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  • Bianchi: Donovan departure more devastating to Gators than the day Steve Spurrier left

    Bianchi: Donovan departure more devastating to Gators than the day Steve Spurrier left
    Daddy just left the house and he ain't comin' home no more. That's the forlorn, far-reaching feeling spreading across Gator Nation now that it's become official: The great Billy D has become Billy Departed. The dynamic, dynastic father and creator...
  • Bianchi: Entire state owes Billy Donovan a Thunderous ovation

    Bianchi: Entire state owes Billy Donovan a Thunderous ovation
    Is it finally time to say those mournful, melancholy words? "Bye-bye, Billy." Before he leaves – if he leaves – we should all take the opportunity to tell him thanks for making college basketball in this state matter for as long as he did....
  • Bianchi: Billy Donovan has Thunderous NBA offer he won't be able to refuse

    Bianchi: Billy Donovan has Thunderous NBA offer he won't be able to refuse
    Unless there is a last-minute change of heart (see Orlando Magic, eight years ago), it appears Florida Gators living legend Billy Donovan is ready to make the jump to coach the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder. According to multiple reports and sources, he...
  • Taking Ollie At His Word — Why Wouldn't We?

    Taking Ollie At His Word — Why Wouldn't We?
    He can't turn around and take the Oklahoma City Thunder job now without coming off as disingenuous, devious and deceitful. Kevin Ollie hasn't been known as that kind of man. He wouldn't take the escalator to skip the staircase of honesty. "As I've said...
  • Hoop Hall Boss Entertains Hartford Kids With Tales Of LeBron, MJ

    Hoop Hall Boss Entertains Hartford Kids With Tales Of LeBron, MJ
    HARTFORD — For a group of middle school boys, there may be no bigger name than LeBron James. The students at Covenant Preparatory School listened attentively Tuesday afternoon as Basketball Hall of Fame president and CEO John Doleva told stories...
  • Ex-Sixer Dikembe Mutombo among 11 new Basketball Hall of Fame inductees

    Ex-Sixer Dikembe Mutombo among 11 new Basketball Hall of Fame inductees
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As Kentucky coach John Calipari started to leave the Naismith Hall of Fame interview room Monday, he took one last question. "Coach, what do you think of the four-year rule?" Spencer Haywood shouted. "You screwed it up for us,"...
  • More has meant less for attendance at college basketball games

    More has meant less for attendance at college basketball games
    Various explanations have been offered for the decline in college basketball attendance for eight straight years, including lower scores because of an overemphasis on defense and half-court offense. Others think it's simply a matter of a saturated...
  • North Carolina early choice for next season's No. 1

    North Carolina early choice for next season's No. 1
    Only two days have passed since Duke was crowned the NCAA tournament champions. But that's old news now. It's already time to think about next season. Wisconsin, the tournament's runner-up, doesn't make our early preseason top 10 and Duke is at the...
  • Duke's fifth title shows Krzyzewski's ability to adapt

    Duke's fifth title shows Krzyzewski's ability to adapt
    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...
  • Boys basketball recruiting: Morgan Park's LoVett waiting on ACT

    John Calipari announced Monday that five to seven Kentucky players likely would declare for the NBA Draft, but he was really speaking directly to five to seven others. The start of the late signing period for current high school seniors begins next...
  • Duke could contend for repeat in 2016

    Nobody will hang any nets to replace the ones Duke cut down Monday night for several months, giving the Blue Devils plenty of time to celebrate their fifth national championship. That doesn't mean everyone else isn't thinking about the future. More...