Miami Hurricanes men's basketball
The Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team represents the University of Miami in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The team began play in 1926, but was dropped by the University of Miami in 1971. In 1985, fourteen years the Hurricanes resumed play and joined the Big East Conference in 1991, winning the Big East regular season title in 2000. In 2004, in conjunction with the rest of the Miami athletic program, the team moved to the ACC. In 2012–2013, the team won its first regular season ACC championship as well as its first ACC tournament championship; the team has reached the NCAA Championship's "Sweet 16" three times. In the 2014–2015 season, they reached the final of the National Invitation Tournament; the Hurricanes play their home games at the Watsco Center. The Hurricanes have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 10 times, their combined record is 8–10. The Hurricanes have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament 11 times, their combined record is 9–11. Note: Honored Players are those former players who have had their jerseys retired to the Watsco Center rafters.
2013 – Shane Larkin, Lute Olson National Player of the Year 1960 – Dick Hickox, AP Second Team 1965 – Rick Barry, Consensus First Team 1970 – Don Curnutt, Helms Second Team 1999 – Tim James, AP Third Team 2013 – Shane Larkin, AP, NABC Second Team, Sporting News Third Team, John Wooden All-American, Bob Cousy Award Finalist, John R. Wooden Award Finalist 2013 – Shane Larkin First Team All-ACC: Jack McClinton, 2008, 2009 Shane Larkin, 2013Second Team All-ACC: Guillermo Diaz, 2005, 2006 Kenny Kadji, 2013 Sheldon McClellan, 2016Third Team All-ACC: Robert Hite, 2006 Jack McClinton, 2007 Malcolm Grant, 2011 Kenny Kadji, 2012 Rion Brown, 2014 Tonye Jekiri, 2016ACC All-Rookie Team: Durand Scott, 2010 Shane Larkin, 2012ACC All-Defensive Team: Anthony King, 2005 Shane Larkin, 2013 Durand Scott, 2013 Tonye Jekiri, 2015 Tonye Jekiri, 2016ACC All-Tournament Team: Shane Larkin, 2013 Durand Scott, 2013 Julian Gamble, 2013 Trey McKinney-Jones, 2013 1999 – Tim James First Team All-Big East: Tim James, 1998, 1999 Johnny Hemsley, 1999Second Team All-Big East: Tim James, 1997 Johnny Hemsley, 2000 Darius Rice, 2002 John Salmons, 2002 Darius Rice, 2004Third Team All-Big East: Constantin Popa, 1993, 1995 Mario Bland, 2000 John Salmons, 2001 James Jones, 2002 Darius Rice, 2003Big East All-Rookie Team: Steven Edwards, 1993 Kevin Norris, 1995 Tim James, 1996 Darius Rice, 2001 Guillermo Diaz, 2004Big East All-Tournament Team: Jerome Scott, 1992 Tim James, 1999 Marcus Barnes, 2002 Storm Surge is the official student section of Miami Hurricanes men's and women's basketball.
It was founded in 2011. Prior to Storm Surge's creation, Miami had been victim to years of inconsistent student attendance and a lack of student interest in the basketball program, prior attempts to create a lasting student section such as "UBeach" and "Haith's Faithful" were unsuccessful. Storm Surge works directly with Miami's athletic department to enhance the game day experience and encourage greater involvement from the student body. Storm Surge began with 500 members, but saw average student attendance jump to over 1,100 for ACC games in 2012–2013, its second season; as student capacity at the BUC is limited, students are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, with students arriving hours beforehand or camping out to get the best seats. Storm Surge has become famous for its creative and unique free throw chants and distractions, digging up embarrassing facts and pictures of opposing players, its slogan, "Pack The BUC," which can be seen on T-shirts and promotional materials at UM home games.
Like many student sections, Storm Surge distributes cheer sheets prior to each game, detailing specific cheers for that game. The group has the ability to create cheers on the fly through the use of a large whiteboard at the front of the student section, used to coordinate all cheers. Storm Surge's official color is orange, all members wear orange to every game; the student section is situated behind both baskets and consists of bleacher seating and traditional seating. As bleacher seating is closest to the floor, the students in the bleachers are the team's biggest supporters. Before each game, Storm Surge sings the national anthem together if the anthem is being sung by an individual performer. During opposing teams' introductions, students turn around to face away from the court and throw up "The U." During Miami's home introductions, the student section links arms and rocks left to right, going faster and faster before erupting into cheers for the Hurricanes. For Miami's free throws, students hold up one finger, all jumping once on a made free throw and twice on the second free throw if both free throws are made.
Storm Surge organizes watch parties and live online blogs for every away game. These events are open to all students and take place on campus. Following major road wins, the group gathers at the BankUnited Center to greet and congratulate the returning Hurricanes team, a tradition that has since carried over to football. Membership in the organization entitles students to exclusive meet and greets with players, priority seating to games, promotions and giveaways. In 2012, due to unprecedented demand for student tickets to the January 23 game against the #1 ranked Duke Blue Devils, students camped out on an adjacent field to the BankUnited Center, promptly dubbed "Larrañaga Lawn," after Coach Jim Larrañaga. Students camped out for several other games during the 2012–2013 season, including sold out contests against FSU and UNC. Coach Jim Larrañaga and members of the team always greet students lined up on Larrañaga Lawn both the night before the g
Telekom Baskets Bonn
Telekom Baskets Bonn known as Baskets Bonn is a German professional basketball club, based in Bonn, Germany. The club plays in the Basketball Bundesliga, the highest level pro basketball league in Germany; the club's sponsor is the German company, Deutsche Telekom, a major telephone and internet company, which sells mobile phones in the United States. The club's home arena is the Telekom Dome; the Baskets reached the German League Final Four nine times in 17 years of league affiliation, belong to Germany's most successful teams. Bonn reached the league finals five times, in 1997, 1999, 2001, 2008, 2009, albeit coming up short on each occasion; the Telekom Baskets Bonn was founded in 1992 when the German clubs Godesberger Turnverein 1888 eV and SC Fortuna Bonn merged. The basketball team of the Godesberger TV had been founded in 1970, whereas the SC Fortuna Bonn had been founded in 1973; the Godesberger TV was promoted to the Basketball Bundesliga in 1990. A year the club was relegated, the associated economic problems lead to the 1992 merger of the departments of the two basketball teams to BG Bonn 92.
The following year, the club switched names to Post SV Bonn. In 1995, the club switched names again to Telekom Baskets Bonn, sponsored by the German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom. In April 1995, the Telekom Baskets Bonn declared their goal to be promoted to the Bundesliga in 1997, but in the 1995–96 season the team finished the second division unbeaten and moved up to Germany's prime basketball league. There, the Baskets managed to establish themselves supported by an ecstatic home crowd at the newly built Hardtberghalle of the Hardtberg School Center. In their first season the Baskets succeeded to the finals of the German Championship. There, they lost 1:3 against Alba Berlin. In the following years they always reached the playoffs until the 2004–05 season. In 2005, the Baskets finished the regular season at the No. 9 position. Coach Predrag Krunić was relieved of his duties. In December 2005, Michael Koch the former national team captain became the team's new head coach. For a few months Bonn was coached by the Croat Danijel Jusup.
From 1998 to 2002, the Baskets had a cooperation agreement with the SG Sechtem. This cooperation ended in 2002 due to a new strategic orientation of both clubs. In 2008, the Baskets moved from its previous venue, the Hardtberghalle, to the newly built Telekom Dome. Thus, the Telekom Baskets became Germany's first basketball club to build its own arena with adjoining training center; the Baskets intensified the training of their own youth players and in the 2006–07 season started a cooperation with former rival Dragons Rhöndorf. Under the name SG Bonn / Rhöndorf the club sent various youth teams to Germany's prime youth divisions; the club's aim was to increase the number of their own players to jump into the squad of the 1st team. The club's first success stories are both Fabian Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann. Under coach Mike Koch the Baskets succeeded to the finals of the National Basketball League both in 2007–08, as well as in 2008–09. There, the Baskets finished runner-up to the EWE Baskets Oldenburg.
The season 2010–11, was the weakest since the rise of the Telekom Baskets to Germany's first division. With only 14 wins and 20 defeats, the Baskets finished the season ranked 13th and missed the play offs for only the second time in their club history. For the 2011 -- 12 season Mike Koch built a new squad. New additions such as Benas Veikalas, Tony Gaffney, Talor Battle, Daniel Hain and Andrej Mangold and most notably former player Jared Jordan joined the team. Together they led the team through a regular season full of downs. At the end they finished at the 8th spot with 16 defeats. In the quarter-finals of the playoffs, the Baskets were subject to a 1:3 result as they were beaten in 4 matches by defending champions Brose Baskets Bamberg; the Baskets Bonn reached the Cup final where they were beaten by Bamberg at Bonn's own court. 2012–13, the Baskets qualified for the play-offs again. Overall, the team finished. A few months into the season the team was supplemented by forward Jamel McLean, who replaced Patrick Ewing Jr..
In the quarterfinals, the Baskets met the EWE Baskets Oldenburg. There, the Baskets Bonn were eliminated with 2:3 victories after 5 games. After the season, the contract of coach Michael Koch was not extended, thus the Koch era ended after eight years as head coach of the team; when he left the club, he had been the longest serving head coach of the league. In May 2013, as the successor to Michael Koch, the Telekom Baskets Bonn presented Mathias Fischer as the new head coach. Fischer had worked for the LTi Giessen 46ers before and had been responsible for several youth programs and national selections of Germany. Under his leadership the youth development should expand and receive new impetus to the cooperation with the Dragons Rhöndorf. In addition to Fischer, the Baskets presented Michael Wichterich as new full-time sports manager. Wichterich is a former player of the Dragons Rhöndorf, he had worked for the Dragons where he was in a similar position as Arvid Kramer in 2004. Wichterich is only the second full-time manager of the club.
The previous manager Andreas Boettcher is still involved in management. After two seasons at the helm that included solid regular season results and first round exits in the playoffs, Bonn got off to a 6–1 start in 2015–16 before breaking down in a major way; the Baskets finished with a 12–22 record that included a string of 14 consecutive losses in BBL and FIBA EuroCup
The center known as the five, or the big man, is one of the five positions in a regular basketball game. The center is the tallest player on the team, has a great deal of strength and body mass as well. In the NBA, the center is 6 feet 10 inches or taller and weighs 240 pounds or more, they traditionally have played close to the basket in the low post. A center with the ability to shoot outside from three-point range is known as stretch five; the center is considered a necessary component for a successful team in professional leagues such as the NBA. Great centers have been the foundation for most of the dynasties in both the NBA and NCAA; the 6'10" George Mikan pioneered the Center position, shattering the held perception that tall players could not develop the agility and coordination to play basketball well, ushering in the role of the dominant big man. He led DePaul University to the NIT title after turning professional, won seven National Basketball League, Basketball Association of America and NBA Championships in his ten-year career, nine of them with the Minneapolis Lakers.
Using his height to dominate opposing players, Mikan invented the shot block. In the 1960s, Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain further transformed basketball by combining height with a greater level of athleticism than previous centers. Following the retirement of George Mikan, the rivalry of the two big men came to dominate the NBA. Between the two of them and Russell won nine of the eleven MVP awards in the eleven-year period between 1958 and 1969. Many of the records set by these two players have endured today. Most notably and Russell hold the top eighteen season averages for rebounds. Bill Russell led the University of San Francisco to two consecutive NCAA Championships, he joined the Boston Celtics and helped make them one of the greatest dynasties in NBA history, winning eleven championships over his thirteen-year career as well as five MVP awards. Russell revolutionized defensive strategy with his shot-blocking and physical man-to-man defense. While he was never the focal point of the Celtics offense, much of the team's scoring came when Russell grabbed defensive rebounds and initiated fast breaks with precision outlet passes to point guard Bob Cousy.
As the NBA's first African-American superstar, Russell struggled throughout his career with the racism he encountered from fans in Boston after the 1966–67 season, when he became the first African-American in any major sport to be named player-coach. His principal rival, Wilt Chamberlain, listed at 7'1", 275 pounds, lacked Russell's supporting cast. Chamberlain played college ball for the Kansas Jayhawks, leading them to the 1957 title game against the North Carolina Tar Heels. Although the Jayhawks lost by one point in triple overtime, Chamberlain was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. A member of the Harlem Globetrotters before joining the Philadelphia Warriors of the NBA in 1959, Chamberlain won two Championships, in 1967 with the Philadelphia 76ers and 1972 with the Los Angeles Lakers, although his teams were defeated by the Celtics in the Eastern Conference and NBA Finals, he won seven scoring titles, eleven rebounding titles, four regular season Most Valuable Player awards, including the distinction, in 1960, of being the first rookie to receive the award.
Stronger than any player of his era, he was capable of scoring and rebounding at will. Although he was the target of constant double- and triple-teaming, as well as fouling tactics designed to take advantage of his poor free-throw shooting, he set a number of records that have never been broken. Most notably, Chamberlain is the only player in NBA history to average more than 50 points in a season and score 100 points in a single game, he holds the NBA's all-time records for rebounding average, rebounds in a single game, career rebounds. A lesser-known center of the era was Nate Thurmond, who played the forward position opposite Wilt Chamberlain for the San Francisco Warriors but moved to center after Chamberlain was traded to the new Philadelphia franchise. Although he never won a Championship, Thurmond was known as the best screen setter in the league, his averages of 21.3 and 22.0 rebounds per game in 1966–67 and 1967–68, are exceeded only by Chamberlain and Russell. In contrast to the Celtics dynasty of the 1960s, the 1970s were a decade of parity in the NBA, with eight different champions and no back-to-back winners.
At the college level, the UCLA Bruins, under Coach John Wooden, built the greatest dynasty in NCAA basketball history, winning seven consecutive titles between 1967 and 1973. UCLA had won two consecutive titles in 1964 and 1965 with teams that pressed and emphasized guard play. After not winning in 1966, Wooden's teams changed their style, he led UCLA to three championships-in 1967, 68' and 69'-while winning the first Naismith College Player of the Year Award. During his college career, the NCAA enacted a ban on dunking because of Alcindor's dominant use of the shot, his entrance into the NBA with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1969 was timely, as Bill Russell had just retired and Wilt Chamberlain was 33 years old and plagued by injuries. After leading the Bucks to the 1971 NBA championship, te
LNB Pro A
The LNB Pro A known as Pro A and for sponsorship reasons named the Jeep Élite, is the top-tier level men's professional basketball league in France. The competition has existed since 1921. Since 1987, the Ligue Nationale de Basket has organized the league; the bottom two placed teams from each season are relegated to the second tier level Pro B. The winner of the play-offs of the Pro A is crowned the French national champion. All 16 Pro A League teams play each other twice during the regular season. At the end of the regular season, the top eight teams qualify for the playoffs; the two teams with the worst regular season records are relegated to the 2nd-tier Pro B. Through the 1985–86 season, the league championship was determined by a one-off final, or by league play. Since the format for the league finals has changed many times: From the 2003–04 season, through the 2006–07 season, the Pro A League had 18 teams. Through the wild-card system, it will have 18 teams again from 2014–15 season. Notes Currently, LNB Pro.
1920–21 to 1948–49 Excellence 1949–50 to 1962–63 Nationale 1963–64 to 1964–65 Première Division 1965–66 to 1986–87 Nationale 1 1987–88 to 1991–92 Nationale 1A 1992 to 1993 Nationale A1 1993–94 to present Pro A 2017–18–present: Jeep Élite In each Pro A season, individual honors are given to players who performed well during a given season. The awards that are handed out include: Leaders Cup French Basketball Cup Match des Champions LNB Pro B Official Site Eurobasket.com League Page
Miloš Teodosić is a Serbian professional basketball player who last played for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. He represents the Serbian national basketball team internationally, he plays the point guard position, as well as the shooting guard position. He is a six time All-EuroLeague selection, was voted EuroLeague MVP in 2010. Teodosić helped the Serbian national team win a EuroBasket silver medal in 2009, as well as a FIBA Basketball World Cup silver medal in 2014, being elected to the All-Tournament Team in both competitions, he won an Olympic silver medal at the 2016 Rio Games. He was named FIBA Europe Player of the Year in 2010, in 2016, he was voted the best non-NBA player in the world by NBA coaches, as well as the European Player of the Year by La Gazzetta dello Sport, he began playing basketball in hometown clubs KK Metalac. He moved to Belgrade-based club FMP Železnik where he signed his first professional contract. After being loaned to Borac Čačak for the 2005–06 season, he had a breakthrough 2006–07 season.
Over 16 games in the ULEB Cup, he averaged 7.8 points, 2.9 assists, 2.1 rebounds per game. FMP was eliminated in the semifinal of this second-tier level European-wide competition, they played in the final series of the Adriatic League playoffs, where they lost to Partizan Belgrade. In 2007, Teodosić signed a five-year contract with Olympiacos of the Greek Basket League, worth €2.8 million net income. Olympiacos had to pay a buyout to FMP Železnik, in order to secure his rights; the contract he signed with Olympiacos included a €1.3 million buyout clause amount. However, the contract stipulated that Olympiacos would hold the right to match any offer made to him by another club that offered to pay his buyout. In the 2009–10 Euroleague season, Teodosić averaged 13.4 points, 2.5 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 1.8 steals per game, all career highs up to that point. Teodosić played a crucial role in Olympiacos Pireaus, reaching the EuroLeague Final Four, where they lost in the final to FC Barcelona, after beating KK Partizan in the semifinal.
Teodosić was voted onto the All-EuroLeague First Team, on 8 May 2010, he was announced as the EuroLeague 2010 MVP, his first, to this date only, EuroLeague MVP award win in his career. On July 6, 2011, Teodosić signed a three-year contract with CSKA Moscow of the Russian League and VTB United League; the contract was worth €5.7 million euros net income. In his first season with the Russian club, he led them to the EuroLeague Final, where they lost 62-61 to his former club, Olympiacos, he was named to the All-EuroLeague Second Team before the start of the Final Four. His second season with CSKA was statistically better for him, as he averaged 12.7 points, 4.9 assists, a career-high 2.8 rebounds in the EuroLeague. He was once again named to the All-EuroLeague Second Team, his second consecutive nomination. 2013–14 seasonAfter beating Panathinaikos in the quarterfinal playoff series round in the 2013–14 Euroleague, CSKA Moscow lost in the semifinal of the EuroLeague Final Four to Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Shortly after failing to win the EuroLeague for the third straight year, the president of CSKA blamed Teodosić and his Serbian teammate, Nenad Krstić, for not putting enough effort in over the season. Back on the Russian national domestic league front, shortly after the EuroLeague Final Four, CSKA was facing elimination in the VTB United League playoff quarterfinal series versus Lokomotiv Kuban, trailing 0-2, without home court advantage. Teodosić and Krstić helped CSKA storm back to win the series 3-2, after the large deficit, in order to advance to the league's semifinals, as they answered the previous criticism from the club's president. CSKA won the VTB United League by sweeping Nizhny Novgorod 3-0 in the finals series. Teodosić was named the VTB Playoffs MVP. Despite winning the VTB United League, the 2013-14 season was seen as a disappointment for CSKA, it was expected that Teodosić, as well as his teammate Nenad Krstić, team head coach Ettore Messina, could all leave the club over the summer.
Krstić and Messina left the club. However, in June 2014, Teodosić extended his contract with the club for three more years. 2014–15 seasonOn November 7, 2014, in a EuroLeague game victory against Unicaja Málaga, Teodosić recorded a career-high 27 points, while adding 10 assists. In May 2015, he was named to the All-EuroLeague First Team for his performances throughout the season. CSKA Moscow managed to advance to the EuroLeague Final Four for the fourth straight season, after eliminating Panathinaikos, for the second straight season in the quarterfinals series 3–1. However, in the semifinal game, despite being dubbed by media members as the favorite to advance, CSKA Moscow once again lost to Olympiacos; the final score was 70 -- 68. Teodosić was ineffective in the game, scoring 8 points, on 2 for 9 shooting, with 5 assists, 6 turnovers. CSKA Moscow finished in third place, after defeating Fenerbahçe 86–80 in the third place game, in a game which Teodosić did not play, due to muscle fatigue. Teodosić, had one of his best seasons in recent years, averaging a career-high 14.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, a league-leading 7 assists, over 24 games played in the EuroLeague.
CSKA Moscow finished the season by winning the VTB United League, after eliminating Khimki 3–0 in the league's finals series. 2015–16 seasonIn the 2015-16 EuroLeague season, Teodosić formed one of the deadliest 1-2 punches in the EuroLeague, along with Nando de Colo, who ended up being voted the season's EuroLeague MVP. The t
Durham, North Carolina
Durham is a city in and the county seat of Durham County in the U. S. state of North Carolina. The U. S. Census Bureau estimated the city's population to be 251,893 as of July 1, 2014, making it the 4th-most populous city in North Carolina, the 78th-most populous city in the United States. Durham is the core of the four-county Durham-Chapel Hill Metropolitan Area, which has a population of 542,710 as of U. S. Census 2014 Population Estimates; the US Office of Management and Budget includes Durham as a part of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Combined Statistical Area, which has a population of 2,037,430 as of U. S. Census 2014 Population Estimates, it is the home of Duke University and North Carolina Central University, is one of the vertices of the Research Triangle area. The Eno and the Occoneechi, related to the Sioux and the Shakori and farmed in the area which became Durham, they may have established a village named Adshusheer on the site. The Great Indian Trading Path has been traced through Durham, Native Americans helped to mold the area by establishing settlements and commercial transportation routes.
In 1701, Durham's beauty was chronicled by the English explorer John Lawson, who called the area "the flower of the Carolinas." During the mid-1700s, Scots and English colonists settled on land granted to George Carteret by King Charles I. Early settlers built gristmills, such as West Point, worked the land. Prior to the American Revolution, frontiersmen in what is now Durham were involved in the Regulator movement. According to legend, Loyalist militia cut Cornwallis Road through this area in 1771 to quell the rebellion. William Johnston, a local shopkeeper and farmer, made Revolutionaries' munitions, served in the Provincial Capital Congress in 1775, helped underwrite Daniel Boone's westward explorations. Large plantations, Hardscrabble and Leigh among them, were established in the antebellum period. By 1860, Stagville Plantation lay at the center of one of the largest plantation holdings in the South. African slaves were brought to labor on these farms and plantations, slave quarters became the hearth of distinctively Southern cultural traditions involving crafts, social relations, life rituals and dance.
There were free African-Americans in the area as well, including several who fought in the Revolutionary War. Prior to the arrival of the railroad, the area now known as Durham was the eastern part of present-day Orange County and was entirely agricultural, with a few businesses catering to travelers along the Hillsborough Road; this road followed by US Route 70, was the major east-west route in North Carolina from colonial times until the construction of interstate highways. Steady population growth and an intersection with the road connecting Roxboro and Fayetteville made the area near this site suitable for a US Post Office, established in 1827. Durham's location is a result of the needs of the 19th century railroad industry; the wood-burning steam locomotives of the time had to stop for wood and water and the new North Carolina Railroad needed a depot between the settled towns of Raleigh and Hillsborough. The residents of what is now downtown Durham thought their businesses catering to livestock drivers had a better future than a new-fangled nonsense like a railroad and refused to sell or lease land for a depot.
A railway depot was established on land donated by Bartlett S. Durham in 1849. Durham Station, as it was known for its first 20 years, was just another depot for the occasional passenger or express package until early April 1865 when the Federal Army commanded by Major General William T. Sherman occupied the nearby state capital of Raleigh during the American Civil War; the last formidable Confederate Army in the South, commanded by General Joseph E. Johnston, was headquartered in Greensboro 50 miles to the west. After the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia by Gen. Robert E. Lee at Appomattox, Virginia on April 9, 1865, Gen. Johnston sought surrender terms, which were negotiated on April 17, 18 and 26 at Bennett Place, the small farm of James and Nancy Bennett, located halfway between the army's lines about 3 miles west of Durham Station; as both armies passed through Durham and surrounding Piedmont communities, they enjoyed the mild flavor of the area's Brightleaf Tobacco, considered more pleasant to smoke or chew than was available back home after the war.
So they started sending letters to Durham to get more. The community of Durham Station grew before the Civil War, but expanded following the war. Much of this growth attributed to the establishment of a thriving tobacco industry. Veterans returned home after the war, with an interest in acquiring more of the great tobacco they had sampled in North Carolina. Numerous orders were mailed to John Ruffin Green's tobacco company requesting more of the Durham tobacco. W. T. Blackwell partnered with Green and renamed the company as the "Bull Durham Tobacco Factory"; the name "Bull Durham" is said to have been taken from the bull on the British Colman's Mustard, which Mr. Blackwell believed was manufactured in Durham, England. Mustard, known as Durham Mustard, was produced in Durham, England, by Mrs Clements and by Ainsley during the eighteenth century. However, production of the original Durham Mustard has now been passed into the hands of Colman's of Norwich, England; as Durham Station's population increased, the station became a town and wa
The Basketball Tournament
The Basketball Tournament is an open-application, single-elimination tournament played each summer in the United States featuring 72 teams and offering $2 million in winner-take-all prize money, broadcast by ESPN. TBT was founded in 2014 by Jonathan Mugar. Teams in TBT are arranged by the general managers, sometimes based on which schools the players attended and which teams they had experience competing for; the tournament starts with a field of 72 teams, organized into four regions of 18 teams, all of which are seeded. The 18 teams in each region consist of: nine teams selected based on fan popularity per the tournament's website, four teams selected via at-large bids, four teams accepted via buy-in of a $5000 fee, the returning regional winner from the prior year's tournament; the championship prize money was $500,000 in 2014, was increased to $1 million in 2015, has been $2 million since 2016. Ninety percent goes to the team's personnel or to charity and 10% goes to its top fans. Defending champion received a play-in to the round-of-16 Four teams in the field of 64 select via a 16-team two-round play-in TBT uses a modified version of NCAA men's basketball rules.
As of the 2018 edition, the most significant exceptions are: Games are played in 9-minute quarters instead of 20-minute halves. Players are disqualified upon their 6th personal foul. Bonus free throws follow NCAA women's and FIBA rules, with two free throws on the 5th and subsequent non-shooting fouls by the defense in a quarter. FIBA rules on basket interference are followed, except on free throws. Once the ball hits the rim on a field goal attempt, any player on either team can play the ball. Replay review is governed by NCAA rules, with one modification—any review allowed only in the last 2 minutes of a game under NCAA rules is allowed in TBT only if either team is within 3 points of the Elam Ending target score. Due to the adoption of the Elam Ending for all games, there is no overtime. In 2017, the tournament's play-in games utilized "Elam Ending" rules, devised by Ball State University professor Nick Elam. Pursuant to the Elam Ending, the game clock is turned off at the first whistle with 4 minutes or less remaining.
The teams play to a target score equal to the leading team's score plus 7 points, with the shot clock still enforced. As the first team to meet or exceed the target score wins, there are no overtime games. Effective with the 2018 edition, the Elam Ending is used in all games. TBT has had a number of current and former NBA players participate, including Hakim Warrick, Jason Williams, Dahntay Jones, Mike Bibby, Royal Ivey, Matt Bonner, Brian Scalabrine. Former WNBA player Nikki Teasley played in the 2014 tournament; the 2018 tournament included the basketball return of Greg Oden, who last played in the Chinese Basketball Association during their 2015–16 season. Many teams feature professional players reunited under a former college or university name, with teams representing Arkansas, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Kansas State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Seton Hall, Texas Tech, UCLA, UW-Milwaukee, VCU, many others. Teams have received fan support from active NBA players such as Kyle Lowry. In 2016, NBA players such as John Wall, Kristaps Porzingis, Rudy Gay, Shaun Livingston, Chandler Parsons, Austin Rivers served as boosters for different teams.
In 2017, Carmelo Anthony acted as host for the tournament in Baltimore, where he played high school basketball. At the conclusion of each game, the winning team advances its placard on a giant bracket to the next round; the bracket resembles the All Valley Karate Tournament bracket found in The Karate Kid. After pleas from ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla, Yahoo Sports columnist Jeff Eisenberg, SportsCenter host Scott Van Pelt, the NCAA adopted the ritual for March Madness in 2018. After the game, a portable bracket was brought into the winning team's locker room. One player, or a group of players, advanced the team to the next round. Oftentimes, the celebration was posted on social media; the bracket celebration took place in the Frozen Four of the 2018 NCAA Hockey Tournament. On June 28, 2014, Notre Dame Fighting Alumni won the inaugural TBT championship, defeating Team Barstool, 72–68; the winning team, represented by several former Fighting Irish players, including MVP Tyrone Nash, donated $40,000 to Coaches vs. Cancer.
On August 2, 2015, Overseas Elite defeated Team 67 -- 65, to take the second annual TBT title. D. J. Kennedy, who played college basketball for St. John's, was named MVP. Overseas Elite was able to repeat as TBT champions by defeating Team Colorado, 77–72, on August 2, 2016, to claim the $2 million prize. On August 3, 2017, Overseas Elite beat Team Challenge ALS, 86–83, to become three-time TBT champions, with Fogg again being named MVP. On August 3, 2018, Overseas Elite won their fourth consecutive final, defeating Eberlein Drive, 70–58, with D. J. Kennedy being named MVP. bold=won Official website