College Basketball Articles

A look at the economic and social impact of the NCAA Tournament
The impact of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament can be far reaching, from economic to social. Here are a few stats to consider when thinking about March Madness and how it influences our lives.  $1.9 Billion – Hourly losses...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
If America had a soul mate, it would be Dennis Clifford. The Boston College senior was asked about his favorite memory from his time playing basketball with the team and his answer was a simple, "going out to eat." Obviously Clifford...
Jasmine Watkins
1 year ago
The field of 68 for the 2016 NCAA men’s Division I basketball tournament will be announced on Sunday, meaning another installment of March Madness is almost here! The action tips off in Dayton, Ohio, for the “First Four” on March...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Well, this isn't going to help the Duke-UNC rivalry. Duke Student Broadcasting trolls North Carolina with its PSA to "Save a Tar Heel", and what would it be without the saddest song in history to accompany it? This is just...
Jasmine Watkins
1 year ago
Kevin Stallings
Selection Sunday is only two weeks away. The hysteria of March Madness will be amplified as the tournament kicks off on St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17th. Between then and now there is plenty of time for teams to fight their way into...
Brad Spielberger
1 year ago
 Fans in East Lansing, Mich., and Norman, Okla., have something in common — they’re spoiled. The last year or so has been a great time to pull for Michigan State or Oklahoma. In football and men’s basketball, the...
David Fox
1 year ago
The Pac-12 is generally considered the top all-sports conference in college athletics. Stanford alone has won the NACDA Directors’ Cup every year since 1994-95. The top three schools in the 2014-15 Directors’ Cup all came from the...
David Fox
1 year ago
In some ways, the Big Ten could argue it has become the best combined football-basketball conference in recent years. True, the conference has produced just one football championship since 2002 and no basketball championships since 2000. But...
David Fox
1 year ago
Not long ago, one SEC program could easily claim having the best football-basketball coaching tandem in the nation. From 2006-08, Urban Meyer and Billy Donovan won four national championships for Florida. Eight years later, Meyer and Donovan...
David Fox
1 year ago
At this point last season, we ranked Oklahoma as the top coaching duo in the Big 12. It was a pretty easy call. Although the football program was coming off an 8-5 season, Bob Stoops presided over a program that won 10 games or more nine times...
David Fox
1 year ago
Few would argue that Duke is college basketball royalty. Even fewer would argue that one coach is the primary reason Duke is among the bluest of the blue bloods. At the same time, few would argue that Duke is one of the toughest jobs in...
David Fox
1 year ago
Louisville announced a self-impose ban from the ACC and NCAA tournaments for 2016. Official: No ACC Tournament or NCAA Tournament for Louisville in 2016.— Mike Rutherford (@CardChronicle) February 5, 2016 The NCAA is investigating a...
Jasmine Watkins
1 year ago
Shooting free throws is tough. Add in a svelte, 18-time Olympic gold medal winner in his Speedo breaking your concentration and it would be pretty much impossible to hit one. That's exactly what happened when Michael Phelps attended...
Jasmine Watkins
1 year ago
It's always a special moment when a walk-on gets a scholarship. LSU basketball coach Johnny Jones decided to surprise junior guard Henry Shortess with a scholarship as a token of appreciation for all the hard work he's put in. The best...
Jasmine Watkins
1 year ago
If you're upset with a call or no-call, don't trip a referee. Seems like common sense but evidently not. In Oregon State's game against Utah, Jarmal Reid was visibly upset after he was tripped up but didn't get a foul called....
Jasmine Watkins
1 year ago
Thanksgiving hasn’t been the same since the Texas A&M and Missouri started hanging out with the SEC. Or since West Virginia and Pitt started rolling with the Big 12 and ACC, respectively. Conference realignment ended a handful of...
David Fox
1 year ago
Thanksgiving hasn’t been the same since the Texas A&M and Missouri started hanging out with the SEC. Or since West Virginia and Pitt started rolling with the Big 12 and ACC, respectively. Conference realignment ended a handful of...
David Fox
1 year ago
April 6, 2015. Mike Krzyzewski was standing among his players on the floor of Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, listening to the initial notes of “One Shining Moment.” His Duke team had just completed a five-point win over Wisconsin to...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Teddy Bridgewater
As we look ahead to Week 10, we have another full slate of fantasy-relevant injuries. Four teams are on bye, but there are still plenty of players battling a variety of injuries. Below you won’t find the names of any...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
Tyler Ulis may be the most unique player John Calipari has coached in the last decade at Kentucky or Memphis. Since Derrick Rose in 2005-06, Calipari point guards for the most part have been big and physical — and one and done. In 2015-16,...
David Fox
1 year ago
Ben Simmons is the top-ranked freshman in the country and the most heralded recruit to land in Baton Rouge since Shaquille O’Neal. The 6'10", 225-pound Aussie arrives at LSU having lost only one game in high school during the past...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Nigel Hayes
During his first two seasons at Wisconsin, Nigel Hayes often chose to deflect any attention sent his way. That wasn’t always the case, of course, as Hayes’ fascination with NCAA Tournament stenographers last spring was a hit with fans...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
For fans who checked into college basketball last season just in time for March Madness, the sport appeared to be in pretty good shape. Three of the four regional finals were decided by single digits, as were two of the three games at the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Charles Mann
Georgia finds itself in new, but positive, territory this year: coming off a good year, and expecting another one. In the program’s recent past, any positive momentum has been derailed by players leaving early for the NBA (Kentavious...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Athlon Sports would be the first to tell you to sit back and enjoy the college basketball regular season from start to finish. But let’s face it: The big prize — the only prize, it seems — is the NCAA Tournament. And that...
Mitch Light
1 year ago

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