Tag: Basketball

Illini 2017 Class Close-Up: Mark Alstork

Position: Guard Height: 6’5” Weight: 190 lb. Hometown: Dayton, Ohio   Alstork is personally one of my favorite guys coming in with the Illinois 2017 class. The multitude of cries from Illini fans regarding the need for guard and scoring help was silenced a few months back when highly-sought graduate transfer Mark Alstork, formerly of

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One and Done: Hurt or Help?

The landscape of college basketball changes drastically after the season ends in April. Seniors graduate, coaches leave, and players declare for the NBA draft. However, in a recent trend started within the last 15 years, freshman have left after their inaugural collegiate season at a very high frequency. With this said, why is there a

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Duke: A Season in Review

Durham, North Carolina was probably a very sad place following the Duke loss to South Carolina in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32 game. However, with such a lackluster finish to a season by Duke standards, there is still a lot that Duke fans took away from that loss. Yes, Duke lost as a higher

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Cousins to Pelicans: What Does it Mean for the West, and the NBA?

The NBA Trade deadline is arguably one of the most exciting in all of sports. It’s one that a lot of people constantly watch for, year in and year out, and pay close attention to. Some of the biggest names are liable to go to a new team, and as we approach the trade deadline,

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The Quality of Play in the NBA

Here’s the scenario, you have tickets to an intriguing matchup between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Cleveland Cavaliers in November, it all sounds good right? We all know who the big stars are on both of those teams, LeBron James (he happens to be on the Cavs just in case you’ve been living under a rock) and

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The Zags.

But are they for real?” that’s usually the question that we get when the #3 ranked team in the nation, the Gonzaga bulldogs, who are currently 21-0, are brought up. Yeah, yeah, yeah they aren’t in the best of conferences, the WCC (West Coast Conference) whose top 3 teams after the Bulldogs are: Saint Mary’s (8-1; 18-2),

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Snubbed.

As we near closer to February, it means two things are happening in the NBA: The All-Star Game, and becoming closer to the playoffs. However, I want to focus on one thing, All-Star voting. All-Star voting is done by the fans, for the fans. To become an All-Star starter you still get voted on, 50% from

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