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  • 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...
  • Calvert Hall grad Damion Lee chooses Louisville over Maryland, others

    After a month of unabated good news, Maryland men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon finally got a jolt of reality Thursday when highly sought Drexel transfer Damion Lee (Calvert Hall) announced that he was going to Louisville. Lee informed Evan...
  • A closer look at the factors in Damion Lee's transfer decision

    On Sunday, Drexel transfer Damion Lee (Calvert Hall) announced that he had cut his list of schools that he is still considering to five: Arizona, Gonzaga, Louisville, Marquette and Maryland. Lee said there will be a number of factors to consider. Here...
  • Dee Gordon's celebratory dunk an instant hit

    Dee Gordon's celebratory dunk an instant hit
    Dee Gordon showed all the skills that prompted the Marlins to trade for him in providing the impetus for their first victory of the season Friday. It was the one he showed after he scored four runs, stole two bases and knocked out three hits in the 10-...
  • 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...
  • This Final Four will be where elite meet—only blue bloods need apply

    This Final Four will be where elite meet—only blue bloods need apply
    It turned out this wasn't the year for something different, fresh, shiny or new. The world wasn't ready for Notre Dame advancing to its first Final Four since 1978, or Gonzaga marching on to the backdrop of Bing Crosby's "Swinging on a Star." The...
  • Bianchi: If Magic call Billy Donovan, he should hang up

    Bianchi: If Magic call Billy Donovan, he should hang up
    Eight years ago, Billy Donovan changed his mind, walked away from the Orlando Magic and went back to the University of Florida. Good move then. Better move now. Stay in college, Billy D. If the Magic call you this time, tell them they have the...
  • UF extends contract of Gators men's basketball coach Billy Donovan through 2019-2020 season

    UF extends contract of Gators men's basketball coach Billy Donovan through 2019-2020 season
    The Florida Gators' run to the 2014 Final Four paid off nicely for coach Billy Donovan. Donovan parlayed UF's fourth Final Four appearance and sixth SEC title with him as coach into a one-year contract extension through the 2020 season that will push...
  • NCAA tournament site may push Duke and Gonzaga to play more in paint

    NCAA tournament site may push Duke and Gonzaga to play more in paint
    Duke forward Justise Winslow doesn't understand the odium being directed at NRG Stadium, next year's Final Four host and the site of Sunday's South Regional final between No. 1 Duke and No. 2 Gonzaga. Winslow, a Houston native, made three of four three-...
  • Branden Dawson's late heroics spark Michigan State

    Yes, Branden Dawson heard all about the Montrezl Harrell quote, on Twitter and courtesy of his Michigan State assistant coaches. But Mike Garland and associate head coach Dwayne Stephens delivered it with some instructions: "They told me, 'Don't say...
  • Spartans Will Themselves Into The Final Four

    Spartans Will Themselves Into The Final Four
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The loss to UConn last year on the final Sunday in March cut deep. It cut a proud coach. It cut a proud Michigan State basketball program. UConn's greatest joy would give the returning Spartan players their greatest pain and...