Who’d have thunk it? Philadelphia has become Titletown, U.S.A. After the Eagles’ Super Bowl triumph in February, the City of Brotherly Love captured its second major sports crown in a 60-day span Monday when Villanova defeated Michigan to win college basketball’s national championship. As a result, students at the campus — located about 10 miles from the Liberty Bell — decided to celebrate by starting a sizable bonfire in the street. According to NBC Philadelphia affiliate WCAU, fans tossed, among other items, Michigan shirts and flags into the fire. This video, via Fox Philadelphia affiliate WTXF, offers another look at the carnage on campus. In this footage, you can see one fan climb atop a traffic light, as the fire continues to rage down below. Fortunately for the students, they’ll have a chance to sleep in after their night of revelry. Classes at the school have been canceled Continue reading "Watch Villanova Fans Climb on Top of Stuff, Light Things on Fire After Team Wins National Title"
It all comes down to this. Sixty-two NCAA Tournament games (not counting the four pre-Tournament contests in Dayton) have been played over the past 19 days. The 63rd will decide a champion. It’s Michigan vs. Villanova live from the Alamodome in San Antonio Monday night — with the winner set to be crowned college basketball’s national champion. The bracket has broken just right for the Wolverines and frontcourt star Moe Wagner to make a deep Tournament run. After surviving a second round scare against Houston with a miracle 3-pointer at the buzzer, the Big Ten champs took out Texas A&M and Florida State to reach the Final Four, then turned back Cinderella Loyola-Chicago to earn their spot in Monday night’s title game. Villanova’s road to the championship game has been significantly more challenging. Villanova dominated the East Regional in Boston with victories over West Virginia and Texas Tech. Then, they Continue reading "How to Watch Michigan vs. Villanova NCAA Basketball Championship Game Live Stream Online"
March madness is finally upon us. Perhaps no sporting event in America rivals the first four days of the NCAA Tournament in terms of intensity, drama, and sheer craziness. Forty-eight games will take place in sites across the country over the next four days, and the field of 64 will be whittled down to the Sweet 16. Virginia, Xavier, Villanova and Kansas are the top seeds — with perennial powers Duke, North Carolina, and Michigan State also expected to be serious contenders. Thursday’s action features some interesting match-ups. Star guard Collin Sexton leads the Alabama Crimson Tide into an intriguing 8-9 matchup against Virginia Tech. Two teams on a roll square off in Boise when SEC Tournament champion Kentucky take on surprising Atlantic 10 Champs Davidson. And Duke opens up with a potentially tricky game against MAAC power Iona. Potential day one upsets to watch: Stephen F. Austin — which Continue reading "How to Watch the NCAA Tournament First Round Thursday Live Stream Online"
President Donald Trump was looking for a thank you — and he got it. At a news conference on Wednesday, three UCLA basketball players who were arrested in China for shoplifting expressed their gratitude to Trump for intervening on their behalf — efforts which included a personal appeal to China’s President, Xi Jinping. “To President Trump and the United States government, thank you for taking the time to intervene on our behalf,” said Cody Riley, one of the three arrested players. “We really appreciate you helping us out.” Riley’s sentiment was echoed by the other two Bruins who were implicated — LiAngelo Ball and Jalen Hill. Ball is the most well-known of the three players, as he is the brother of L.A. Lakers star rookie Lonzo Ball, and the son of LaVar Ball — whose hyperbolic promotion of his sons has made him a household name. Continue reading "UCLA Basketball Players Arrested in China Thank Trump: ‘We Really Appreciate You Helping Us Out’"
The three UCLA basketball players arrested in China for shoplifting have been released, following personal intervention from President Donald Trump — who discussed the topic with China’s President, Xi Jinping. Cody Riley, Jalen Hill, and LiAngelo Ball (the brother of L.A. Lakers star rookie Lonzo Ball, and the son of entrepreneur LaVar Ball — who has become a favorite of ESPN and Saturday Night Live for what many see as over-the-top promotion of his sons) are headed back to the U.S. with the matter reportedly having been resolved. Speaking with the press pool on Air Force One, Trump opened up about his chat with Xi. “I had a great conversation with President Xi,” Trump said. “What they did was unfortunate. You are talking about long prison sentences. They dont play games.” Trump appeared to condemn the actions of the three players charged with Continue reading "Trump Praises President Xi After Release of Arrested UCLA Basketball Players: ‘He Was Terrific’"
Last week, three UCLA basketball players were arrested in China for shoplifting. President Donald Trump is now reportedly stepping in to try to resolve the case. According to the Washington Post, Trump spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping to try to bring closure to the situation. UCLA players LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill have been forced to remain in China as the rest of their team flew back to the U.S. Ball is the brother of highly-touted L.A. Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, and the son of LaVar Ball — who has become a household name due to his over-the-top promotion of his sons, specifically Lonzo. This past weekend on Saturday Night Live, LaVar, portrayed by Kenan Thompson, was mocked during Weekend Update. According to an ESPN report, LaVar scrapped plans to hold a press conference on the matter due Continue reading "Trump Reportedly Asked Xi Jinping to Intervene in Case of Three UCLA Hoops Players Arrested in China"
Hall of Fame basketball coach Bobby Knight, who won three National Championships and went to five Final Fours during his 30-year stint as head coach at Indiana University, has never been one to hold back on any subject. In 2016, Knight became a lightning rod for his boisterous support of President Donald Trump. And in a new bonkers interview, Knight is sounding off on a number of topics which are clearly gnawing at him. In a conversation with Joe Buck set to air on DirecTV Wednesday night, the coaching legend known as “the general” is going off on the school he helped bring to college basketball’s promised land. Knight discussed his run-in with former Indiana student Kent Harvey, whom he grabbed by the arm — an incident which led to Knight’s ouster.
Some kid came up to me and said “Hey Knight, what’s going on?” That kid Continue reading "Bobby Knight Rails Against Indiana in Bonkers Interview: My Firing Was ‘Absolute Bullsh*t’"