27 Burst results for "Jay Bilas"
"jay bilas" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"The quidditch cup? And Harry Potter. There you go. Okay, nobody beat me at quidditch. You just went quidditch. Poor Adam sitting back there, thinking he's going to have an easy day, but now their phone lines are just more crazy. We're fortunate for rich number to dial. Brockman hook and ladder and Friday night lights. You don't want to be part of that world. I was a very awful future. You don't want to be part of that. You don't want to be part of that. I would think, like you'd have to really want to be there. Like, I would want to go grab one of those straw hats and sit in the stands, waiting for Roy Hobbs to hit the light stanchion. Back when people wore suits to baseball. Oh gosh, yes, you know me, I would be Natalie clad. But in the meantime, I'd want to get off that train and watch Roy Hobbs at the very young age. Poor Adam. 6 phones. 8 four four two O four rich. Brockman, you know, many Saracen to riggins to smash in season one, the hook and ladder. If you want to go to that over another, I know we're throwing them out. Which one would you like 7 with Friday night lights season ones? Every play was a Hail Mary to end the game. It was great. That's a great season. It was great. Hell of a season. How about the bourbon bowl water boy? Oh. Okay. Good one. Varsity blues, shout out Daniel Kramer. What part of varsity blues would you want to attend? Is that was that an event? Yeah. I mean, they were at the gun club. Ali larter was front and center. I don't think that's an event. Not an event. I'm going to see the return of the chef in the box. I'll say it. Might have been an event after you watch the movie. Hey. Lane Johnson coming up, people. For over three decades, nobody has had a wrestling career like arn Anderson. Conrad Thompson gets all the stories with our. Are you changing these matches up every night? They're not televised. They're live events. It's fun to go out and change stuff up on fire. And always remember this, Conrad, and no matter how.
"jay bilas" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"We just showed to our peacock audience Ralph Macchio appearing here in 2018 in advance or just as Cobra Kai was hitting YouTube for the first time. Sparking a spectacular run for that show and a bit of nostalgia because everybody loves Karate Kid. Which, by the way, hit a theater near you today for the first time 38 years ago. 30 8 years ago. So, that got us to thinking, because we've already been down this road before. Sure, about is it a sports movie or not? I mean, it really is about a coming of age story. It's about a fish out of water story. It's about a kid who doesn't have a dad, but finds a dad and somebody who makes him more confident and makes him a terrific competitor in the field of karate. Used him to just clean up his house. Yes. All of his paint the fats wax on wax off. And but of course it does end in a cinema competition. He's sporting event. Yes. Does that make it a sports movie? I say no. Actually. It's more like a teen high school. There's so many different ways to look at The Karate Kid. It's great. But we're going to look at it in terms of what, Chris, today. We're going to look at it in terms of a fictional sporting event. The smith and I were talking this morning, which fictional sporting event would you have most liked to attend? Ah. So we're talking about the all valley karate championship, some other ones, Billy Chappell's perfect game from for the love of the game, Costner. The how about the cons versus the guards? In the original longest yard. I mean, where would you? I mean, we're not thinking about where you're attending this, right? How you're attending this? Are you are you a prisoner? I was thinking more of the fan. Okay. So you get to leave the penitentiary. All right, so now I'm interested. How about the 51 Indiana high school basketball state championship? Get a seat in the butler field House? Hickory against south Ben central. Okay. Some other ones were thinking about rocky versus Drago. How about the championship game in the mighty ducks? You have a two cents on this one, TJ? Yeah, you know me, but mine. Was there a sporting event in the last boy scout that I missed? Yeah. I don't want to talk about that because I want to ruin the movie for you. Rudy, obviously. Right off the bat. That is frictional..
"jay bilas" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"But I'm a realist. It's going to be a rough couple of years. I think personally, and we got to play Bama what the second game of the season. Correct. And I think it's going to be stomping. But I am not doing it to us. Yeah, no, I don't think anybody confused you on that one. But I'm just excited about it. And I think if I guess our keys in a couple of years, a couple of recruiting classes will be okay. Yeah, to me, Tim, I think he's a good coach, but last year did not help him at all. And I think what last year did is it shortened his leash and if he doesn't turn the program around, at least in direction, you have to start looking ahead going. Is he the guy we want to go into the SEC? So I think there is going to be pressure on sarkisian very quickly if he's not careful. I like the guy very much. I think he's capable, but this is no time to say, well, let's let this thing roll because that clock is ticking. We'll take a break here, more to come. With our next guest, the athletic director at Vanderbilt, Kansas story Lee is next. You are listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. And we are back. Great to have all of you here and more of your phone calls in just a moment at 8 5 5 two four two 7 two 8 5 which in a busy show already and we mentioned that we were going to have Kansas story Leon the head of the athletic department at Vanderbilt there has been some big news this week updating on facilities and the introduction of a new program. And Kansas, thank you very much. It's always good to have you on. Congratulations on the events of the last week when you've had some very big announcements. Good afternoon. Good afternoon. Thank you. Thank you very much. I appreciate it. Well, tell us all about some of the news we've been reading about. Well, in the last couple of days, we put out some additional detail about the first facility project that we will start later this summer in our north end zone of our football stadium. It will serve as the basketball practice facility for our men to basketball programs. But as you know, as many people know, our footprint is pretty tight. So what I love about this building is that we're going to literally put a building in the end zone that on the outside will provide premium seating and phantom amenities for football, but then on the inside give 90,000 ft² that will be devoted to our basketball programs and serve as like the day to day hub. So we put out some more information about that with the construction timeline. We also announced a partnership with NBC sports around NIL opportunities for our student athletes. And then yesterday we announced that we would be bringing back volleyball as our 17th varsity sport ready to compete earlier than 2024, but most likely 2025. What was behind the volleyball decision, Candace? I've been studying volleyball for quite some time. And once we had an idea of when the basketball practice facility would be complete, it really allowed that thought that dream to come to fruition because it opens up so much space and memorial that allows us to give volleyball the best chance to compete at a high level right out the gate. And again, thinking about how tied our footprint is, we can basically just repurpose our practice gym in the space and memorial. So you're able to do that within our footprint and volleyball is very popular in this region. It's very popular in the country, the SEC just won the national championship this year. We think demographics wise, it's a great fit for Vanderbilt. I only want to provide opportunities for our student athletes to win. And I think we can win at this. Talking to Kansas Lee. Certainly, I would like to ask you about the football program and we've talked to you a couple of times and obviously a change was made after the last two seasons going three and 9 and zero and 9 under coach mason. But in the opening year of carley, I realized it was a transitional year. It was still winless in the SEC and a two in ten Mark overall. How would you evaluate one year and projecting forward? Yeah, I mean, those are not the results that we want. So I think coach Lee and I are on the same page about that. I would rate him very high on the culture that he is creating. So the environment that he's creating, that will lead to winning. And there were it's a big haul. It's a big task, there's no reason why we can't win and win at a high level. But the thing that I've said from the beginning, like if you look at our baseball program, I think it's a great template for success here, right? Because when Tim Corbin came here in 2003, the baseball program had not experienced success for a very long time. And that's no disrespect to the coaches and the athletes that were a part of that. But it was not the baseball program that you see today. When we hired the right coach, we gave him time and resources when we supported him. It's key as you have to hire the right person, and that's no disrespect to prior football coaches, but I do think that Clark believes the right person in this moment..
"jay bilas" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"And issues of academic eligibility. Other than that, I think there are going to be out of things. And that's probably as appropriate. The individual schools and the conferences can make their own decisions as to how they want to do business. And that's more on the level where I think it should be. And I think a lot of observers feel that we don't need any national standard or national regulation with regard to facilities spending or coaches salaries or any other aspect or media rights deals or any other aspect of this multi-billion dollar business, but somehow people think we need to regulate athlete compensation. I don't feel that way, but I respect those that do. And I recently had a great conversation with a conference commissioner and that conference commissioner had said to me that there needs to be some rationality in the process with regard to athlete compensation. And I really thought about that. And one of the things I wound up with after a considered thought was, when you really think about running a multi-billion dollar entertainment industry on a college campus, that's not really rational from the get go. And when people talk about, hey, only 2% of these players go on to be professionals in the MBA or the Major League Baseball or the NFL stuff like that. That may be true, but if that is true and education is the driving factor here, why are we running this kind of business on college campuses at this level? It's hard to explain. So I don't see how regulating only one segment of the business. That being the athlete is necessarily the way to go. It's the way we've done it all these years and NAA has gotten away with it, but the Supreme Court made it pretty clear they're not going to get away with it in the future. Others have mentioned, I know we're getting a little intricate with legalese here, but some have talked about Congress the NCAA wanting exemptions, whether antitrust or elsewhere. On the antitrust issue, as you look ahead, do you see concerns for college athletics in regard to that as these leagues get bigger and more powerful? Well, if the NCAA schools or anything bigger than a conference act in concert to limit the compensation of an athlete or anybody else, I think that would run afoul of federal antitrust law. I think that was made pretty clear by the Supreme Court, especially the concurring opinion of justice Kavanaugh that in any other business, what the NCAA has been doing would be per se illegal. So I think the answer double-A is rightfully afraid of trying to legislate in this area and try to limit athletes. You know, they have said that right now they've moved the goalposts, if you will, to say that it's no longer amateurism that's going to be their bedrock principle. It's that, you know, athletes can not be employees. And that's not going to stand very long either. If challenged and I may take a period of time for that to get through the court system, but I don't see that surviving either if a school wants to hire a player and athlete as an employee and provide that player with a contract. I don't see why they should be stopped from doing that. I do think that's where this is headed and it makes the most sense to me just like they would sign a coach to a contract or any other employee. And it's cleaner and neater. It's going to take fans a while to wrap their heads around it, but clearly nobody turned their heads away from the TV set or otherwise in the last year with NIL. And we've stopped reporting on, hey, this player is driving this car and worrying about where he or she got to watch or whatever they're wearing. We're out of that business now and that's been nothing but a positive, but because it's an issue in recruiting and because coaches are now having to deal with and living rooms, you know, it used to be that they had to answer questions on education. Then it became, how can you get my son to the NFL or the NBA? They had to deal with that. Now they're having to deal with questions about how much can my son or daughter make in the marketplace. And so that's new and a little bit unsettling for coaches, but it's here to stay unless Congress steps in and does something about it. And I don't see any, I don't see any movement on Capitol Hill to have that happen. One last question about that, Jane. Thanks so much for the time. So for a school wherever that is to sign a contract with a player or a recruit, how would that work and your suggesting, I'm pretty sure that the NCAA wouldn't challenge it or would they right now? I mean, is that something that just has to evolve? What would open the door for that? Well, I think somebody doing it. And then if the NCAA wanted to challenge it, that could certainly happen. But I think it would be something where the association would have to say, look, this is where we're headed. Let's just go ahead and do it. And allow it through the NCAA legislative process and Paul, I think it would work pretty in a pretty orderly fashion. I mean, I think it's pretty clear these schools know exactly whom to recruit and exactly whom to put in the game when they want to win. They know the value of these players. And it almost strains the mind to think that I want to do because I'll use duke as an example. If you take the hospital and the university, both graduate and undergraduate with duke's got over 30,000 employees and they're not sitting in a room scratching their heads, wondering, what do we do?.
"jay bilas" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"He's done, that didn't help his the public perception of him as a competent professional. Well, put Jay pillows here on the rich eisen show. Are you because of the nature of your profession and how you play it straight and you just play it right down the middle. Are you above the duke Carolina fray? Do you get the texts from Carolina people on a night like Saturday night or you're out of that mix? Because you've been sort of impartial for as long as you've been overall, I think I am above the fray, honestly, like I really don't care who wins these games. That's up to the participants. And I know so many people there at Carolina and I count huber Davis among my most valued Friends. So when that game was really interesting feeling for me, I was doing the game for ESPN. I was doing all the games for ESPN international, which my NIL deals in Sweden to have skyrocketed is really fantastic. But when the buzzer went off, I was so happy for Hubert. And those care a lot of players like duke and Carolina recruit the same guys. It's not like they're, you know, they're foreign to one another as far as they're different people or anything. The fans can go crazy all they want to and they should grow and use this as a Trump card because the duke people would have done the same thing. But then the contrast of having coach gays last game and watching him walk off the floor. And look, I've said this. I mean, I wasn't sad about it about it being the end for coach gay because I get it. He's 75 years old. It's time for him to move to the next stage of his life. But it was poignant and I did have this overwhelming feeling of gratitude. Obviously on a personal level having known him since I was 17 and all the things that he's done for me and what my life is because of him, but also for just as somebody who loves basketball that whether it's when Nick Saban leaves or when Bear Bryant retired or when John would retire, you have an appreciation for what he's meant to the game. And I think rich we're all kind of guys our age are all kind of fortunate. We lived through Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. And we lived through Kareem magic bird, Jordan and LeBron and Durant. And we've lived through Dean Smith and coach K and for me, John Wooden, when I was a kid, and now the younger guys, like Jay Wright, that are taking the baton over, it's really been kind of an extraordinary time, at least for our lifetimes to have like I'm 58 coach days, but I do for 42 years. And my whole adult life has been my relationship with the school is way better because he stayed there. And I really believe this that my relationship with my former teammates and the guys who have played there is way stronger because we all played for the same coach. There's a commonality there that most players don't get to experience. And the guys at Syracuse have, but very few others have had that kind of common experience that they share. How do you think Jay? I don't know if you've spoken to him yet. And how do you think the way it ended is going to sit with coach Kay? I don't know if it'll be magnified because this is the last time or magnified because it was North Carolina.
"jay bilas" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Oh my God. Kansas is Lawrence. Manhattan, my God. Thank you. I screwed it up. I stink at my job too sometimes. I've got stone street on the brain. My bad. Thank you for that. I got stone street on the brink because my son is starting to watch Modern Family. At any rate, I stink to. Sometimes. Not all the time. Not as much as Mark emmert, though, he stinks. At any rate. We'll talk about it with Jay bilas. We'll talk about it with Jay bellis. Shortly here on the rich eisen show, and. Coming back, comebacks comebacks, hold on, I'm going to come back. So we just talked about the comeback that Jim nantz called. On Tian TBS, 15 point come back at halftime. 16 points overall largest deficit ever overcome in a national title game, Kansas has got that. And I guess if you want to come back from something, just be around Jim Nancy sweet. 'cause there is about to be a comeback for the ages attempted. At Augusta national. That makes Kansas has come back seem like a little stroll in the park. Tiger Woods, y'all, Tiger, Woods, y'all. How about this? Tiger Woods, y'all. He is common back to the first T at Augusta and there's nothing ceremonial about it. We first talked about it last week with our friend Scott van pelt, who'll be sitting in butler cabin. You might actually be there right now. And for the worldwide leader and I'm like, is this possible? And his answer was essentially it's not nothing. These here and it's going to, he's going to try. A couple days later, Tiger with Justin Thomas and his son Charlie show up at Augusta national. And then he's back at Augusta national over the weekend. And you start to see videos and photographs, and every single time I'm seeing it from either his practice round Sunday, which we talked about Monday. And then his practice around Monday, which we're talking about now here on Tuesday, every single time I saw these photographs, I'm thinking this has to be from like 5 years ago, three years ago, four years ago, ten years ago, because of two things. One, he looks like he has an aged a day. He looks rock solid. He looks like the Tiger Woods. That we all know, y'all. And I have to look it up like, is this from today? Because there's also crowd or pardon me. Patrons everywhere. Patrons everywhere. I mean, we're showing a shot on peacock radio audience that this looks like it's the masters on a Friday or name a day that's not Sunday because he's not wearing red. And it looks like the real thing. And.
"jay bilas" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Made zero new rules. It was just we are going to enforce the rules. And one last thing, Paul, if you use the analogy of the highway. And there are cops on the highway that are monitoring speeding. Now, I think I don't think any of your listeners or you or me would be able to with a straight face a wine ever exceed the speed limit. I'm not asking that we call that somebody going 67 to 65 get a ticket. I'm not calling for touch fouls. What I'm saying is we've got people going 80 and the cops are watching them go by. And when you allow that, more people are going to go 80 and they're going to go 80 more often. When you give tickets out when they go 80, they start to slow down. And when you call, when you call the clear files, players will stop fouling and when you don't call them, they will file more. And that's the situation where now. I don't think it's fixable this year at this point in the season. But I think we're going to I really believe we're going to see this. I think we're going to see some of these power 5 conference teams that are playing hockey games during their conference season, going to the NCAA tournament. And in the tournament, the NCAA supervisor JD Collins has a very strict hammer on the officials. If you don't call the games the way he says, you don't advance to the next round as an official. And I think we're going to see a couple of maybe more. Some power conference teams find themselves in situations where they can't adjust in a single game. And they're going to get bounced out of the tournament as a result. Now, some people say, oh, the other team was just better. But the trained eye that looks at it says now they got the one one at this point. I mean, I've had so many games that never got to the one and one by halftime. And it's impossible for teams to play at this level of physicality and not pick up files. It's impossible. Jay, in a very short period of time, we have left. I know it's a big question in terms of the tournament, but as we move toward that, everyone thinks this team or that team, but is there any way to chisel it down to where you are right now in terms of if you had to without knowing what the field looks like? Who has impressed you the most this year? Yeah, I think last year we had two teams that stood out above the rest. And saga and Baylor and it was all season long. You knew they were head and shoulders above the crowd. And if they didn't make the final four, your jaw would be on the floor. This year, I think we don't have that kind of superpower at the top where they've separated. We've got about 18. I would say that I think the champion is going to come from that 18 group, but I wouldn't be surprised if any of those 18 lost in the sweet 16. They all won't lose, but a couple, maybe a few will. And that many open up a path for a smaller conference team to make the final four. I think it's going to be a little bit easier this year to reach a final four that last year. But winning the championship is a different animal. And so, but I think we're looking at 18s. That doesn't mean somebody can't pull an NC state or a Villanova 85 and do it. That's possible. But it's unlikely, but we've got this is going to be an exciting turn of it because we don't know. There's nobody that you can point to and say that's the best team. But I think Gonzaga, auburn, perdue, teams like that, duke, Kentucky, they're all in that in that range of teams that have a chance to cut the nets down. Somebody can do something crazy and be outside of that group and do it. But I think we're looking at about an 18 group that are what I would say prohibitive favorites to win it. So much to talk about. We hope to catch up with you again. I know the schedule will get very busy. But Jay, thanks for making time. It's always great to have you on. Always Paul. Thank you. Thank you very much. Nobody knows more than Jay Bill is from ESPN and we are heading to the break right here. You are listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast..
"jay bilas" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"J bills, of course, the lead college basketball, Alice. Jay, how are you doing? Just another quiet day here. What's going on with you? I'm doing great, Paul. I'm going to get down the stretch run and basketball. So it's been a good year and I'm looking forward to the finish. I wanted to ask you about something. I know, there's thousands of things I could ask you about, but I caught you a couple of weeks ago. And I think you later wrote about it. It was an auburn game, and you were talking about the officiating. And I've had more people tell me you've got to talk about this subject, and it's a tough subject to talk about it unless you see as many games as you do. But would you go back to that topic because I don't want to tell you anything you do these games, but they're impossible to watch because of the officials. Yeah, it's gotten difficult. And it's not what I would say and Paul, I'm on the competition committee, which used to be called the men's basketball officiating committee. Jim Delaney, the former commissioner of the Big Ten started at maybe ten years ago or so and I've been on the committee ever since. So I've studied this. And it's not about the officials because overall I think the officials do a really good job. They're pros and but we've had probably about 5 years ago. We got to a point where scoring had dropped to an all time low. And the game had become kind of like the NBA in the 90s where it was a clutch and grab game, grabbing a cutters, your hands all over a ball handler. And you didn't have to play basketball anymore, where basketball is not every defender is good enough or entitled to guard every offensive player. So if I'm guarding you and you're a superior athlete, you blow by me, I can't put my hands on you to impede you illegally. What my team would have to do is bring another defender to help. Maybe you pass out of it. We rotate and then you pass out of that. Or you bring a double team or you trap the ball and they pass out of it, you rotate. That's basketball. And we've devolved back into what we had about 5 years ago, which was a lot of grabbing of cutters, and it's egregious. And I have too much respect for the officials to say that they're missing these calls. Like occasionally in a game, you'll have a missed call. A charge block is missed call. There may be somebody steps out of balance. You don't see it. That happens. And you don't blame officials for that. You have so many plays. When I'm talking about these recurring plays that happen over and over again. And so the game has become far more physical off the ball and on the ball with cutters getting grabbed and bumped and with drivers getting grabbed and bumped. It's become very difficult to deal with. And as a result, and this is one of the ways I tell Paul, it's not just what I'm seeing on the court. It's what I'm hearing coach's teach and practice. And now in practice, as I go to coaches are teaching their players how to foul because they know the officials won't call it. And I'm hearing them say, come over and when you come over as a help defender, throw your chest into the offensive player because they're not going to call it. And if they do call it that one's on me. That kind of thing. And I used to hear that all the time at stopped for a period of a few years while there was a lot of really positive work done on the freedom of movement initiative, but we somehow fallen back into it. And I don't blame the officials. I blame their bosses. So the supervisors of officials of each conference and the supervisor of the NCAA, JD Collins. And then I blame the committees. The rules committee and the competition committee that I'm on. And frankly, I'm thinking about resigning because if we can't do a better job than somebody else needs to be in there, they can. And I think the untrained eye doesn't see it. But you'll hear in football they'll say, well, they could call holding on every play. I don't think that's true. And I know it's not in basketball right now. They could call a foul on every play because fouls are being committed on every play. And one of the things that I'm, I think bolsters my view of this, it's not just my eyes that are telling me that it's the data. Foul calls, not files committed, but fouls called are at an all time low. We've never had fewer files called. And almost to a person, coaches agree that the game's far more physical than it has been in the last few years. And so it's impossible that foul calls would be down. And when it's down over 350 some division one schools or division one teams over at least 25, 26 games to this point in the season, that's inescapable that we've got a problem. And it impacts scoring. We've got less scoring now. And the scores are lower. And most of these big games. But if people like it, it's a competition is great. The players are great. And look, I think the officials are really good. I don't quarrel with the caliber of official. What I quarrel with is that their bosses are not holding them to calling the rules as written and interpreted. And that's all freedom of movement was. We made zero new rules. It was just we are going to enforce the rules. And one last thing, Paul, if you use the analogy of the highway..
"jay bilas" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Out. This is who somebody's taking moments before your network is announcing who they're taking. And i knew the first three picks but because there's competition with whoa jr and shams that he still has to maintain that i am. I'm the person breaks all the news here but it was. It was it's different when you're not like jay glazer glazer would do at fox wasn't carrying the draft. Nfl network was in the mothership. And jay would say hey. The steelers are taking patriots are taking and that was fine but when it's when it's espn who is carrying the draft woge. I was surprised. They said hey. You can still put the woge bombs out there. yeah polling. It does make a tough to watch the first half hour last night because you knew the first three picks so what's the entertainment value of that show. You know what's going to happen. The interviews are not very interesting. Analysis is fine but the only reason to watch a show like that is to find out the birthday present. The christmas president. Your team's gonna open up. I don't follow twitter. Not on twitter. Don't wanna know what's happening. And i'm thinking are the warriors go to take franz wagner and mclovin goes oh is putting out there taking commitment. I'm like we stop it. Frank wagner franz wagner. Where did he go where orlando. Oh your squadron yes my team nobody watches more orlando magic basketball outside of orlando then you yes mclovin..
"jay bilas" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Possibly can and i agree with you about russell westbrook. I think back to when they were on the oklahoma thunder team. You had kevin durant pre injury James harden twenty pounds ago and russell westbrook and his prime and they never want championship. And i thought that was a team that would have you know repeated or three pitas and That may go down as one of the biggest disappointments in history. You can look at the amount of nbp's they had. But how the lakers going to be any different. I mean you've got lebron. He's injury pro. Now you've got anthony. Davidson's injury prone lebron kind of on the tail end of his career. I just don't see westbrook now. Also in the tail end of his career changing the dynamic there much well westbrook's not really on the tail end but lebron and the temple that russell westbrook provides is that what lebron wants always feels like lebron. The bronze is not a fill the lane guy anymore. I mean in transition. Yes but feels like half court is suits his fancy a little bit more but with ross. He's going to be there for you during the regular season. He's an energy guy. Had thirty eight triple doubles last season. He i think has one hundred. Eighty four triple doubles and next on. That list is lebron. James with ninety nine. He's gonna give you numbers but numbers are so deceiving. The numbers do lie. Because you can go man. He's putting up a triple double okay. How's shooting. I'm not very well. Does it turn the ball over a. Yeah he averages over four turnovers again okay. But he's averaged into triple double..
"jay bilas" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Of the show you can go back to a few years back. He's the one guy talked about. I'd pay to see him play. I always found fascinating. He's the fifth former. Mvp to play for four different nba teams over the span of four years. Bob mcadoo shack. Alan iverson and derrick rose but one thing to consider thirty four players have average at least twenty points per game over the last four years russell. Westbrook is thirty third true shooting percentage in that timeframe he does give me buckets. I just don't know if he makes you better or how he makes you better. I don't think he's an elite defender anymore. I know he led the league in assists any plays hard. I love it. And he's going to play every game. But i just don't i don't think he's a great for a team i think he's a great individual player that start there with jay bilas. Espn college basketball analyst. Your thoughts on russell. Westbrook go into the lakers. I love it. I think it's gonna be great to watch and teaming up with a d. and and lebron It should be really fun. differ with anything. You're saying Westbrook's got a gun to live with his record. But he's a gamer man i buy. We all watched him in college. But i remember ben hallin telling me that is freshman year sophomore year nicely couldn't dunk. And then he freak athlete. I was like he couldn't dong truly Just amazing amazing player. But what do you remember about that. Because he was one year. Ucla but do you remember anything special about him that you thought would translate to the nba. Oh yeah i mean. I wasn't sure he's going to be taken number four overall but you knew he was a lottery pack and would be a great player just because of is incredible athleticism and i remember him being a really quiet A quiet young player and But he was he was a thrill to watch and hecklers. Ucla teams back then..
"jay bilas" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"I walked carmelo. Anthony get a ring. I really liked the guy and his career. Kind of got wonky in indiana. Then we'll take a break The great jay bilas school join us. Hey dan always a great pleasure to be with you I wanna find out from you. It's interesting. I saw at the three guys alone for the lakers. Now are over the salary cap. So they've only got five players signed so the only thing they can do on the balance is signed. Is the league minimum. How are you going to fill roster. Dan or what's that roster going to look like as always dan i appreciate. It had a great weekend you to fill always great to hear from. Yeah this is. I just don't know where you're i saw. Where they signed matt mack. Mcclellan who played at georgetown and then texas tech he not a great shooter either. he's great in dunk contest. These good athlete we brought him in for the dunk contest. Yes mclovin but people know who he is compared to all the guys went last night. All the freshmen. They also got this kid reeves out of oklahoma. Who's who's a talented player. But i don't know if he's good enough shooter. Oh if i only had little a few more years than i could take off my life. I could help the lakers. I think spot up shooter. You're not to do anything like i was duncan robinson. Before dunkin robinson. No defense no athleticism. Just shoot some threes. That's it sounds like jay bilas without the shooting the threes. I just took a shot there. Todd juicy then that's not cool. Thank you ton. More phone calls coming up. And we'll check in with jay bilas. Also chris mannix. Of course we have to check in with mannix. Get his thoughts on this deal..
"jay bilas" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Core if if clay is able to back and reclaim anywhere. Near an all-star form can lean on draymond green. Yeah probably for another two years. But i still think ben simmons would be an interesting choice for the warriors because he can be sort of a draymond. Green draymond obviously a better three point shooter. But but he's a good defender can guard of a variety of players..
"jay bilas" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"He didn't care for. That is not a good rebound being team. That might come out. This year is finally not a good rebounding team. If they could only rebel better but i loved really thought like that might be like a four dimensional chess way of coach k. Trying to see if you're paying attention we were afraid of disappointing him. That not only not only that we would get carver high treatment or the oak ridge coach treatment. But that that we you know we didn't want to disappoint them and so if he asked us to do something we wanted to do it but but we were thinking that way that that is a test this is. What do we do here. We need to do jay bilas. Everybody follow him on twitter and instagram. At jay bilas on twitter and at real deal change to at jay bilas i was able to get real deal of their various so many people than you imagine. All the people who name damage. And we're back you're on peacock in a second hour three coming up we're still here on. Tv that's the way things work around here so before there was an i l. there was f. n. b. fruits nuts and and the bagel. So so there was fnb before an i l. Yeah come a long way from fnb. I'm a long way that you couldn't have couldn't have spread on your bagel. otherwise it was a and counted against which which school was serving bagels like reserve all of them. Yeah you that's all you could give to the players like before a morning workout or something like that eight goals. Yeah the player. It was so stupid because you'd have to call us a schmear that we would call compliance and say. Can we give the player stereo. Nope can't do it. That was that was the way it worked and some schools use the like. I used to hear from coaches about this stuff. All the time Some schools would would say we have three people. Call the incidentally separately and we get three different interpretations. We just picked the one we liked. And that's how screwed up things were. This was my favorite. This was years ago to school. I can't tell you the name okay. schools got parking rules so seniors get the best parking course Followed by juniors and the like so. Junior basketball player is rooming with senior manager. Junior basketball players car senior manager doesn't senior manager who's who's is roommate says. How about this. I'll get a parking pass and you can use it. You just pay for it. The end of the year good They do that. The junior goes into the junior basketball player goes to the versus office to pay for the parking pass but is on the on the the senior managers name so somebody in the offices want. Why are you doing that. That's kind of weird. So they just call somebody and compliance compliance while we'd better check with the nc double a. They suspended the player for. I don't know how many games seven games because they deemed the senior manager a member of the basketball staff so that was an impermissible benefit. And you're going wait a minute. He's living with a member of the basketball staff like that. That's so stupid. I couldn't believe it. And but that kind of thing has been going on for one hundred plus years now maybe within al and the fact that the players. Maybe we'll start st- will begin to stop all of this ridiculousness and There's a a tennis player from umass and named brittany collins Who found out receives professional tennis player. I've found out recently that her team all their records were vacated because They received a two hundred fifty dollar. Credit offer a phone jack on a rotary phone in their dorm. And and that's kind of thing that goes on impermissible benefit. Jay bilas here on the rich eisen. Show thanks for coming on forever..
"jay bilas" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Most of them would get their asses handed but one but one of the one of the reasons. We're able to say that is because we don't know we don't have any data that's right because they're not allowed and you know like i think it would be very much the same. I think you'd have a number of players that would be able to go in and compete and make rosters and all that stuff but but just on the talent side. They would want them as early as they could get them because they wouldn't want they wouldn't want to wait and risk not being able to take trevor lawrence when he was a freshman or something like that. You know the reason that happened like you know college. Football is fifty years older than the nfl right and was established and the nc double a. Put a rule. And i don't even know how many years ago was seventy five eighty years a rule. Where if you worked in any capacity in the professional leagues you could you. You were ineligible to work in college so if you coach in the nfl whatever you couldn't come back and ever work in college and the nfl actually went to the ncaa on bended knee. And said please don't do this. You'll kill us before we get off the ground right. And they guaranteed him. We will not touch your players until they graduate. We won't draft him until they graduate and that was the way that we're knowing that changed like they didn't start the. Nfl didn't start drafting juniors because they thought well players of advance now now. They're ready and they won't ask handed to right. They did it because the usfl started drafted juniors that makes sense nineteen eighty-four and now we have nick saban. Yeah yeah exactly exactly. Jay bilas here on the rich eisen show. We'll take a break. One last segment I do want to stroll down memory lane that time where you took on carver high here in los angeles california. That was a big does. A lot of answers that was back with free agency was in high school because milton reese transferring go asking. How much is ken. Howard making a damn right birthdays holidays. Promotions getting that last sprinkled donut. There's a lot of miss world worth celebrating but nothing is worth celebrating.
"jay bilas" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Really attractive. I would agree. The hair. Nate mcmillan was on your today. Mill is on my team and The but it was it was an awesome experience but there was no coverage of that they let pretty let the media in like there was a pretty funny one so they let the media in to do interview. So we're all kind of lined up against the the bleachers that had been pushed in at this place and i'm being interviewed by some local media for maybe north carolina or the southeast or something and scott. Skyla is standing right next to me. Interviewed by all the media from michigan. He's michigan state player michigan state played in the nba for a long time coach. Longtime the nba. So he they asked him. Is this the hardest thing you've ever done. And he said. I just got out of jail club. Med was like damn. I'm in the wrong place can handle this well in the nfl. That'd be a red flag to combine your in there. So who's number one. What do you think goes the pistons Think kate cutting app from oklahoma state. It'll be one. He's the most complete player you know. Six eight handles at point guard shoots he does. He does every plays listen. Both ends of the floor is not a freak athlete. But he's very athletic. He'll do just fine but this is probably the deepest draft that top to bottom like one through sixty the deepest draft that i've covered good. It's been my first raffray. Espn was two thousand three. The lebron Dwayne wade chris bosh carmelo. Draft darko. draft. Do darko drafts raff So this is the cheapest one. Oh my gosh and you know the main scuttle but at the people may be chitchatting was what if ben simmons is a viable philadelphia. Seventy six anymore because that happened just as the combine. We sitting woge ted. A story about you know Rich paul of clutch sports meeting with philly brass and things that make where. Where do you stand on that subject matter. I mean jay the more they talk about it right now the harder it is to trade. Ben simmons for value I it's. That's the hardest sort of thing that i've seen. Evaluating player is normally when a player has a struggles to shoot the ball in college. We say in and it's accurate that that that's going to improve that's one area where layer can really improve. And you know i. I don't know anybody that said well. He's going to be afraid to pull the trigger in five years Nobody said that it's incredible and i. It's it's it's incredible. It's like watching david duval. When he had the yips or couldn't couldn't draw the clawback and all that stuff it it. I can't figure it out Because there have been a lot of players that shot at poorly in college that went on to be decent shooters and guys you had to go out and guard ben. Simmons does and he works hard like he he. He's an excellent defender. It's not like he's he's taking it easy. Only ones right in offense that kind of stuff But but it's clearly a mental problem. A mental issue for him and one that he needs to get over. 'cause he's an all star without being able to shoot it if he could shoot it a little bit. You know he'd he'd be he'd be up there. In the very top sean i mean regressing is definitely the words in the nfl. We always say takes five years to see whether somebody is you know. Nfl worthy or not. See if updraft compan- out team wise obviously other individual players. Like patrick mahomes. You can kind of get the drift to what what about the nba. I mean is it possible that we're still can evaluate ben simmons at this point in time of his career. Yeah i mean he can still continue to get better. I was joking with a couple of friends of mine that you know right now. We're talking about some different players that One of them was chris duarte from oregon and saying well he's twenty three years old like like he's ancient and it'll be retiring after his rookie year or something when that was the age of a lot of guys when they came into the league fifteen years ago. that that everybody was a senior and you talked about them being a rookie. That had a lot to learn. You know now. It's it seems like these younger guys have an advantage because they haven't established who they are yet and they've got a lot of room for growth so sometimes you're hearing about a guy he you know he's only eighteen. Well okay but how good is he. And do you really think he can get that much better But some of these players. Like i i would love to see if the nfl took their the restrictions off of when they can when they can declare and go into the draft. I think the nfl be just like the nba. They'd be drafting sophomores. And and they were draft a trevor lawrence after french writer. That is you know. I've talked to a lot of evaluators about this. And you know people would say the. This is just covering for You know using colleges a A free minor league system for them but the difference in the in the nba and the nfl is some of these. Kids will get their heads. Torn off like some grown ass man. Thirty year old thirty two year old common for for a nineteen year old or twenty year old. It would be particularly physically devastating. It could be those kids. There are some outliers. Like you say. Trevor lawrence or leonard for net that one year we had to go back to lsu you know after having that social there are some that would definitely have been okay on the whole..
"jay bilas" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Cannot collude to slash benefits to camera. Crews to kindle aac quotes spirit of amateurism in hollywood powerful words from justice. Cavanaugh spring and jay bilas. Espn's college basketball analyst. Jay walkers through yesterday what did it mean to you. What's it mean to the sports world of the ncaa well it. It was a profound error in judgment on the part of the nc double a. to position the supreme court To hear that case because the the lower court ruling in the ninth circuit was actually pretty good for the nc double eight preserved amateurism and they the considers its right eliminate players compensation from schools and from third parties. So that was that was the first thing that hit me. Was how stupid and incompetent. It was for the aa to take that step. But really dan what this was about was. The supreme court took this case because there was a circuit split among federal courts with regard to how these cases were being decided. And so what the nc double a really lost was it's deference from the courts and the presumption that their rules were were were pro-competitive and so now they're going to now every case they're going to have to go through this rule. What's called the rule of reason task which means they're going to have to show and prove that they're they're pro-competitive aspects to what they're doing and not anticompetitive and like what you just read from justice. Kavanagh's continuing opinion. It's going to be really hard for them to do that. I don't think they're going to be able to and And so that was a huge mistake they made. I think what this does now is. It opens the door for further litigation. That's not just gonna be on your laptop to be about laptops and tutors and internships. It's going to be about name lightness and it's going to be about contracting with the university for pay and there's no. I don't think there's any way that the ended up is going to prevail on these cases going forward and the only hope they have is going on both knees to congress and saying. Please give us an antitrust exemption which you've given no other multibillion dollar business in the country please give it to us because we've proven that we can do this right and i don't think they're going to get that either. What if the ncaa you as a lawyer and said make a case for us..
2021 College Basketball Bracketology With Jay Bilas
"Feels like you might be the busiest man in america right now. So thank you for making some time for me man. I appreciate it but busiest mannered. America's this is the best time of year. So i'm happy to be busy. Jay bilas is literally and figuratively towering. Figure in the world of college basketball so it is about nine forty five pm eastern on selection sunday. You've been on tv all day. I've seen you offering wisdom's. I've seen you gas bagging as you yourself from time and again i'm curious jay. How long does it take you to fill out your bracket while we have to do it in about two minutes one. We're on the air during this brattle. G selection show. So i it's sort of the the first thoughts that you have and and you wind up picking an upset or to In each region in the first couple of days. But then i wind up going pretty chalky after that and And then i'll i write an article called the more than five minute bracket where i think about it for more than a couple of minutes and And i don't do any better. So i'm not sure that my My first instincts aren't are just as good well. I'm glad to get you somewhere between the first and second drafts of history. Because i'm staring at an empty bracket you have hastily filled out yours and i want to get into this because we have the top four seeds gonzaga baylor illinois michigan their top lining the four geographic regions jay. That aren't really geographic regions this year. Because everybody's gonna be crammed into indianapolis in something that feels bubble like is there one team among those four top seeds. That seems feels the most vulnerable to you. Yeah michigan Because of isaiah livers You don't know what this stress reaction and his foot whether he's gonna play and if he does play whether he's going to be the same. I mean machines a good team without him but they're elite offensively with him Because of how skilled he is He's a good passer. Good cutter good square. He's a terrific scorer but without him I think there are a lot more beatable if you will And they have a different. I i do think they have somewhat of a difficult path. alabama is the to in their region and And i think alabama has got a very good chance to to reach a final four What's what's the best thing. I think bobby for the the big ten teams as they're out of the big ten now and they don't have to they don't have to beat each other up and they can go take a swing at somebody else. And i think they're all gonna like that. So i wanna get into the alabama thing. You just mentioned it. They're sitting right below michigan as the two seed and jay. I'm still staggered by. I guess the following collection of words second-seeded alabama versus fifteen seeded. Rick pitino and iona. So let's take the first half of that matchup. I people know alabama obviously as a football institution the football institution. What they know about their basketball team. Yeah alabama is is really talented and really good This year in basketball. Their coach nate. Oats is a math guy. He is an analytic sky. So last year they shot ton of threes. He believes in free throws open threes and layups and And so they're not a lot of mid range shots taken But this year. They're they're excellent defensively. That may be the best part of their team is. They can really guard their long armed and athletic on the wings. They've got a player named herbert jones. who has always been a really good defender. He's six eight He's really kind of a point guard at six eight and he does everything. He's kind of a triple double type player and defensive player of the year. In the league in the sec. And the player of the year in the league And i think he makes them different. So they're legit. They could have been a one seed worthy of it but because of how good baylor gonzaga have been they were they were locks and then And then how. How good michigan wound up being and then illinois. I don't think anybody would argue with those four is number one seeds but alabama was the clear Fifth overall so the other
John Thompson took a chance on hapless Georgetown ... then worked a miracle
"Jay Bilas here because there's big college basketball breaking news this morning the death of John Thompson Junior age of seventy eight, one, thousand, nine, hundred, four NCAA championship winner the first African. American. Coach to take team to the men's College Basketball Championship his best player is now Georgetown's coach his son John. Thompson the third eventually followed him as head coach as well with Craig there in the middle giant for what he did for Eric African Americans in a giant with what he did in the game. Jay joins us on the Shell Pennzoil performance line this morning Jay good morning for those that may be too young or don't understand the scope of what John Thompson Junior meant to college basketball. How would you sum it up? He was a giant in in basketball both literally and figuratively, and he did so much for the game not only on the x No side that you did a substantial amount there. You know his Georgetown Teams especially when you got nineteen, eighty, seventy, nine, eighty through the early nineties they were a force and the best defensive coaches in the history of the game, his teams were very disciplined. Very smart and very together and that that's why they were so great defensively, it wasn't just that they were athletic. they were smart and disciplined. And almost went to the final four in nineteen eighty when John lost a a one point game to Iowa and that was lute Olson's first final four and lute Olson passed away a little earlier last week But John, Thompson. was that he was also fought for social justice before it was it was cool if you will. Think. You'll remember back in the eighties there was legislation by the NC double called proposition forty two. That put in a entrance requirements and they were disproportionately affecting African Americans and John Thompson and a game I. Believe it was Boston College got up before the tip and walked off the floor and protest with a towel over his shoulder and and you know he took a stand and took a stand on on multiple issues He was not always popular because the things that he was saying that time was really uncomfortable for for people to hear. And you can imagine I mean are people are uncomfortable. Now think how it was back in the in the late Seventies. Early Eighties one John Thompson was was setting a standard and with standing up on social issues. He he was a, he was a a great great person a man of of really high character and You know you don't want it to get lost what a great coach was but he was also a great man.
Trump to declare national emergency to combat the coronavirus
Another Weekend Of Protests In Hong Kong
"In Beijing waiting for Hong Kong's pro democracy protests to dissipate had another disappointing weekend as has been the case every weekend since June in Hong Kong streets have hosted large-scale demonstrations some of them violent at least eighty nine people were arrested and at least eighteen injured a more peaceful protests by university -versities students has taken place today. Lon joined from Hong Kong by Monocle Hong Kong Bureau Chief James Chambers James on the scale of the recent demonstrations demonstration's. How much cleaning up needed to be done this morning? Yes well. Hong Kong got back to to work again this morning and it seems to be a a case of similar things on Monday mornings cleaning up the MTR's railway stations substations. We've become a big focus for for protest kind of violence and vandalism over the last few weeks it has felt felt a bit quieter today in in and around one NJAI and admiralty and Causeway Bay where lots of the the clashes were last night and little shops. You haven't opened so there is a a bit of a clearing up going on and repairing but you know I I got the the MTA to into this morning. using some of the stations is that were vandalized last night's and things are being repaired and Hong Kong's basically getting back to business as is the way of these things it is the violence that commands mom for headlines but how representative of the ongoing protests are those incidents well. The the organization that tries is to or the arrange these big marches. They tried to organize one on the weekend but the police didn't give its authority to go ahead so officially it it it. It wasn't an authorized. March people still went ahead and did it. The the numbers were nowhere near as as large as these marches have been in the past and but as usual these these peaceful get togethers quickly turned into violent clashes so it's definitely a case of of the general the average. Joe Is not necessarily turning out which is big as numbers that happened in the past but the that kind of hardcore what the government would call that radical element. They're still very much on the streets and it's those those people who are pushing these protests into new when I guess more dangerous areas the clashes and the standoff between police and protesters are continuing there's been some worrying signs and worrying scenes where we saw two traffic cops basically surrounded by protesters says carrying Molotov cocktails and taking their guns out in defense people might not realize that police in Hong Kong every police person in Hong Kong carries a revolver aside on and so it wouldn't take much for these these clashes between between police and protesters to really turn ugly for something for someone to to lose their life another worrying development is the clashes between regular Hong Kong's split between the protesters and and the pro government side there was one one one guide got badly beaten up by a group of protesters during over the weekend and had to be taken to hospital in a very critical condition and then these kind of scraps and fights between between the two sides continued into Areas Areas Fortress Hill and north points at Sunday night so there's the on one hand. There's the there's the ongoing caution police in protests but it's also kind of spitting being society more and we're seeing just a regular members of the public get involved in punch-ups. Just finally just quickly detect any a abatement in popular support for the protests as the economic realities of this begin to bite. There's some suggestion that Hong Kong's first recession in a decade is imminent tourist numbers down forty percent and so on. I'm not sure whether it's the the those economic figures that are getting people so to kind of new support for this but I do see from the government side that that the Chief Executive Carrie Lam when she withdrew the bill formerly Sh- I think she does does feel like I have had a big impact. She's very much visible on the streets and at events and speaking at things like she used to be before these protests kicked off because you know at the end of the the day Lotta people a lot of regular people came out because of this extradition bill that extradition bill is only one other five demands that protesters are making but when it comes to the ordinary people in the extradition bill has now been removed. I think that it has has led to a lot of people deciding that they're no longer going to unnecessary turnout in in as many as big big numbers. I don't think that the support is necessary dwindled for a for the protesters but it's very much the more the more radical uncommitted people that we see turning out on the streets day in day out. I don't see that necessarily going away. The the seventieth anniversary for the People's Republic in China is on October the first and that will have a big unifying effect on the protesters so I I feel like big will come out again but at the moment i`ts expect over over the same in the in these kind of smaller skirmishes James Jay Bilas
2019 NCAA championship: Virginia wins its first national title
"Like this. Virginia that seventy five seventy three next to going over time. How big is younger. My goodness. Monsters twenty seven hundred Westwood One. Aa radio network hunter coming up big twenty seven points in the Egypt game. Kyle guy had twenty four Virginia hits all twelve free. Throw attempts in the overtime period. And they come away with the title as you heard eighty five seventy seven in OT. They beat Texas Tech the eighth national title game to go to overtime the first since two thousand eight when Kansas beat Memphis the first national title game between two teams that had never previously appeared in the title game since nineteen seventy nine Magic Johnson's Michigan state team against Larry bird's. Indiana state team Virginia wins this one first title game between schools that had previously never wanted title since nineteen Ninety-one UNLV beat Duke, Tony Bennett becoming the ninth active division one coach to win a national title. I think it was a terrific game to see how these. Guys, played the one thing I said to him before in the locker room. I said you guys faced pressure that no team in the history of the game is faced will really all year. But but being down fourteen against garner web. I said, and you did not panic in that moment, and you fought, and you found a way out I said that I think has prepared you for this moment to the handle the pressure or the the intensity of national championship game. And these guys stepped up to me that was it appeared from Istambul to be a high level game. And you know, we scored eighty five that was in that setting. So good stuff. Hey, coach Bennett. Zach peerless Augusta free press there's a picture in your house. You've talked about before these three guys. Jay huff part of that twenty sixteen class. They've seen a lot of things now and their time at you've yet what are the emotions now attached to that picture? And you know, how does this change that picture in the feelings that you'll see when you see it? Yeah. When they came on the recruiting. Visit remember telling them, look, you're. The foundation has been laid by guys, you know, Joe, and Malcolm are here and all the guys went before. And we had one Sommese championships who've been to be lead eight I said, we're asking to build on that foundation. Even at that house on the hardest step. But if you're willing said, we'll take a chance at mentioned, the rocky post just I said, I want guys wanna chance to title fight and see them come in either as young men or boys and grow into men this season. And I'll mention what happened last year that that can only mature you. I don't know of anything else that would allow these guys to build a handle this situation, the playthrough stuff and to have a perspective and poise and resiliencey unless they went through something that hard, and they're very there's really good players. They don't probably get enough credit. Well, I think someone do their town. But they had something different about them collectively. I just one of our themes. I told them before the Auburn game as just bring your two fish and five loaves. It's a story in the bible. And I said it'll be enough. I said it'll it'll be enough for the masses. I said when you guys play the right way, the collectiveness of it takes over. And I've watched it, and I've stepped back, and I've seen this now seen mature through everything. And for them to do what they did, you know and how they've won. It's a great story really ofensive -ly. It seemed as if the Andre took charge there at the end you telling take charge or sometimes it seems like he's trying not. To take. That's you know, Dan regularly. Let's come in that he he I think he grew up in a way in this tournament in the second half of the Auburn game. And definitely and he was getting his shots. But he just he you saw them and that when he puts that into boy, it's he special, but no he trying to get on the ball ties. So good and our players. They understand. He's like all right. We gotta get him the ball in these situations and go to work, and you know, we did call. I'm not sure what the answer the question. We did. Call an action form to hit that three in the corner. And then one time time to great pass. But he yeah. I thought he really showed an aggressiveness that we needed. You. Need your top players to step up and make plays. And he did it on both ends you just speak to one that the poyser guy showed the overtime. And also the the previous games prepare them for that. They didn't seem either out of gas. They didn't to motion in handling the overtime. No. Well, I tell you we we had. Three Saturday, Monday games. We played Duke at home, and then we had to go to Carolina. And I I think I said this in the podium before. But I said this is how it's going to be in the tournament. And this is how we're going to prepare on Sunday. And and we did that every time we had those games, and we did it in the NCAA tournament that day in between and they knew what to expect. And I said you're built for this. You're prepared for this. Because this is what we did. And we started that process in January and that Carol do Carolina weekend. And I said just get after it, and we worked in between a lot of people's walked, actually, I don't know. What people do I just know from my experiences a coach in the Pac ten home important that day in between and how you prepare well prepare well and get after it. And so I think they they stepped in the moment they face pressure through the year through the turnament and all that stuff played into it. And that a lot goes to our strength coach, Mike Curtis. I mean, he has those guys as finely tuned machines. And and they just they work. We were smart at the end of the year with how much rest we gave them and prepare them. It's just a balance. Obviously, it it hit Tony Bennett with the national championship ninth. Active coach for the title for our current ACC coaches, Mike, shefty, ROY Williams, and Jim boeheim being the others Virginia six team to win. Multiple overtime games of the NC double A tournament in route to winning national title there. The first to do. So since era Zona in nineteen ninety seven. Cavs sixty six and six over the last two seasons. Best win percentage in division. One college basketball live crew restated Seth Greenberg, Jay Williams, and Jay Bilas, the every time in the last three games when things looked grim at the end of the game for junior late made plays. It looked grim at the end of regulation in this one when they were down to and then all of a sudden tied Rome drives, the baseline Texas Tech over helps the Audrey hunter. Who was spectacular? He wasn't good. He was spectacular twenty-seven points nine rebounds that three he hit out of the right corner is the biggest reason that Virginia's able to win the game. That was a spectacular shot. It took advantage of one of the very few defensive mistakes that Texas Tech made throughout the game. And they hung in there, and and grand fashioned to have a chance to win at the end. But Virginia made play after play that end of the overtime. They were great didn't miss a free throw were they were outstanding
Tyus Battle's 32 Lead Syracuse to Shocking Upset Win over Zion Williamson, Duke
"A lot going on in the world of sports. We'll get into more dominance from James harden, a decision that gets pretty easy for the defending Super Bowl champions in my mind at this point a decision yesterday did seem to be a no brainer. That for some reason. I felt like we treated like a lot more than it was. That still has plenty of drama left to unfold for one major NFL prospect. But I. Holy hell Zion. Williamson I understand that Duke lost. I understand that. And if you missed it last night. Syracuse went on the road upset Duke ninety five ninety one in overtime. We got a little free basketball, which for those of us watching the bachelor last night. There is nothing like watching Colton going camping with the girls and the bachelor house and seeing simultaneously. Oh, I'm getting free basketball to this was all of my worlds coming together in the absolute best ways possible. Now for the Duke side of things I understand Duke lost. But when you look at the circumstances around why it becomes not only understandable. But I think it's never excusable. I want to say that right now Duke is too talented across the board the guys that they had left on the court. We're still good enough to where you have to get this done at home. And I say left on the court because part of the story for Duke last night going into the game. Cam reddish, one of the stars in their team missing with illness. Not in an available for them in the game. And then about five and a half minutes in trae Jones their star guard a guy who's a defensive juggernaut for them and a huge catalyst for them. Offensively leaves the game with what Mike chef ski described after as a shoulder sprain. It's a shoulder sprain. And we'll put out because I'm not gonna do medical stuff. But it's a sprain. There's no break, although he was in a lot of pain. He's a kid that the toughest kid right away. I don't know if my car broke bonus broken, you know, and it was that it was hurting that badly, but it's a sprain. And that was my worry. The I I saw that you thought it might have been a broken collarbone, which would have been devastating for this do blue devils team that listen the proof is in the pudding like the when he is on and off the court for them just within the body of this game be five minutes and change that he was on the court during this game Duke point differential, plus eight with him on the court field goal percentage. Fifty five point six percent with him off the court the point differential, minus twelve thirty six point six percent field goal percentage. They suffer offensively they suffer defensively where he's one of the best, man. Demand defenders in the ACC. And so that is going to affect you always said when it comes to injury. Usually we talk about it with the timing going into the season. At different points of the year, injuries are going to affect you differently. And so if you're a star player that gets injured at the beginning of the season ally. Last Joseph the Boston Celtics, for example, Gordon Hayward being injured at the beginning of the season. You spend the entire rest of the year. Figuring out how you adjust without Gordon Hayward. Kyrie Irving being injured right before the playoffs. All of a sudden, that's a major adjustment for a guy who has been a huge part of your offense. You might grow that down to a single game. And Cam rightish, who you know is not going to be available to you. That night is one way you adjust the game plan. Trey Jones going down in the body of that game is another completely when you have to now adjust without that guy on the court for you without the certainly the encore leadership that he brings you and all that production, and so the energy shifted as one might say. To Zion Williamson at RJ Barrett. Who took who scored fifty eight combined points last night the second most by Duke freshman duo under Mike shefty, but it wasn't quite enough. And I say all this again is a backdrop to discredit Syracuse for going in there and getting a win. And Lord knows we have become accustomed to Syracuse teams throughout the course of time underachieving during the regular season finding a way to make a run that alternately lands them in a Sweet Sixteen type season. That's the capability always exists with a Syracuse team. But man, you even heard Jim pay Heim after this who as usual was lighting up the sidelines in a way that the internet sopped up and enjoy tremendously even Jim boeheim after this kind of understood like man, there was a lot working against Duke. And we are still the team as Twitter would remind you last night big night for Old Dominion Twitter. Because ODU Twitter was reminding you the transit of property can be ineffective you so choose and college basketball, and this is a Syracuse team that. Lost to Old Dominion earlier this year, and you can kind of hear their head coach wearing that dukes. Great team. They don't have to other key guys. That's the breaks of the game. Sometimes. Those two guys the whole game. But you know, it's just one of those things. I watched one tape white may eight threes one game. I think seventy a lot. He couldn't tonight. That's just the way the game is sometimes I am. I asked Michael junior here on ESPN radio and the ESPN app. Duke talk about not being able to buy one from three that was the other thing there were a lot of specific jokes made about the sexual prowess of the bachelor over the course of last night. Those were only outnumbered by Duke missed three point shots in a game where they went nine for forty three. Again, a game in which one of their best offense players out. They went nine for forty three. The most three point field goal attempts in school history. Duke now becoming the fifth AP number one team to lose at home to an unranked team in the last ten seasons. So. An outlier in a lot of ways. Again, you look at all the things surrounding this performance. I'm inclined to look at these and not excuse a loss. But understand the circumstances around and say, all right. I'm not going to sound the alarms yet for do. Because this is still a Duke team that again man you saw what Zion is capable in. The midst of all this for a team that has struggled this season against own. We know no one really runs it better than Syracuse. In a lot of ways Zion still thirty five points in a loss. He goes thirty five and ten in this game. He becomes the first major conference player. With thirty five ten four and a game since Kevin Durant. Did it back in two thousand and seven and you saw for all the talk. We had about on a while back. I want to be known as more than just a dunker. You saw that on display last night because him going down and being that differentiating force in the paint. And that's where in the past by the passed earlier this season when you look at the other loss to zag and the things that undermine them in that game with teams clogged up, the paint, this outfit tend to have a bit of trouble. And you saw them do a better job of that last night. They just couldn't hit shots. Like, it's we always hear about the NBA to make making mislead couldn't hit shots your one of your best players and a guy who initiate your offense. And your defense goes out within the first five minutes of the game last night. And all of a sudden the plan changes. Now, what it means going forward becomes entirely different and Jay Bilas ESPN college basketball analyst pointed that out that long term for Duke. The worry. I think any team that loses a point guard like that is going to have some issues and.
Reports on Jordan McNair's death paint troubling picture of Maryland Football
"Allegations of a toxic coaching culture under head coach DJ Durkan before they lost a teammate, offensive lineman. Jordan McNair died in June after a football workout. We are talking very serious allegations from many of those within the Maryland program, including a coaching environment based on fear and intimidation. An example of a player holding a meal while in a meeting had the meal slapped out of his hands in front of the team weights and other small objects thrown in the direction of players by strength trainer, verbal abuse, obscenity laced, epithets mocking players. Masculinity when they cannot compete a workout or complete a workout or a certain lift says, coaches have endorsed unhealthy eating habits and used food punitively like a player saying he was forced to overeat to the to the point of vomiting back to former. Terp staff member said, quote, I would never ever allow my child to be coached there. This is problematic. And now an update here, head football, athletic trainer. Wes Robinson and director of athletic training, Steve Nord. Well, Nord wall rather have been placed on administrative leave while the school continues to review the circumstances surrounding Jordan McNair, death that according to sources who've told ESPN this Myron, this is a problem.
Kansas Jayhawks Devonte' Graham led his team to Final Four
"Yeah we just we just stay focused on you know we just fine for each other and you know we we've able to maintain energy we had all game in you know we just looked at them and they look to counter for teague and you know we left it all out there you know so it was only five minutes left at you know it was either the go home so you know it all out there had to focus in on the outside of your teammates in the coaching staff who do you celebrate this final four trip with definitely my family you know my mom my daughter and you know and i know it's early on but your thoughts on villanova he'll face in the national semifinals next saturday no they're pretty good team you know get back you know look at the scout on them and you know we'll be prepared now did you know that the last time kansas won a national title yeah i've seen it you know i've been saying it all over social media all that you know i'm from memphis oh no they saw you know they kind of broke my heart gerald vic with our steve lennox this game on sunday had eighteen lead changes the other three elite eight games had twelve lead changes combined this one eighteen in the end kansas able to outlast duke and advance to the final four espn analyst jay bilas well i thought kansas dna championship dna really showed through they they've got great guards i mean it was a great basketball game from start to finish and played at a really high level but kansas made some really big plays when they could have folded when devante graham turned that ball over trying to get it inside to sylvia to sosa i kind of thought the game was over and then see mikhail kit that big three it was just a really well played game but kansas when it was important may and most important i made the biggest play of the game and they're rebounding was off the charts throughout the whole game all five guys in white were on the boards every time especially the defensive glass and whether it was long rebounds keeping them alive or whether they battled against a much bigger frontline and duke i thought the undersized kansas jayhawks did a fantastic job on the glass well how silly i mean do do pretty good rebounding team of the country fourth in.
Tony Romo opens with 77 in PGA Tour event on Dominican Republic
"Stay tuned for sixty seconds of av news headlines right after this podcast forgotten color from the ground up start with the ground figura colored bark mulch from the home depot now three bags for just nine bucks it protects your plants beautifully and maintains its color for up to twelve months in shades of red brown or black that really set off your garden not to mention your spring bring on spring color with viggo colored bark mulch three bags nine bucks now at the home depot more saving more doing limit sixty per customer coach selection varies by store jay bilas on the program tomorrow do we have a tony romo update in his pga tour debut paulie can we find that because the over under for tony romo's seventy six and a half today so he's planning is he's making his pga tour debut last week checked on him i think he was even par yes paulie after twelve holes twenty romo is even pocket he's beating thirty different golfing good official golf i like that good for him we've been telling you about the dp show app we love it it's great graham in edinburgh scotland has the app he downloaded that and he can listen to the show the podcast you can do that and a ton of show stuff behind the scenes the french kid is always of videotaping download the dp show app today at the app store very proud of that i guess we're getting called out by dan lebatard and his show is that right i had some friends who said during your commercial break and now the new for an it infesting issues motto of our news team is we don't rate news.
Running back Saquon Barkley doesn't work out at Penn State's pro day
"Three cities to college hoops experts one range rover sport espn's davis first round of the turnament to get the juices go jay bilas bake mind mark on this game book of the ultimate tournament road trip with assists along the way from christian leitner and paul peers setting the stage for never been done before shellings they're big bovina wigs watch at espn dot com slash range rover sport land rover above and beyond for glad it could be with us wendy next and graziano jeff saturday josina anderson we will start the afternoon in the great state of pennsylvania as you just saw all is we're on penn state this afternoon where former running back saquon barkley was expected to work out for nfl coaches and scouts the nittany lions pro day but buckley and said decided not to do so for more on that he spoke with our diana rossini all right thanks guys i'm here with saquon barkley at his penn state pro day so what's the plan for today the plan this morning was come here and work out do running back drills and do routes and stuff like that try to show my versatility as a running back but talking to coach franklin and talking to my team realizing that there any running back coaches out here kind of made a decision to just share my teammates and try to be supportive as i can be and just continue to chair my teammates as a continued killed comma so no team sent any running back coach is here to to work you out what do you think that tells you.