| Nov 11, 2010
| 1:00 PM
In predicted order of finish:
Last season: 25-9, 13-5 Big East. Lost to Xavier in the second round of the NCAA Tournament
Coach: Jamie Dixon, eighth season, 188-54
Top players: Junior guard Ashton Gibbs, senior guard Brad Wanamaker,...
| Nov 4, 2010
| 6:56 PM
Last April, Butler played on the biggest stage possible, going toe-to-toe with Duke in the National Championship game. A little over six months later the Bulldogs were playing a game much less important, although you couldn't tell by the way they...
| Nov 6, 2010
| 9:56 AM
Carolyn Hunter says, without equivocation, that she believes her Christopher Newport women's basketball team will be better than last year.
CNU's effective and effusive coach was quick to define her terms, since a trip to the memory bank reveals that...
| Oct 20, 2010
| 2:50 PM
A serious knee injury shelved their sixth man. An unusual heart virus sidelined their acclaimed transfer and a broken foot continues to nag a top frontcourt reserve.
Oh, and the program has made two NCAA tournaments in the last 20 years.
| Oct 19, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Butler received all 48 first place votes and was picked as the unanimous favorite to win the 2010-11 Horizon League men's basketball title in the annual preseason poll of league coaches, media and sports information directors. It's...
| Mar 1, 2011
| 2:35 PM
By any standard, this was the best regular season in Colonial Athletic Association basketball history. Now comes the hard part.
Authoring an equally riveting postseason.
The challenge starts with the conference tournament, which runs Friday-Monday at...
| Dec 31, 2010
You would be hard-pressed to find anyone in town who had a bigger news year than Costa Mesa City Councilman Jim Righeimer. The former Planning Commission chairman went toe-to-toe with the police union, which smeared his name on...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 2:31 PM
Unlike the 24-7-365 bracketologists who populate cyberspace, I refrain from serious NCAA tournament field projections until late February or early March.
More for sanity and domestic bliss than anything. A double-feature of "The Fighter" and "The King'...
| Mar 15, 2011
| 6:17 PM
John Seward never lost his affection for Duke basketball. A former all-conference forward, he returned to campus for games, ventured to a Final Four and held coach Mike Krzyzewski in high regard.
But Duke basketball did lose Seward after his first two...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 4:04 PM
Strolling down Broad Street on Tuesday, Joey Rodriguez was startled when a man stopped his car in traffic, hopped out with a camera and asked Rodriguez to pose for a photo.
This shortly after Rodriguez received a standing ovation from his VCU...
| Mar 27, 2011
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The three-pointer by Derrick Williams that would have ended this jubilant, most improbable UConn season bounced off the rim. Kyle Fogg kept the rebound alive and the three-pointer by Jamelle Horne that would have ended this...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 5:22 PM
The parallels were clear Selection Sunday. Two weeks later, they're downright spooky.
VCU 2011, George Mason 2006.
Colonial Athletic Association teams receive controversial bids to the NCAA basketball tournament after losing in the conference clambake...