Kyle Ringo

  • Rayvonte Rice gives Illinois win over Missouri with buzzer-beater

    Kyle Ringo at The Dagger 5 days ago

    Missouri couldn't have done a better job defending in the final seconds of the anual Braggin Rights game against Illinois, but Illini senior Rayvonte Rice needed only a sliver of space to fire the game-winner.

    Rice found himself with the ball near the top of the arc with time winding down.. He fired a step-back 3-pointer that found the nylon as time expired giving Illinois a 62-59 victory over the struggling Tigers in St. Louis. It was only the eighth time in the history of the series that both teams came into the game unranked.

    It was a nice moment of Rice, who grew up in Champagne but first attended Drake before transferring back to his hometown school two years ago.

    Rice and his teammates had lost three of their previous five outings, including setbacks against the only two ranked opponents Illinois has faced this season. But thanks to Rice's clutch shot, the Illini have won two straight to improve to 9-3 with only one nonconference game remaining before the start of Big Ten play. Rice led all scorers with 19 points.

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  • Montrezl Harrell's ejection could lead to suspension

    Kyle Ringo at The Dagger 5 days ago

    Montrezl Harrell was well on his way to another dominant performance Saturday late in the first half during a 76-67 win at Western Kentucky before losing his temper in the skirmish for a loose ball and making a potentially costly mistake.

    Harrell went to the floor trying to force a tie-up with WKU sophomore guard Brandon Price. While both players were vying for the ball, Hilltoppers’ freshman Avery Patterson grabbed at Harrell from above angering the junior All-American candidate.

    Harrell stood and threw a punch at Patterson and inadvertently hit official Pat Adams in the chest with an elbow. Adams doubled over in pain as the combatants were separated.

    The No. 4 Cardinals were leading 28-22 with 38.2 seconds remaining in the first half when the altercation occurred. Harrell had scored half of his team’s points to that point. After officials reviewed the play, Harrell was ejected for throwing a punch and WKU guard DJ Clayton was assessed a technical foul.

    Western Kentucky coach Ray Harper and Louisville coach Rick Pitino exchanged words and were issued technical fouls during the discussion with officials after the replay review and tempers continued to flare throughout the game.

  • Colorado coach says others are late in offering four-year scholarships

    Kyle Ringo at The Dagger 6 mths ago

    Colorado basketball coach Tad Boyle has read and heard a lot about schools or conferneces around the nation recently choosing to offer four-year scholsrhips to recruits instead of one-year scholarships which have been the norm for decades.

    Boyle said he's happy more schools are moving to the four-year model but he questions why so much attention is suddenly being paid to something that has been allowed for several years.

    The NCAA changed the rules in 2011 allowing schools to offer four-year scholarships and Boyle said his program made that standard practice at that point. Boyle said every scholarship player added to his program over the past two cycles has received a four-year scholarship.

    "If I'm a student athlete, would I rather sign a one-year scholarship agreement or a four-year scholarship agreement?" Boyle said. "I think everybody in their right mind would ask for a four-year scholarship agreement.

    Indiana athletic director Fred Glass told the Associated Press Friday that his department is implementing four-year scholarships.


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  • Athletes, coaches allow themselves to be doused with buckets of ice water for charity

    Kyle Ringo at The Dagger 6 mths ago

    Some of the biggest names in women's college basketball as well as other notable figures from the sports world are voluntarily having buckets of ice water dumped over their heads.

    The #Chillin4Charity cold water challenge inspired by legendary North Carolina State coach Kay Yow, who died in 2009 from breast cancer, benefits the Kay Yow Fund. 

    #Chillin4Charity w @bre_stewart30 get ready @daniellesurae @LLeikem @shilpa_sree2

    Active student-athletes aren't required to donate money. They donate their time instead volunteering for community service hours.

    Tomorrow we will be recording the #Chillin4Charity challenge! I ACCEPT Cynthia Cooper's challenge! Anything for Coach Yow! #SicEm

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  • Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre drops 52 pounds in six months after focusing on his health

    Kyle Ringo at Dr. Saturday 6 mths ago

    Mike MacIntyre endured a difficult first season as head coach at Colorado last fall and turning things around on the football field, at times, was the least of his worries.

    MacIntyre traveled to Nashville in the middle of the season to help his brother move their aging parents into a nursing home. MacIntyre's father, George, a former national coach of the year at Vanderbilt, is suffering from multiple sclerosis.

    MacIntyre went back to Tennessee to visit his parents after the season around the holidays and he admits he was depressed when he came home from the trip. Seeing his parents aging and struggling at times led MacIntyre to realize he needed to take better care of himself.  It reached a tipping point when he found himself looking in his bathroom mirror one night at 3 a.m. and he didn't like the overweight, stressed out version of himself in that reflection.

    "Oh my gosh, what have I done to myself?" MacIntyre recalled saying to himself when he shared the story this week during an early college football kickoff luncheon in Colorado Springs.

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  • A Denver sports anchor is doing entertaining World Cup reports in a U.S. bodysuit

    Kyle Ringo at Dirty Tackle 6 mths ago

    For complete World Cup 2014 coverage visit Yahoo Sports and follow @YahooSoccer

    Aaron Matas generally handles the high school sports reports and weekend shifts for KUSA channel 9 in Denver, but he's getting a lot of bonus air time thanks to the World Cup and his sense of humor.

    Matas is appearing regularly during the station's sports segements covered from head to toe in red, white and blue as his alter ego Nil Nil. Sadly, Nil Nil had only 117 Twitter followers as of early Saturday morning. That is bound to increase with three weeks remaining in the World Cup.

    Nil Nil is a soccer super fan and obviously loves Team USA above all. He was already prepared for the U.S. to play its next game in the group stage early Saturday morning even though the game against Portugal doesn't happen until Sunday afternoon.

    Up early. Probably won't sleep again until after the #USAvsPOR game.

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  • Kansas will be America's team in 2015 World University Games

    Kyle Ringo at The Dagger 6 mths ago

    The Kansas men's basketball team will represent the United States in the World University Games in 2015 instead of an all-star team made up of players around the country from various college programs.

    The WUG will take place July 3-15 (2015) in Gwangju, South Korea, and the Jayhawks and coach Bill Self will be the second full college team to represent the U.S. at the event. Northern Iowa represented the U.S. at the 2007 games and placed ninth.

    Kansas officials told the paper USA Basketball made the decision to allow one college team to represent the nation recenly and decided on one of the sport's blue blood programs. The trip will be the equivalent of a summer foreign tour, which have been commonplace for years in college basketball.

    However, Self told the Lawrence Journal-World that the trip would not count as the Jayhawks' one allowable foreign tour each four years.

    Kansas athletic department officials were not certain whether the team would wear Team USA uniforms or Kansas uniforms on the trip.

  • Alleged Oregon sexual assault victim breaks silence in letter to fellow Ducks

    Kyle Ringo at The Dagger 6 mths ago

    The  victim of an alleged sexual assault at Oregon in March involving three men's basketball players  broke her silence this week by issuingan open letter to her fellow Ducks through her Colorado-based attorney, John Clune.

    The woman credited the Dean of Students office at the school  for helping her navigate a difficult few months and questioned the culture in the athletic department that ' prioritizes winning over safety of our students.'

    The alleged assault took place March 9, according to police reports, but was not reported until five days later on March 14. The victim alleged she was assaulted by Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin who were allowed to play in postseason basketball games even when school officials knew they were part of an ongoing police investigation. That led to protests and outrage on campus.

    An open letter from a fellow Duck:

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  • 'Unspeakable tragedy' strikes Texas A&M-Commerce women's basketball program

    Kyle Ringo at The Dagger 6 mths ago

    Two members of the Texas A&M-Commerce women's basketball team were killed and two others were seriously injured Tuesday in a two-vehicle accident in Paris, Texas.

    Aubree Butts, a 20-year-old sophomore from Lewisville, Texas, and Devin Oliver, a 21-year-old junior from Rowlett, Texas, died when the 2007 Nissan Maxima the four women were in was hit in the intersection of Loop 286 and FM 1497 by a tractor trailer. The two women who lost their lives were passengers in the car, reported.

    La'Tisha Hearne, a 21-year-old junior from Richardson, Texas, and 19-year-old sophomore Zenobia Winbush, were initially listed in critical condition but have since been released from the hospital, The school reported the four women were on their way to Paris High School to watch a summer league basketball game.

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  • Jeff Bower's departure leaves Marist looking for a coach late in the calendar

    Kyle Ringo at The Dagger 6 mths ago

    When Marist hired Jeff Bower in April 2013, school administrators believed they were getting a talented basketball coach with roots at the school making it unlikely they would have to go looking for another coach any time soon.

    A little more than a year later when programs around the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and the rest of the nation are fine-tuning their summer workouts and recruiting plans, Marist is looking for the 11th coach in its history.

    Bower is reportedly on the verge of becoming the next general manager of the Detroit Pistons, returning to the NBA where he spent much of the past 20 years as a coach, scout, general manager and working in the league office. He was an assistant and associate head coach at Marist during a nine-year span in the late-1980s and early 1990s.

    Losing Bower is a tough blow for a program that is fighting to claw its way to the top of the MAAC standings. The Red Foxes went 12-19 overall and 9-11 in MAAC play last year under Bower. This is the fourth coaching change at Marist since Dave Magarity left after the 2003-04 season following nearly 20 years at the school.

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