College Basketball Articles

Cincinnati will play its 2017-18 home games in neighboring Kentucky, taking its show to Northern Kentucky University’s BB&T Arena, 10 miles from the Cincinnati campus. Fifth Third Arena, which opened in 1989, is undergoing a much-needed $...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Amid rumors that his job was in jeopardy, Gophers coach Richard Pitino turned in the best season of his young coaching career, flipping Minnesota from eight wins in 2015-16 to a 24–10 record in 2016-17 that included the school’s first...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Xavier has reached the Sweet 16 in six of the last 10 seasons. It recorded three upsets in last March’s NCAA Tournament to reach the first Elite Eight of coach Chris Mack’s tenure. It returns four NCAA Tournament starters, including a...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Few Power 5 conference basketball programs can afford to lose the league Player of the Year to the NBA Draft and still be quite confident of success moving forward. Reigning Big Ten Conference champion Purdue, however, is excited about the 2017-18...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Gonzaga long ago established itself on as a legitimate player on the national scene, but the Zags silenced any lingering doubters with their first Final Four appearance last season. They nearly won it all, leading by two with less than two minutes...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Center Angel Delgado’s decision to return for his senior season — after leading the nation in rebounding — immediately meant two things for Seton Hall. The first was that talent would not be an issue for a team looking to make a...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
For the third straight season, Notre Dame loses two players who have been instrumental in the program’s rise among the nation’s upper echelon. After an Elite Eight run in 2015, Jerian Grant and Pat Connaughton departed for the NBA....
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
The Saint Mary’s basketball team is usually greater than the sum of its parts, and on the heels of back-to-back 29-win seasons, the Gaels return with another impressive collection of parts. “I like our pieces,” says coach Randy...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
For once, TCU will start a new season as defending champions.   The Frogs won their final five games last season to claim the NIT title, the first postseason tournament crown in school history, making Jamie Dixon’s inaugural season at...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Simply reaching the NCAA Tournament is no longer the ultimate goal for Northwestern. The team’s trip to the Round of 32 was a stop on the never-been-done-before tour — a huge, perception-changing stop, but a stop nonetheless. “...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
This whole thing was built for Year 3. Now that it’s here, Avery Johnson’s reclamation project is on track for a breakout after two seasons in the middle of the SEC pack. Buoyed by a top-10 recruiting class — highlighted by...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
It’s the nature of the business: Coaches are hired to get fired. Some tenures last longer than others, but there are very few coaches who don’t get let go at some point in their career.   This year’s hot seat list includes...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Brad Underwood
Each college basketball season there is no lack of coaching changes made across the country. That’s what happens when there are 351 men’s basketball programs in Division I alone. Although it’s virtually impossible to predict...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
The college basketball landscape is littered with transfers. Whether they come via the traditional route — sitting out a year after leaving a four-year school — or have gained immediate eligibility as a graduate transfer, these...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
This will closely resemble the Class of 2017 recruiting rankings in college basketball, but it’s not a list of the 15 top freshmen in the nation. It’s our prediction of the 15 freshmen who will have the biggest impact on the court ...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
The 2017-18 Athlon Sports college basketball All-America team offers a nice blend of savvy veterans and highly touted newcomers. The team is headlined by forward Miles Bridges, who surprised the college basketball world — and probably even...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
College Basketball Top 25
The deadline for college basketball underclassmen considering entry into the NBA draft passed last month. Barring a handful of transfers – like Pittsburgh guard Cameron Johnson – and straggling 2017 recruits, rosters for the 2017-...
Kyle Kensing
7 months ago
What’s going on with Bobby Knight? He seems angrier than usual.   Bob Knight, 76, isn’t throwing chairs across gym floors anymore, but he isn’t done with his angry outbursts. The legendary coach was a guest on the Dan...
Nathan Rush
7 months ago
There could be huge ramifications in place if the ACC decides to boycott the state of North Carolina over the HB2 "bathroom bill."    State lawmakers have filed a bill that could lead to two lucrative schools leaving the...
Jasmine Watkins
9 months ago
Bill Self
Three-hundred and forty-six Div. I college basketball programs will aim to dethrone North Carolina from atop the national championship landscape in the 2017-18 season. The coming weeks will shape the contenders, as programs await NBA draft...
Kyle Kensing
9 months ago
The University of North Carolina's future is up in the air depending on who you ask.   During a state senate meeting, President Wallace Loh of the University of Maryland has stated that it is his belief that the NCAA's current...
Jasmine Watkins
9 months ago
College basketball owns the month of March (and oftentimes spills over into April). The extravaganza as we know it today really emerged in 1985, when the NCAA Tournament expanded from 48 teams to 64.   The 32 years since have provided hoop-...
Kyle Kensing
9 months ago
Frank Kaminsky is probably best known for being on the Wisconsin team that came up short of a National Championship against Duke in 2015. Although he's moved on to an NBA career with the Hornets, many still associate him with his...
Jasmine Watkins
9 months ago
It's a pair of No. 1 seeds vying for the national title as Gonzaga and North Carolina play on Monday night. Each team was put to its own tests on Saturday and each overcame them in somewhat the same way. The Tar Heels needed late rebounds to...
Matt Josephs
9 months ago
Can North Carolina finish what it started a season ago? Or will Gonzaga cap off a memorable season with its first national championship?   Both teams needed to survive late rallies in the Final Four to reach Monday night's national...
John Coon
9 months ago

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