If You Dislike Pizza Hut, the Big Show, Bill Parcells or GPS, You're Rooting for La Salle Tonight

If You Dislike Pizza Hut, the Big Show, Bill Parcells or GPS, You're Rooting for La Salle Tonight

Chances are that you know very little about Wichita State and not the basketball team, the actual university.

Consequently, we've prepared a fact sheet based mostly off what we found on Wikipedia, the universities' websites, Forbes, and the National Center for Education Statistics.


Wichita State University:

Location: Wichita, Kansas
Founded: 1895
Student population: 14,909
In-state tuition: 6,155
Out-of-state tuition: 14,190
SAT average (on the old test): 920
Campus size: 330 acres
Endowment: 170.1 million

Fact from the WSU website: "WSU has the states most-diverse student body with students from around 110 countries," BUT, "around 86 percent are from Kansas and represent nearly every county in the state." County diversity in Middle America is taken very seriously.


La Salle University:

Location: 20th & Olney (approximately)
Founded: 1863
Student population: 7,554
Comprehensive cost of living on campus: 49,910
Middle 50 SAT range: 880-1090
Campus size: 130 acres
Endowment: 59.5 million


List of notable alums (non-athletes) Wichita State:
Gary Burrell Founder and CEO, Garmin
Dan and Frank Carney Co-founders, Pizza Hut
Jessica Hughbanks Big Brother 8, cast member
Paul Wight WWE's The Big Show
Bill Parcells


Lisa of notable alums (non-athletes) La Salle:
Judge Seamus McCaffery Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice, czar of Eagles Court
Larry Miller Former president of the Portland Trail Blazers and former president of the Jordan brand (Temple undergrad)
Matthew Quick Author of Silver Linings Playbook
John McShain Builder of the Pentagon, Jefferson Memorial and Kennedy Center
Ralph Garman Voice of assorted characters in Family Guy
Peter Boyle Actor (Young Frankenstein, father on Everybody Loves Raymond)
Gerard and Kate Hathaway Anne's parents
Tom Curley Former President and CEO of the AP
AJ Daulerio Former Editor-in-Chief, Gawker


Actual basketball stuff to follow later on...


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Source: Sixers finalizing trade to send Ilyasova to Hawks for Spiltter, 2nd-round picks

Source: Sixers finalizing trade to send Ilyasova to Hawks for Spiltter, 2nd-round picks

The Sixers are trading a frontcourt player before the deadline … just not the one people expected.

The Sixers are finalizing a trade to send Ersan Ilyasova to the Atlanta Hawks for center Tiago Splitter and two second-round picks, a league source confirmed to CSNPhilly.com Sixers Insider Jessica Camerato.

The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news.

Ilyasova was acquired along with a conditional first-round pick from Oklahoma City on Nov. 1 for Jerami Grant. The 29-year-old, who is a free agent at the end of the season, has averaged 14.3 points and 5.9 rebounds this season.

However, he has struggled offensively lately, shooting just 35.7 percent from the field and 23.1 percent from three-point range over the last 10 games.

“I am not going to say it’s just because of free agency,” said Ilyasova, who has now been traded five times in 20 months after spending the first seven NBA seasons of his career in Milwaukee. “You have 82 games, you can’t play perfect. Sometimes you have good games and bad games.

The move also allows Sixers Dario Saric to receive even more playing time and experience as the team heads into the final 26 games of the regular season. Saric has shown steady improvement all season long. The rookie has averaged 16.0 points on 44.0 percent shooting with 6.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists in nine games during February.

Splitter has missed the entire season with hip and calf injuries. A league source tells Camerato that the Sixers have not yet determined whether the Sixers will keep Splitter or waive him. The veteran's contract expires after this season.

While Ilyasova is the first Sixers domino to fall at the deadline, he may not be the last. League sources also tell Wojnarowski that the Chicago Bulls have "continued to push on a trade" for Jahlil Okafor.

Joel Embiid is the Joel Embiid of trash talking

Joel Embiid is the Joel Embiid of trash talking

Joel Embiid was back in the gym on Wednesday afternoon after enjoying his All-Star break down in New Orleans and appears like he's ready to get back out on the court this weekend.

“I hope that they’re going let me play,” Embiid said after practice on Wednesday. “I feel great. I want to play. If it was my decision, I’d be playing.”

The team doctor's aren't so sure. Joel is currently listed as doubtful for both of the Sixers games this weekend.

But that didn't stop JoJo from talking some smack with one of his favorite teammates, Dario Saric, while battling in a little one-on-one after practice.

Embiid was seen by reporters using some colorful language directed in Saric's direction, screaming "you can't ****-ing guard me!" while the two went at it.

The chatter didn't stop there. Embiid was later asked about the one-on-one and unleashed a little more on Dario.

"He don't like playing me," Embiid said. "He never wins and he doesn't handle me talking trash to him. I would love to play against him all the time because that gives me a lot of confidence beating him every day."

"It's fun playing against him. We both like to compete."

"That's my guy," he added.

And Sixers fans love them both. Let's just hope to see more of them teaming up in actual games soon.