| Mar 15, 2015
| 4:00 AM
The weekend was a numbers-lovers paradise that took us from Friday the 13th horror (ask Virginia and Duke) to the celebration of Pi Day (3.14159 …), where it was hard to differentiate the conferences from the circumferences.
From there, all...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 11:20 PM
One moment, they were in, the UCLA basketball team dancing all over the MGM Grand Garden Arena in leading mighty Arizona by a lucky seven with a dozen minutes remaining.
The next moment, they were out, as in, outscored, 15-0, amid a roaring sea of red....
| Mar 15, 2015
| 7:10 PM
Many Virginia basketball faithful are unhappy — thank you, Twitter and email — with the NCAA tournament bracket unveiled Sunday. Two reasons.
One is rooted in conference rivalry — loathing seems too strong a word for Lent — the...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 3:06 PM
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Bruce Pearl is sitting on the bench at Rupp Arena, watching his Auburn players launch shots on the morning of the Kentucky game.
“Basketball,” he says in a voice that harkens to Sammy Sosa and a “Saturday Night...
| Mar 7, 2015
They made up the first basketball starting lineup I memorized as a 7-year-old boy growing up in small-town Indiana: forwards Scott May and Tom Abernethy, guards Quinn Buckner and Bobby Wilkerson and center Kent Benson.
They played the game the way...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 10:17 AM
Try really hard, and you can find parallels between the 1975-76 Indiana Hoosiers and the current Kentucky Wildcats.
Both opened the season ranked No. 1. Both fan bases are hyper-demanding. The Wildcats have to deal with lunatics on Twitter; the Hoosiers...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 4:44 PM
College basketball is in trouble.
For more than 124 years, basketball has been woven into the fabric of America's culture and it somehow has withstood the test of time. But on the eve of this year's March Madness, the sport has seen better days....
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:16 PM
Only the very best teams in college basketball have advanced to the NCAA tournament's round of 16.
Take Dayton versus Stanford in the South Regional … please.
Dayton finished fifth in the Atlantic 10 Conference and absorbed a 26-point loss this...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 6:57 PM
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Tyler Ulis enjoyed a comfortable childhood in Lima, Ohio, guided by his mother and stepdad.
Though barely taller than Muggsy Bogues, he showed promise on the basketball court. Eventually, he figured, he might get a scholarship...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 2:55 PM
The future of the National Football League will be on display this week as the NFL Combine kicks off Tuesday in Indianapolis.
What used to take place in front of a handful of scouts, general managers and other team executives has now morphed into a...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 4:34 PM
There is a lesson to be learned following reports several conferences are exploring the option of restoring freshman ineligibility, barring first-year athletes from playing.
And you don't have to have a college degree to see what it is.
It all began...