College Basketball Articles

College basketball, especially this time of year, is all about mismatches. In general, that means a power forward with quickness or a big guy who can step out to take a 3. With 351 teams in college basketball, the sample size leads to...
David Fox
5 months ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Let’s get weird, NCAA selection committee. In one day, the SEC lost probably one and perhaps two teams in consideration for the NCAA Tournament. Texas A&M lost 66-59 to an Auburn team that won four SEC games...
David Fox
5 months ago
March Madness
The NCAA Tournament is almost here. Selection Sunday is around the corner. Only one person will win your office bracket pick ‘em pool. But everyone can have a funny March Madness bracket team name. Here are 68 names that should get a laugh,...
Nathan Rush
5 months ago
College basketball seems to be in a state of crisis. The sport is fading into a niche market with only March Madness able to capture widespread national attention. The reasons are many: The sport lacks the stars power it did when players...
David Fox
5 months ago
Tom Crean
Earlier, Athlon Sports looked at the teams that are surging into the NCAA Tournament. This is the flip side. These are teams that are limping their way into the field, provided some of them making at all. For whatever reason — cold...
David Fox
5 months ago
March Madness is upon us, which means a healthy dose of quick channel surfing ... or switching among live streams, if that’s your thing. Either way, you’re counting on a broadcast team to deliver the goods on the moment — the...
David Fox
5 months ago
Sometimes winning in the NCAA Tournament is more about who has the hottest team rather than the best team. Take, for example, last year’s national finalists. UConn and Kentucky did nothing during the regular season to indicate they...
David Fox
5 months ago
Saturday’s slate of regular-season finales finished up what’s been a brutal Big 12 regular season schedule. With just three days until tournament play begins, March Madness is officially here.Wednesday marks the start of the...
Jeremy Simon
5 months ago
Archie Miller
College basketball coaches are always in a process of becoming. Every coach in the profession is looking for the next milestone. Well, every coach except for Mike Krzyzewski. If you follow the sport closely, you probably have an opinion...
David Fox
5 months ago
This college basketball season has been one of mixed emotions. We’ve celebrated the careers of legends Dean Smith and Jerry Tarkanian while mourning their passing. We watched Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski and Philadelphia’s Herb...
David Fox
5 months ago
If Kentucky and Duke meet in the Final Four or the national championship game this season, the matchup will be between a pair of coaches who have met only twice in their illustrious careers and never in the postseason. It will also be between...
David Fox
5 months ago
Jim Boeheim
Syracuse basketball will never be the same. The NCAA committee on infractions hammered Syracuse on Friday, suspending coach Jim Boeheim for nine ACC games next season and restricting scholarships for widespread violations regarding academics...
David Fox
5 months ago
Jahlil Okafor
So much for the “Year of Readiness.” As major conference commissioners float the idea of ending freshman eligibility — an idea deemed obsolete in the 1970s — freshmen are continuing to dominate the college...
David Fox
5 months ago
Gabe York
 Every team that makes a run in the NCAA Tournament needs a role player to become the hero for a game or two. For 2014 national champion Connecticut, it was DeAndre Daniels. The forward was a solid player entering the tournament, but he...
David Fox
5 months ago
Rick Barnes
Other than which player will line up under center for Charlie Strong’s football team in the season opener against Notre Dame on September 5th, there isn’t a hotter topic in Austin than the future of the Texas Longhorns’ basketball...
Aaron Carrara
6 months ago
Every team has a weakness. Even Kentucky. Winning and losing in the NCAA Tournament is almost always about the matchups. A bad draw or a little bad luck in the first weekend of the Tournament can turn a potential championship season into a...
David Fox
6 months ago
Juwan Staten BlueGoldSports.com
As the regular season comes to an end West Virginia currently sits in a three-way for third place in the Big 12 with two games remaining. The two-game gap between the Mountaineers and Kansas means WVU still has a shot a share of the Big 12 regular...
Jeremy Simon
6 months ago
Forget the question of why isn’t Cliff Alexander playing for Kansas. Now, the quesiton why isn’t Cliff Alexander available at all. The Jayhawks’ freshman forward will not play Saturday against Texas due to what Kansas...
David Fox
6 months ago
Rick Pitino
Louisville’s other starting guard seems determined not to let the abrupt dismissal of Chris Jones damage the Cardinals’ season.  Sophomore Terry Rozier saved Louisville from a bad loss to Georgia Tech when he had 22 points on...
David Fox
6 months ago
Mike Anderson
No question, SEC basketball is better than it has been in a number of years. The league should send its most teams to the NCAA Tournament since 2011, including the presumptive No. 1 overall seed in Kentucky. The question, though, is if...
David Fox
6 months ago
Kevin Stallings
No one is innocent in the latest edition of the Vanderbilt-Tennessee in-state rivalry. Not Kevin Stallings. Not Wade Baldwin. Not the Vols coaching staff. And especially not the media. Here is the incident in question after Vanderbilt...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
Selection Sunday may yet be a dramatic day for NC State. Yet if and when the Wolfpack get into the field, NC State may be one of the most dangerous teams in the bottom half of the bracket. A team that lacked back-to-back wins for more than two...
David Fox
6 months ago
Kansas Jayhawks
If you hate court storming, you are labeled as a grumpy old person who wants to rip the joy from the youth of America. If you love court storming, you have a blatant disregard for human safety and probably don’t understand that actions...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
Testudo
Flash mobs are still a thing, especially at Maryland. For the third consecutive year, the Terrapins student section executed a flash mob during a big game, this time near halftime of last night’s upset against Wisconsin. Pull off...
David Fox
6 months ago
The first conference tournament game begins a week from Tuesday. Crazy, right? The college basketball season is entering its final stretch with teams trying to seal NCAA bids, clinch top seeds or find something resembling momentum...
David Fox
6 months ago

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