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  • Billy Packer says Terps 'should never be out of the top 25'

    Billy Packer says Terps 'should never be out of the top 25'
    The Maryland men will be heavy underdogs tonight when they play Duke in the second round of the ACC tournament. The Terps are closer to the NIT bubble than the NCAA bubble, and unless they win four in a row this weekend, they will likely be making their...
  • Lehigh vows it's not satisfied with just one NCAA tournament upset

    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...
  • Chapter 3: Chapel Hill

    Chapter 3: Chapel Hill
    A poster-sized reproduction of Sports Illustrated's cover for its 1981-82 college basketball preview issue hangs above the replica playing floor at the Carolina Basketball Museum, which is a site to behold. College hoops might not have been invented here,...
  • Ted Nolan no longer is the Islanders' coach

     
    Wow. So much for any chance Billy Packer had of sneaking onto Newsday's Tuesday back page. There is just way too much going on in the world for me to keep up.......
  • Billy Packer packs CBS bag, makes way for Kellogg

     
    Here is my Tuesday newspaper column on Billy Packer. The guy had a heck of a run, is a unique character and remains a valued trove of college basketball history who no doubt will resurface soon with other hoops-related ventures.......
  • Billy Packer is out as CBS' lead college hoops analyst

     
    The Miami Herald is reporting - complete with confirmation from CBS - that Billy Packer is out as the network's lead college basketball analyst. Here is Barry Jackson's story. Packer has analyzed 34 consecutive Final Fours on NBC and CBS,......
  • Bob Wolff of News 12 LI honored by hoops HOF

     
    A laurel and hearty handshake to News 12's own Bob Wolff for being honored with the Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Basketball Hall of Fame. Wolff and long-time USA Today hoops scribe David DuPree will be recognized during the......
  • Gus Johnson is back on Knicks radio play-by-play

     
    I was fortunate enough to talk to many interesting sports media people at Tuesday night's CBS presentation (see post below), including Screamin' Gus Johnson, who told me he recently re-upped to continue as the Knicks' radio play-by-play voice. Johnson...
  • Michele Tafoya gives up NBA sideline reporter gig

     
    Some newsworthy items fall through the cracks because I don't have the time or inclination to come up with a clever, bloggish tone for them. But they still might be of interest. Hence, the following roundup of leftovers from the......
  • Jim Nantz plans to walk away after 2035 Masters

     
    Jim Nantz also made an appearance at the SBJ event (see post below), reiterating he plans to retire from golf broadcasting after working his 50th Masters in 2035, and confirming there is an "unwritten rule" at CBS against discussing NFL......
  • Dick Vitale attempts (and mostly fails) to rest his voice

     
    The main element of my Friday newspaper column recounts my night hanging out with Dick Vitale at the Garden Tuesday. I hadn't talked to Dick at length since the early 1990s, and he hasn't slowed down much if at all......