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  1. Cinderella Stories: Wichita State Shockers

    Patrick Dorsey

    The Sweet 16 is set, primarily with big schools from bigger conferences. But it's also got a few outsiders. So, as we did last week, Playbook continues to profile the little guys, looking at their exploits inside sports -- and far away from the field...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  2. Cinderella Stories: Univ. of the Pacific

    Patrick Dorsey

    The 68-team field is set, the bracket is out, and the NCAA tournament soon will begin. Before the final 64 take the court on Thursday and Friday, Playbook has chosen a few small schools to examine a bit closer, taking a look at their exploits inside ...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  3. Cinderella Stories: Northwestern State U.

    Patrick Dorsey

    The 68-team field is set, the bracket is out, and the NCAA tournament soon will begin. Before the final 64 take the court on Thursday and Friday, Playbook has chosen a few small schools to examine a bit closer, taking a look at their exploits inside ...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  4. Cinderella Stories: Belmont University

    Patrick Dorsey

    The 68-team field is set, the bracket is out, and the NCAA tournament soon will begin. Before the final 64 take the court on Thursday and Friday, Playbook has chosen a few small schools to examine a bit closer, taking a look at their exploits inside ...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  5. Cinderella Stories: South Dakota State

    Patrick Dorsey

    The 68-team field is set, the bracket is out, and the NCAA tournament soon will begin. Before the final 64 take the court on Thursday and Friday, Playbook has chosen a few small schools to examine a bit closer, taking a look at their exploits inside ...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  6. Stadium 50 salutes bygone sports venues

    Patrick Dorsey

    Some have hosted special speeches. Others? Major milestones. All of them: great games. And they're no longer with us. So, as we celebrate the biggest noncompetition moments in North American stadium history with the Playbook Stadium 50, and as ...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  7. Painting way into NCAA tourney history

    Patrick Dorsey

    Every February, sports artist Opie Otterstad hunkers down in a hotel room. Sometimes in it's Florida, others Arizona -- it all depends on where the reigning World Series champion trains. There Otterstad grinds for two to three weeks, 16 to 18 hours a...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  8. Flashback: When 'old' Lakers were young

    Patrick Dorsey

    After the Los Angeles Lakers' home loss to the Philadelphia 76ers Tuesday night, Kobe Bryant -- he of 34 years on this planet -- called the Lakers "an old damn team." And although some will say you're only as old as you feel, in real-age numbers i...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  9. Yearbook, Dec. 23: Chaminade shocks UVa

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 23, 1982: In November, a small Hawaii-based school named Chaminade -- which plays in Division II -- beat the Texas Longhorns 86-73 at the Maui Invitational. It happened not quite 30 years after the Silverswords pulled off one of the most shoc...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  10. Yearbook, Dec. 21: Basketball begins

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 21, 1891: If the world ends today, it will occur on a date that another world -- a sports world, anyway -- began. Yes, on this date 121 years ago, Dr. James Naismith penned the rules of the game, showed them to his Springfield, Mass., YMCA gy...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  11. Yearbook, Dec. 7: Three special birthdays

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 7, 1947/1956/1973: Three sports, three Hall of Famers (probably), one birthday -- this day, which 65, 56 and 39 years ago brough Johnny Bench, Larry Bird and Terrell Owens into the world. Their credentials, in case you need to review: Be...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  12. Flashback: The first New Orleans Pelicans

    Patrick Dorsey

    If the reports are true, the NBA's New Orleans Hornets soon will be the New Orleans Pelicans, fulfilling new owner Tom Benson's wish of giving the team a name more connected to the city. How connected is it? Other than the fact the animal is Louis...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  13. Yearbook, Dec. 5: Karl Malone passes Wilt

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 5, 2000: He never quite tracked down the man at the top, but on this day 12 years ago Karl Malone vaulted past an almost equally tall and equally talented scorer for second place on the NBA's all-time points list. Yes, in a Utah Jazz home gam...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  14. Yearbook, Nov. 21: Bill Fitch loses 1,000th

    Patrick Dorsey

    Nov. 21, 1996: On this day 16 years ago, Bill Fitch gained a dubious distinction -- when the Los Angeles Clippers lost 105-94 to the Dallas Mavericks, he became the first coach in NBA history to lose 1,000 games. That's not to mock Mr. Fitch -- it...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  15. Yearbook, Nov. 15: Elgin sets scoring mark

    Patrick Dorsey

    Nov. 15, 1960: Before there was Wilt Chamberlain's 100, there was Elgin Baylor's 71. That's what took place on this day 52 years ago, when the third-year Los Angeles Lakers forward torched the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden, making 28 f...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  16. Yearbook, Nov. 13: Dawkins shatters glass

    Patrick Dorsey

    Nov. 13, 1979: We defer to Tom Friend's "Outside the Lines" piece to recap the event of this day 33 years ago -- when Darryl "Chocolate Thunder" Dawkins broke his first backboard: The closest witness, Bill Robinzine (God rest his soul), had to hav...

    Blog | November 13, 2012