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From bust to must play: Snell is finally living up to expectations

Few players in the NBA struggled more than Tony Snell to begin the season. The Bulls’ 2013 first round draft pick couldn’t even get on the court during the first couple months of the season, averaging just 9.4 minutes per game in November and then dropping to just 5.8 minutes per game in December. During that December to forget, Snell scored nine points in 69 minutes over a 12-game span. He shot a pitiful 3 ...

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Key prospects from CBS Sports Classic

The CBS Sports Classic in Chicago was one of the most highly anticipated showcases in recent college basketball history—and it didn’t disappoint. The United Center was packed with NBA scouts and GM’s all drooling over the crop of talent spread across North Carolina, Ohio State, UCLA, and most of all, Kentucky. ESPN draft expert Chad Ford said the games showcased 21 of his top 100 draft prospects. It’s extre ...

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Sam Thompson, Tyler Ulis, return home at CBS Sports Classic

The inaugural CBS Sports Classic on Saturday featured arguably the four most prominent basketball programs in the country in North Carolina, Ohio State, UCLA and Kentucky. The games brought an epic atmosphere to the thousands of fans in attendance at the United Center. The event was special for all involved, but for two players in particular the games held added meaning beyond basketball. The day of college ...

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No. 1 Kentucky thrashes UCLA in historic rout at CBS Sports Classic

It doesn’t get much more prestigious in college basketball than a matchup between Kentucky and UCLA at the CBS Sports Classic. With 19 total NCAA titles and endless iconic players and coaches between the two teams, fans packed the United Center in Chicago with hopes of another chapter getting added to this historic rivalry. UCLA did make history, but not the kind they’d want to remember. Kentucky took a 41- ...

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No. 24 UNC knocks off No. 12 OSU in CBS Sports Classic

CHICAGO-- No. 24 North Carolina was desperate for a win on Saturday. The Tar Heels had lost three times already in its first ten games after entering the season as the No. 6 ranked team in the country. Saturday’s matchup against No. 12 Ohio State at the inaugural CBS Sports Classic was a must win game for the Tar Heels, even in December. As the old adage goes, pressure can burst pipes or make diamonds. Nort ...

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Players to Watch at the CBS Sports Classic

If you love college basketball, Chicago is the place to be this weekend. The CBS Sports Classic on Saturday at the United Center features four of the most prominent basketball programs in the country. The double-header begins with an intriguing matchup between No. 24 North Carolina and No. 12 Ohio State which tips off at noon CT. That ranked-on-ranked matchup is followed  by a monster meeting between No. 1 ...

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Gotta Coach ‘Em All: The 2015 Retro Bulls

Looking for a bit of nostalgia. Don't like the new trading cards? Don't worry, we have your solution. The Retro Bulls are back for a 2015 series. Can you guess each original set and year?     And it you haven't seen the past Retro cards entries, just follow the links. I hope you enjoy. Go Bulls! 2011 Retro Bulls 2011 Series 2 Retro Bulls 2011 Retro Cubs 2012 Retro White Sox 2012 Retro Bears ...

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After sitting out season, Starks is ready to lead the Illini

Big things can come in small packages. Just ask Tracy Abrams. The fearless three-year starting point guard for the Illini has been an impact player despite his underwhelming build. Abrams, who is generously listed at 6-foot-2 (believe me, I’d be surprised if he’s even 6-foot-0), has earned the reputation of being one the better guards in the Big Ten. Just as Abrams was about to enter this season as Illinois ...

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The Savior of the Spartans: Michigan State will live or die by Branden Dawson

Branden Dawson’s junior season didn’t exactly go as planned. Last season, Michigan State got off to an 18-1 start led by the experienced core of Keith Appling, Adreian Payne and Dawson. With the Spartans sitting at No. 3 in the nation, it looked like coach Tom Izzo had himself another title contender. Soon injuries would pile up to the Spartan’s Big 3 and a shift in momentum was in store. Payne missed time ...

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Ten Year Hinrich: Franchise Records Rank Review for 2014-15

Having a long career, namely a career to have been loyal to a single franchise, comes with certain perks and ranks. Going into the 2014-15 season, we'll count down just how many statistical categories Captain Kirk (along with a few other Bulls) are from moving up the all-time Bulls records.   32. Three-pointers made to be the first Bull with 1,000 from downtown. Kirk Currently leads the Bulls all-time ...

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