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  • Jim Nantz remembers the night Brent Musburger was fired at the Final Four

    Jim Nantz remembers the night Brent Musburger was fired at the Final Four
    So much has been made of the fact that longtime college basketball analyst Bill Raftery will get to work his first Final Four on the TV side of things this weekend in Indianapolis. The popular Raftery has done the radio broadcasts of the Final Four...
  • Villanova's Darrun Hilliard continued legacy of Lehigh Valley players in NCAA Tournament

    Villanova's Darrun Hilliard continued legacy of Lehigh Valley players in NCAA Tournament
    Liberty High School grad Darrun Hilliard helped Villanova earn a high seed and make a run, albeit short-lived, in the NCAA men's basketball tournament this month, adding to a legacy of players with local roots bringing national recognition to Lehigh...
  • Whitley: Kentucky Wildcats are great, but they aren't greatest ever

    Whitley: Kentucky Wildcats are great, but they aren't greatest ever
    Contrary to rumor, Kentucky will not replace the Miami Heat in the NBA playoffs. But as the Wildcats storm closer to the first perfect season in 39 years, one question is becoming louder. Is this the greatest college basketball team ever? No, though...
  • The NCAA could use a riveting tournament to boost interest in basketball

    The NCAA could use a riveting tournament to boost interest in basketball
    Thank God for the brackets. March Madness begins Tuesday night with hopes of capturing the interest of the sporting world for the next three weeks. The Associated Press and others have reported about declining interest in college basketball....
  • Think you know your Lehigh Valley sports history?

    Are you one of those who likes to spar over sports trivia? Then take this quiz and see how well you score with trivia about our Lehigh Valley-area athletes and teams. The answers are at the end. No cheating. 1. Bethlehem's Steve Meilinger played for...
  • Don't believe NCAA tournament conspiracy theories

    Don't believe NCAA tournament conspiracy theories
    At least one ACC team has reached the NCAA tournament's regional finals each of the last seven years, and 36 of the last 40. Pressure's on, Virginia. The lone team standing among the ACC's six tournament qualifiers, the Cavaliers face Michigan State...
  • Who's in the Lehigh Valley Basketball Hall of Fame? Here's a school-by-school list

     
    The Lehigh Valley Basketball Hall of Fame is looking to reach out to its past inductees. They are looking for contact information as they would like to hold some Hall of Fame-only events. To reach the Hall of Fame committee, HOF inductees can use the...
  • Lehigh vows it's not satisfied with just one NCAA tournament upset

    C.J. McCollum was 5-foot-6 and overweight. Not exactly what Mike Krzyzewski, Roy Williams and Tom Izzo are looking for in a prospect. But that's the beauty of sports in general and college basketball in particular. An athlete who doesn't fit the...
  • Teel Time: History of 10-0 ACC starts bodes well for Miami in March

    At 10-0 in the ACC and No. 3 in the Associated Press national poll, Miami absolutely has national-championship potential. No stranger to such teams, North Carolina coach Roy Williams is piloting the Hurricanes' bandwagon. “I think Miami is a...
  • “Duke ’91 & ’92: Back to Back” Sunday on truTV

     
    College basketball fans may have a love/hate relationship with the Duke Blue Devils, but there’s no doubting that the program is one of the most successful and influential of the past 20 years. On Sunday, March 11, at 8pm ET on truTV, former Duke...
  • Happy birthday Weave; and a look back at Saturday's special celebration

     
    First of all, happy birthday to everybody's buddy -- Andy "Weave" Weaver. No. 27. May he have 270 more because this world needs him around to keep us informed, and inspired. Looking back on Saturday, I must say I thoroughly enjoyed participating in the...