| Mar 28, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Seven schools have survived, crawled and advanced their ways to the second weekend of the NCAA tournament
The other team is Kentucky.
So, anyway, welcome to the Elite ... One.
Others tagging along for selfies and quality TV face time: Notre Dame,...
| Mar 25, 2015
Mike Krzyzewski sounded more confused than angry after his Duke team lost to Notre Dame in the ACC tournament semifinals. Watching the somnolent Blue Devils, he said, "was like an out-of-body experience."
Tempering Krzyzewski's reaction to the 74-64...
| 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...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 3:36 PM
Despite the fact that no teams within Chicago's city limits are headed to the NCAA tournament, the Second City's impact on March Madness is still first rate.
It starts at the top with this year's overwhelming favorite, Kentucky. Almost everybody will...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 4:39 PM
HARTFORD — Pat Lenehan has been getting accolades and scholarships all year, but this one was unexpected.
"I never thought my name would be in the same category as Emeka Okafor for anything," said Lenehan, referring to UConn's last conference...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 4:13 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
There is one thing missing from Orlando City's inaugural MLS game with fellow expansion team New York City FC at the sold-out Citrus Bowl Sunday. Yes, we've had plenty of revelry this week, but where's the rivalry?...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 4:25 PM
Lakers and the lottery
DURHAM, N.C. — The first things you notice are the hands.
You've been told about them by everybody — on the record, off the record, it doesn't matter.
They appear to shrink a basketball when shooting a hook,...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 1:39 PM
It might be a good idea if Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski gives FSU football coach Jimbo Fisher a call on how to handle the damage control.
Sadly, it seems that the venerable Coach K is about to enter the Jameis Winston zone when it comes to...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 7:06 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. — For Mike Dunleavy, son of an NBA coach, the decision of where to attend college came down to Duke or North Carolina.
Dean Smith, Dunleavy recalled, got involved in his recruitment, sending him letters and sitting with him at a...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 9:12 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia University coach Herb Magee has become the second NCAA men's basketball coach to win 1,000 games.
Magee hit the milestone with the Rams' 80-60 win over Post on Saturday. He has won all 1,000 games over 48 seasons at the...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 12:36 PM
Dean Smith was more than simply a basketball coach.
Yes, the retired Hall of Famer left North Carolina as the winningest coach in men's history after capturing two national titles along with the 1976 Olympic gold medal and coaching some of the sport's...