| Mar 25, 2013
| 7:05 AM
How can they fire a coach who just won a conference championship? How can they fire a leader who spent 10 years winning more than twice as many games as he lost? How can they fire a salesman who last season brought in the No. 2-ranked recruiting class...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 7:39 PM
The saddest part of the Ben Howland saga at UCLA is not that a decent guy and good coach got fired. He's a big boy. He'll be fine.
Give it a couple of years and he'll have another team in Pauley Pavilion, rendering UCLA black-and-not-so-Bruins-blue....
| 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 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 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 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 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...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Fans, here’s a page from the Magic’s Silver Linings Playbook:
They’re back in the lottery race!
Suffering Magic faithful need some good news after the club has lost 17 of its last 19 games.
By going backwards, Orlando (14-30) is...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 11:15 PM
All the right stuff seemed to be there Wednesday night at Pauley Pavilion, when the Bruins took on the rival USC Trojans in men's basketball.
The recent $138-million upgrade to Pauley left it still shiny and new. The place was overwhelmed with the soft...