In what has become the perfect storm of face-smashing dunks, fearsome jumpers, and all-around hardwood awesomeness, Florida is right now, officially, the mecca of basketball. Thanks to the Miami Heat, Miami Hurricanes Men's basketball team, and the rise of the mightiest of underdogs in Florida Gulf ... More >>
It's hard to rob any of the sweet out of yesterday for the UM basketball team. Ringed by a stadium of hostile UNC fans in Greensboro, North Carolina, the Hurricanes knocked off the Tar Heels 87-77 in the ACC tournament championship -- UM's first time hoisting the trophy. But Sunday was far from ... More >>
Miami Hurricane point guard Shane Larkin is having himself a breakout season. And as a result, the Canes are on the basketball map for the first time ever. Larkin is averaging 13.7 points and 4.4 assists for the Canes Men Hoops Kickass Brigade and has the team poised for a serious run at the top of ... More >>
"To be the best, you got to beat the best." That was University of Miami basketball coach Jim Larranaga's message to his team before Saturday's showdown with No. 3 Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. And while the Canes couldn't quite complete the regular season sweep, falling to the ... More >>
The NCAA is learning that it's hard swing around the morality stick when you're own ethics are under question. After the organization dropped official allegations on the University of Miami athletic program last week, head Hurricane Donna Shalala came out with some choice words of her own, calling o ... More >>
Last night in Coral Gables, the UM men's basketball team extended its winning streak with a last-minute, stress-inducing decision over Virginia. Unlike high-wire finesse wins over Duke and UNC, the Hurricanes recent match-ups against ACC competition like Florida State, Clemson, and now Virginia have ... More >>
By halftime on Saturday at the BankUnited Center, while most of the sold-out crowd was twisting out their necks trying to get an eyeful of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade courtside, the national beat writers and TV analysts holed up in the media room were already tossing around the question: Are the Hu ... More >>
Riding a nine-game winning streak and perfect 8-0 ACC score card, the University of Miami's men's basketball program hit another milestone yesterday: a spot on the Associated Press' top 10. According to the number crunchers, the team is currently the eighth best in the country. Those new bragging ri ... More >>
We understand it's been a tough stretch for athletics at Florida Atlantic University over the past few months (like the whole football thing), so we won't blame any Owls fans for getting a little excited on Saturday night.See, George Mason University's basketball team -- ranked 63rd in the nation ... More >>
Think you have enough gustatory prowess to demolish inordinate amounts of sushi in a short amount of time? If so, RA Sushi in Pembroke Pines wants you to come out to the first annual Maki Madness sushi-eating contest Saturday, March 26 from 2-5:00 p.m. Find out more...
Flickr: Ganon Baker BasketballKnight (center) at a basketball skills camp in Dallas.When Brandon Knight committed to the University of Kentucky earlier this month, he did not do so in the usual way that high school athletes do, by signing a letter of intent. Rather, the Pine Crest School point gu ... More >>
The news in Broward and Palm Beach:In a show of support for teachers who oppose Senate Bill 6, students in two Broward County schools walked out of class Wednesday. The bill would tie teacher pay to student performance on standardized tests, leading to even more teaching-to-the-test than educator ... More >>
Flickr: Lewis & Clark Community CollegeThomas (second from left) has been a hit in his coaching debut.A Midwest basketball legend who spent a brief retirement in South Florida, Deon Thomas didn't take long to establish success as a coach. This month, in his first head-coaching job, Thomas led ... More >>
Flickr: PJC CorsairExpect a decision this month from Knight.Last week, star point guard Brandon Knight's Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest team lost in the state championship to Tallahassee Rickards. This week, he's trying to decide what college basketball program will be his one-year layover en route ... More >>
Hoops hero Rumeal Robinson blew a fortune on strippers, got indicted, and left his mom homeless.
For a teen-aged immigrant from Brazil, I'm sure it's mighty tough to acclimate to America, let alone a city with Weston's wide boulevards and tranquil pace. So maybe it's best that transfer rules prevented young Fabrecio de Melo from suiting up this past year for the Sagemont School basketball team. ... More >>
For a former basketball star, a new career starts with the J.V. team. B
Fifteen years and a thousand miles stand between Deon Thomas and his all-too-brief memories of basketball stardom. Or at least, the memories based in America, which are all from college. Thomas' professional basketball success took place across the Atlantic. One of the greatest players to ever wear ... More >>
Deon Thomas was a Chicago hoops legend. He would become one of the University of Illinois' all-time basketball greats. And for the last decade-plus, he was a globe-trotting, championship-winning professional basketball star. Now he's a JV coach in the Broward 'burbs.Specifically, Thomas is the absur ... More >>
Flickr user: VediaAs rumors go, it was far too good to be true, and then it happened: Isiah Thomas is coming to South Florida, to coach Florida International's basketball team. Oh, but this will make some good blog!Thomas, of course, is as brainless as a coach/GM as he was brilliant as a player. Bei ... More >>
Seriously, wouldn't that be fun? Kendrick Meek versus Dan Gelber. Both were college athletes in another sport: Meek played linebacker at Florida A&M, while Gelber rowed for the crew team at Tufts University. And yes, I know that linebacker translates better to basketball and that at age 42 Meek ... More >>
All right, for the first time since I was about six, I'm going to stay away from the NCAA tournament this year. This is a whole new version of March Madness for me. Because I'm mad. And I'm boycotting the tournament -- and urge all you Gator fans to do the same. Those of you more familiar with ... More >>
That's quite a soup-catcher. Thank You, Howard's MustacheThe University of Florida will play in the national championship football game next month in Miami. This is big news that comes in very handy, considering this is a football-themed edition today, which, beyond this sentence, will not include t ... More >>
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