| Jan 8, 2015
| 5:32 PM
There's an enduring image from this summer's FIBA World Cup in Spain of Derrick Rose in a tight, squat defensive stance, picking up his opponent full-court.
Rose didn't clap or hike up his shorts, so this wasn't Michael Jordan and Gary Payton dueling in...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 4:51 AM
Today's Hyde5 blog:
1. Jim Larranaga and Al Golden took over the Miami basketball and football programs, respectively, at the same time four years ago. They each were immediately blindsided by the Nevin Shapiro mess that resulted in player suspensions,...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 3:47 PM
Ahead of their Tuesday night game at Duke, the Hurricanes understood the challenges they'd face when they took the court against the fourth-ranked Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium, one of college basketball's most intimidating venues.
| Jan 9, 2015
| 2:26 PM
With six Final Fours and nine ACC tournament finals on his résumé, Karl Hess’ officiating chops are beyond reproach. But I never cared for his confrontational style, and it’s exactly that approach that led the conference to bench him....
| Dec 18, 2014
| 9:55 PM
Carmelo Anthony's first trip to the United Center since the Bulls wined and dined him when he was a free agent in July recalled the 2010-11 season.
That's when the Bulls, after aggressively pursuing eventual Heat-bound LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and...
| Dec 21, 2014
Tommy Amaker is more dreamer than pragmatist. Always has been.
He believed that Mike Krzyzewski, with little more than Chicago toughness, a West Point education and Bob Knight's endorsement, could coach Duke basketball back to national prominence....
| Jul 5, 2014
| 5:17 PM
As a 4th of July weekend ticks away with Melo Watch, you patriotic people have questions. Lots and lots of questions.
Do you think Carmelo Anthony is the best fit for the Bulls? Jermaine Colon, Chicago
I don't think it's even a question. Anthony is...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Oklahoma Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, citing rest as his top priority, has declared himself unavailable for the United States basketball team at this year's World Cup in Spain.
Westbrook, 25, who won gold medals on the U.S. team at the 2010 World...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 8:31 AM
College and professional football have long eclipsed college basketball’s early season, more so in the last 15 years as the former mushroomed from regional to national obsession. Add this season’s debut of the four-team College Football...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Less than a month into what figures to be their lone season together, Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones already have produced enough highlights to fill your nightly sportscast. Indeed, expect the commanding Okafor, wiry Winslow and inventive...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 9:57 PM
While William and Mary’s Marcus Thornton was wearing out Richmond, the Spiders were wearing down the Tribe, though barely.
Thornton, a 6-foot-4 senior guard, scored 37 points. Richmond survived that and perilous moments in the final seconds to...