| Mar 19, 2015
| 6:16 PM
Northwestern (7) vs. Arkansas (10)
TV: 11 a.m. Friday at Waco, Texas, ESPN2.
Winner plays: at 1:30 p.m. Sunday vs. Baylor (2)-Northwestern State (15) winner.
Quick look: Can the team that finished fourth in the Big Ten regular season beat the...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 6:34 PM
DePaul women's basketball coach Doug Bruno calls senior guard Centrese McGee the "quintessential garbage player."
"That's a compliment," Bruno said.
And McGee takes it that way.
"Most people don't like to do the dirty work — getting...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 7:41 AM
Last week, I wrote a column about the Big Ten’s upcoming negotiations on a TV deal and how the conference might have a choice between staying with ESPN or going with Fox Sports 1 on the cable side. It detailed the risks of leaving the broad reach of...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 5:33 PM
If the NCAA tournament follows its usual script, it will deliver several feel-good stories on the court in the upcoming three weeks. However, a heartwarmer also will occur at the broadcast table.
After more than three decades as one of college...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 8:16 PM
Before DePaul can judge any short list of potential basketball coaches, perhaps university President Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider needs to re-evaluate the person making it.
Athletic director Jean Lenti Ponsetto offers DePaul 40 years of institutional...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 9:15 PM
It was two different Selection Sundays for the two greatest men's college basketball programs in the history of the NCAA tournament.
First off, one of the teams was anointed, not selected.
Kentucky, winner of eight national titles, earned the top...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 7:24 PM
HARTFORD — Daniel Hamilton watched Ryan Boatright hit that crossover three-pointer on Octavius Ellis with two-tenths of a second left Friday night to beat Cincinnati, and the freshman from Los Angeles just couldn't contain himself.
| Mar 13, 2015
| 10:34 PM
HARTFORD — Maybe he didn't break Octavius Ellis' ankles as badly as Kemba Walker broke Gary McGhee's ankles.
But make no mistake: Ryan Boatright broke Cincinnati's heart Friday night every bit as much as Kemba broke Pittsburgh's heart at Madison...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 9:11 PM
HARTFORD — This is Hartford. This isn't Memphis. This is 2015. This isn't 2014. Nobody got a Gibson guitar Thursday as a reward for being named American Athletic Conference coach of the year the way Cincinnati's Mick Cronin did last year.
| Mar 10, 2015
| 4:03 PM
Big Ten basketball coaches will debate into the night whether players should be afforded a sixth foul, the proper duration of the shot clock and the latest incarnation of the block/charge call.
But ask about the Big Ten tournament's new double-bye...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 10:52 AM
The Big Ten Tournament has a nifty network threesome when it comes to television this week. Three networks -- CBS, ESPN, and the Big Ten Network -- will provide extensive coverage.
The more, the merrier from the perspective of Commissioner Jim Delany....