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  • Patt Morrison Asks: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- still hooked

    Only his number is retired — 33, in the Lakers' purple and gold that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wore to glory on the basketball court. The rest of him is still working away, most recently on his latest book. At UCLA, in blue and gold, Abdul-Jabbar was a standout, an All American and player of the year — and a history major, which has served him well in his literary career. Some of his books have made it to the bestseller list, and this one, "What Color Is My World? The Lost History of African-American Inventors," is a children's volume with adult appeal. But in the midst of March Madness, he's still watching the game he mastered, though two of his favorites are already out: Lehigh and Long Beach.
  • Hewitt capable of keeping George Mason among CAA's best

    Hewitt capable of keeping George Mason among CAA's best
    Few college basketball teams replace one Final Four coach with another. Kentucky transitioned from Joe B. Hall to Eddie Sutton to Rick Pitino, Louisville from Denny Crum to Pitino, UCLA from John Wooden to Gene Bartow. Add George Mason to the list....

    Walt Hazzard dies at 69; former Bruins basketball star and coach

    Walt Hazzard dies at 69; former Bruins basketball star and coach
    Walt Hazzard, a stellar point guard who helped John Wooden win his first national championship at UCLA and became the fifth coach to follow the college basketball legend, died Friday. He was 69. Hazzard, who suffered a stroke in 1996, died at Ronald...

    UConn's Jim Calhoun Prefers A Long-Term Commitment

    UConn has never had a player leave for the NBA after just one season in Storrs. John Calipari has had many one-and-done players at Memphis and Kentucky. Calipari spoke Friday about going after the best players and, if it came down to it, preferring...

    Calhoun Vs. Calipari A Show In Itself

    Calhoun Vs. Calipari A Show In Itself
    Coaches, players, Cinderellas, old New England turf rivals, they were all at a banquet to honor their Final Four achievement Thursday night when Jim Calhoun decided the time was ripe to play the "My Three Sons" card. "I said, 'I feel like Fred MacMurray,...