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Dennis Smith con opened door to Keatts

Dennis Smith con opened door to Keatts

Not since the disgraced Reggie “Kardashian” Bush, the only Heisman Trophy winner stripped of the award, and the shamed Marion “BALCO” Jones, forced to return Olympic track medals, have I felt so conned by a high school athlete. Dennis “Shoe Money” Smith Jr. earned his way into...

North Carolina vets needed against Duke

North Carolina vets needed against Duke

By Tom Shanahan Can anybody beat Duke? On paper, the answers appears to be no. We already know that Kentucky, the only school that can keep pace with Duke’s ability to recruit NBA lottery picks, isn’t a likely candidate. The Blue Devils’ NBA combine roster beat the Wildcats’...

NBA lockout steered Walton to his future

NBA lockout steered Walton to his future

“The Lakers had a tough start, but they’ll turn it around. They’ll get on a winning streak. Luke is a great coach and they have the best player in the world, LeBron.” --- Josh Pastner, Oct, 24 at ACC media day By Tom Shanahan Luke Walton’s coaching career is attached to Steve...

Coach K postgame concerns included Ferris

Coach K postgame concerns included Ferris

DURHAM, N.C. – Mike Krzyzewski’s post-game concerns ranged beyond grading his No. 4-ranked basketball team’s performance as the Blue Devils prepared for their season opener with Kentucky on Nov. 6 in the Champions Classic. The venerable Coach K wanted to know if the Bulldogs,...

Ferris treasures experience visiting Duke

Ferris treasures experience visiting Duke

DURHAM, N.C. — If anyone wonders what Ferris State was doing on the court with Duke in a 132-48 exhibition game loss Saturday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium, it was coach Mike Krzyzewski’s idea.Coach K has been inviting the reigning NCAA Division II champion for the past nine...

Time for NBA to adopt MLB draft rules

Time for NBA to adopt MLB draft rules

Around 80 college basketball underclassmen have declared for the NBA Draft. Of that total, 40 have signed with an agent and can’t withdraw to return to school.There are only 60 draft picks – two rounds of 30. ... Click here for the rest of my FanRagSports.com story

Eric Montross on Bonzie Colson returning and NBA

Eric Montross on Bonzie Colson returning and NBA

Notre Dame forward Bonzie Colson developed into a double-double machine last season. As an undersized player he drew comparisons to Charles Barkley on his way to first-team All-ACC and third-team All-America honors.The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Colson was so consistently strong that he...

Bonzie Colson and Charles Barkley

Bonzie Colson and Charles Barkley

Notre Dame forward Bonzie Colson developed into a double-double machine last season. As an undersized player he drew comparisons to Charles Barkley on his way to first-team All-ACC and third-team All-America honors.The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Colson was so consistently strong that he...

Bonzie Colson lifts Notre Dame with return

Bonzie Colson lifts Notre Dame with return

If Bonzie Colson had succumbed to the seductive sirens urging him to declare for the NBA Draft, Notre Dame would have been projected to be a typical Mike Brey basketball team next season.The Irish annually win more games than expected with a veteran roster under their coach, who...

South Carolina taps ACC roots at Final Four

South Carolina taps ACC roots at Final Four

You probably thought South Carolina’s upset of Duke spoiled the romance of a Tobacco Road showdown. Up in smoke went the anticipated North Carolina-Duke meeting in the NCAA championship game.If so, you have overlooked South Carolina’s Tobacco Road history. ... Click here for...