• Q&A: Catching up with former Oakland star Travis Bader
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    Q&A: Catching up with former Oakland star Travis Bader

    BROOKLYN — Remember Travis Bader? The four-year star for the Oakland Grizzlies was a two-time first-team all-Summit League selection, made the All-Newcomers team in Oakland’s first season in the Horizon League, and...oh yeah...he holds the NCAA record for career three-pointers made. Unsurprisingly, Bader is currently playing professionally, most recently with Basket Recanati in Italy. But in the offseason, he suits up for Overseas Elite, the two-time-defending champions of The Basketball Tournament. Mid-Major Madness caught up with Bader after Overseas Elite defeated the Tampa Bulls, 84-76, on Friday in Brooklyn. First, a quick note: I introduced myself to Bader after the game and told him a

  • Minutes: The fashion sins of coaches and what Dinero Mercurius adds to FGCU
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    Minutes: The fashion sins of coaches and what Dinero Mercurius adds to FGCU

    Good morning! If you’re reading this, you’re clearly starting your day off right with an effort to better yourself by becoming more educated about the goings-on in the mid-major world. In a landscape so dominated by the biggest schools and conferences, it’s quite hard to winnow down the information you want and need to hear about your favorite mid-major programs. Thankfully, Mid-Major Madness is here to aggregate the news and links for you, providing you with a brand-new, daily post about the world of mid-major hoops. #Content to Read CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander published his list of the 25 players with something to prove next season, and two of the players on the list are mid-major athletes.

  • ESPN 100 forward Hauser commits to Marquette
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    ESPN 100 forward Hauser commits to Marquette

    Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer Close Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Follow on Twitter ESPN 100 forward Joey Hauser announced his commitment to Marquette on Sunday evening. Hauser's older brother, Sam Hauser, is a rising sophomore on the Golden Eagles and was an ESPN 100 prospect in the class of 2016. Steve Wojciechowski made Hauser the top priority for Marquette's 2018 recruiting class, hoping to secure him early in the process. The Golden Eagles beat Wisconsin, Michigan State and Notre Dame for Hauser's pledge. A 6-foot-7 versatile forward from Stevens Point Area Senior High School (Wisconsin), Hauser is ranked No. 49 in the class of