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  1. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Why the U.S. women are beatable

    Wayne Drehs

    The U.S. woman have a lot going for them: a champion coach, a long winning streak and the most talented players in the world. And that's exactly why they should be worried.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2012
  2. Wayne Drehs: 'YouTube Baby' Marquise Walker still has big hoop dr...

    Wayne Drehs

    Wayne Drehs checks back in with 9-year-old Marquise Walker, seven months after the hoops prodigy drew national acclaim on ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2009
  3. Oscar Robertson and his Crispus Attucks teammates the forgotten H...

    Wayne Drehs

    Oscar Robertson and his Crispus Attucks teammates fought segregation and discrimination en route to becoming the nation's first all-black team to win a state championship. More than 50 years later, Wayne Drehs writes that the fight continues.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2009
  4. Oscar Robertson and his Crispus Attucks teammates the forgotten H...

    Wayne Drehs

    Oscar Robertson and his Crispus Attucks teammates fought segregation and discrimination en route to becoming the nation's first all-black team to win a state championship. More than 50 years later, Wayne Drehs writes that the fight continues.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2009
  5. Kobe Bryant bucks trend, goes with new low-top shoe

    Wayne Drehs

    Not everyone thinks it's a good thing -- wearing a low-top shoe to play basketball. But Lakers guard Kobe Bryant doesn't care. He wanted a shoe that's light, low and fast. And Nike obliged.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2008
  6. Hammon's Olympic dream puts her in Russian uniform

    Wayne Drehs

    For years, WNBA star Becky Hammon has dreamed of playing in the Olympics, and she finally has her chance in Beijing. One catch, though: The all-American point guard will be playing for the Russian Olympic team.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2008
  7. Family of Walter Payton works to increase organ donor awareness

    Wayne Drehs

    The story of a celebrity like the late Walter Payton or professional basketball player Alonzo Mourning, a kidney recipient, is helping raise awareness of the need for African-Americans to sign their organ donor cards, writes ESPN.com's Wayne Drehs.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2008
  8. Savior-turned-role player is enjoying the run

    Wayne Drehs

    Presumed savior-turned-role player Cedric Bozeman finally is enjoying the glory that he was supposed to bring to UCLA.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2006
  9. Debugging the Bulldogs

    Wayne Drehs

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- It's taken a few days, but the Gonzaga basketball team is finally starting to feel better after a flu bug spread through the team following last weekend's first- and second-round games in Salt Lake City. All-American Adam Morrison...

    Blog | Conversation | March 22, 2006
  10. The reason UCLA's back in the elite? Better players

    Wayne Drehs

    Year 3 is always big for Ben Howland's programs, and he credits his recruits for the turnarounds, Wayne Drehs writes.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2006
  11. Air Force happy with shot to prove experts wrong

    Wayne Drehs

    In San Diego, Wayne Drehs found a bunch of Air Force Falcons eager to prove their detractors wrong.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2006
  12. J-Mac's meaningful message for autism

    Wayne Drehs

    Jason McElwain's 20-point scoring explosion for Greece Athena High School is making meaningful waves in the autism community.

    Story | Conversation | March 03, 2006
  13. Tech depending on depth, defense

    Wayne Drehs

    Ga. Tech isn't this weekend's favorite, but it hasn't stopped 'em from getting this far.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2004
  14. Jack draws rave reviews

    Wayne Drehs

    Jarrett Jack -- not to mention Ga. Tech fans -- will have a tough time finding flaws in Sunday's performance.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2004
  15. Lelie looking for better things in second year

    Wayne Drehs

    After one year in the NFL, Broncos wide receiver Ashley Lelie is looking for better things in 2003.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2003
  16. Magical tournament run still stuff of dreams

    Wayne Drehs

    For the players involved, N.C. State's 54-52 title win over Houston remains a vivid memory.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2003