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  1. Chad Pennington joins Barack Obama, Zack Greinke and Michael Jord...

    Patrick Hruby

    With apologies to author Richard Connell -- oh, and also Ice-T and Gary Busey in "Surviving the Game" -- the world's most dangerous game isn't man hunting man for perverse sport. It's man elbowing, kneeing and tripping man -- or just plain landing f...

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2011
  2. Chad Pennington joins Barack Obama, Zack Greinke and Michael Jord...

    Patrick Hruby

    Playground hoops appears to be among the most dangerous sport

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2011
  3. Deron Williams of New Jersey Nets hates having his name mispronou...

    Patrick Hruby

    He's a two-time NBA All-Star. An Olympic gold-medal winner. A former college star. Yet still people can't pronounce his name correctly -- including pro basketball arena announcers, for whom getting names right is pretty much their entire job. As New ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2011
  4. Donald Sterling may be a tad out of touch, so we gladly offer our...

    Patrick Hruby

    Dear Donald Sterling, We hear you testified in court that when you hired Elgin Baylor to serve as the Los Angeles Clippers' general manager in 1986, you had no idea about his basketball background. Even though Baylor, is, you know, in the Hall of Fa...

    Blog | Conversation | March 18, 2011
  5. How much has changed since the last time Caltech won a conference...

    Patrick Hruby

    Talk about a long time coming: The Caltech men's basketball team got its first conference win in more than 26 years Tuesday night, defeating Occidental 46-45. How much has changed since the Beavers' losing streak began in January 1985? Page 2 looks b...

    Blog | Conversation | February 23, 2011
  6. Is Duke's flirtation with China the first step to the Cameron Cra...

    Patrick Hruby

    This is how economic displacement takes place. Slowly, then all at once. A successful, made-in-the-USA business makes a few seemingly innocuous peeps about building overseas brand awareness. Next comes a modest trip abroad, ostensibly for "cultural e...

    Blog | Conversation | February 05, 2011
  7. Bang for the Buck: Which college basketball programs get most, le...

    Patrick Hruby

    Which college hoops programs make the most of their budgets?

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2011
  8. Solution to NBA woes? Make pregame card games mandatory between t...

    Patrick Hruby

    From legalized zone defense to an on-court player carping crackdown, a revamped dress code to a looming collective bargaining renegotiation, the NBA seems perpetually in need of fixing. Yet if pro basketball truly wants to cure what ails it, only one...

    Blog | Conversation | January 05, 2011
  9. Has Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl been naughty or nice t...

    Patrick Hruby

    Tennessee self-reports Bruce Pearl's violations to Santa's naughty list.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2010
  10. Where does meeting Ashton Kutcher rank on Page 2's list of recrui...

    Patrick Hruby

    Heads up: Loving Ashton Kutcher is, in fact, a crime. At least to the NCAA. According to reports, the University of Iowa violated recruiting rules by allowing a pair of basketball recruits to meet Kutcher and wife Demi Moore -- both celebrity Hawkeye...

    Blog | Conversation | November 01, 2010
  11. Dr. James Naismith's original rules of basketball are up for auct...

    Patrick Hruby

    Dr. James Naismith's typewritten 13 original rules of basketball are going up for auction in Manhattan this December, when they are expected to sell for at least $2 million. As for Naismith's original, lesser-known amendments to the rules? Page 2's ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 27, 2010
  12. Dr. James Naismith's original rules of basketball are up for auct...

    Patrick Hruby

    Page 2 unearths Dr. James Naismith's lost basketball rules.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2010
  13. NBA Elite 11: See you at the crossroads!

    Patrick Hruby

    When EA Sports announced last week that its upcoming "NBA Elite 11" basketball video game would be delayed until next year -- despite being scheduled to release on Monday and already having a Manhattan launch party -- the news didn't come as a surpri...

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2010
  14. Pausing to honor the fallen sports titles of the video game unive...

    Patrick Hruby

    Page 2 honors the lost sports titles of the video game universe.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2010
  15. Michael Jordan is everywhere in new game NBA 2K11

    Patrick Hruby

    After spending some quality time with the basketball video game "NBA 2K11," two things seem clear: (a) Playing as any of the game's eight different versions of cover athlete Michael Jordan -- alongside historical Chicago Bulls teammates like ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 01, 2010
  16. Brandon Marshall really considers jumping to NBA?

    Patrick Hruby

    Chutzpah? In spades. Common sense? Not an ounce. Citing his previous high school basketball experience -- plus the fact that he regularly attended Denver Nuggets games -- Miami Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall said that if the NFL suffers a lockout...

    Blog | Conversation | August 14, 2010