Black Heart Gold Pants is no more, at least the misdirected version of it we've all been saddled with for the past seemingly 30 years. Maybe it's been more like 8 or 9 years. I don't know, but let's all celebrate their disbanding.
Matt Painter will be patrolling the sidelines through at least 2022, as per a recent report of his signing a three-year extension. But who is Purdue bidding against for his services?
Sure, NCAA titles don't tell the whole story, but Big Tenteen titles paint the same picture: when it comes to championships, Purdue is nowhere near the class of the conference. (Also, let's give thanks for Title IX; without it, the Boilers would be just three ahead of a team that joined the conference in 2014-15.)
Three is not a big number, but some schools would love to have that many NCAA titles, and I don't just mean Coastal Carolina. Before we examine Burke-era results, it's helpful to have context, so let's get some. Context, I mean.
2015-16 NACDA standings are out, and they tell us the same story we've heard every year under Morgan Burke: he delivers less than he promises. How much less? Dig in to find out.
The sheer amount of people was incredible enough that I was taking pictures and videos of the crowd. With the sidewalks impassable, we were walking down in the street, trying to get to a spot near the rally where we could also see the parade. It quickly became apparent that it was going to be one or the other. There were people in trees. People standing on street lights. People sitting on top of bus shelters. There were people everywhere.
Last week, the Cleveland Cavaliers did the improbable. They completed a comeback that had never before been accomplished. They came back from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals against the team that had the best regular season record in history. At this point, I've not told you anything you didn't already know. What I can do though is give it to you from my perspective as a lifelong Cleveland sports fan.
Michael and Aneesh talk about AJ Hammons getting drafted by the Dallas Mavericks, address some of the common scouting criticisms of AJ's game, and debate whether he will have an easier time than JaJuan Johnson in finding a role in the NBA. All that, plus which of Caleb Swanigan/Vince Edwards/Isaac Haas will have the longest NBA career, and thoughts on the Pacers trades for Jeff Teague and Thaddeus Young.
We look at how AJ Hammons fits with Rick Carlisle, (hopefully) Dirk Nowitzki, and the Mavs.
Curious about how AJ Hammons fits with your favorite NBA team? We rank AJ's fit with all 30 teams, based on offensive and defensive scheme, coaching, and pressure to produce.