College Basketball Articles

College football season hasn’t begun, but here at Athlon we’re already hard at work in thinking about the 2012-13 basketball season. Believe us, the season will be here before you know it. Every team has questions about the upcoming season, but...
David Fox
2 years ago
College football season hasn’t begun, but here at Athlon we’re already hard at work in thinking about the 2012-13 basketball season. Believe us, the season will be here before you know it. Every team has questions about the upcoming season, but...
David Fox
2 years ago
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for August 10. • The Lakers acquisition of big man Dwight Howard has some people thinking that Los Angeles is now the NBA’s team to beat. • There was huge news in the SEC...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Kentucky Wildcats basketball fans are known as the “Big Blue Nation.” But what if the Big Blue Nation were an actual sovereign nation eligible to compete in the 2012 London Olympics? How would an Olympic team comprised solely of Kentucky alums...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Through the last two weeks, Athlon Sports ranked each coach in the ACC, Atlantic 10, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC along with the top 20 coaches from outside those seven conferences.   The rankings presented a difficult...
David Fox
2 years ago
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for July 27. • Former NFL player and current agent Ralph Cindrich appeared on a Pittsburgh radio show and essentially accused Alabama coach Nick Saban of cheating. • Not...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
In the last two weeks, Athlon Sports has ranked every coach in the seven powerful basketball conferences -- the ACC, Atlantic 10, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC. Certainly, those leagues do not corner the market on great college...
David Fox
2 years ago
The Atlantic 10 already had an intriguing group of coaches with Chris Mack carrying the tradition at Xavier, Fran Dunphy leading the consistent Temple program, Rick Majerus leading a comeback for both Saint Louis and his own career, and the well-...
David Fox
2 years ago
When SEC basketball coaches get together for media days or other offseason events, they may need name tags.   Three programs -- LSU, Mississippi State and South Carolina -- have new coaches, more coaching changes than any other major...
David Fox
2 years ago
After underachieving in the last three seasons, the Pac-12 may finally start to rebound. At least that’s what the coaches in the league hope.   Despite the turmoil in the conference, the Pac-12 did not have a coaching change this season and...
David Fox
2 years ago
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for July 20. • NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah looks at the Ravens and their likelihood of getting a Joe Flacco deal done before camp. • ESPN Big Ten blogger Adam...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
The seventh-ranked coach in the Big Ten has a national title ring. That’s what kind of challenge ranking the Big Ten coaches presents. Indeed, the Big Ten may have the deepest group of accomplished coaches in the country. Tom Izzo and Thad...
David Fox
2 years ago
Even for a league with campus institutions like Jim Boeheim at Syracuse and Jim Calhoun at Connecticut, this offseason was relatively quiet for the Big East coaching ranks.   For only the second time since 1995-96, the Big East did not have...
David Fox
2 years ago
The Big 12’s trade of Missouri and Texas A&M for West Virginia and TCU appears to be a small downgrade as far as basketball is concerned.   Although the league loses a consistent Missouri and newly solid Texas A&M, the Big 12 will...
David Fox
2 years ago
Athlon Sports likes a challenge.   Our conference-by-conference basketball coach rankings begin with the ACC, a  league dotted by new faces on the bench over the last two seasons.   The top of our rankings don’t bring too many...
David Fox
2 years ago
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for July 13. • The Phillies are upping their offer to star pitcher Cole Hamels before he becomes a free agent after the season. • USA Basketball's Olympics team cruised...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
What would recent Final Fours be without Butler and VCU? And how boring would college football be without coaches like Lane Kiffin and Pat Fitzgerald. There’s an intriguing youth movement afoot in college sports where Butler’s Brad Stevens and...
David Fox
2 years ago
Only in college basketball could 45 programs make coaching changes and only a handful of them be truly blockbuster. No moves at Arizona or Kentucky as in recent seasons. The biggest name to move may be Frank Martin from Kansas State to South...
David Fox
2 years ago
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for July 6. • The New York Daily News previews this weekend’s Yankees-Red Sox matchup. • ESPN Big 12 blogger David Ubben looks at Oklahoma’s chances of winning the league...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Purdue basketball players have put out a new video showing that they're keeping their skills sharp during the off season. Players Dru Anthrop and D.J. Byrd are joined by former player and now student assistant coach Ryne Smith at Mackey Arena,...
Rich McVey
2 years ago
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for June 29: • Probably the best story of draft day. Hard not to root for this guy. • So, David Stern. Job's not so easy without Michael Jordan, is it...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
One of the unfortunate truths of the latest wave of conference realignment is the overwhelming focus on football. As a result, basketball and other sports have been of secondary concern in some circles. In others, such as at Butler and VCU and...
David Fox
2 years ago
Athlon Sports’ 2012 NBA Mock Draft (updated June 27, 4:45 p.m. ET) breaks down all 30 picks in the first round, highlighting each “tier” of talent and exploring several trade rumors in the opening round of the June 28 draft. TIER 1 Potential...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
On the occasion of Pat Summitt's retirement as Tennessee women's basketball coach, Summitt's long-time friend and co-author Sally Jenkins of The Washington Post celebrates the remarkable legacy of a national treasure. Pat Summitt has always...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Athlon Sports’ 2012 NBA Mock Draft (updated June 27, 4:45 p.m. ET) breaks down all 30 picks in the first round, highlighting each “tier” of talent and exploring several trade rumors in the opening round of the June 28 draft. TIER 1 Potential...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago

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