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  • Mick Cronin’s hiring by UCLA meshes with basketball program’s blue-collar identity

    Mick Cronin’s hiring by UCLA meshes with basketball program’s blue-collar identity

    Everyone who says Mick Cronin is a questionable choice as the new UCLA basketball coach needs to ask a different question. What is UCLA basketball? Don’t answer with history, legacy or John Wooden. Don’t talk about something that happened nearly a quarter of a century ago. Don’t look at flapping...

  • Rick Pitino wants to replace Chris Mullin and ‘bring St. John’s to the Elite level’

    Rick Pitino wants to replace Chris Mullin and ‘bring St. John’s to the Elite level’

    Rick Pitino wants to come home. Pitino, the Hall of Famer who has been exiled in Greece after his name was linked to the “pay for play” scandal that rocked college basketball in 2017, is openly campaigning for the St. John’s job. “I would bring St John’s to the Elite level not seen since Louie...

  • De'Andre Hunter rescues U.Va. with shot for posterity

    De'Andre Hunter rescues U.Va. with shot for posterity

    A coach. A star. A whisper. A shot for posterity. Tony Bennett and De’Andre Hunter. Memories of Dean Smith and Michael Jordan. In 1982, North Carolina’s Smith was established as one of college basketball’s premier coaches. But he’d never won a national title, and his team was locked in a towering...

  • A way-too-early poll for the 2019-20 college basketball season

    A way-too-early poll for the 2019-20 college basketball season

    Virginia pulled off one of the great redemption stories in NCAA Tournament history, winning its first national title a year after losing to a No. 16 seed in the first round. The bad news: it's seven months until the next season. The confetti is still being swept up in Minnesota, but it's never...

  • UCLA hires Mick Cronin as its new basketball coach

    UCLA hires Mick Cronin as its new basketball coach

    And on the 100th day, UCLA found its new basketball coach. The Bruins hired Cincinnati’s Mick Cronin on Tuesday, ending a lengthy search that started on the final day of December and concluded one day after the final game of the college basketball season. Cronin agreed to a six-year, $24-million...

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