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  1. Best Offensive Teams in 2014-15

    Myron Medcalf

    The 2014-15 campaign, believe it or not, will begin in a few months. Don't worry, college basketball fans. It's coming. Today, we'll take a look at next year's top offensive teams -- and a few programs that could use some help -- entering the upco...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  2. ADs fighting to keep good coaches

    Myron Medcalf

    Editor's note: During the next five weeks, we will reveal the top 50 coaches in college basketball, as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today we unveil No. 13: VCU's Shaka Smart. On Thursday, we release No. 12. It begins again each year. Ed Mc...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  3. Hoiberg takes risks, succeeds with transfers

    Myron Medcalf

    Editor's note: Over the next five weeks, we will reveal the top 50 coaches in college basketball as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. On Monday, we unveil No. 15: Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg. On Tuesday, we release No. 14. He had a plan, but he di...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  4. Life without Doug McDermott won't be easy

    Myron Medcalf

    Editor's note: Over the next five weeks, we will reveal the top 50 coaches in college basketball as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today we unveil No. 23: Creighton's Greg McDermott. On Thursday, we release No. 22. During the past three seaso...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  5. What would it take: Fred Hoiberg

    Myron Medcalf

    Editor's note: Some coaches' names always seem to come up for other jobs. But what would it take for them to actually leave? This week, we'll look at the names most often mentioned. Today, we look at Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg. Ames, Iowa, is a tow...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  6. College stars shrink at NBA draft combine

    Myron Medcalf

    On Thursday, the NBA draft combine offered a revealing portrait of the college game's great deception. If we're going to talk about shot clocks, block-charge rules and timeouts, then this must be addressed in the coming years, too. I'm talking ...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  7. Players to watch: Small forwards

    Myron Medcalf

    This week, ESPN.com will feature a position-by-position look at players to watch for the 2014-15 season. In 2003, a young man from Akron, Ohio, excelled during his rookie season in the NBA (20.9 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 5.9 APG, 1.6 SPG) and crushed philosop...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  8. Should college coaches turn down NBA?

    Myron Medcalf

    In the coming days, college standouts will announce that they're either going to the NBA or returning to school for another year. This is a critical time for college players. Their futures could be altered -- for better or worse -- based on their dec...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  9. San Diego games match haves, have-nots

    Myron Medcalf

    SAN DIEGO -- Stephen F. Austin's Jacob Parker and his teammates were treated like royalty. Well, the Lumberjacks, a 12-seed in San Diego, felt like kings as they climbed onto a coach bus that was led by a police escort to their team's hotel followin...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  10. Forget March: Embiid should prep for pros

    Myron Medcalf

    In just a few hours, the narrative changed. Bill Self began Monday with a "nothing to see here" routine. Joel Embiid, the Big 12's Defensive Player of the Year and a critical element in Kansas' Final Four aspirations, would return eventually, he s...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  11. Parker represents the new breed of legends

    Myron Medcalf

    The worst part about the NBA-created, NCAA-accepted age rule is that the collegiate game has lost its legends. Players are essentially here today, gone tomorrow. The turnover limits our ability to monitor and value the year-to-year progress of the...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  12. Florida is the subpar SEC's silver lining

    Myron Medcalf

    On Tuesday night, Billy Donovan unleashed Chris Walker, the much-hyped, potential month-and-done NBA prospect. The freshman had finally gained clearance from the men and women behind the curtain in Indianapolis to compete after missing the first seme...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  13. Richard Pitino wants what John Beilein has

    Myron Medcalf

    MINNEAPOLIS -- If he builds it, will players come? Richard Pitino's field of dreams is housed in a place that was built more than a decade before World War II. The Barn, completed in the 1920s, is the nostalgic home of Minnesota men's basketball,...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  14. 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
  15. A Saturday full of thrillers

    Myron Medcalf

    Well, we were certainly spoiled on Saturday. College basketball offered up a variety of high-profile affairs. There were so many competitive, thrilling matchups. It all began with an exciting game between Arizona and Michigan in Ann Arbor and from...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  16. Wiggins should play like Parker

    Myron Medcalf

    There were moments of excellence for Andrew Wiggins in the Battle 4 Atlantis. Blips of excellence, really. Not enough for a player who could have been the No. 1 pick in last summer's NBA draft. The No. 1 recruit in America can't be ordinary. An...

    Blog | December 01, 2013