectator after issuing a technical foul to a coach for stepping out onto ...


relationships
July 20, 2022

5 Steps to Continuing Relationships with Student-Athletes After Graduation

During the recruiting process, many coaches sell prospective student-athletes on how they strive to have lifelong relationships with their former players. But how many actually practice what they preach?   For most young people, the years spent ...


pivots
July 14, 2022

Jump Stops, Pivots, and V-Cuts

Having coached basketball at every level since 1970, including 21 years in the NBA, I always started with stops, starts, pivots, and v-cuts with every team I worked with.  In presenting at coaches and player clinics since retiring from the NBA, I...


toledo
June 15, 2022

Toledo Basketball Player Saves Ref’s Life During Game

An off-duty Ohio firefighter's instincts kicked in to save a life while playing in a men's league basketball game over the weekend. Myles Copeland is a firefighter for the Toledo (OH) Fire and Rescue Department and found himself in New York playin...


schsl
April 21, 2022

SCHSL Approves Boys Volleyball, Football Running Clock, & Basketball Shot Clock

The South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) made major changes to the landscape of the state's high school athletics programs during its executive committee meeting this week. Of the changes made by the SCHSL, the most notable were the unanimous...


oregon
April 18, 2022

Oregon High School Placed on Probation After Racial Taunts at Basketball Game

An Oregon high school was placed on probation by the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) following a January basketball game where the opposing team was met with racial taunts from the crowd. Molalla High School's probationary period start...


toledo
April 6, 2022

Parents, Players Attack Youth Basketball Referee in Georgia

Georgia police are conducting an investigation after a youth basketball referee was attacked by a group of young basketball players over the weekend. The alleged Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball game took place inside a church athletic faci...


hardaway
March 29, 2022

Memphis, Hardaway Charged with Multiple NCAA Violations

The University of Memphis men's basketball program is facing four Level I and two Level II NCAA violations from an 18-month investigation into the Tiger's program, according to reports from ESPN and The Daily Memphian. The Daily Memphian obtained...


unc
March 4, 2022

UNC Athletic Facility Announcements Aids Six Programs

University of North Carolina Athletics will begin four new facility projects in the coming months that will directly impact six of its 28 sports programs and enhance the student-athlete experience. Construction and renovation will soon begin on a ...