Category: Basketball

College Basketball Season Presents Slew of Logistical Challenges

After the NCAA men’s and women’s March Madness tournaments were canceled one year ago due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NCAA vowed to have both a regular and postseason in 2021. Part of the NCAA’s total revenue is dispersed to its member schools, so the cancellation of March Madness, a decision that cost the NCAA [...]

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WNBA Virtually Drafts Players, Honors Bryant Family

Although the WNBA announced the postponed start of its training camps and regular season on April 3, the league was still able to hold the 2020 WNBA Draft on April 17 while most of the sports world is on hiatus. The draft was held virtually and broadcasted on ESPN.  Teams’ preparations for the draft were [...]

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In Defense of Draymond Green

On Feb. 27, during a practically meaningless game between the first-seed Los Angeles Lakers and the last-place Golden State Warriors, an analyst on TNT’s “Inside the NBA” and retired NBA legend Charles Barkley opened the halftime show with a series of jokes slandering Warriors forward Draymond Green. Green was ejected midway through the second quarter [...]

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Eagles Lose on Buzzer-Beater in NCAA Tournament

The Emory men’s basketball team made it to the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament before being eliminated by Pomona-Pitzer Colleges (Calif.) off a last-second buzzer-beater on March 7.  Heading into the tournament, the Eagles had accumulated momentum from their previous games.  “We were playing really well,” Head Coach Jason Zimmerman said. “We [...]

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NCAA Cancels Championship Basketball Tournaments

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads across the United States, the sports world has come to a complete standstill. The NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS — four of America’s major professional sports leagues — have all suspended, postponed or canceled their seasons in an effort to contain the spread of the disease.  The last major [...]

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