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Illinois Trustees Give Groce Extension, Boost Arena Renovation Budget

CHICAGO (AP) — University of Illinois trustees have boosted the size of the budget for the State Farm Center renovation and given basketball coach John Groce a raise and contract extension. 116 more words

Sports

Who are the most underrated national champs of all-time?

Everyone remembers the champs. From the first NCAA champions in Oregon in 1939 to last year’s UConn team, hoopheads can tell you who won.

Problem is, some are more remembered than others in history. 1,490 more words

College Basketball

High school standout Emmanuel Mudiay skips college for China payday. You’ll see more of this if age limit goes up.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (as a proxy for the owners) has made getting the NBA age limit raised from 19 to 20 a priority. He’ll likely get it at some point, the only question is what the owners give back to the players in negotiations to make it happen. 480 more words

Charlotte Bobcats

Dayton Daily News: UD president Daniel Curran to catch game in China tonight

By Will Garbe, Staff Writer

If the Dayton Flyers beat the Stanford Cardinal tonight to advance to the NCAA Elite Eight, there’s sure to be celebration on the University of Dayton campus. 97 more words

William Garbe

#TBT Mike-i-Mation: Mike And The Mad Dog Talk To President Clinton

It’s Throwback Thursday, so we proudly present to you Mike and the Mad Dog — and Bubba!

CBS Radio presents this slice of gold from the vaults of WFAN: one hot minute with Mike Francesa, Chris “Mad Dog” Russo and then-President Bill Clinton, who digs his college sports. 28 more words

Sports

July is for Redesign

July is the quietest time of the year for the NCAA making it the best time for conferences and schools to rebrand themselves. Websites are given new looks, slogans and posters are printed, and logos are updated. 375 more words

College Football

Heart & Soul: The Story of the 2013-14 PC Friars

Cox Sports put together an hour long recap of the 2013-14 season for the Providence College Friars. It will air tonight on OSN in Rhode Island but you can watch the entire thing right here. 42 more words

Ed Cooley