| Mar 9, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Bill Carmody has elevated Northwestern basketball from Point C to Point B. Or is it Z to B?
He took over after Kevin O'Neill's 1999-2000 misfits went 5-25. The point guard, Collier Drayton, was legally blind in one eye. Two years later, Carmody's crew...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 9:53 PM
It is Saturday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim, there are basketballs bouncing all around me, sneakers squeaking and fans cheering. UCLA is playing San Diego State in the Wooden Classic, and I don't care.
Being a basketball court, this is Rick...
| Mar 16, 2013
No image from Indiana's 80-64 win over Illinois on Friday at the United Center projected a college basketball program that has come full circle better than Victor Oladipo's 360-degree dunk.
It was loud enough to resonate in a professional sports city...
| Nov 28, 2012
There is one word you've been hearing a lot lately to describe the best college football teams in the country. It is a strange word for a sport of violence. It is an odd way to describe our modern gladiators.
That word is "smart."
After Notre Dame's...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 6:47 PM
The school bookstore ran out of shirts Monday. The athletic website crashed twice. The basketball coach received more than 1,000 texts. The star guard saw three alias Twitter accounts start in his name.
"And one already has more followers than me,''...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 5:05 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — Monday night's NCAA championship game at AT&T Stadium sets up as a matchup of over-achieving seedlings.
If you didn't know the history you'd say it was nice to see the "little guys" finally breaking through the plexiglass...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 10:34 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — Well everyone had it wrong — you, me, the postman and the NCAA selection committee.
All that teeth-gnashing over tournament seeding has produced an NCAA championship game between a No. 7 and No. 8.
Let's hear it for a...
| Apr 6, 2014
This weekend's Final Four is more old school than a two-handed set shot. Past champions, power conferences, oversized budgets. Kentucky, Wisconsin, Florida, Connecticut.
This was not preordained. Wichita State was absolutely Kentucky's equal, and the...
| Apr 3, 2014
Atlantic 10 Conference commissioner Bernadette McGlade was "extremely optimistic," but nervous nonetheless on Selection Sunday. Radically changed from a year ago, her league appeared poised to send a record six teams to the NCAA basketball tournament....
| Apr 2, 2014
| 11:11 AM
It's a big week for the Montverde Academy basketball brand. Senior standout D'Angelo Russell was selected for Wednesday's McDonald's All-American Games in Chicago, and after four days away, he'll rejoin the top-ranked Eagles on Thursday in pursuit of a...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 6:58 AM
NEW YORK — Positioned perfectly at the intersection of resilience and jubilation, Kevin Ollie slowly climbed the ladder to snip the final cord of net that tightly, securely ties the past and present of UConn basketball.
"I was really taking my...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 5:51 PM
"Two SEC basketball teams walk into the Final Four …"
Wait, is this a joke? No, but it's the Southeastern Conference that's no longer the laughingstock of the college basketball world, with Florida and Kentucky both heading to Texas for the Final...