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basketball

June 12, 2015

Division I basketball’s last independent program joining ASC

The last independent NCAA Division I basketball program will reportedly have a home next season. The New Jersey Institute of Technology, which made headlines last season by beating No. 20 Michigan in Ann Arbor, is expected to announced today it's ...


May 4, 2015

Silver: Youth coaches against intentional fouling changes

A lot has been made of the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy in basketball, especially lately as it has been used against DeAndre Jordan to minimize his offensive effectiveness for the L.A. Clippers. Some like it, but many more hate it. [caption id="attach...


April 27, 2015

Report: NCAA ‘likely’ to reduce shot clock in basketball

The NCAA appears "likely" to reduce the shot clock in college basketball, according to a report Monday from ESPN. ESPN reported that rules committee chairman Rick Byrd said the shot clock would be reduced from 35 to 30 seconds, if the change was a...


April 15, 2015

Survey: Prep coaches uninterested in injury prevention programs

A new survey of high school coaches found that less than 10 percent of them implement injury prevention programs as designed. The study looked at 66 basketball and soccer coaches at 15 Oregon high schools who completed online surveys questioning t...


April 8, 2015

Poll asks which sport is most influenced by referee’s calls

The Cleveland Plain Dealer posed an interesting poll question to its readers this week: Which high school sport is most influenced by an official's call? You can provide your input here, but as of today here are the results: • Basketball: 5...


March 23, 2015

NCAA Tournament whistle automatically stops clock

Clock operators occasionally make mistakes, but a new system being used during the NCAA Tournament is attempting to curb that problem. Tournament officials are experimenting with a new whistle that automatically stops the clock, eliminating the n...


January 15, 2015

Girls basketball game ends in 112-point blowout

At least once each year a lopsided game revives the debate on sportsmanship, and we’ve again reached that point. Holy Redeemer, a Pennsylvania prep school, beat MMI Prep 125-13 on Monday, Jan. 12. The coach, who refuses to apologize for the vict...


January 14, 2015

Coach’s firing puts spotlight on ’old school’ tactics

An Oregon high school basketball coach was fired last week following a tournament where school officials say he made contact with one of his athletes. The nature of the contact is unclear — video exists, and some initially called it a head-butt...