Buckeyes

Ohio State’s Keita Bates-Diop is the real deal

With Ohio State’s stunning upset over No. 1 Michigan State, the Buckeyes not only seem to be back on the map, but Keita Bates-Diop seems to be the real deal, too. So far this season, the forward is leading the scarlet and gray to a 4-0 record in the Big Ten (13-4 overall) and has made plenty of people ask if the Buckeyes have a shot at not only a berth in the NCAA Tournament, but a shot at the conference title as well.

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Headlines

Cavs have contacted Billy Donovan about coaching vacancy

There haven’t been enough Cavs head coach rumors over the last few days, ya know. That’s why our good friend Brian Windhorst is back with the scoop du jour: The Cavaliers have reportedly contacted Florida Gators head coach Billy Donovan. That’s the report per Windhorst’s sources. Donovan admitted that some NBA teams have called him about

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Headlines

Report: Lionel Hollins in running for Cleveland job, Karl remains interested

We’ve heard a lot of names tossed around as potential replacements for Mike Brown as we inch closer to the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night and the NBA Draft next month. Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune (Minneapolis) reports some interesting bits of information regarding the Cavaliers’ opening alongside his Timberwolves updates. Among them, Zgoda

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Buckeyes

Ohio State Rebounds with Win Over Michigan State

The Ohio State men’s basketball team rebounded from its first loss of the season to defeat the Michigan State Spartans 71-61 last night at Value City Arena.  It was the primetime game of the night in front of a sellout crowd, the third of the season, as Brent Musburger and Dick Vitale were in the house

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Cavaliers

And So We Enter The Byron Scott Era

Just another run of the mill coaching search, huh? Almost. Even in writing this I feel like we’re jinxing this thing because we’ve seen this story change up the plot on us about 15 times already. But alas, it appears as though the next coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers will indeed be Tom Izzo Brian

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Cavaliers

Brian Shaw Close To Becoming Next Coach of the Cavaliers?

It hasn’t been easy. There was some belief that the Cavaliers might have made a mistake by not having a replacement ready when they fired Mike Brown. Well, in many ways, they did have their replacement lined up. It was supposed to be Tom Izzo. However, once Izzo turned the job down, the Cavaliers were

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Cavaliers

LeBron James and the Psychology of Media and Information

No matter how sick anyone is right now of hearing about LeBron James and the speculation of what he’s going to do next month, it’s hard to overlook that from a certain perspective the many different levels of this story are endlessly fascinating. Some day a book will probably be written, not about LeBron’s decision,

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Cavaliers

Tom Izzo Turns Down Cavaliers, Will Remain at Michigan State

Despite our earlier report that Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo had told certain players that he was planning on accepting the Cleveland Cavaliers head coaching job, he has since decided instead to remain at MSU. In a press conference Tuesday night, Izzo spoke to reporters and cited his loyalty to MSU as well as

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General

While We’re Waiting… Izzo Says No, Conference Championships and Santana

While We’re Waiting serves up an daily breakfast buffet of WFNY-esque goodies for your reading pleasure. Have something else you think we should see and write about tomorrow? Send it to all of us at our fancy tips email address at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. The ultimate beat writer talks about the Izzo failure: “When the Cavaliers fired

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Cavaliers

Are The Natives Turning on Izzo?

Is it possible that Saint Tom is upsetting his masses with his well publicized romance with the Cleveland Cavaliers? I can’t imagine they would, but there is a faction of “old guard” Spartan alums who are in the “how dare he entertain this offer and string us along like this, we don’t need this” camp.

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General

While We’re Waiting…Loyalty vs. Leaving For the Money, Celebs, and The Youth Movement

Its guest-host week here on While We’re Waiting. With Scott on a much needed vacation, its TD here as your captain of the SS WWW. In today’s episode, we will examine what others think of the crazy sports world we live in, in the place we call home; Northeast Ohio. On a side note, I’d

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Cavaliers

LeBron James Revealing Harsh Realities in his Refusal to Speak to Tom Izzo

Last week the Tom Izzo saga was a refreshing break from all the LeBron James free agency nonsense. As Izzo has now stretched his decision past the weekend, and with no end in sight, this story is becoming more and more of a nuisance itself. So it’s of little surprise that the delay in this

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General

This Week In Sports: Furthering Our ADHD

Quite a week, yes? There were some Izzo-to-the-Cavs rumors. Stephen Strasburg made his first start, and now Carlos Santana has finally been called up. The MLB Draft occured. The NBA Finals are on, with a random role player from one of the two teams stepping up to help win every game. College football is looking

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Cavaliers

Now We Wait

As has been well documented, Tom Izzo made a visit to Cleveland yesterday with his family to meet with Dan Gilbert and the Cavaliers’ front office people. It seems Gilbert did everything in his power to make the trip successful, including diverting the private plane to a smaller airstrip in order to avoid media. Well

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General

While We’re Waiting… Pro Bowl Vickers, Big Ten Expansion and Sizemore’s Downfall

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com This, I can live with: “The Browns are wrapping up their spring work this week with their final OTA practices and a mandatory minicamp,

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General

Some Clarification On The Izzo Story

To borrow from Brian Cook, “apologies to the locals: this is pure meta”. Disclaimer up front: I am not trying to be self-congratulatory or shower ourselves with praise. I want to put things out there so that we can all be on the same page. Earlier today, we broke the news that Tom Izzo told

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Cavaliers

Breaking News: Tom Izzo Informs Michigan State Players He Plans To Take Cavaliers Head Coaching Position

Sources close to WFNY have informed us that Tom Izzo has told his players at Michigan State that he plans on taking the Cavaliers job.  Our sources have heard directly from players on the MSU team that Izzo informed them this week that he is planning on making the move up to the NBA level

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Cavaliers

Izzo To Cleveland Doesn’t Have To Be Just About LeBron James

By now, it’s well established that Tom Izzo is Dan Gilbert’s prime target to be the next coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. When most people heard this, present company included, the natural first reaction was to think that there’s no way Izzo would take this job without LeBron James already being locked up. It’s a

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Cavaliers

Mathematical Proof of Tom Izzo’s NBA Success

As the free agency rumor season continues, the Cavaliers coaching rumor season is also relatedly running full force.  After Danny Ferry’s resignation it appears that Dan Gilbert might just be intent on hiring a college coach, namely Tom Izzo.  Now a lot of people are especially wary of college coaches making the jump from the

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Cavaliers

NBA Rumor Mill: Tom Izzo to the Cavs

The internet is abuzz with NBA rumors these days, and the latest one involving the Cavs has some serious legs. We told you yesterday (in advance of most media outlets I might add) that the Cavs’ interest in Michigan State head man Tom Izzo had reached a new high, which apparently has led to a

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