| 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....
| Apr 5, 2015
| 9:37 PM
TAMPA, Fla. —Notre Dame is the only team in the nation that can score enough points to have any chance to beat UConn on Tuesday night. So for those outside the borders of a tiny New England state, getting Notre Dame into the national championship...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 3:05 PM
(1) Notre Dame (35-2) vs. (1) South Carolina (34-2)
5:30 p.m. Sunday, ESPN
Offense: After a sensational regular season and ACC tournament, Jewell Loyd has struggled in the NCAA tourney, shooting just 35 percent (0-for-8 on threes). Point guard Lindsay...
| Mar 4, 2015
To reach the Sweet 16, make the Final Four and hoist a national championship trophy, a college basketball team must discover its inner Madison Bumgarner. The task: Perform at peak level against elite opposition on darn little rest.
Such are the NCAA...
| Apr 5, 2015
Six years ago, Virginia hired Tony Bennett as its basketball coach. He replaced Dave Leitao, whom the Cavaliers fired four seasons after luring him from DePaul. Bennett's first hire at Virginia was Ritchie McKay, who relocated to Charlottesville after two...
| Feb 25, 2015
Virginia Tech just concluded its second stretch of three consecutive ACC road games, a burden no other league team has shouldered this basketball season. This week figures to be more taxing.
For only the second time in program history, the Hokies face...
| Apr 8, 2015
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...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 3:56 PM
Around the dinner table, the Garretts regularly exchange food for thought over the best basketball player ever.
Father thinks he knows best. The son isn't so sure.
Billy Garrett, a DePaul assistant coach, grew up in Indianapolis and attended Crispus...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 7:54 PM
TAMPA, Fla. — Besieged by questions about superior talent, sustained excellence and great rivalries, Geno Auriemma had a few questions of his own Monday.
"Anybody know who Steve Cauthen is?" Auriemma said. "Who did he ride?"
Affirmed, came the...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 5:48 PM
Big-time college football never seemed farther away from Connecticut than on Monday night.
The inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship was held in the same Texas Taj Mahal where UConn won its fourth NCAA basketball championship last...