Patience needed to appreciate new college basketball rules (Fayetteville Observer)
At this point in the season most people tend to fall on one of two sides in the argument regarding the enforcement of the new rules on freedom of movement: the rules are the worst thing ever or it’s a necessary move for a sport that’s become too physical. Patience is a virtue, and the hope is that the early growing pains will lead to an improved product in the long run.
Ex-college basketball star now a convicted felon after puzzling crime (Macomb Daily Crime)
Former Saint Joseph’s guard Tyrone Barley was sentenced to 10-to-20 years in prison after being convicted on charges of armed robbery and starting a reckless police chase. And many of those to Barley are still struggling to figure out what led to Barley’s criminal behavior.
Pitino embraces dad’s legacy (Galesburg Register-Mail)
Many would struggle to deal with the expectations that come with being in the same profession as their famous father but not Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino, who embraces his father Rick’s legacy.
It’s safe to say that the arrival of Jahii Carson in Tempe has paid dividends for Arizona State. Now playing his second and final season, Carson’s hope is to reward that faith with a trip to the NCAA tournament.
Division II Metro State upsets Elon (Associated Press)
It’s one thing to beat a Fairleigh Dickinson program that lost 15 straight to end last season, but it’s another to knock off the preseason favorites to win the SoCon. That’s what Division II program Metro State, which lost by a point in last season’s national title game, pulled off on Monday night.
KU basketball tickets lead nation in resale price (Kansas City Star)
If you’re looking for a ticket to a game at some of the nation’s top programs it’s going to cost you quite a bit, especially if buying those ducats on secondary markets. The most-expensive tickets based on resale price can be found at Kansas, apparently.
Former Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson’s penalty ends (Louisville Courier-Journal)
The show cause that former Indiana head coach Kelvin Sampson was hit with due to violations of NCAA rules has expired, meaning that a school would not have to explain why it wants to hire him to the NCAA’s committee for infractions. Sampson’s currently an assistant with the Houston Rockets.
More than a few people were shocked when UCLA hired Steve Alford to replace Ben Howland, but so far so good in Westwood. UCLA’s undefeated, and the attitude both within and outside of the program has changed.