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United say Taipans’ jersey call shows why NBL needs pride round

Melbourne United coach Dean Vickerman said the Cairns Taipans’ decision to opt out of wearing a pride jersey reinforced the need for the round and more education on LGBTQ issues. The Taipans released a statement on Wednesday explaining that some of their players had received “abuse and harmful commentary” after reportedly voicing concerns about wearing a rainbow logo due to […]

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Jackson, No. 2 prospect in 2024 class, picks UNC

Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. National Recruiting Director for ESPN.com 18 years of coaching experience at Division I level Former Horizon League coach of the year at Wright State Ian Jackson, the No. 2-ranked men’s basketball prospect in the 2024 class, announced his commitment to North Carolina on Monday, a huge recruiting win […]

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Detroit Mercy’s Davis sets NCAA career 3s mark

Covers college basketball Joined ESPN.com in 2011 Graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato With 1 minute, 1 second to play in the first half of his team’s 87-75 win over Robert Morris on Saturday, Detroit Mercy star Antoine Davis dribbled in place, shifted left and shot a 3-pointer over the outstretched arms of TJ Wainwright. Swish. Davis made history, setting […]

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Can Kentucky’s program be salvaged?

In 2011, a lanky kid from Chicago joined the Kentucky Wildcats and set the men’s college basketball world on fire. Anthony Davis & Co. would go on to win a national title the following year, and Kentucky would regain its place at the top of college basketball’s hierarchy. That was then. The past few years have not featured those same […]

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‘We’re good’: Rutgers upsets No. 1 Purdue again

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Cam Spencer’s 3-pointer with 13.3 seconds left gave Rutgers the lead, and No. 1 Purdue failed to convert on its final two chances Monday night as the Scarlet Knights held on for a shocking 65-64 road victory. It’s the second straight season coach Steve Pikiell’s team has upset top-ranked Purdue. Last season, the Scarlet Knights needed […]

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