| Mar 10, 2015
| 4:23 PM
Um, NCAA, any time you're ready, we're ready ... to hear about the findings from the investigation you reopened last summer into an academic scandal at mighty North Carolina. You know, the one where a former U.S. Justice Department official found that...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 8:05 PM
Lakers rookie power forward Julius Randle was cleared Monday to participate in non-contact basketball activities.
The 20-year-old Kentucky product suffered a season-ending injury, a broken right leg, on opening night, Oct. 28. He had surgery to repair...
| Mar 7, 2015
They made up the first basketball starting lineup I memorized as a 7-year-old boy growing up in small-town Indiana: forwards Scott May and Tom Abernethy, guards Quinn Buckner and Bobby Wilkerson and center Kent Benson.
They played the game the way...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 4:44 PM
College basketball is in trouble.
For more than 124 years, basketball has been woven into the fabric of America's culture and it somehow has withstood the test of time. But on the eve of this year's March Madness, the sport has seen better days....
| Mar 6, 2015
| 2:45 PM
The NCAA needs to sponsor a "Shell Game" championship, given its continued excellence in that sport.
The governing body of college athletics, even in handing down severe sanctions against Syracuse basketball on Friday, continues to send a time-honored...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 3:40 PM
Rick Pitino is to college basketball defense what Gerard Basset is to wine, a man with highly refined taste and a nose for fraud. This marks the seventh time in the last eight seasons that Pitino’s Louisville Cardinals have ranked among the nation&...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 6:06 PM
NEW YORK — Kobe Bryant won't play in Sunday's All-Star game, his season already over because of a shoulder injury. Dwyane Wade will also skip it because of a sore hamstring. Carmelo Anthony is here, a reasonable expectation because the New York...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 9:30 AM
Former USC Coach George Raveling was elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame, it was announced Saturday.
Raveling was at USC from 1986 to 1994, taking the Trojans to two NCAA tournament appearances and earning national coach of the year recognition ...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 8:38 PM
GAINESVILLE — Long the heavyweight matchup in SEC basketball, the Florida-Kentucky game had the makings of a one-sided romp in favor of the top-ranked, unbeaten Wildcats.
But for a night, the Gators stood tall and tough during an otherwise...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 5:37 PM
GAINESVILLE — A lost, unsalvageable season is far from over for the Florida Gators.
With a month remaining in SEC play, the losses and indignities are sure to continue for a team lacking leadership, talent and experience. The only question seems...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 10:59 AM
Responding to questions from the Tribune on the weekly Big Ten teleconference Monday, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo talked about Kentucky and its quest for perfection.
Later on the SEC call, a reporter asked Kentucky coach John Calipari a pointed...