| Jan 17, 2013
Ten days ago, Virginia was relishing a home victory over North Carolina in the teams' ACC basketball opener. With two winnable road games on the horizon, a 3-0 conference start certainly was plausible.
Meanwhile, Duke had ascended to No. 1 in the...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 8:55 PM
Tears are part of the NCAA tournament. They flow when teams win and flow when they lose.
The tears shed for Louisville guard Kevin Ware on Sunday, though, were different. They almost spontaneously gushed in response to Ware's gruesome leg break during...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 7:52 AM
The non-conference portion of the ACC basketball season ended in familiar fashion Wednesday night. Duke won with defense, Miami beat a quality opponent, Georgia Tech bested a lightweight, and Florida State endured a disappointing loss.
| Jan 5, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Sam Gary doesn't hesitate when asked about his favorite birthday present.
The Rockwood Area School District senior spent June 23-27 at Duke University under the tutelage of those who run one of NCAA's most prolific basketball programs. Among the...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Move over, Bear Bryant.
If Alabama coach Nick Saban wins the national title Monday night, he supplants you as the greatest coach in SEC history.
No, he doesn't have the legendary aura or the cool hat, but he will have three national titles in four...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 6:45 PM
His much-anticipated announcement scheduled for Thursday, Simeon's Jabari Parker apparently still is wavering.
At least that's what his father, coach and teammates are saying.
As for Parker himself, the prized recruit was entertaining Duke coach...
| Dec 21, 2012
Behind a lectern that held 10 microphones Thursday inside the gym at Simeon Career Academy, Jabari Parker initially looked as uncomfortable as I felt.
Nearly 300 people came for the made-for-TV news conference announcing where Chicago's best high school...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 8:25 PM
Jabari Parker leaned down from a podium crowded with microphones and pulled a bright blue Duke T-shirt from a backpack, providing a dramatic ending to the type of mystery that is becoming increasingly rare in high school recruiting.
| Dec 13, 2012
| 9:10 PM
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — For a team with hopes of a mythical national championship, Simeon's 67-57 loss to DeSoto on Thursday night in a game televised on ESPN felt like a Texas-sized blemish.
Playing in front of his future coach, Duke's Mike...
| May 21, 2013
| 3:46 AM
I had an opportunity last week to join more than 600 business and community leaders from our region for the 2013 Chick-fil-A Leadercast. Our local group joined more than 120,000 worldwide participants at more than 750 locations for the daylong program...
| Apr 28, 2013
HAMPTON — The buzz of returning to the league of his childhood, not to mention the source of his two national championship rings, remains with Mike Brey. But now comes the hard part:
Preparing his Notre Dame basketball program, short- and long-...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 5:43 PM
As a newcomer, Mike Brey plans to keep a low profile at the ACC spring meetings next month in Florida. But Notre Dame’s basketball coach doesn’t lack for opinions as the conference charts a new direction with 15 teams and a greater Northeast...