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  • Ex-Northwestern coach Bill Carmody a 'perfect fit' at Holy Cross

    Ex-Northwestern coach Bill Carmody a 'perfect fit' at Holy Cross
    The great news about hiring Bill Carmody is you'll never get embarrassed. You'll never have to listen to your coach repeatedly say he takes "responsibility" for academic fraud and sham drug testing — without actually taking responsibility. Then...
  • Building the NCAA tournament bracket: A look inside the process

    Building the NCAA tournament bracket: A look inside the process
    INDIANAPOLIS — At NCAA headquarters, the basketball enthusiasts view Selection Sunday as Christmas morning. This mock selection exercise would be akin to Thanksgiving. "So let's eat," says David Worlock, the NCAA point man for this event....
  • Virginia's No. 2 NCAA seed neither outrageous nor daunting

     Virginia's No. 2 NCAA seed neither outrageous nor daunting
    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...
  • U.Va.'s depth, balance evident again in ACC tournament victory over Florida State

    U.Va.'s depth, balance evident again in ACC tournament victory over Florida State
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Virginia led Florida State by 17 points at halftime of Thursday’s early ACC tournament quarterfinal. The Cavaliers had doubled up the Seminoles on the scoreboard and the backboards and were shooting like Tony Bennett in...
  • Fair or foul? Big Ten coaches concur on double-bye format

    Fair or foul? Big Ten coaches concur on double-bye format
    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...
  • Life in ACC difficult for aspiring basketball programs

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Virginia on Sunday will receive its third NCAA basketball tournament bid in the last four years, and with only one scholarship senior and many reinforcements en route, Tony Bennett appears poised to establish his program as a...
  • Kentucky's dominance really is good for college basketball

    Kentucky's dominance really is good for college basketball
    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....
  • Virginia well-prepared for NCAA tournament rhythms

    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...
  • Stunning reversal lifts Virginia past Syracuse, to new heights

     Stunning reversal lifts Virginia past Syracuse, to new heights
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. —The Dress craze was weird. Llama Drama, too. Both paled to Virginia's 59-47 Big Monday victory at Syracuse. The Cavaliers, who averaged eight turnovers in their first 16 ACC games, committed 10 in their first 14 possessions. They...
  • Bowl predictions: Separating the winners from losers

    Bowl predictions: Separating the winners from losers
    You can try this cold turkey, but picking bowl-game winners is my job. While you're at work solving world problems, I'm doing full time what you do in your spare time. Some years are better than others. The general rule is to look for motivation in each...
  • Scandal involving Jameis Winston isn't necessarily end of a title run

    Scandal involving Jameis Winston isn't necessarily end of a title run
    What can stop Florida State now? The Seminoles wiped Clemson out on national television on Oct. 19 and then were gifted with last week's Stanford win against Oregon. That Nov. 7 upset secured Florida State's hold on No. 2 in the Bowl Champion Series...