Thursday, March 5, 2015

Charlie Strong: I Never Kicked Players Off of Team

Charlie Strong has been an interesting and somewhat polarizing character since he took over the Texas Longhorns. He had experienced enough success at Louisville to get the fans excited about what the future could hold, but then there were his five core values (Honesty, Treat Women With Respect, No Drugs, No Stealing, and No Weapons).

Break them and punishment would be swift and hard including the possibility of being dismissed from the team. Sure enough, nine players were eventually kicked off the team for violating a core value. However, now Charlie is saying he didn't kick anyone off the team.

via Twitter

Narly Naked Davison Fan Escorted Out of Game By Police [VIDEO]

Fans are awesome; especially the crazy ones that don't give a damn. Davison had one such fan in attendance at Thursday night's game against VCU. The fan wanted to do more than just cheer the team on so when VCU was shooting free throws he stripped down to his Speedo and danced  around like an idiot.

Anything to distract the opposition and help the team. That is, until the police say stop.



WATCH: Shaq Goodwin Gets a Friendly Bounce on Final Shot to Help Memphis Beat UConn

They say that sometimes it is better to be lucky than good. Well--that was certainly the case for Shaq Thompson and Memphis Thursday night when the team took on UConn. To be fair, the team was actually both good and lucky. They had to play well in order to be within a point of the Huskies with 8.1 seconds to go.

The bounce. Well the bounce was lucky, but earned Memphis the win 54-53.



WATCH: Wisconsin's Sam Dekker Throws Down Monster One-Handed Jam Against Minnesota

Frank Kaminsky is the talk of the town when it comes to the Wisconsin Badgers, but he is not the only show in town. Sam Dekker isn't half bad either. He proved just that Thursday night when the Badgers took on Minnesota. While Kaminsky led the way with 25 points he was not far behind with 20 *(including the two he got for the monster dunk below).

The Badgers went on to win 76-63 and wrapped up the conference title in the process.



WATCH: Arkansas' Michael Qualls With Awesome Putback Dunk Against South Carolina

The Arkansas Razorbacks have had a solid season; one that will continue in the Big Dance for sure. At this point they just want to keep everyone healthy and playing well. However, against South Carolina just playing well was almost not enough. The Razorbacks were up by 11 at the half, but late in the game found themselves down big and staring defeat right in the face.

That it, until Arkansas went on an 18-3 run at the end of the game to steal the win, 78-74, for their first win at South Carolina since 2001.



Incoming Oklahoma Wide Receiver Dede Westbrook Trolls Texas Longhorns on Twitter

The Oklahoma-Texas rivalry has always been a good one, but it didn't really take center stage until Texas A&M left the Big 12 for the SEC. Now it is one of the top rivalries in the region next to Baylor-TCU. Like any good rivalry, players from each side are prone to saying or tweeting things just to get under the skin of the other.

Kind of like incoming Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook did Thursday afternoon.

via Twitter

Malik Zaire Tweets About Upcoming QB Battle With Everett Golson?

Notre Dame entered last season with high hopes only to  have to settle with beating LSU in the Music City Bowl. Part of the problem the team had, but not the only, was quarterback play which has led many to call for the Malik Zaire Era to begin and the  Everett Golson one to end. As far as we know right now Zaire and Golson will be battling it out for the right to be named the starter in Game One next season.

From the sound of a couple tweets Malik sent out Thursday morning it sounds like he may already be looking at the job as his to lose.

via Bleacher Report

Houston Texans Safety D.J. Swearinger Under Investigation By Houston Police for Stealing His Own Truck

The Houston Texans are a rarity in the NFL. They are a team that does not have many if any players have problems with the law. Historically, the team has been among the lead leaders when it comes to players staying out of trouble. However, that appears to be changing.

It looks like safety D.J. Swearinger may be in a little trouble and for stealing his own truck.

via BroBible