| Apr 1, 2011
| 8:09 AM
When Jamie Skeen left Wake Forest, four other basketball programs offered him lifelines: Marquette, Seton Hall and South Florida of the Big East, and VCU.
"I thought all those other schools were better than VCU," Skeen said. "But I saw VCU as having a...
| Apr 2, 2011
| 7:48 PM
Season-ending locker rooms are often grim, full of tears, anger and frustration.
Not so VCU's after the Rams' 70-62 loss to Butler in Saturday's Final Four semifinals.
Of course, players were disappointed. Their national-championship dreams were over,...
| Apr 3, 2011
| 2:37 PM
HOUSTON — Richmond and Cleveland State were the 1980s pioneers, charming and obscure underdogs who crashed the NCAA basketball tournament's Sweet 16.
Loyola Marymount, Rhode Island and Gonzaga went a step beyond during the '90s, reaching the...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 8:27 AM
UConn and Butler gave us such a regrettable basketball game that it’s a shock it didn’t involve a Big Ten team.
To think, I missed Kirstie Alley plopping on her “Dancing With The Stars’’ partner for that?
| Apr 5, 2011
| 10:14 AM
HOUSTON — Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun lost his sister-in-law and college roommate this basketball season. Recruiting violations tarnished his Hall of Fame resume.
His players were his refuge, and Monday night they provided the ultimate comfort:...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 10:06 AM
There's little question Frank Hassell has come a long way.
Old Dominion's 6-foot-9, 260-pound power forward, who averaged 15.1 points and 9.4 rebounds as a senior, is night-and-day different from the lumbering freshman who first arrived in Norfolk,...
| Apr 9, 2011
You know how this complicated and uplifting journey ended.
UConn won the 2011 national championship. Players embraced under falling confetti at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Kemba Walker became one of the most celebrated athletes on the planet. Having...
| Apr 9, 2011
By his own calculation, UConn associate coach George Blaney had been to 36 Final Fours before 2004. He sat on the board of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. That meant Blaney always had good seats.
That does not mean he didn't want to be...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 5:44 PM
• Sources told Inside Lacrosse that the University of Michigan athletic department is preparing to announce the addition of men's and women's lacrosse programs, with the men's team to begin NCAA Division I play in time for the spring 2012 season,...
| May 7, 2011
| 5:36 PM
There is that marvelous recruiting base that runs the length of the Baltimore-Washington corridor. There is the stunning arena, the Comcast Center, where kids — young men — get to play in a pro setting.
Now there is the tradition that Gary...
| May 17, 2011
| 5:01 PM
Wendy Larry, who became just the 20th women's basketball coach to reach 600 career victories, resigned Tuesday after 24 seasons and 559 wins with Old Dominion. ODU athletic director Wood Selig announced Larry's resignation. Larry will remain at the school...