| Mar 17, 2015
| 7:42 PM
Kentucky Coach John Calipari may have summed it up best when he said recently: "I just want the regular season over with."
The NCAA tournament, which began Tuesday with play-in games, has arrived to rescue us from months of a different kind of...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 4:45 PM
Praise to the Hampton Pirates for winning Tuesday's opening NCAA game against Manhattan, which was a really good Woody Allen movie.
It set the stage for Thursday, the first full day of tournament that will feature the single biggest mismatch in the...
| Mar 22, 2015
| 6:24 PM
For months, we've heard all about the sorry state of college basketball. The sport was in trouble. It was unwatchable thanks to a combination of low scoring and painfully slow play. Most of the sport's recognizable stars were leaving after just...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 1:27 PM
A pro basketball team run by an interim coach will take the floor at Amway Center on Sunday with tanking in mind.
And it's not – ta da! – your Orlando Magic.
It's the Denver Nuggets, who will play any available ball boys if it might help...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 2:39 PM
And now, a public service announcement from your friends at Dude, Save Your Breath: Other than you, nobody really wants to hear how you're doing in your bracket. If anyone asks how you're doing in your bracket, be warned. They're doing it merely as a...
| Apr 8, 2015
As ESPN's crack and ubiquitous research staff rapidly unearthed Monday night — or was it Tuesday morning? — Duke's national-championship conquest of Wisconsin included record contributions from freshmen.
Tyus Jones, Grayson Allen, Justise...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 11:00 PM
History was not made Saturday night, it was denied.
Wisconsin wrecked Kentucky's quest for a perfect season with a 71-64 victory in the Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium.
It was an oil slick for fans from Lexington who wanted to see the Wildcats achieve...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 8:14 PM
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....
| Mar 15, 2015
| 4:00 AM
The weekend was a numbers-lovers paradise that took us from Friday the 13th horror (ask Virginia and Duke) to the celebration of Pi Day (3.14159 …), where it was hard to differentiate the conferences from the circumferences.
From there, all...
| 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....