| Jun 26, 2012
| 7:11 AM
Waiting two years for a shot at Division I basketball was something Davon Usher had accepted over time. But the six extra weeks the former Digital Harbor star spent hoping for that elusive DI offer seemed nearly interminable.
Usher, a 6-foot-6, 190-...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 3:43 PM
Will Barton has done the research. He's pored over the numbers, he's tracked the stocks and he's talked with the experts.
Something just doesn't add up.
How could the most efficient swingman in college basketball not be considered a lottery pick in...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 6:42 PM
Best move, absolutely
The four-team seeded playoff is absolutely the way to go. I only wish that instead of running through 2025, the deal would last until 3025.
Why? Because the first time we get a paper-thin margin...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 10:53 AM
Erik Etherly will not listen to anyone who says Loyola's schedule was easy last year — unless those critics also went up against Ohio State's Jared Sullinger and Kentucky's Anthony Davis.
While Davis (who went No. 1 to the Charlotte Bobcats) and...
| Jul 8, 2012
The relationship between Michael Oher and Sean Tuohy Jr. has — like Tuohy himself — grown dramatically in the 10 years since Oher was brought by Tuohy's family into their home in the leafy suburbs of Memphis.
If those early years became the...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 9:41 AM
After the Ravens' heartbreaking loss to the Patriots Sunday night, I had planned on taking a break from my weekly boys basketball power polls and doing a list of the worst, most humiliating, disheartening and disappointing losses I've lived through during...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 3:36 PM
Atlantic Coast Conference headquarters in Greensboro, N.C., is not exactly party central. But you can bet they were pouring a few cocktails and dancing on the desks Wednesday. Why, John Swofford, the buttoned-down commissioner with the nerve of a cat...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 10:29 AM
The signing of Terrell Vinson with Massachusetts in the spring of 2009 was celebrated as a significant recruiting coup for Derek Kellogg.
After all, the then-first-year Minutemen basketball coach had just convinced ESPN.com’s No. 46-ranked player...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 6:09 AM
Six months after leading Loyola to the NCAA tournament, the memories of March Madness still linger in the mind of Dylon Cormier.
There was the nonstop publicity in the days leading up to the Greyhounds’ matchup with second-seeded Ohio State; the...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 4:15 PM
For the first time in about a month-and-a-half, Brent Arrington got a good night’s sleep.
Since late May, Arrington has patiently waited for Mississippi Valley State to release him from his scholarship. His request was repeatedly denied, making...
| May 6, 2012
| 6:25 AM
With No. 2 Notre Dame getting upended by St. John’s, 8-7, in Thursday’s semifinal of the Big East tournament, it would seem that the competition for the top overall seed in the NCAA tournament involves No. 1 Massachusetts (14-0), No. 3...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 3:21 PM
Former Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams can relate to what Penn State football coach Bill O'Brien will likely experience in the aftermath of the sanctions on the Nittany Lions announced Monday by NCAA president Mark Emmert.
Williams came to...