‘Fuel Your Fire’: A Rising Basketball Star Grows When You Doubt

RALEIGH, NC – Diamond Johnson looked hopeful, expectant. High school coach Andrea Peterson had yet to receive the anticipated call that assigned Johnson to the 2020 McDonald’s All American Game. Peterson had considered postponing practice so the team could assemble for the celebration. Instead, he started and asked an assistant to record the televised nominations. …

‘Bless and Protect My Team’: An Italian Town Hopes for Basketball

PORRETTA TERME, Italy — in the chapel of a small hillside temple in Porretta Terme — a beautiful town in central Italy known for the healing powers of its thermal waters — a single basketball-shaped window with curved seams cast light onto the walls, filled with basketball jerseys. On one table, a notebook contained pages …

Jackson State Men’s Basketball Plays On The Road, Where The Money Is

MILWAUKEE – As November rolls into December, the Jackson State University men’s basketball team has come to face Marquette in their seventh consecutive away game in their sixth different state. The Tigers have been away from their Mississippi campus for 17 of the 23 days since the season started. And the journey was far from …

Jackson State Men’s Basketball Plays On The Road, Where The Money Is

MILWAUKEE – As November rolls into December, the Jackson State University men’s basketball team has come to face Marquette in their seventh consecutive away game in their sixth different state. The Tigers have been away from their Mississippi campus for 17 of the 23 days since the season started. And the journey was far from …

Teens With Six Figures To Drop Out Of High School For Basketball

Porter, 55, is the great-nephew of economist Milton Friedman. A digital entrepreneur used to run the game studio. omgpop. Before that, he spent ten years in education, including a term as president of Teach for America. Weiner, now 29, comes from a different generation. He had just passed graduation when they started Overtime with Porter, …

South Carolina Women’s Basketball Rises in Rankings

Under Staley, South Carolina won one national championship, in 2017and entered this season in his 14th year as head coach, with a seven-year, $22.4 million contract extension and prospects to new heights. Its two A-list members are their teens Aliyah Boston and Zia Cooke, They are currently head of a veteran team, with five returning …

South Carolina Women’s Basketball Rises in Rankings

Under Staley, South Carolina won one national championship, in 2017and entered this season in his 14th year as head coach, with a seven-year, $22.4 million contract extension and prospects to new heights. Its two A-list members are their teens Aliyah Boston and Zia Cooke, They are currently head of a veteran team, with five returning …

NCAA Extends Women’s Basketball Tournament to 68 Teams

The association announced Wednesday, nearly three months later, that the NCAA Division I women’s basketball tournament will expand to 68 teams starting this season. the investigators concluded That college sports administrators have long prioritized male competition. The decision represents the association’s latest effort to make up for and go beyond a self-inflicted fiasco this year, …