Congratulations on the Sleeves, Golden State Warriors—Signed, an Evansville Purple Aces Fan

Adidas yesterday introduced new lightweight uniforms for the Golden State Warriors. These unis are notable because a) the shorts don’t match the jerseys at all, b) they are 26 percent lighter than other NBA uniforms, and c) the jerseys have sleeves. Yes, sleeves.

Video: Marist Hits 65-foot Buzzer Beater to Force 2nd OT

The talk in college basketball today is all about Tyler Griffey’s layup as time expired to give Illinois an upset win over top-ranked Indiana. While no play last night had a bigger impact on the landscape of college basketball, Marist’s Chavaughn Lewis gave us a more impressive buzzer beater.

Evansville Adds 6-10 Big Man Egidijus Mockevicius From Lithuanian U-20 National Team

Evansville has added Egidijus Mockevicius, a twenty-year-old center on the Lithuanian under-20 national team that just won the European Championship.

Conference Tournaments Do One-Bid Leagues No Favor

Much to the chagrin of Charismatic Christians everywhere, the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles will not be dancing this year. It is yet another example of how conference tournaments can actually work to the long-term detriment of one-bid leagues.

BracketBusters: Does It Hurt More Participating Teams Than It Helps?

In case you’ve been too caught up in the Super Bowl hype machine this week, the BracketBusters matchups for this season were announced on Monday. Andy Bottoms explores whether the event does more harm than good for its participants.

8 Things We Learned This Weekend

All of my teams lost this weekend, so I’m really in no mood to think about sports, let alone write about them. But perhaps this little exercise in which I review what we learned this weekend in sports will be therapeutic and help me prepare for the months of heartache that surely lie ahead.

The Bottoms Line College Basketball Stock Watch: Creighton, Harvard UP; Minnesota, Vandy DOWN

Another exciting week of college hoops is in the books, so it’s time to look at this week’s risers and fallers. The Stock Up section is full of mid-majors who have chalked up key wins in the early going, while the Stock Down teams reached that status due to injury or inefficiency.

Indiana-Butler Preview: Much At Stake Tonight In Bloomington

The biggest game of the Tom Crean Era takes place tonight in Bloomington. Butler (3-2), the two-time national runners-up, heads south to play Indiana (5-0) in a game that Crean desperately needs to win against the coach that some in the Hoosier fan base think should have his job.

The Bottoms Line Non-BCS Watch List: Xavier Musketeers

The Non-BCS Watch List concludes with a look at Xavier, a perennial NCAA Tournament team that boasts one of the top players in the nation.

The Bottoms Line Non-BCS Watch List: Wichita State Shockers

Wichita State, the final MVC team on the Non-BCS Watch List, is looking to contend for a conference title while replacing a number of key members from last season’s NIT Championship squad.

The Bottoms Line Non-BCS Watch List: UNLV Rebels

According to most pundits, the Mountain West will be a two-team race this season between New Mexico and UNLV, who is up next on the Non-BCS Watch List.

The Bottoms Line Non-BCS Watch List: Saint Mary’s Gaels

After four straight seasons with at least 25 wins, Saint Mary’s is out to prove there is more to the West Coast Conference than Gonzaga and newcomer BYU.

The Bottoms Line Non-BCS Watch List: Temple Owls

Two of the four remaining Non-BCS Watch List teams call the Atlantic 10 home, starting with the Temple Owls, who are coming off their first NCAA Tournament win since 2001.

The Bottoms Line Non-BCS Watch List: New Mexico Lobos

The Non-BCS Watch List makes its first stop in the Mountain West to look at the New Mexico Lobos, who are expected to challenge for the conference title.

The Bottoms Line Non-BCS Watch List: Memphis Tigers

The Memphis Tigers are the third and final Non-BCS Watch List team from Conference USA, and they just might be the best team from outside of the six major conferences this season.