Kevin Sumlin, Butch Jones could be candidates for Arizona job
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Pittsburgh coach Kevin Stallings reportedly taunted Louisville fans multiple times during his team's 77-51 loss on Tuesday night. Stallings turned around twice and yelled to the Louisvile fans : "At least we didn't pay our kids 0,000," according to multiple reporters who were in attendance.
Pittsburgh coach Kevin Stallings reportedly taunted Louisville fans multiple times during his team's 77-51 loss on Tuesday night. Stallings turned around
Pittsburgh coach Kevin Stallings reportedly taunted Louisville fans multiple times during his team's 77-51 loss on Tuesday night.
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Stallings turned around twice and yelled to the Louisvile fans: "At least we didn't pay our kids $100,000," according to multiple reporters who were in attendance.
Stallings is ostensibly referring to the case of Brian Bowen, whom Louisville is accused of paying $100,000 to secure his committment to the university. The accusation was made by the F.B.I. after its multi-year investigation into college basketball that uncovered widespread wire fraud, bribery and corruption across the sport. The scandal led to the firing of coach Rick Pitino as well as athletic director Tom Jurich.
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Pittsburgh coach Kevin Stallings reportedly taunted Louisville fans multiple times during his Stallings twice yelled to the Louisville fans : "At least we didn't pay our kids 0,000," according to multiple reporters. Stallings is referring to the case of Brian Bowen, whom Louisville is accused of
Pittsburgh coach Kevin Stallings taunted Louisville fans multiple times during his team's 77-51 loss on Tuesday night.
"Somebody said something bad about my players," Stallings said when asked about the comments after the game. "And so I'm just going to stick up for my players. Probably said the wrong thing, but I'm not going to let people talk crap about my players. I probably should have used some different words, but the game is over and I'm always going to protect my players."
Stallings may not be wrong—Pittsburgh hasn't been accused of bribing players, yet. But yelling that Louisville's fans is, without question, classless. And his explanation of why he did it is similarly terrible. Is he suggesting that he feels responsible to always defend his players against insults from opposing teams fans? If so, he's going to be so busy yelling at fans that he won't have any time to coach his team.
Watch: Le'Veon Bell comes down with ridiculous TD to pull Steelers to within one score
The Pittsburgh Steelers went into halftime down 14 points. Just watch Bell battle for the ball, out-dueling Telvin Smith on the way down to the ground for six points.
Pittsburgh coach Kevin Stallings taunted Louisville fans multiple times during his team's 77-51 loss on Tuesday night.
Pittsburgh coach Kevin Stallings to Louisville fan : At least we don't pay our players 0KLouisville easily beat Pittsburgh 77-51 Tuesday night in the
Opposing fans are going to yell at your players. It's what they do. It's your job as the head coach to ignore that, or at the very least to not respond with lazy insults.
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JJ Caldwell of Texas A&M shoots over Egor Koulechov of Florida and Kevarrius Hayes on Jan. 2 in College Statiopn, TX. Florida won 83-66.
Udoka Azubuike of Kansas battles Davide Moretti and Norense Odiase of Texas Tech for a rebound on Jan. 2 in Lawrence, Kansas. Texas Tech won 85-73.
Drive to the basket
Xavian Stapleton of Mississippi State dribbles toward the basket past Dustin Thomas of Arkansas on Jan. 2 in Starkville, Miss. Mississippi State won 78-75.
Grant Williams of Tennessee and Horace Spencer, right, of Auburn fight for the ball on Jan. 2 in Knoxville, Tenn. Auburn won 94-84.
Xavier's Trevon Bluiett shoots against Butler's Kelan Martin, left, on Jan. 2 in Cincinnati. Xavier won 86-79.
Kenrich Williams of TCU and Mark Vital of Baylor go after a loose ball on Jan. 2 in Waco, Texas. TCU won 81-87.
Jevon Carter of West Virginia does a jump step between Xavier Sneed of Kansas State and Barry Brown on Jan. 1 in Manhattan, KS. West Virginia won 77-69.
Mohamed Bamba of Texas dunks the ball over Solomon Young, right, of Iowa State on Jan. 1 in Ames, Iowa. Texas won 17-7.
Taming the defence
Seton Hall guard Khadeen Carrington, center, drives to the basket between St. John's guard Justin Simon, right, and forward Kassoum Yakwe, left, on Dec. 31 in Newark, NJ. Seton Hall won, 75-70.
Going for the basket
Kentucky's Quade Green (0) shoots while defended by Georgia's Mike Edwards on Dec. 31 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won, 66-61.
Leading the game
Connecticut's Gabby Williams (15) drives to the hoop against Memphis on Dec. 31. UConn won, 97-49.
Sumlin 'humbled' to get hired as Arizona's coach
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Pittsburgh men's basketball coach Kevin Stallings said to Louisville fans on Tuesday, "At least we didn't pay our guys 0,000." The comment was a reference to the college basketball bribery investigation that alleged Louisville was one of several schools to funnel money to land prospects.
Pittsburgh coach Kevin Stallings turned to Louisville fans during Tuesday night's game and said, "At least we didn't pay our guys 0,000" and "We didn't pay our guys 100 grand, though," according to WHAS reporter Whitney Stallings 'sticks up' for players by referencing Louisville scandal (1:00).
Making the difference
Cincinnati guard Jarron Cumberland (34) drives to the basket in front of Memphis guard Jeremiah Martin on Dec. 31 in Highland Heights, Ky. Cincinnati won, 82-48.
On the run
Creighton's Marcus Foster, left, drives around Providence's Alpha Diallo on Dec. 31 in Omaha, Neb. Creighton won, 83-64.
Phil Cofer of the Florida State Seminoles was called for a foul against the Duke Blue Devils on Dec. 30 in Durham, N.C. Duke won 100-93.
Stuck in the middle
Daniel Gafford of the Arkansas Razorbacks, center, grabs a rebound against Grant Williams, left, and James Daniel III of the Tennessee Volunteers on Dec. 30 in Fayetteville, Ark. The Razorbacks won, 95-93.
I got it
Deandre Ayton of the Arizona Wildcats grabs the basketball against Tra Holder (0) of the Arizona State Sun Devils on Dec. 30 in Tucson, Ariz. The Wildcats won 84-78.
Max Montana of the San Diego State Aztecs dribbles against the Utah State Aggies on Dec. 30 in San Diego. The Aztecs won, 79-59.
Get outta my way
Kelan Martin (30) of the Butler Bulldogs dribbles against Jalen Brunson of the Villanova Wildcats on Dec. 30 in Indianapolis. The Bulldogs won, 101-93.
Oklahoma Sooners guard Ty Lazenby (14) defends against Alex Robinson of the TCU Horned Frogs on Dec. 30 in Fort Worth, Texas. The Sooners won, 90-89.
Opportunity makes a thief
Baylor's King McClure (22) tries to steal the ball away from Texas Tech's Justin Gray (5) on Dec. 29 in Lubbock, Texas. The Red Raiders won 77-53.
Making the big jump
Maryland Terrapins guard Darryl Morsell (10) goes up for a shot between UMBC Retrievers forward Arkel Lamar (33) and forward Nolan Gerrity (35) on Dec. 29 in College Park, Md. Maryland defeated UMBC 66-45.
Dead on target
Iowa guard Maishe Dailey (1) shoots over Northern Illinois forward Noah McCarty (11) on Dec. 29 in Iowa City, IA. Iowa won 98-75.
Elijah Stewart (30) of USC and Sam Timmins of Washington battle for a rebound on Dec. 29 in Los Angeles. Washington won 88-81.
By fair means or foul
Tommy Hamilton IV (0) of Texas Tech goes to the basket and is fouled by Tristan Clark (25) of Baylor on Dec. 29 in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech defeated Baylor 77-53.
A tangled web
Stetson forward Larry Dennis (14) dives over Nebraska forward Isaac Copeland (14) going after a loose ball on Dec. 29 in Lincoln, Neb. Nebraska takes the win over Stetson 71 to 62.
Scoring important points
Kansas guard Marcus Garrett (0) scores against Texas on Dec. 29 in Austin, Texas. Kansas won 92-86.
Michigan State guard Miles Bridges (22) drives past Cleveland State forward Stefan Kenic (13) on Dec. 29 in East Lansing, MI. Michigan State won 111-61.
Oklahoma State guard Brandon Averette, left, defends against a shot by West Virginia guard Jevon Carter on Dec. 29 in Stillwater, Okla. West Virginia won 85-79.
Jumping through hoops
Kentucky's Sacha Killeya-Jones (1) dunks during the game against Louisville on Dec. 29 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 90-61.
A pretty pass
Kansas State forward Dean Wade passes over Iowa State's Jeff Beverly (55) and Solomon Young (33)on Dec. 29 in Ames, Iowa. Kansas State won 91-75.
Finding the rhythm
Seton Hall forward Desi Rodriguez shoots against Creighton on Dec. 28 in Newark, NJ. Seton Hall won 90-84.
Pacific guard Miles Reynolds and Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams go after the ball on Dec. 28 in Spokane, Wash. Gonzaga won 81-48.
Georgia Tech guard Kierra Fletcher comes down on teammate guard Kaylan Pugh against Louisville on Dec. 28 in Atlanta. Louisville won 74-71.
Driving under pressure
Jagan Mosely of Georgetown Hoyas drives to the basket between Butler Bulldogs' Kamar Baldwin (3) and Kelan Martin on Dec. 27 in Washington, DC.
On the move
Xavier guard J.P. Macura drives against Marquette Golden Eagles' Andrew Rowsey on Dec. 27 in Milwaukee, WI.
Uprising against Demons
Villanova Wildcats forward Eric Paschall dunks against DePaul Blue Demons on Dec. 27 in Chicago, Illinois.
Sebastian Much of Princeton takes an off balance shot against Hawaii on Dec. 25 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Priceton won 77-63.
A.J. Harris, center, of New Mexico State finds himself double teamed by Southern California forward Bennie Boatwright, left, and his teammate forward Nick Rakocevic, right, on Dec. 25 in Honolulu. Southern California won 77-72.
Illinois' Te'Jon Lucas, right, and Missouri's Blake Harris chase a loose ball on Dec. 23 in St. Louis. Illinois won 70-64.
Lonnie Walker IV of Miami hangs in the air before shooting the ball over Eli Chuha of New Mexico State on Dec. 23 in Honolulu. USC won 89-84.
Mississippi State's Lamar Peters attempts a layup past Southern Mississippi's Tim Rowe on Dec. 23 in Jackson, Miss. Mississippi State won 70-64.
Up for grabs
Princeton's Sebastian Much battles Akron's Emmanuel Olojakpoke for a rebound on Dec. 23 in Honolulu. Princeton won 64-62.
North Carolina's Garrison Brooks of dunks against Ohio State on Dec. 23 in New Orleans. North Carolina won 86-72.
Kentucku's Hamidou Diallo has the ball stripped by Thomas Welsh of UCLA on Dec. 23 in New Orleans. UCLA won 83-75.
USC's Bennie Boatwright can't stop a layup by Tyrik Dixon of Middle Tennessee on Dec. 23 in Honolulu. USC won 89-84.
On the move
John Crosby of Dayton dribbles past halfcourt against Wagner on Dec. 23 in Dayton, Ohio. Dayton won 79-67.
Minnesota's Nate Mason is helped off the court by teammate Jamir Harris and a team trainer after an injury against Florida on Dec. 23 in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 95-60.
Finding his feet
Courtney Stockard of the Bonaventure saves a loose ball from being picked up by Frank Howard of Syracuse on Dec. 22 in Syracuse, NY. St. Bonaventure won 60-57 in overtime.
Giving up a fight
Frank Howard of Syracuse makes a leaping pass to the corner against St. Bonaventure on Dec. 22 in Syracuse, NY.
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Pittsburgh coach Kevin Stallings tried to be the villain University of Louisville basketball fans needed but Sorry, Kevin Stallings , but Louisville basketball fans already have plenty of villains. Background: Pittsburgh coach defends taunting Louisville fan : 'I'm going to stick up for my players'.
Pittsburgh coach Kevin Stallings explains why he responded to a heckling fan : “At least we don't pay our players 0,000.”.
Show of strength
Villanova forward Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree reacts after dunking against Hofstra on Dec. 22 in Uniondale, NY. Villanova won 95-71.
Xavier guard Paul Scruggs fouls Northern Iowa guard Hunter Rhodes while driving to the basket on Dec. 22 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Xavier won 77-67.
Pass it on
William & Mary guard David Cohn passes against TCU guard Jaylen Fisher on Dec. 22 in Fort Worth, Texas. TCU won 86-75.
Oklahoma guard Trae Young celebrate after a fast-break basket against Northwestern on Dec. 22 in Norman, Okla. Oklahoma won 104-78.
Grabbing the moment
Arizona State guard Kodi Justice grabs a loose ball against Pacific on Dec 22 in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona State won 104-65.
Way to go
Mamadi Diakite of Virginia dunks against Hampton on Dec. 22 in Charlottesville, Va. Virginia won 82-48.
Texas Tech's Keenan Evans loses control of the ball as he's fouled by Abilene Christian's Jalone and B.J. Maxwell on Dec. 22 in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech won 74-47.
Landry Shamet of Wichita State drives in for a basket past Ricky Doyle of Florida Gulf Coast on Dec. 22 in Wichita, Kan. Wichita State won 75-65.
Striving for victory
Connecticut guard Kia Nurse dives for a loose ball against Dequesne on Dec. 22 in Toronto. Connecticut won 104-52.
Battle for the ball
Florida State guard PJ Savoy (5) and guard Trent Forrest (3) try to block the shot of Southern Mississippi guard Anfernee Hampton on Dec. 21 in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State won 98-45.
Texas A&M guard Jay Jay Chandler knocks the ball away against Buffalo on Dec. 21 in College Station, Texas. Texas A&M won 89-73.
Deandre Ayton of Arizona and Jalen Adams of Connecticut attempt to control a loose ball on Dec. 21 in Tucson, Ariz. Arizona won 73-58.
Stop me if you can
Kansas guard Devonte' Graham drives to the basket around Stanford defender Michael Humphrey on Dec. 21 in Sacramento, Calif. Kansas won 75-54.
Zach Norvell of Gonzaga shoots the ball against San Diego State on Dec. 21 in San Diego. San Diego won 72-70
Kevin Sumlin hire at Arizona should end Lane Kiffin job speculation … for now
Florida Atlantic football fans can somewhat finally exhale. 2 Bank Accounts That Pay 10x What Your Bank Pays Learn More Sponsored by MyFinance On Sunday, former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin reportedly accepted the same position at Arizona. It matters to FAU because it was the final job that may have drawn interest from Owls coach Lane Kiffin. With the collegiate coaching carousel concluded, it is becoming more likely he will be around for a second season.Kiffin has repeatedly said he plans to remain in Boca Raton, La.
Pittsburgh head coach Kevin Stallings reacts on the sidlines against the Miami (Fl) Hurricanes during the second half at the Petersen Events Center. Stallings , who was dismissed on Thursday, was caught on video shouting at fans behind Pitt's bench during Louisville basketball's 77-51 win on Jan.
Pittsburgh head coach Kevin Stallings reacts on the sidlines against the Miami (Fl) Hurricanes Stallings ’ reference was to the alleged bribery scheme behind U of L’s recruitment of Brian Bowen Background: Pittsburgh coach defends taunting Louisville fan : 'I'm going to stick up for my players'.
In your face
Cincinnati forward Gary Clark is pressured by Cleveland State forward Anthony Wright on Dec. 21 in Highland Heights, Ky. Cincinnati won 81-62.
Purdue guard P.J. Thompson passes the ball around Tennessee guard Tripp Davis on Dec. 21 in West Lafayette, Ind. Purdue won 97-48.
Looking for support
Temple's Emani Mayo (12) tries to pass the ball against South Carolina on Dec. 21 in Philadelphia. South Carolina won 87-60.
Miles Bridges of Michigan State dunks the ball against Long Beach on Dec. 21 in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State won 102-60.
Stealing the show
Wofford's Fletcher Magee steals the ball from North Carolina's Kenny Williams on Dec. 20 in Chapel Hill, NC. Wofford won 79-75.
Hard to handle
Duke's Trevon Duval handles the ball as Evansville's Marty Hill defends on Dec. 20 in Durham, NC. Duke won 104-40.
Doing it in style
Notre Dame's Lili Thompson turns downcourt after stealing the ball from Marquette's Isabelle Spingola on Dec. 20 in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame won 91-85 in overtime.
West Virginia guard Jevon Carter steals the ball from Coppin State guard Tre' Thomas on Dec. 20 in Morgantown, W.Va. West Virginia won 77-38.
Giving no respite
Wagner guard JoJo Cooper is fouled by Seton Hall forward Desi Rodriguez (20) as he goes up for a shot on Dec. 20 in Newark, NJ. Seton Hall won 89-68.
Tra Holder of Arizona State drives past B.K. Ashe of Longwood on Dec. 19 in Tempe, AZ. Arizona State won 95-61.
Jacob Evans of Cincinnati dunks the ball against the Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Dec. 19 in Highland Heights, Kentucky. Cincinnati won 77-49.
Duane Wilson of Texas A&M steals the ball from Lavone Holland II of Northern Kentucky on Dec. 19 in College Station, Texas. Texas A&M won 64-58.
Xavier's Quentin Goodin drives against Marshall's Jarrod West on Dec. 19 in Cincinnati. Xavier won 81-77.
Fighting for the ball
Iziahiah Sweeney, left, of Northwestern State and Ty Lazenby, right, of Oklahoma fight for the ball on Dec. 19 in Norman, Okla. Oklahoma won 105-68.
Payton downplays taunting Vikings fans with ‘Skol’ clap .
Sean Payton on Tuesday downplayed the significance of how he taunted Minnesota Vikings fans with their team chant during Sunday’s game … just before the New Orleans Saints lost in stunning fashion by a score of 29-24 on Stefon Diggs’s 61-yard miracle touchdown as time expired. Word of Sean Payton’s now-regrettable taunt was first brought to light by Ben Leber, who serves as a sideline reporter on the Vikings Radio Network. Payton’s gestures — with which he mocked the Vikings’ “Skol” chant — to fans behind the Saints’ bench are believed to have occurred sometime after the Saints pulled ahead 24-23 with 25 seconds remaining.