College Basketball Articles

Alex Poythress
The formula never changes. John Calipari loses most of his roster to the NBA. He does not flinch for a second. He merely collects another top-three recruiting class, plugs in extremely capable and eager replacements, and the University of Kentucky...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
Amile Jefferson
By riding a group of star freshmen to the school’s fifth national title, Duke finally seems to have found a winning formula in the age of one-and-dones. With another crop of highly touted newcomers coming in to play alongside a group of solid...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
Marcus Paige
Roy Williams likes to say that he would rather coach a talented team than an experienced team if forced to choose between the two. What he likes best, though, is coaching experienced talent. That winning combination produced NCAA championships for...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
Maryland endured plenty of change entering last season: A massive roster overhaul coupled with entry into the Big Ten after more than six decades in the ACC. The Terrapins’ results changed, too. They won 28 games, finished a surprising second...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
Ryan Anderson
Besides the NBA’s one-and-done rule, few trends in college basketball have changed the game quite like the explosion of transfers, graduate or otherwise. Two of the biggest beneficiaries of transfers — Fred Hoiberg and to a lesser...
David Fox
11 months ago
Ben Simmons
Months after three freshmen helped Duke to a national championship, the 2015-16 freshman class is littered with question. Two of the top freshmen in the country — Kentucky’s Skal Labissiere and Kansas’ Chieck Diallo —...
David Fox
11 months ago
Tyler Ulis
The NBA Draft, as usual, culled the freshman class of 2014. The annual exodus of top prospects left only one of the top 10 and seven of the top 20 prospects from the 247Sports composite. The sophomore class, however, has its share of potential...
David Fox
11 months ago
Frank Mason
If Kansas is able to extend its streak of Big 12 championships to 12 titles, the key player may be one of the two point guards on the All-Junior team. One is the Kansas point guard, Frank Mason. The other is the point guard of the team that...
David Fox
11 months ago
Marcus Paige
One of the recent clichés in college basketball is that the four-year senior is disappearing. True, underclassmen led the way for Final Four squads for Duke and Kentucky, but the postseason award circuit has its share of seniors. Three of the...
David Fox
11 months ago
Josh Pastner
Earlier this week, Athlon Sports ran down the top 50 coaches in college basketball for 2015-16. This isn’t necessarily the flip side of that argument, but these are the coaches who are facing the most pressure in this upcoming season.The...
Mitch Light
12 months ago
Not all decisions in these coach rankings are easy. If we wanted it to be easy, we’d simply put together a list of wins and go from there. But not all wins are equal and not all coaching jobs are equal. In determining our top 50...
David Fox
12 months ago
John Calipari
In 2015-16, the head man in Lexington will be the most accomplished coach in the league. At least in that way, the SEC coach lineup is fairly standard. Yet the 13 coaches around John Calipari represent a drastic shift in the SEC’s...
David Fox
12 months ago
These are interesting times for coaches on top of the Big Ten. Tom Izzo is coming off a frustrating regular season and a triumphant trip to the Final Four. Bo Ryan is coming off the best two-year stretch of his career and a (perhaps premature...
David Fox
1 year ago
Sean Miller
Compared to the lineups in other power conferences, the Pac-12 coaching lineup has a few key items missing on its collective résumés. Namely, a coach who has been to the Final Four. The Pac-12 is the only one of the top nine conferences...
David Fox
1 year ago
When the Big East reconfigured three years ago, the league had its share of questions. Among them, did the league have the powerhouse coaches to be a powerhouse conference? Brad Stevens had left for the NBA. Jay Wright’s program was...
David Fox
1 year ago
Bill Self
In Big 12 basketball, the more things change, the more things stay the same. Missouri and Texas A&M left the league long ago (relatively speaking). Coaches Rich Barnes and Fred Hoiberg have gone to new places. For more than a decade,...
David Fox
1 year ago
Question: What do you do when you are playing your best friend in Madden NFL 16 and you realize this game has gotten away from you and you are getting your butt kicked in EVERY way? Answer: Hit the reset button on the game console...
Lloyd H. Spence Jr.
1 year ago
Question: What do you do when you are playing your best friend in Madden NFL 16 and you realize this game has gotten away from you and you are getting your butt kicked in EVERY way? Answer: Hit the reset button on the game console...
Lloyd H. Spence Jr.
1 year ago
Mike Krzyzewski
Not only did Mike Krzyzewski win his fifth career national championship last season, he further ensured the ACC cornered the market on national title-winning coaches. The ACC is the home of four coaches who have won a national title:...
David Fox
1 year ago
Here on the Athlon Sports Cover 2 podcast, we’re taking a brief and infrequent break from our college football coverage to take a quick look at the college basketball season ahead. As teams prepare for Midnight Madness and the start of...
David Fox
1 year ago
Tyler Ulis
Believe it or not, college basketball season is sneaking up on us. Although the traditional Oct. 15 start date and Midnight Madness is becoming a thing of the past for some programs, the start of practice remains a landmark worthy of a party...
David Fox
1 year ago
At schools like Florida State and Clemson, four- and five-star recruits waltz onto campus every year. This year’s superstar-in-waiting is competing with last year’s hotshot, who has spent a full year in the system and in the strength...
Jon Kinne
1 year ago
For some, sports can be the difference between a relationship working and falling apart. Well this won’t be a problem anymore for Kentucky Wildcat fans. BBNmeetup has launched a dating website solely for those who love the University of...
Josh Hamburger
1 year ago
Since 2003, Kansas head coach Bill Self has been consistently producing championship caliber teams and players. And though he may be 52 years old, he apparently still has plenty of game left in him. While in South Korea for the World University...
Josh Hamburger
1 year ago
When you are among the top college basketball coaches in the country, NBA offers often come about and rumors spread. Kentucky coach John Calipari has apparently been linked to the Sacramento Kings for the head coach position. Yet, there has been no...
Josh Hamburger
1 year ago

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