What's buzzing:

The Dagger

Six fun college hoops-themed Ice Bucket Challenge videos

Jeff Eisenberg
The Dagger

Coaches from across college basketball have participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge this week to help raise money and awareness for research for ALS, the neurodegenerative condition also known as Lou Gherig's disease.

Here's a look at six of the most fun, creative videos:

1. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski: Coach K's nine grandkids lived every North Carolina fan's dream when they doused college basketball's winningest coach with two buckets of ice water. Krzyzewski's reaction is amusing and his challenge to his USA basketball players was great too.

2. Nebraska coach Tim Miles: Not only did Miles and assistant coaches Kenya Hunter and Jim Molinari allow their players to dump buckets of ice-cold water on their heads, they also threw in another twist for a good cause. They wore "Avery Strong" t-shirts in honor of Avery Harriman, the young son of assistant Chris Harriman who recently found out that his leukemia is no longer in remission.

3. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo: Instead of letting his own players have the honor of pouring ice-cold water over his head, Izzo gave Michigan State football players Connor Cook and Shilique Calhoun that chance. And in keeping with the football theme, Izzo challenged close friend Steve Mariucci and Mariucci’s NFL Network colleagues Warren Sapp and Deion Sanders.

4. Houston coach Kelvin Sampson: No players had more fun drenching their head coach than the Houston Cougars did with Sampson. They slowly tipped the bucket of ice water on Sampson from the railing above him and then clapped and cheered with delight as their coach cringed, smiled and shook himself dry.

Xavier coach Chris Mack: One bucket of ice water wasn't enough for Mack. He had an entire ice truck worth of ice water dumped over his head, and some of the last few buckets appeared to be more ice than water. Hours later, Mack got to be on the other side of the challenge. His two young daughters, both clad in David West jerseys, also completed had buckets of water dumped on their heads.

6. Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski: Any Duke fans (or haters) who enjoyed seeing Krzyzewski get drenched also will probably like seeing two of his former players endure the same fate. Wojciechowski and former Duke guard Tyler Thornton both received challenges, so both took turns pouring water over one-another in the locker room.

- - - - - - -

Jeff Eisenberg is the editor of The Dagger on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at daggerblog@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

View Comments (0)
  • Remy eager to make up for lost time at Crystal Palace

    Remy eager to make up for lost time at Crystal Palace

    French striker Loic Remy is confident of being handed more playing time at Crystal Palace to regain his form and fitness after finding it difficult to break into the first team at parent club Chelsea. Remy, who agreed to a season-long loan at … More »

    Reuters - 5 minutes ago
  • Kodjia joins Villa in deal that may set second tier record

    Kodjia joins Villa in deal that may set second tier record

    Aston Villa have bought striker Jonathan Kodjia from second tier rivals Bristol City for 11 million pounds ($14.39 million) in a deal that could rise to 15 million, a record for a Championship club. The signing of the Ivory Coast international … More »

    Reuters - 12 minutes ago
  • Sony Pictures to buy sports channels from India's Zee for $385 million

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd said on Wednesday it has agreed to sell its sports broadcasting business to Sony Pictures Networks for $385 million, as it rejigs its media content delivery businesses. TEN Sports holds … More »

    Reuters - 23 minutes ago
  • Snubbed Knox admits Ryder Cup will be hard to watch

    Snubbed Knox admits Ryder Cup will be hard to watch

    Russell Knox has said watching the Ryder Cup will be a bittersweet experience after the Scot was overlooked by Europe captain Darren Clarke despite being the highest-ranked player outside of the nine automatic qualifying spots. Ryder Cup veterans … More »

    Reuters - 52 minutes ago
  • Tuesday's Sports in Brief

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is expected to miss at least the next season while recovering from a dislocated left knee and torn anterior cruciate ligament after a freak practice injury. Bridgewater was taken by ambulance to a … More »

    AP - Sports - 52 minutes ago