| Mar 16, 2013
| 11:27 PM
LAS VEGAS — Despite the sudden loss of one of its best young players, the UCLA basketball team showed up here Saturday night determined not to throw in the towel.
The coach's suit coat was a different matter.
Angered by a charging call on...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Pardon their dust. The Magic are a young team under construction.
Whatever move they make affects their future. The June draft certainly could impact a veteran.
Today, we're looking at five top lottery prospects and the effect the pick might have on...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 11:10 PM
LAS VEGAS — This could only happen in this town, at this moment, to this dramatic, desperate, dancing-with-doom UCLA basketball team.
This was a disillusioned gambler finally accumulating a chin-high pile of chips, daring to smile, then promptly...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 8:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — A UCLA basketball team that has sleepwalked through parts of the season has taken the metaphor to an entirely new level.
On Thursday, the Bruins won a basketball game in their pajamas.
In their 80-75 comeback victory over Arizona State...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 6:09 PM
The last Big East basketball tournament as we know it hits New York's stage this week at Madison Square Garden.
What sportswriter Dan Wetzel recently described as "the most honest event in college sports" is breaking up after a messy divorce that will...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Bill O'Brien remembers the moment clearly.
It was July 23, 2012 — five months after he was hired — and the 43-year-old O'Brien was sitting in his office watching the television. There on the screen was NCAA president Mark Emmert, somber...
| Feb 26, 2013
Come to find out, the creators of the dreaded "lack of institutional control" have been throwing stones from inside their own glass house.
The NCAA, short for the National Collegiate Athletic Assn., is now in the kind of damage-control mode that it so...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 2:57 PM
These are dark times for the NCAA.
As an organization in charge of monitoring all things college athletics, the NCAA has prided itself with creating a certain brand of integrity. That integrity, however, has taken a big hit as of late.
From the way it...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 12:52 PM
Etiwanda 51, Loyola 24: A smothering man-to-man defense led the Eagles (21-2) to their 19th consecutive victory. Loyola made just 10 of 37 shots. Jordan McLaughlin was the only player to reach double figures for either team with 11 points......
| Feb 1, 2013
| 5:30 PM
HENDERSON, Nev. — Kendall Pollard hung on the rim with one hand and with the other awkwardly corralled a missed dunk back into the basket. Laughter from the bleachers followed as if on cue.
Simeon had an audience at practice Friday afternoon,...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 1:49 PM
The Magic are in the midst of one of their all-time losing ruts, and they've again lost Glen Davis. They need to shut down Big Baby for the season and develop their young'uns, turning to 2013-14.
Wish I had some brighter news, but it likely will get...