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.
Your NJIT Highlanders have a new coach: Brian Kennedy, who is part of the famous Kennedy family of coaches, moves down the bench to take over the team. He will be officially announced Friday.
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
All eyes are on @JSThree8 after beating @StephenCurry30 in a game of PIG at the @Warriors shoot around. pic.twitter.com/kIssqXTwxA— Angels (@Angels) 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.