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  1. Obama likes outlook for Duke and UNC

    Diamond Leung

    President Obama correctly picked North Carolina to win the national championship in 2009, and like most college basketball observers, he thinks the Tar Heels will do well again this season. But Obama was very much politically correct in discussing...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  2. Obama discusses Drake recruiting

    Diamond Leung

    President Barack Obama recently had a speaking engagement in a Des Moines, Iowa backyard that made headlines for the pointed questions he fielded, but he also got a chance during the event to show off his college basketball knowledge. The event to...

    Blog | October 11, 2010
  3. Craig Robinson has a message of hope

    Diamond Leung

    Oregon State coach Craig Robinson will participate in the National Book Festival on the National Mall tomorrow, speaking about and signing copies of his memoir, "A Game of Character." That's just one of the many perks of being brother to the first...

    Blog | September 24, 2010
  4. Knee surgery ends Kyle Singler's summer

    Diamond Leung

    Here's video of Duke star Kyle Singler hard at work at the Chris Paul Elite Guard Camp earlier this summer, courtesy of The Hoops Report. And here's a Duke press release announcing that Singler underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee today...

    Blog | September 03, 2010
  5. Calipari learns sports and politics don't mix

    Diamond Leung

    Kentucky coach John Calipari has announced that he has canceled a previously scheduled $1,000-a-person fundraiser at his home to benefit Gov. Steve Beshear, a Democrat up for re-election, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. The paper reporte...

    Blog | July 22, 2010
  6. NCAA tourney wins help Obama's ratings?

    Diamond Leung

    President Obama, the so-called bracketologist-in-chief, now has another reason to love college basketball. A study that researchers reported today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that a team's NCAA tournament success can l...

    Blog | July 06, 2010
  7. Robinson reaches for lessons beyond court

    Diamond Leung

    LOS ANGELES -- Lounging at the hotel's poolside restaurant in between taping shows with Jimmy Kimmel and Jim Rome, Oregon State Beavers coach Craig Robinson understands how this all looks. President Barack Obama's brother-in-law hasn't been home ...

    Blog | April 29, 2010
  8. Brad Stevens talks to Obama, Letterman

    Diamond Leung

    To show just how far-reaching and moving the Butler story was, President Obama and David Letterman were among those reaching out to coach Brad Stevens even after a loss in the national championship game to Duke. Obama spoke to Stevens and the Bull...

    Blog | April 06, 2010
  9. 'The Daily Show' pokes fun at Obama's bracket

    Diamond Leung

    Yep, that's an ESPN video image of Andy Katz you saw on "The Daily Show" last night. Oh, Barack Obama, too. Here's the video of Jon Stewart's take on Obama and how those presidential Final Four picks didn't quite pan out like the rest of his week ...

    Blog | April 01, 2010
  10. White House aides know the drill

    Diamond Leung

    The NCAA tournament on television provided somewhat of a backdrop to President Obama's visit of troops in Afghanistan. According to Time: That was followed by a tour of a mess hall, where the President worked the room as Michigan State played Te...

    Blog | March 29, 2010
  11. Obama name-drops Evan Turner

    Diamond Leung

    President Barack Obama was in Strongsville, Ohio, Monday giving a speech on health care, and playing to the crowd, he mentioned Ohio State star Evan Turner in his opening remarks: THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Ohio! (Applause.) It is good to be here in ...

    Blog | March 16, 2010
  12. Report: Obama to attend Duke-Georgetown

    Diamond Leung

    Georgetown today issued a press release asking fans to plan on arriving at Verizon Center 45 minutes earlier than usual for the Duke game tomorrow "due to the number of dignitaries expected to be in attendance, there will be enhanced security at the...

    Blog | January 29, 2010