UCLA guard Bryce Alford came prepared for all the questions he’d inevitably get asked about his former teammate, Lonzo Ball, after his Memorial Day draft workout with the Los Angeles Lakers. Alford spent his senior year at UCLA alongside Ball, where they finished their season 31-5, and made a push all the way to the Sweet 16, before being ousted by Kentucky. “He can play anywhere,” Alford said when asked about how Ball might fit with the Lakers young core. “Obviously, I think this (the Lakers) would be a good fit for him, but that dude can fit in with just about anybody. He makes everybody around him better, whether it be a guard or a big or anybody. That dude is a special kid.” “Their (the Lakers)
Maryland baseball finished the Big Ten Tournament with a 37-21 overall record and the 34th-best RPI in the country. It also erases any doubts that Maryland had caught lightening in a bottle in 2014 and 2015, and demonstrates that the Terps are becoming a nationally recognized program. The other Big Ten teams to make the NCAA tournament are Nebraska, Michigan, Indiana, and conference tournament winner Iowa.
Welcome to the refreshed Rock Chalk Talk! To celebrate the new look and feel of our sports community, we’re sharing stories of how and why we became fans of our favorite teams. If you’d like to share your story, head over to the FanPosts to write your own post. Each FanPost will be entered into a drawing to win a $500 Fanatics gift card. We’re collecting all of the stories here. and featuring the best ones across our network as well. Come Fan With Us! Rules for the Fanpost contest: 1. Readers (aka people who are not on the masthead) should go to the FanPosts section and write a post with the headline 'Why I'm a fan of the Kansas Jayhawks'. 2. The post should be under 800 words. 3. SB Nation will