Category Archives: College Basketball

Just what are the best rivalries in sports?

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By Ray Hamill

One of the oldest and most enduring rivalries in all of sports was back on center stage Saturday when Army played Navy for the 115th time.

And that got me wondering, just what is the greatest rivalry in sports?

It’s a question I’ve raised before with a variety of guests on my weekly radio show and one that always results in a passionate discussion, and about the only certainty from it all is there never is a consensus top pick.

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Where’s the defense?

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By Ray Hamill

I see Jack Taylor’s at it again.

On Sunday, the Grinnell junior scored 109 points in a Division-III basketball victory over Crossroads College in Iowa, the third best offensive performance in NCAA history, and the second time Taylor has eclipsed the century mark in his young career.

Remarkably, last season the 5-foot-10 Taylor also drained an NCAA record 138 points in a game, and through two games this season he is already averaging 90 points.

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You gotta love the freshman’s honesty

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By Ray Hamill

I think I’m going to enjoy watching Andrew Wiggins. His honesty, at least, is refreshing in a sports world where way too many stars hide behind rehashed cliched answers or prefer to just lie outright.

During an interview on ESPN last week, the freshman sensation was asked what he’s enjoyed most since arriving at Kansas, and he replied “I would say just enjoying my last year of school.”

Your last year of school? 

Didn’t you just get there?

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