One and Done

Many of us have managed to emerge from the cocoon of four days of March Madness, only to arrive at work or school or wherever our Monday duties lead us with busted brackets and memories of incredibly close games and buzzer beaters. Many of the Goliath basketball programs–the Dukes (yea!), the Kansases, the North Carolinas, the Syracuses–have been sent packing early, while other, smaller or less prestigious basketball programs–the Daytons, the San Diego States–have survived and advanced. Indeed, a powerhouse will likely win the tournament, but the fact that Wichita State, for example, managed to get a one-seed in this tournament is of note.

Inspiring teen fighting cancer continues to live her life on the b-ball court


Ebony Nettles-Bey has been playing basketball since the second grade. Her passion for the game led her team to its first-team all conference honors and a scholarship offer from UW-Milwaukee.

Nettles-Bey had a promising career in the sport ahead of her when she moved to Verona, Wisconsin this summer. Then she got the most devastating news of her entire life. 

SURPRISE! Northwestern basketball player receives full ride from coach


When James Montgomery III joined Northwestern University’s Men’s Basketball team, he didn’t have the luxury of having his tuition paid for like other members of his team.

But on Thursday, he got a wonderful surprise. Head Coach Chris Collins awarded the player a full ride for all of his hard work.

“He comes everyday, he has as much energy as anybody on the team, he’s always talking, he’s our best defender,….because of that James is gonna be put on full scholarship,” Collins announced.