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  1. A conversation with Shaka Smart

    Myron Medcalf

    Shaka Smart's Virginia Commonwealth program endured a rough stretch that included three losses in four games in February. But the Rams have now won two in a row, including Saturday's 67-56 victory over Saint Louis, a win that beefed up VCU's NCAA tou...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  2. Weekend Picks: Florida over Kentucky?

    Myron Medcalf

    About last weekend. Well, Wichita State stayed undefeated after securing a win over Northern Iowa, but most predicted that. Larry Brown is in the national coach of the year conversation nearly 30 years after winning the national title with Kans...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  3. Weekend Picks: Syracuse over Duke?

    Myron Medcalf

    The games will mean more as Selection Sunday approaches. But the games also make less sense now, right? Northwestern over Wisconsin? Texas in the hunt for the Big 12 title? Utah putting up a fight against No. 1 Arizona? Anything can happen. ...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  4. A conversation with Mike Lonergan

    Myron Medcalf

    George Washington won 13 games last season after a roster filled with freshmen endured growing pains in the Atlantic 10 throughout the 2012-13 season. But Mike Lonergan's program has grown. Rapidly. This season, the Colonials are 15-3 overall and 3-1...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  5. Weekend picks: Villanova over Syracuse?

    Myron Medcalf

    Well, I went 3-2 again last weekend. I missed Michigan State-Texas, obviously. I thought the Longhorns would thrive on the comforts of its home floor and their growing confidence following a win over North Carolina the previous week. But sometimes, i...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  6. Weekend Picks: Texas over Michigan State?

    Myron Medcalf

    Well, this isn't as bad as I thought it would be. Yet. We're a long way from March. So I'm sure I'll miss a bunch. But in last week's picks, I was accurate on every game except Iowa-Iowa State. That Cyclones-Hawkeyes matchup was one of the best...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  7. A conversation with Jim Crews

    Myron Medcalf

    Two years ago, Saint Louis coach Jim Crews joined Rick Majerus' squad as an assistant. A year ago, everything changed when Crews was promoted to interim head coach as a result of Majerus' health challenges and eventual death in December 2012. Crew...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  8. Myron Medcalf's weekend predictions

    Myron Medcalf

    Sports fans love predictions. Well, sports fans love to tell you when your predictions are wrong. I would know. I've made a few predictions during my time at ESPN.com. Some right. Some wrong. Why stop now? Throughout the rest of the 2013-14 col...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  9. Ugly start for the expanded ACC

    Myron Medcalf

    Well, this wasn't the plan for the ACC. The, um, new king of college basketball. The early hits continued for the league on Tuesday night when NC State suffered an 82-72 home loss to North Carolina Central in overtime and Dayton topped Georgia ...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  10. Perfection is possible in 2013-14

    Myron Medcalf

    John Calipari has assembled one of the most talented recruiting classes in college basketball history. Perhaps the best ever. That's no exaggeration. With six McDonald's All-Americans and returning vets/NBA prospects Alex Poythress and Willie Caul...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  11. Kentucky deserves AP's top slot

    Myron Medcalf

    On Thursday afternoon, the Associated Press released its preseason poll for the 2013-14 season. Kentucky's super team of McDonald's All-Americans and future lottery picks tops the list. It's certainly a change compared to last season's finish for ...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  12. Nonconference schedule analysis: A-10

    Myron Medcalf

    For the next three days, ESPN.com will be breaking down the nonconference schedules of each team in nine of the nation's top leagues. Let's begin with the Atlantic 10. DAYTON Toughest: Maui Invitational (Nov. 25-27), Ole Miss (Jan. 4) Next-tou...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  13. VCU band leader gets more cash, assistant

    Myron Medcalf

    Memo to all band directors: The game just changed. On Monday, VCU announced that band director Ryan Kopacsi has signed a contract extension, following a week filled with uncertainty. Last week, the leader of VCU's popular pep band, The Peppas, ...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  14. VCU working to keep beloved band leader

    Myron Medcalf

    The VCU pep band is widely recognized as one of the most captivating crews in the game. One YouTube search for some of its best work will silence any doubters. "The Peppas" are legit and popular. So when band director Ryan Kopacsi, 34, announce...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  15. College GameDay's road trip revealed

    Myron Medcalf

    So ESPN's College GameDay slate for 2013-14 is a beast. There's nostalgia, a chance at history, a few classic rivalries and a couple of meetings that could determine the hierarchy in top conferences. The schedule, released by ESPN on Wednesday ...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  16. Elite draft could mean special season ahead

    Myron Medcalf

    Need another reason to get excited for the 2013-14 season? Well, let me help. On Monday, ESPN.com's NBA insider Chad Ford released his latest Big Board. Every year, Ford sifts through the multitude of college and international prospects to g...

    Blog | August 13, 2013