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300 Words Or Less: That Sound Is College Basketball’s Musical Transfers

300 Words Or Less: That Sound Is College Basketball’s Musical Transfers
BY JOEY WAHLER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

No matter how clean, some things still feel dirty.

While you’re reading this, another Division One basketball player will change schools, the sport’s latest craze. Each spring day it seems numerous players transfer. While within the rules it’s often outside the spirit of them.

Some transfer to bigger programs for better competition, more exposure, etc. Yet many do so on a whim, or ill advised, or for no legitimate reason. Despite professional aspirations, most won’t sniff pro ball overseas, much less the NBA.

The newest fad is graduate transfers, those switching schools after graduating with at least a year of athletic eligibility left. They can play immediately as “grad students” at their new school. How many actually earn their master’s is another issue.

So how did this latest example of coloring outside the sports lines begin?

Perhaps it was 2006, when forward Tyler Smith’s father disapproved of him playing for Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl, so Smith played at Iowa. During his freshman season, Smith learned his dad was dying of lung cancer, so he transferred to the Volunteers closer to home.

 

From Bergen To The Bigs And Back Again; Catching Up With Mark DeRosa

From Bergen To The Bigs And Back Again; Catching Up With Mark DeRosa
BY JOE FAVORITO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

He never played here during his 17 year Major League career, but former MLB outfielder, infielder and catcher Mark DeRosa grew up here (Passaic), and sta...

Kentucky Derby 2015 Post Position Draw: The Winners and the Losers

Kentucky Derby 2015 Post Position Draw: The Winners and the Losers
BY TOM VALLEDOLMO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

“The luck of the draw.”

Never does that phrase carry more weight than on the Wednesday night before the Kentucky Derby when the post-position draw takes place for ...

300 Words Or Less: Gibbs Exit at Seton Hall Kicks More Dirt On Willard

300 Words Or Less: Gibbs Exit at Seton Hall Kicks More Dirt On Willard
BY JOEY WAHLER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Seton Hall University’s motto is Hazard Zet Forward, meaning “at whatever risk, yet forward.”

Upon hearing Tuesday of Sterling Gibbs’ impending transfer from coach Ke...

Monmouth Ends Spring Practice with Offensive Explosion

Monmouth Ends Spring Practice with Offensive Explosion
BY JEREMY SCHILLING
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

WEST LONG BRANCH - Give the quarterbacks credit: on a day when a QB competition took center stage, Monmouth’s quarterbacks – and the offense as a whole – brough...

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