UCLA’s Jaylen Clark becomes 1st college athlete to launch own cryptocurrency

The Score

UCLA guard Jaylen Clark launched his own form of cryptocurrency Thursday, becoming the first college athlete to do so.

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Chris Webber breaks silence on infamous timeout game at Michigan ahead of Hall of Fame induction

ESPN

In his 30 years in the spotlight, Chris Webber has rarely allowed anyone outside his circle to know exactly who the real Chris Webber is.

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Alabama guard Nimari Burnett to miss 2021-22 season after knee surgery Yardbarker

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5-Star SG Shaedon Sharpe Commits to Kentucky

Bleacher Report

Kentucky is loading up for big things during the 2022-23 season after landing top recruit Shaedon Sharpe on Tuesday. 

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Gonzaga head coach Mark Few cited for DUI

Clutch Points

College basketball season is still a couple of months away but there has been some unfortunate news regarding the Gonzaga men’s basketball team. On Tuesday, it was reported that Gonzaga head coach Mark Few was cited for a DUI on Monday, according to KREM. 

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Kentucky’s John Calipari urges people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 after breakthrough case

Yardbarker

According to The Associated Press (h/t ESPN), Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball coach John Calipari revealed Tuesday that he tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of this summer's NBA Draft despite being fully vaccinated against the virus. 

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Developed His Signature Sky Hook After The NCAA Banned Dunking In Games Because Of Him

Fadeaway World

Before Michael Jordan and LeBron James, many fans considered Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to be the greatest player of all time. Formerly known as Lew Alcindor, the big man entered the league in 1969 and went on to have one of the most dominant careers in the history of the league.

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6 reasons why Penny Hardaway’s Memphis Tigers will be must-see TV

SB Nation

Penny Hardaway didn’t come to Memphis to win American Athletic Conference championships or build a sustainable NCAA tournament entrant. His ambitions were much bigger than that. When Hardaway returned to his alma mater as head coach, he wanted to make Memphis one of the premier programs in the country. Through his first three years, it’s been a work in progress.

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Class of 2022 4-star Jaden Schutt commits to Duke men’s basketball

The Chronicle

The recruits just keep coming for head-coach-in-waiting Jon Scheyer.

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2023 four-star CG Bryson Warren joins Overtime Elite

247 Sports

Bryson Warren, the No. 29 overall prospect in the 2023 247Sports Top75, has decided to forgo his college eligibility and join Overtime Elite, per ESPN's Jonathan Givony.

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Florida Gators land top-25 senior Malik Reneau, highest-ranked recruit since 2019

ESPN

Top-25 senior Malik Reneau announced his commitment to Florida on Wednesday, giving the Gators and coach Mike White their highest-ranked recruit since 2019.

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Rowan Brumbaugh, 4-star point guard, commits to Northwestern

The Athletic

Four-star point guard Rowan Brumbaugh committed to Northwestern on Monday, he announced on Twitter, giving the Wildcats perhaps their best recruit in program history.

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Chris Livingston, 2022 5-star, cuts list to 4 schools, G-League

On3

Chris Livingston, a 6-foot-7 small forward out of Akron (Ohio) Buchtel tells On3 he is down to four schools – Kentucky, Memphis, Tennessee State, and Georgetown. Livingston also says he will consider the NBA G-League.

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Louisville to suspend Chris Mack for 6 games to start season

SI

The University of Louisville announced today that Head Men’s Basketball Coach Chris Mack will be suspended without pay for six games during the upcoming 2021-2022 season.

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Biggest questions Memphis Tigers face in 2021-22 after addition of Emoni Bates Clutch Points

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West Virginia extends Bob Huggins’ contract, plans for future

Sportsnaut

West Virginia extended the contract of basketball coach Bob Huggins through the 2023-24 season, including the option to remain as head coach or move into another role after that

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With Emoni Bates on board, Memphis finally has all the smoke

The Athletic

It became more of a thing than it should have been, probably. It was just a new way of expressing an old idea, a phrase to be used synonymously with “we’re confident” or “we won’t back down” or “I really love my team.” But of course it became a thing. When Penny Hardaway, former NBA star turned high school hoops power broker turned first-year Memphis coach, immediately lands the top recruiting class in the country, and then tells reporters “This is Memphis. We don’t bluff. We want all the smoke,” as one giant flex, well, yes, guess what: It’s going to be a thing.

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Emoni Bates Commits to Memphis After Decommitting from Michigan State

Bleacher Report

Emoni Bates will be playing college basketball after all.

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Pac-12 commissioner to decide on expansion interests by end of week

ESPN

The Pac-12 is expected to announce in the next few days if it's interested in adding new members to the 12-team conference, commissioner George Kliavkoff told ESPN on Tuesday.

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Emoni Bates has a University of Memphis email address. What does that mean?

Commercial Appeal

When it comes to recruiting, no detail is too infinitesimal to mean something to someone somewhere. 

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IU basketball gets commitment from Jalen Hood-Schifino, a top-25 ranked, 5-star guard

Indy Star

Mike Woodson has been recruiting for all of five months and has already landed his second five-star prospect and the centerpiece of his first full recruiting class. 

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Emoni Bates decision primer: Best fits, predictions

CBS Sports

The long and winding recruitment process of five-star prospect Emoni Bates seems likely — once again, and potentially for good this time! — to be headed towards an end in the very near future. The former Michigan State commit is down to four options and after recently reclassifying from the 2022 class to the 2021 class, a decision is expected as early as this week.

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Why Francisco Lindor and Javier Baez are the Mets’ last playoff chance

Sportsnaut

A season that once looked poised to see the New York Mets play meaningful baseball in October has been all but eviscerated. Losers of 19 of their last 28 games, the Mets have fallen to 61-63, which is good for third place in the National League East and has them seven games behind the first-place Atlanta Braves.

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Projecting the 5 Worst MLB Teams Next Season

Bleacher Report

Rebuilds are difficult, they seem to stretch on forever and they are never fun for fans. The payoff can be worthwhile though, if front offices build their teams the right way. The Houston Astros famously made tanking a tactic, and they tanked to the top, winning the 2017 World Series. The Astros have remained one of the better teams ever since.

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Kansas senator calls for congressional hearing on conference realignment

The Athletic

A Kansas senator has asked the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation to hold a hearing to examine conference realignment's effect on the "state of competitiveness within college athletics," as well as the role of broadcast companies in realignment, The Manhattan (Kan.) Mercury reported on Friday.

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