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May
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Tue
2017
Press Conference – St. Mary’s [SMSN] 5.2.17
May 2 @ 2:00 pm – May 10 @ 11:45 pm

SMSN-logo-200x200 (1)St. Mary’s Press ConferenceJoin Bob Ryan as the host of the naming of the new Basketball Coach from the campus of St. Mary’s in St. Louis, Missouri.  Click here to VIEW the Press Conference … 

 

LATEST BOYS BASKETBALL NEWS

  • April Fools by Bob Ryan  It’s April 3….but why does all the “fooling” have to occur on April 1? …..so…..let’s spread it out….let’s make it the 1st MONDAY of April….at least for this year….so this is our April Fools this year J Now go ahead…you pick which of the statements below are April Fools Day statements and which are true ...
  • Countdown to MLB Blastoff by Bob Ryan 1 week out from the start of the MLB season…..around here…that  means almost all talk is about the Cards….let’s take a look backwards at the off-season and the late parts of 2016 for some additional info on the Cardinals… …in the off-season, the primary …really only…acquisition was Dexter Fowler.  Fowler was signed to improve defense(moving Grichuk ...
  • From Norfolk State to Cal-Berkeley by Bob Ryan It was March 2012…the Mizzou Tigers basketball team was rolling as they began the NCAA tournament seeded #2 in the West. Frank Haith had put behind him the scandals at Miami dealing with Nevin Shapiro as his Tiger team seemed destined for huge success. They were ranked #3 in the USA, 30-4 for the season, ...
  • Tracking Down the Tiger Coach by Bob Ryan The Missouri basketball program will be looking for a new head coach following news that Kim Anderson is stepping down after three seasons. I feel that considering that he had absolutely NO idea that the school was under investigation when he signed his contract that the school should create a temporary position for him as ...
  • Madness in Sports by Bob Ryan Madness around the sports world…. ….Kevin Garnett set off many basketball folks when he said  “AAU has killed our league” recently…I will grant you that the very, very good players have improved with all the traveling, competition, etc as they play spring & summer AAU ball. For the many “good” players, it seems to me that ...
  • Spring Winds of Sports by Bob Ryan The Spring winds  of sports come blowin in ….with the temp breaking into the 60’s-70’s comfortably, sun shining, winds blowing in from across the sea (thank You Francis Albert Sinatra)…man…it’s like spring….and Spring has also blown in all kinds of stuff for the sports world… ….OK…I’m eating my crow pie….the Blues DO look like a different ...
  • NCIS by Bob Ryan NCIS of sports…no this isn’t a review of the TV show–Naval Criminal Investigative Service which has been extremely popular …ever since season 7 (in its 14th season) NCIS has been the most watched scripted show on American television.actually surpassing Sunday Night Football last year… this NCIS is an acronym… No Change in Sports…sure some of the size ...
  • Frozen-in some way! by Bob Ryan The Holidays seem to make time get “frozen”….most of our daily concerns, worries, etc seem to be frozen as we indulge in the joy of family, friends and fun over the Holidays….but all good things do come to an end…so here we go taking a look forward and backward… …the joy experienced by many of the ...
  • Swish and Bobble by Bob Ryan The NCAA Championship game was a great game—two very talented teams that took turns “making runs” throughout the game.  Some observations for the lounge chair as the only #1 seed left standing, N. Carolina, was upended by Villanova 77-74 … ….N.Carolina made one of their long early runs by lobbing the ball inside to their post ...
  • Crazy College Carousel by Bob Ryan So St Louis U pulls the trigger on the Crazy College Carousel (CCC) of Basketball Coaches….the Billikens have gone through coaches with an amazing regularity…in fact…only one coach has lasted more than 7 years and only 3 sat on the SLU bench longer than 5 years…take a look.. John Bennington 1958-65      7 seasons  — 4NIT Buddy ...
  • Your Sweet and Sour 16 by Bob Ryan The most exciting days of sports viewing….the NCAA early round games…it fits our current American attention span…tired of one game in 3 minutes…..move to another …or a 3rd one..then back again…many games with spectacular endings….upsets galore…it was sweet for some but awfully sour for others… ….it was SO SWEET for Middle Tennessee State (25-10) as they ...
  • Great Green Week by Bob Ryan It’s a glorious week….the week of Green….it’s outgrown just one day…of course some will celebrate the Greenest day of the year on the 17th but there are other green signs and symbols…. …it’s fitting that a green-clad team, Michigan State(29-5) enters the NCAA tourney as the one of the top teams….who else is more fitting with ...
  • In or Out by Bob Ryan It’s that time of year…..NCAA brackets….MLB rosters…..NCAAA Coaches…NFL “pruning” time….it’s the time to determine if ur “in” or “out”…take a peek at some …..Illinois took a quick U-turn on Football Coach Bill Cubit… on Nov 28th, Cubit signed for a 2 year extension…now the new AD, Josh Whitman…in his 1st day on the job and without ...
  • Sunny Side Up for Cards by Bob Ryan I come not to bury the Cardinals but to praise them….. Generally I’m accused….probably rightly so…of presenting ideas, facts, proposals that are the other side of the coin with respect to the Cardinals….I feel like the Post-Dispatch does plenty of “kissing up” EVERY DAY to the Birdies (no doubt prolific customers with their many ads)…you ...
  • Not All Star … But All SHAM by Bob Ryan Reading about the NHL All-Star Exhibition got me thinking….dangerous…I know…these All-Star games gotta go…we’re done with them….several points rush in about the All-Sham Games! …originally designed by MLB to assist the players pension fund…come on….I think it’s actually a joke that a guy can work…play a game..5 years and get a pension….in addition .. with their ...