Oklahoma State crowned MGM Grand Main Event champions

LAS VEGAS — Six games into the season the Oklahoma State basketball team is unbeaten and already has a tournament championship. But that doesn’t mean coach Travis Ford is content. Far from it. After beating in-state rival Tulsa 73-58 to capture the MGM Grand Main Event title Wednesday, Ford emphasized the importance of continuing to…

Tony Delk joins SEC Network as college basketball analyst

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — SEC Network will televise 118 Southeastern Conference men’s basketball games in its inaugural season and surround coverage with sportscasters, former coaches and former players with extensive SEC expertise. The experience of Dave Baker, Barry Booker, Joe Dean Jr., Daymeon Fishback, Tom Hart, Darrin Horn, Dave Neal, Will Perdue and Jon Sundvold highlight…

bd Global & Indiana announce Hoosier Showcase

The Indiana University men’s basketball team announced its 2014-15 non-conference schedule and will open its regular season on Friday, November 14 when it hosts Mississippi Valley State. Including conference play, IU will play 16 games against teams that finished in the top 75 of the RPI a year ago, 11 games against teams that have…

Statement from Ed O’Bannon regarding NCAA trail ruling

Statement from Ed O’Bannon, lead plaintiff in lawsuit versus the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), regarding Judge Claudia Wilken’s ruling in favor of the plaintiffs on Aug. 8, 2014:  “I am very pleased with Judge Wilken’s ruling. This is a game-changer for college athletes, both current and former. From the outset when I saw my…

bd Global announces 2014 MGM Grand Showcase & Main Event

LAS VEGAS – MGM Grand (www.mgmgrand.com) will play host to two premium regular-season events next season featuring 12 teams and 10 games at the 16,000-seat MGM Grand Garden Arena. The action tips November 24-26 with the “MGM Grand Main Event,” a new tournament featuring eight teams playing on Monday and Wednesday of Thanksgiving week. The second…

bd Global & Kentucky announce Cawood Ledford Classic

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky has announced its 2014-15 men’s basketball non-conference schedule, which is highlighted by five of the winningest programs in college basketball history. The Wildcats will face off against some of the most tradition-laden teams in the history of the sport including, Kansas, Texas, North Carolina, UCLA and Louisville, all of whom are…

Statement from Ed O’Bannon regarding NCAA trial

Statement from Ed O’Bannon, lead plaintiff in lawsuit versus the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), regarding the trial start on Monday, June 9th: “What began five years ago as a complaint over the use of my own likeness, finally reaches its apex on Monday when our case brings the NCAA and its practices into a judicial…