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  1. For now, a bond between Boston and NYC

    Doug Williams

    At the end of a long, emotional day Monday, Paul Shorthose was watching television coverage of the bombing at the Boston Marathon when he saw a scene from New York that he will long remember. Projected onto the side of the Brooklyn Academy of Musi...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  2. In '78, Redus hit .462, a season for the ages

    Doug Williams

    This story has been corrected. Read below Jim Hoff has been in professional baseball for 46 years, but he has never seen anyone have a season like the one Gary Redus had in 1978. Thirty-five years later, Hoff still has trouble finding just the...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  3. In 1974, NC State stood atop hoops world

    Doug Williams

    The image is indelible and the words simple. Six-foot-four David Thompson is in full flight, his hand more than a foot above the rim as he tips the basketball over the long reach and leap of 6-foot-11 Bill Walton. The cover of the April 1, 1974...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  4. The 33 best streaks in sports history

    Doug Williams

    After seeing the Los Angeles Lakers' winning streak come to an end at 33 games in 1972, forward Jim McMillian said NBA fans had seen something special. "We just finished a streak that I don't believe any other team is going to break," he told the ...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  5. NCAA tournament's un-Fab Five are 0-for-75

    Doug Williams

    The motto on the St. Francis College website claims the school is "The Small College of Big Dreams." One of those big dreams is to play in the NCAA basketball tournament. The Terriers of Brooklyn Heights have been playing intercollegiate basket...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  6. Titles one of wrestler Dake's many routines

    Doug Williams

    If Kyle Dake were playing basketball for Kentucky or football for Alabama, his name would be known from Hartford to Honolulu. In his sport, Dake is excellence personified, a three-time national champion who would achieve legendary status with a fo...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  7. At 43, Navy vet becomes freshman forward

    Doug Williams

    Brian Rice was a child of the '80s, a high school senior when Ronald Reagan was president, Ice-T was hot and people still didn't know if Michael Jordan would ever win an NBA championship. When Rice graduated in June of 1987, he thought about playi...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  8. The scoring machine you've never heard of

    Doug Williams

    When Kevin Bradshaw became an assistant basketball coach at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego in 2008, he realized he was the answer to a trivia question: Whatever happened to Kevin Bradshaw? "When I started [at PLNU] and we would go ...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  9. Hoops managers get shot at playing time

    Doug Williams

    For more than four years, David Velasquez had brought the basketballs out before practice and put them away when it was over. He'd edited film for the coaches, put out uniforms before games, driven the head coach to the airport and gone to the gym...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  10. College stars given special homecomings

    Doug Williams

    In college basketball, it's sometimes called a homecoming game -- but it's got nothing to do with crowning a queen or filling the bleachers with a gaggle of graying alums. It's simply the term for a game scheduled in the hometown (or area) of a playe...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  11. Who led Beijing Ducks to Chinese basketball title?

    Doug Williams

    Welcome back to another edition of Page 2 Jeopardy!, the quiz that tests your knowledge of sports, pop culture and assorted trivia. Please remember to phrase your responses in the form of a question. (Correct questions at the end of the quiz.) 1. A...

    Blog | Conversation | April 13, 2012
  12. Jimmy Graham, Antonio Gates & Co. pave way to NFL for ... LeBron ...

    Doug Williams

    This past Sunday, the New Orleans Saints' Jimmy Graham tied the NFL record with his fourth straight 100-yard receiving game as a tight end. Like some of the league's other outstanding tight ends, Graham played college basketball. A quick comparison o...

    Blog | Conversation | October 20, 2011
  13. Page 2 plays the "Six Degrees of John Wooden" game with some of t...

    Doug Williams

    John Wooden's impact on college basketball and the NCAA tournament can still be felt today, long after he won his record 10th championship at UCLA. Don't believe it? Try playing the "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" game -- substituting Wooden for Bacon -...

    Blog | Conversation | March 22, 2011
  14. Quiz: Match the NCAA basketball season scoring leader with a fact...

    Doug Williams

    This season, BYU guard Jimmer Fredette is a national player of the year candidate and led NCAA Division I in scoring, averaging 28.5 points per game. But players who lead the nation in scoring often play for smaller programs or fail to make names f...

    Blog | Conversation | March 15, 2011
  15. Fred McGriff, Glenn Robinson on All-Iditarod Team

    Doug Williams

    The real madness in March might have nothing to do with basketballs, and everything to do with dogs, sleds and the snow and ice of America's Last Frontier. A look at the athletes from the Lower 48 who might have been perfectly suited for the Iditarod...

    Blog | Conversation | March 12, 2011
  16. Fred McGriff, Glenn Robinson on All-Iditarod Team

    Doug Williams

    The real madness in March might have nothing to do with basketballs, and everything to do with dogs, sleds and the snow and ice of America's Last Frontier. A look at the athletes from the Lower 48 who might have been perfectly suited for the Iditarod...

    Blog | Conversation | March 11, 2011