Tyler Horka Mississippi Clarion Ledger Published 3:07 PM EDT Mar 11, 2019 The two best basketball players in the state of Mississippi call Starkville home. Mississippi State Bulldogs Teaira McCowan and Quinndary Weatherspoon won the 2019 Gillom and Howell Trophies, respectively. The awards were given out Monday afternoon during a ceremony presented by C Spire at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Weatherspoon, a senior at State, won the Howell Trophy for the second-straight season. McCowan, also a senior, won the Gillom Trophy to give Mississippi State the hardware for the fifth-straight year. Victoria Vivians won it the previous four times. Weatherspoon won his award over Ole Miss' Breein Tyree and Southern Miss' Cortez Edwards. Weatherspoon and Tyree are tied for second in the SEC in points per game this season with 18.5. McCowan, meanwhile, won her award over teammates Anriel Howard and Jordan Danberry. McCowan was named the SEC … [Read more...] about McCowan, Weatherspoon win Gillom, Howell Trophies as best basketball players in Mississippi
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SPORTS 01/18/2019 05:08 pm ET From LeBron James to Charles Barkley, these memorable figures made contributions that changed how the game looks and is played. By Ja'han Jones In 1892, James Naismith officially debuted the game of basketball. Naismith, then a teacher at the YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts, had invented the game at the end of 1891, and on Jan. 15 the next year, he formally published the rules. In its earliest days, basketball was a pastime for his young students. But the game has evolved since Naismith nailed two empty peach baskets to opposite ends of the gym and lay the groundwork for one of the most popular sports in the world. Most notably, basketball took on a new life and look when it expanded beyond its segregated confines and into more diverse gymnasiums, where people of color and women were allowed to play and impart their own flair. In the 127 years since basketball was invented, several hoops stars have left their mark … [Read more...] about 7 Basketball Players — And 1 Team — Who Changed The Sport Forever
November 29, 2018 By MKE Community Journal Leave a Comment By Pat Baldwin Men’s head basketball coach University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee When we talk to our young men, be they current or future University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers, we want to assure them that their time here will be a world-class experience. I picked up that mindset during my playing career, which included two years of pro ball in Europe, and from my coaching stops before I became Milwaukee’s head coach in 2017. Our UWM players have the opportunity to attend an excellent university. They engage with other students in and out of the classroom, and they learn from a great group of faculty members and administrators, all right here in Milwaukee. But I always keep an eye out for experiences that will expand their worldview while helping our team form tighter bonds and produce better results. So I was excited when we were approached about playing in the Belfast Hall of Fame Classic, part of which is held … [Read more...] about UWM basketball players embark on the trip of a lifetime
Before we go team by team, let’s take it bucket by bucket: Broadly speaking, should the Pac-12 expect an uptick in performance in men’s basketball? Will the number of teams showing year-over-year improvement in 2019-20 exceed the number of teams showing year-over-year decline? Will the conference send more than three teams to the NCAAs? And will it produce a team seeded higher than, ahem, ninth? Our buckets of better and worse for the regular season: * Indisputably better: Colorado and Arizona * Uptick likely: USC * More of the same: California, Stanford, Washington State, UCLA * Regression likely: Arizona State, Utah, Oregon State, Washington. * Decidedly worse: Oregon. The scale, it seems, tilts in the wrong direction. Here we go (with the Hotline’s mid-April projections in parentheses) … 1. Colorado (previous: 2): The Buffaloes were one of the hottest teams in the Pac-12 at the close of 2018-19 and have more experience — and fewer unknowns — than … [Read more...] about Analysis: Where do the Huskies and Cougars fit in the Pac-12 basketball power rankings next season?
Lauren Hill, the college basketball player whose cancer battle captured the country’s attention and raised millions of dollars to fight the disease, has died. She was 19. Hill was diagnosed with terminal cancer during her senior year of high school. In the fall doctors told her that she had just months to live — the inoperable tumor on her brain growing with each passing day — but she beat those odds, playing in the season-opener for Mount St. Joseph’s and earning a spot on the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s first team. But it wasn’t her play that earned her accolades, it was her fight. Hill dedicated herself to raising money to help others fight the disease that was taking her life — Diffused Intrinsic Pontine Giloma. As of last week, she had raised more than $1.5 million for that cause. “Through Lauren’s fund-raising and advocacy efforts she not only became a spotlight on the lack of funding for cancer … [Read more...] about Lauren Hill, inspirational college basketball player, dies following brave fight against cancer