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  • Simeon All Access | Morrow today, more Morrow tomorrow

    Simeon All Access | Morrow today, more Morrow tomorrow
    About 20 college basketball coaches were on the receiving end of the mass text message: "Edward Morrow Simeon 6-7, Class of 2015 You snooze, you lose" Until last week, everybody had been sleeping on the most active, energetic player in a Simeon...
  • Simeon All Access | Florida offers Williams, eyeing Morrow

    Simeon All Access | Florida offers Williams, eyeing Morrow
    Billy Donovan knew that by coming to make one last pitch to Jabari Parker, he'd also get a chance to evaluate D.J. Williams. Like most everyone else, the Florida coach couldn't have seen Edward Morrow coming. In addition to his visit with Parker,...
  • Simeon All Access | Breaking down Jabari Parker's college options

    Simeon All Access | Breaking down Jabari Parker's college options
    His father has said it's between Duke and Michigan State. Jabari Parker countered by saying recently that there still were five schools in contention for his oral commitment. The world will find out at 3 p.m. Thursday where the Simeon senior has decided...
  • U.Va.'s Tony Bennett and Mike Tobey grow from experience in U19 world championships

     U.Va.'s Tony Bennett and Mike Tobey grow from experience in U19 world championships
    As he gathered his team for a quick Tuesday meeting upon returning to Charlottesville after a 3 1/2-week trip to the Czech Republic, Virginia men's basketball coach Tony Bennett heard a voice speak up loud and clear he'd seldom noticed last season in team...
  • Three ex-Gators doing their part in NBA Finals

    Three ex-Gators doing their part in NBA Finals
    As a highly recruited prospect out of New Hampshire, Matt Bonner says he took a leap of faith when he signed to play basketball at Florida. At the time, the school was known as a football power. But the now-Spurs veteran was hopeful he and his new...
  • Teel Time: Revisiting 2011 investments in U.Va., Virginia Tech basketball

    Teel Time: Revisiting 2011 investments in U.Va., Virginia Tech basketball
    As Virginia and Virginia Tech prepare for their second clash this basketball season, as the Cavaliers chase an improbable NCAA tournament bid and the Hokies seek to rise from last place, now is the time to confront my demons. Virginia fans who needled...
  • 2013 TV upfronts: Football dominates ESPN's presentation

    2013 TV upfronts: Football dominates ESPN's presentation
    NEW YORK -- At the ESPN upfronts Tuesday morning it seemed like football is becoming almost as popular as football. After a brief sales pep talk from an executive, the Disney-owned sports network opened at the Best Buy Theater by reminding media...
  • Steinberg: March Madness truly maddening

    From schoolyards to office buildings all across this country millions of people are involved in basketball predictions, as the circus known as, "The Final Four – The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament," has come to town. Sixty-eight college teams are...
  • Gators' Foley still bringing it after 20 years

    Gators'  Foley still bringing it after 20 years
    GAINESVILLE — Jeremy Foley went and saw Springsteen at Fenway Park over the summer and left the concert more impressed than ever. In the midst of his 20-year anniversary as the athletic director at the University of Florida, the boss of the...
  • UF's Bradley Beal leaving for NBA Draft

    UF's Bradley Beal leaving for NBA Draft
    GAINESVILLE – Bradley Beal handled the process more maturely than most, Billy Donovan said. As the Florida freshman weighed whether to return for his sophomore year or leave for the NBA Draft, he didn't let outside influences affect him. Beal and...
  • Austin Rivers recruiting: Winter Park's Austin Rivers picks Duke

    Austin Rivers recruiting: Winter Park's Austin Rivers picks Duke
    Winter Park basketball star Austin Rivers has canceled his other recruiting visits and orally committed to defending national champion Duke. "It was a decision I came to (Wednesday night)," Rivers said. "I went with my heart. I really love Duke. I really...
  • After two seasons on the job, VCU coach already in demand

    After two seasons on the job, VCU coach already in demand
    Rob Brandenberg had four basketball scholarship offers from schools in his native Ohio, plus emerging power Butler. He chose VCU instead. When Anthony Grant resigned as Rams coach two years ago, Joey Rodriguez considered transferring to Division II...