The greatest player in Auburn program history will honored with a statue outside of the team’s home arena. The university announced that Charles Barkley, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer, will be the fourth athlete to be given a statue, joining Heisman Trophy winners Bo Jackson, Pat Sullivan and Cam Newton. “It just means a great deal to me,” Barkley said in a statement. “Being a kid from Alabama, going to Auburn. I think everybody knows what Auburn means to me. It’s going to be pretty cool.” Barkley, currently working as an analyst for TNT, was the SEC Player of the Year in 1984, as well as a second team All-American. He averaged 14.1 points and 9.6 rebounds per game in 84 appearances
Former national player of the year says U-M served 'jail food,' feels college players should get paid Trey Burke is one of the best Michigan basketball players to come out of the program in recent years. But the former Wolverines point guard didn't speak too highly of his time in Ann Arbor during a panel at the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics today in Washington, D.C. According to tweets from CBS Sports reporter Jon Solomon, Burke said he never ate breakfast at U-M because it was "disgusting, it's jail food," and said everybody knew he was "checked out" his sophomore year at Michigan, his final college season before declaring for the NBA draft. Burke probably means he was "checked
Sheldon Jeter practically did a spit take when Pittsburgh hired Kevin Stallings to replace Jamie Dixon last spring. ''I was shocked, as I imagine most people were,'' said the senior forward, who played under Stallings for one season at Vanderbilt before eventually making his way to the Panthers. When Jeter's teammates asked him for a read on Stallings while they pondered whether to leave or not, Jeter offered some salient advice.