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  • Six fun college hoops-themed Ice Bucket Challenge videos

    Jeff Eisenberg at The Dagger6 days ago

    Coaches from across college basketball have participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge this week to help raise money and awareness for research for ALS, the neurodegenerative condition also known as Lou Gherig's disease.

    Here's a look at six of the most fun, creative videos:

    1. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski: Coach K's nine grandkids lived every North Carolina fan's dream when they doused college basketball's winningest coach with two buckets of ice water. Krzyzewski's reaction is amusing and his challenge to his USA basketball players was great too.

    2. Nebraska coach Tim Miles: Not only did Miles and assistant coaches Kenya Hunter and Jim Molinari allow their players to dump buckets of ice-cold water on their heads, they also threw in another twist for a good cause. They wore "Avery Strong" t-shirts in honor of Avery Harriman, the young son of assistant Chris Harriman who recently found out that his leukemia is no longer in remission.

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  • Package deal doesn't help Ole Miss land top prospect

    Jeff Eisenberg at The Dagger7 days ago

    The most noteworthy aspect of Skal Labissiere's list of six potential schools is which program is no longer in the running to land the coveted Class of 2015 prospect.

    Ole Miss didn't make the cut even though coach Andy Kennedy had made it known that Labissiere's legal guardian, Gerald Hamilton, could join his staff as a third assistant if that would help secure a commitment.

    Labissiere announced via Twitter on Tuesday night that he had narrowed his list to six schools: Kentucky, Memphis, North Carolina, Georgetown, Tennessee and Baylor. Besides Ole Miss, the Wildcats, Tigers and Tar Heels previously were thought to be the favorites to land the 6-foot-11 Haitian center, who is rated No. 14 in Rivals.com's Class of 2015 rankings.

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  • Nebraska's coaches doused as part of the Ice Bucket Challenge

    Jeff Eisenberg at The Dagger8 days ago

    Nebraska players found an excuse to dump buckets of ice-cold water on coach Tim Miles and two of his assistants without actually capturing a championship first.

    They did it to help Miles complete the Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise money and awareness for research for ALS, the neurodegenerative condition also known as Lou Gherig's disease.

    The Ice Bucket Challenge was the brainchild of friends and family members of Pete Frates, a 29-year-old former Boston College baseball player who learned he had ALS in 2012. Each person who endures the icy water nominates a handful of others to complete the task themselves in the next 24 hours.

    Anyone active on social media has probably seen friends, family members or celebrities take the Ice Bucket Challenge the past few days. In the sports world, Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby and New York Giants owner John Mara.

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