Category: basketball

UCLA, USC Move to Big Ten Conference?

LOS ANGELES—The future of the Pac-12 Conference was thrown into doubt Thursday amid reports that two of its premiere athletic programs—University of California–LA and University of Southern California—could be eying a move to the Big Ten Conference as early as 2024. The San Jose Mercury-News first reported the possible moves, which have not been finalized…


UCLA, USC Announce Move to Big Ten Conference

LOS ANGELES—The University of Californiain–LA (UCLA) and the University of Southern California (USC) confirmed leaving the Pac-12 Conference in 2024, and announcing June 30 they will join the Big Ten Conference in a move that sent shock waves across the world of collegiate athletics. The leaders of the Big Ten Conference voted Thursday to accept…


Blind Basketball Player Who Has a 4.0 GPA Wows a Crowd of 2,500 With Her Shot

A basketball player from Zeeland East High School in Michigan who happens to be completely blind wowed a gymnasium packed with 2,500 people by making a basket at the last game of the season. (Courtesy of Brandy Navetta/Zeeland Public Schools) In a video that has now taken the Internet by storm, Jules Hoogland, a junior at…


Mentoring Troubled Youth Through Basketball

His early life was no crystal staircase. Mister Harriel grew up in a single-family, low-income home in a South Sacramento neighborhood. Drug dealing and gang violence were commonplace. That and his father’s absence became an on-ramp to a street life of drug dealing and property crime. Meanwhile, Harriel played high school basketball mainly to calm…


NBA Roundup: Host Raptors Rout Pacers in Fire-Delayed Game

Following the evacuation of the audience and a delay of more than an hour, the Toronto Raptors completed a 131–91 rout of the visiting Indiana Pacers on Saturday night. An issue with an arena speaker resulted in a small electrical fire beginning in the first quarter in the game at Scotiabank Arena. Toronto Fire Service…


NBA Roundup: Heat Ruin Kevin Durant’s Return to Nets

Bam Adebayo totaled 30 points and 11 rebounds as the Miami Heat overcame a 16-point deficit to beat Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets 113–107 on Thursday night in New York. Durant returned from missing 21 games with a sprained MCL in his left knee and scored 31 points for Brooklyn. He hit 10 of…


Opposing Youth Basketball Teams Pray Together for a Player’s Grandfather Who Fell Ill at a Game

When a player’s grandfather fell ill and became unresponsive in the crowd during an Iowa youth basketball tournament, attendees called 911 and the play was halted. Immediately, a group of fourth- to sixth-grade girls, from opposing teams, formed a prayer circle of their own volition. The mother of one of the players caught the moving…


Top 25 Roundup: No. 11 Texas Tech Beats No. 7 Baylor Again

Kevin Obanor scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, both season highs, as No. 11 Texas Tech came from behind to overwhelm No. 7 Baylor 83-73 on Wednesday in a key Big 12 Conference matchup in Lubbock, Texas. The Red Raiders (20–6, 9–4 Big 12) trailed by seven points at halftime but rallied behind Obanor’s…


Randle, Knicks Earn First Win of Trip, Hold Off Warriors

SAN FRANCISCO—Julius Randle scored 28 points and matched his season high of 16 rebounds, and the New York Knicks earned their first win in four tries during their West Coast trip, holding off the Golden State Warriors 116–114 on Thursday night. Stephen Curry scored 19 of his 35 points in the first half and dished…


Doncic Scores 28 in 1st, 51 Total, Mavs Top Clippers 112–105

DALLAS—Luka Doncic says he will miss Kristaps Porzingis after the Dallas Mavericks traded the player who never quite measured up as the European sidekick to the team’s young superstar. Never mind what the game showed just a few hours after the deal at the trading deadline. Doncic scored 28 of his career-high 51 points in…