| Mar 1, 2014
| 8:26 PM
WICHITA, Kan. -- The chant started when Ron Baker walked toward the Wichita State bench for the final time, and reached a crescendo when he popped the front of his jersey — No. 31.
As in, 31-0. A perfect regular season.
| Mar 15, 2014
| 6:08 PM
It's hard to pinpoint just when it began.
Was it Larry Bird vs. Magic Johnson in 1979?
Was it Michael Jordan's late jumper beating Georgetown for North Carolina in 1982?
Was it N.C. State stunning Houston at the buzzer in 1983 and Jimmy Valvano...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Most college fans would be hard-pressed to tell you anything about the Eastern Kentucky basketball team.
The school from just south of Lexington has no All-Americans on its roster. The coach isn't famous and the fight song isn't particularly catchy....
| Mar 16, 2014
| 4:10 AM
The news arrived to readers of The Courant on the morning of March 8, 1877, seven weeks before the start of the second National League baseball season.
Hartford, a charter member, was deemed unacceptable as a major league market. The city's "base ball"...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 2:36 PM
LINCOLN, Neb. – BYU coach Jeff Judkins was drafted by the Celtics in the second round of the 1978 NBA draft. You might remember their first-round pick that season: Larry Bird.
And after his NBA playing career ended, he served the Utah men (and Rick...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 3:40 PM
College basketball season is over, but some of us are loath to let go. So before gazing ahead to next season and diving into summer recruiting, some numbers and observations from yet another compelling NCAA tournament.
**Rather than marvel at an...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The current golden age of sports documentaries hits a tin-plated patch this week with two flawed if interesting entries: "Bad Boys," ESPN's nostalgic "30 for 30" trip to hoops heaven, devoted to the bruising Detroit Pistons team of the 1980s; and "Arnie,"...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Former Lakers center Andrew Bynum, traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers and cut by the Chicago Bulls last month, has been signed by the Indiana Pacers.
The Pacers, who have the best record in the NBA at 35-10 -- three games better in the Eastern Conference...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:20 PM
It was a Christmas gift that never appeared on any star basketball player's wish list.
Inside the hefty SAT study guide filled with algebra equations and vocabulary teasers was a letter from one high school friend to another, a message of hope for...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 7:56 AM
NBA Hall of Famer Larry Bird, the president of basketball operations for the Indiana Pacers, did not mince words when talking to reporters about the signing of Andrew Bynum and made it clear that his club is "going to do whatever we can to go as far as we...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 8:19 AM
After LeBron James hit a game-winning shot Wednesday to lead his Miami Heat past the Golden State Warriors, Warriors guard Mark Jackson was effusive in his praise of James, saying he will go down as one of the greatest ever.
Earlier in the week, James...