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  1. Keown - NCAA basketball is actually fool's gold

    Tim Keown

    It's short-sighted to celebrate the purity of college basketball and ignore the tarnish of an unfair system, Tim Keown writes.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2014
  2. College basketball rules fixes

    Tim Keown

    Points of emphasis for referees has scoring up in college hoops. But there is room for more tweaking, says Tim Keown.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2013
  3. Kentucky assistant coach Orlando Antigua creates best recruiting ...

    Tim Keown

    In ESPN The Magazine's College Hoops Tip-Off, Tim Keown wrote about the near-death and All-American life of John Calipari's right-hand man, Orlando Antigua.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2013
  4. LeBron James, meanness and hunger

    Tim Keown

    Athletes can be fiercely competitive but still not possess the type of single-minded, one-note focus that creates hatred among opponents and mere dislike among teammates. Recent comments about Blake Griffin and Dwight Howard have a resonance with LeBron James' play in the NBA Finals.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2013
  5. Blind high school wrestler Anthony Ferraro

    Tim Keown

    We're always looking for stories that transcend sports. Blind wrestler Anthony Ferraro is one of those stories. He says the sport turned him from an overweight blind middle-schooler into a dedicated athlete.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2013
  6. Michigan Wolverines head coach John Beilein can never be too prep...

    Tim Keown

    In ESPN The Magazine's One Day One Game issue, Tim Keown writes that in a season so unpredictable that the weekly Top-10 rankings have been knocked around like pool balls, coach John Beilein's game plan remains the same: You can never be too prepared.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2013
  7. Should NBA contract Sacramento Kings?

    Tim Keown

    What if David Stern looked at the Kings' situation and saw an opportunity to improve the league from a basketball standpoint? What if he spoke that always-unspoken word? That's right: contraction.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2012
  8. NBA - The Heats Shane Battier's life as an NBA veteran - ESPN The...

    Tim Keown

    For an NBA veteran like Shane Battier, 30 and 10 has a different meaning, writes Tim Keown in ESPN The Magazine. That's 30 minutes on the massage table and 10 in the whirlpool.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2012
  9. Cincinnati-Xavier discipline exposes fraudulent system

    Tim Keown

    The system is fraudulent, and Mick Cronin is a fraudulent product of the fraudulent system. He's not a fraud because he backed down; he's a fraud because he never had the ability to stand up in the first place.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2011
  10. Jim Boeheim's job and Syracuse's brand at risk in Bernie Fine acc...

    Tim Keown

    Jim Boeheim's latest measured comments about Bernie Fine are a reversal from his initial outrage. But the turnabout might be too late to save him at Syracuse.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2011
  11. Elite travel baseball and basketball teams make for a youth sport...

    Tim Keown

    A call to action for a national intervention to slow down the out-of-control elite youth travel teams that are filling our kids' heads with inflated opinions about their place in the world.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2011
  12. To reform NCAA, college football, cut class and hypocrisy

    Tim Keown

    The harsh truth: Nobody really wants to reform college football and college basketball. Coaches, players, administrators, fans, media -- to this point, there's not a serious reformer in the group.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2011
  13. Final Four: One reason VCU and Butler are appealing is that they ...

    Tim Keown

    Go on. Admit it. You love the fact that VCU and Butler are in the Final Four, and it isn't only because you root for the underdogs. There's an old-fashioned hoops reason to pull for them, too.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2011
  14. Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, Kansas State's Frank Martin, Kentucky's J...

    Tim Keown

    It might be time to hide the children or install parental controls for college basketball telecasts. The language we're getting from Coach K and others on the bench isn't exactly family viewing.

    Story | Conversation | February 01, 2011
  15. ESPN The Magazine's Perfect Issue -- the growing sports self-help...

    Tim Keown

    The Magazine's Tim Keown looks at why athletes turn to the growing self-help industry and whether the successes measures up to the promises.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2010
  16. LeBron James has given us a glimpse at heights of fan stupidity, ...

    Tim Keown

    In LeBron James we have found a remarkable confluence of circumstances, people and cities to bring the stupidity to an epic spike, a moment in time that is giving us a glimpse into the brains of a certain segment of the population.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2010