College Quarterback Crop in 2018 Could Lead to NFL Teams Tanking Seasons

Published on: 9th September, 2017

Josh Rosen of UCLA  | read this item

Sam Darnold. LaMar Jackson. Josh Allen. Josh Rosen.  These are the four best quarterbacks in the country playing in college this year. Make no mistake about it. These kids are good, real good, and unless talent evaluators in the NFL are on the juice or imagining things that don’t exist, these four names are likely to […]

Mandel’s Musings – St. John’s vs. Villanova at MSG Conjures Images of 30 Years Ago

Published on: 7th January, 2015

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Jay Wright wins his first Big East champioship

Big East Championship. 2009 BIG EAST Championship: Quarterfinals. Marquette Golden Eagles vs Villanova Wildcats. Villanova Wildcats head coach Jay Wright. Original Filename: _HS27789v9.jpg  | read this item

New York — Watching the St. John’s University men’s basketball team tonight, playing Villanova at Madison Square Garden in a nationally-televised contest between two teams ranked in the top 25 conjured many images, not the least of which was the possible return of kinetic excitement this building used to be known for when basketball was […]


Published on: 8th December, 2012

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New York — Becoming the first freshman in college football history to win the Heisman Award, Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M has made history. The electrifying redshirt quarterback won the award in a very close vote, winning over Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o by just 150 points. Manziel, 20, is the second Texas A&M player to […]

NIT Final Is Set For Michigan vs. Kansas State At MSG

Published on: 22nd November, 2012

Michigan beats Pitt in NIT
NIT Final Is Set For Michigan vs. Kansas State At MSG  | read this item

New York — Count Madison Square Garden among the places that Michigan’s basketball team can call home. Its loyal and vocal alumni filled the place Wednesday night with cheers and chants for the maize and blue. The thing is, Michigan might have enough talent this year to be comfortable on any court. The Wolverines beat […]

Calhoun Wins Another Big East Title In Thriller

Published on: 13th March, 2011

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Calhoun Wins Another Big East Title In Thriller  | read this item

UConn wins fifth game in five days to earn Big East tournament title  NEW YORK — Kemba Walker capped the best five days an individual and team may have ever had in college basketball, scoring 19 points to lead Connecticut (No. 19 ESPN/USA Today, No. 21 AP) to a 69-66 victory over No. 14 Louisville […]

John Wooden, 99, In “Grave” Condition

Published on: 4th June, 2010

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John Wooden, 99, In "Grave" Condition  | read this item

Los Angeles — Former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, whose teams won 10 national titles, was in grave condition Thursday, school sources confirmed. Wooden, 99, is being treated at UCLA Medical Center, according to the sources who were not authorized to speak publicly. A UCLA athletic department official declined to comment on the situation. Wooden’s […]

Dayton Defeats North Carolina In What Could Be NIT Finale

Published on: 2nd April, 2010

Gregory Did Great Coaching Job With Dayton

LOUISVILLE, KY - DECEMBER 8: Brian Gregory, the Head Coach of Dayton Flyers, gives instructions to London Warren #14 during the game against the Louisville Cardinals at Freedom Hall December 8, 2007 in Louisville, Kentucky. Dayton won 70-65. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)  | read this item

NEW YORK — Dayton players danced at midcourt and then lingered on ladders as they cut down the nets at Madison Square Garden. Forgive these Flyers for taking a little extra time to soak it all in. They’re not as accustomed to trophy ceremonies as the North Carolina team they had just beaten. Marcus Johnson […]

Fading NIT Still A Big Deal For Teams Not Named Tar Heels

Published on: 31st March, 2010

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Fading NIT Still A Big Deal For Teams Not Named Tar Heels  | read this item

NEW YORK – The National Invitation Tournament used to be the penultimate of college basketball events. An invitation from the N.I.T. committee to bring your team at season’s end to the “mecca” of basketball, Madison Square Garden, was akin to what is today known world-wide as March Madness. Of course, those days have been long […]

Former UCLA Coach, Lavin To Interview Today For St. Johns Job

Published on: 29th March, 2010

Former UCLA Coach, Lavin To Interview Today For St. Johns Job

UCLA coach Steve Lavin walks back to the bench during UCLA's 86-85 loss to Southern California at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Original Filename: UCLA_SOUTHERN_CAL_CACC107.jpg  | read this item

New York — Former UCLA coach and current ESPN analyst Steve Lavin will meet with St. John’s athletic director Chris Monasch Monday in New York after a lengthy conversation Sunday night, multiple sources told Sunday. Lavin has been an analyst for ESPN the past six seasons. He coached UCLA for seven seasons from 1996 […]


Published on: 15th March, 2010

Mandel's Musings: MAKE N.I.T. THE TOURNAMENT FOR MID-MAJORS  | read this item

New York – After watching some of the very best basketball teams in the country over the past five days in New York at the Big East Championship tournament, I must admit to a bit of a change in my approach towards the upcoming NCAA tournament. In a contest whose only purpose is to have the […]

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