It is time to take a break from all that work you are doing and catch up on the news around the basketball world.
Better make a note of where truTV is on your television: The NCAA reached an agreement with CBS and Turner to extend their coverage of the NCAA Tournament through the 2032 season. The extension is worth $1.1 billion per year, which mostly goes back to the student athletes, although that is debatable.
Remember when this was called a conference game? Memphis and UAB will renew their old rivalry in a home-and-home series starting next season. First game is at Memphis, assuming they can find someone to coach the team.
We don't like the graduate transfer rule: Neither should you. This is why.
The IVY League honored its smart athletes... which would seem to be a given. They actually have so many that they need to limit the number a school can nominate.
Someone cover this guy! Former Tennessee State player Robert Covington scored 24 points including a 6-for-10 performance from 3-point range. But he plays for the Philadelphia 76ers, so, you know, they lost.
File this under "small sample size": Los Angeles Angels pitcher Joe Smith beat Stephen Curry in a game of PIG during the Golden State Warriors shoot-around. Paul Biancardi could probably have used this guy on the team at Wright State back in the day.
And with that, Steph Curry lost to Joe Smith in PIG pic.twitter.com/kcpgMHHBQm— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) April 12, 2016
You should be watching ESPN tonight: Golden State is going for a record 73rd win on the season tonight against Memphis. Plus Stephen Curry will probably score something ridiculous like 55 to close the year, or make a shot from one step in front of the opposing 3-point line. No biggie.
And in other news...
Princeton shut down its sprint football team: So this doesn't rise to the level of UAB shutting down its program, but still. Sprint football has a weight limit of 172 pounds, which means that I still wouldn't have been able to play this in college if I had gone to one of those Northeast schools still playing this game. Probably a good thing for Princeton overall, since it seems the team wasn't too good anyway.