Author Archives: Shannon Boy

Mac McClung…… The Big Dawg, or Hoya, As I Know Him.

It is March 9, 2018. The temperature in Richmond, Virginia hangs around the 40s. The Siegel Center on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth has all but emptied out except for some family members of our basketball team and the coaching staff. Our charter bus awaits outside to take us back to a raucous hotel party. I walk out of the

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#2 Wolverines dominate visiting #21 Hoosiers in Big Ten Showdown

The Crisler Center has seen its share of great basketball players, coaches and great basketball teams for many years: Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, The Fab Five….a group of players (to name a few) didnt just change the fortunes of Wolverine basketball in the 1990s but put it on the map forever while also changing the culture and apparel for basketball

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Expanding The NCAA Basketball Tourney… Is It About The Madness Or The Money?

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.  To the American sports fan this time period known as “March Madness” is equal to Christmas, Thanksgiving and The Fourth of July all wrapped up in one. The only exception?  This holiday last for an entire month!  People all over this nation, basketball fan and non-basketball fan, cast their lots in basketball tourney pools at

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THE BIG 10: THE CONFERENCE THAT KEEPS ON GIVING (GREAT BASKETBALL THAT IS)

A BIG TEN THANKSGIVING On ESPN it was FEAST WEEK…. that time of year when the Thanksgiving holiday arrives, people are on vacation visiting families and if they love hoops then they love what is usually on the television…..  great college basketball matchups! How did we get FEAST WEEK for college basketball?  It started like this. Here’s the story. A few

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Wolverines Crush The ‘Cats in The Finn by 27

The Big Ten was served notice last night when the Michigan Wolverines went into Philly and showed the city which cats were the true beasts of the East by dismantling the #8 ranked Villanova Wildcats on their newly renovated home floor by 27 points 73-46. Villanova, playing in their newly renovated 65 million dollar Finneran Pavilion, was totally dominated by

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Smooth From The South

Coaching basketball for many years…. I have always told my players “do the things the right way”. Actually though do you realize that some of the best to ever walk on the court were of the lefthanded persuasion? Southpaws make up a rare percentage of the population…. about 10 percent. Look closely and you will find that a lot of

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THE REAL WINNERS OF THE 2018 NCAA MEN’S AND WOMEN’S TOURNAMENT: THE TERM “UNDERDOG” SHOULD MEAN MUCH MORE IN TODAY’S TIME.

BY SHANNON BOY The term “March Madness” has for many years been the name of one of America’s most beloved times of the year in sports. It is the nickname given to the much hyped and always look forward to time of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. The term “March Madness” has also taken on a different type of nickname for many

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