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  1. The Dash looks back at September and makes bold predictions for O...

    Pat Forde

    The Dash looks back at a month marked by mayhem and overshadowed by conference expansion news, and looks forward to an October to remember.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2011
  2. Rick Pitino tabs Butler to beat UConn

    Pat Forde

    HOUSTON -- Rick Pitino is the only coach in America who has beaten the two teams that will play Monday night for the national title. His Louisville Cardinals walloped Butler 88-73 way back in mid-November. The Cardinals were 2-1 against Connecticu...

    Blog | April 04, 2011
  3. Dream lives for Bulldogs, Huskies

    Pat Forde

    HOUSTON -- For the record, Milan lost in the Indiana high school Final Four on its first improbable visit, in 1953. The Indians wrote the storybook ending the next year. Just thought I'd point that out for everyone who has loved the serendipitous ...

    Blog | April 03, 2011
  4. Bracket Impressions: Pat Forde

    Pat Forde

    Rapid-fire reactions to the bracket: Before we get into this, someone please check on Seth Greenberg. Make sure he is in a safe place. I'm mostly joking, but not completely. Now, if I'm Ohio State coach Thad Matta, I tell the boss this when he ...

    Blog | March 13, 2011
  5. Counting it down: Title field cut to 145

    Pat Forde

    It was something of a scandalous night in the great countdown -- among the key developments were an officiating meltdown in the Big East tournament and an 11th-hour NCAA suspension in the Big 12. Both contributed heavily to eliminating teams from ...

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  6. Counting it down: Title field cut to 171

    Pat Forde

    An absolutely classic night of postseason basketball led to the eviction of 18 teams from the national championship chase. We have 171 left. There were four overtime games, two of them double OT. There were two other one-point games won on shots i...

    Blog | March 09, 2011
  7. Despite bizarre finish, Louisville hangs on

    Pat Forde

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Overachievement has been a group effort this season at Louisville. There have been contributions from everyone, and I do mean everyone. That includes a male cheerleader who got into the act Sunday against No. 6 Pittsburgh. Wi...

    Blog | February 27, 2011
  8. Forde: Debating the No. 1 seeds

    Pat Forde

    When I convene the Selection Committee of One, I'll have plenty to argue with myself about. Who gets in? Who's left out? But the most difficult task is how to seed this mess. And the mess starts at the top, where as many as eight teams remain i...

    Blog | February 23, 2011
  9. Head coaches can't escape accountability

    Pat Forde

    We are gradually, incrementally chipping away at the Cult of the Head Coach in college sports. The progress might seem slow at times, like poking an ivory tower with a pocket knife. But it's better than idly watching it being built thicker and hig...

    Blog | February 22, 2011
  10. Notre Dame transforming into a contender

    Pat Forde

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- With about 10 seconds left in a tie game against Louisville, Mike Brey took a Beamonesque leap of faith in his team. "Twenty-three!" the Notre Dame coach yelled, jumping up and down on the sideline. "Twenty-three!" Brey was ...

    Blog | February 09, 2011
  11. First impressions of the Yum! Center

    Pat Forde

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- In a word, wow. Louisville's new basketball home is the most modern facility in America, and maybe the nicest. The only thing it lacks is a palatable name. The KFC Yum! Center -- exclamation point included! -- is a necessary ...

    Blog | November 16, 2010
  12. Forde: A telling tale of two Jersey coaches

    Pat Forde

    Bobby Gonzalez's record in four years at Seton Hall was 66-49. Fred Hill's record in four years at Rutgers is 47-77. Seton Hall narrowly missed making the NCAA tournament in its fourth season under Gonzalez. Rutgers hasn't had a winning record yet...

    Blog | March 17, 2010
  13. Virginia upends Boston College, 68-62

    Pat Forde

    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Some postgame thoughts from Virginia's 68-62 victory over Boston College. One game down, one upset here. Trend? A nice, feel-good win for the Cavaliers (15-15), who had lost nine straight coming in and had suspended leading...

    Blog | March 11, 2010
  14. Key players dropping at an alarming rate

    Pat Forde

    By the time Cincinnati announced Tuesday night that starting wingman Rashad Bishop was suspended from its game against Rutgers for violating team rules, we had a full-blown Championship Week epidemic on our hands. Key players are dropping at an al...

    Blog | March 09, 2010
  15. Emotions aside, Syracuse in control

    Pat Forde

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Syracuse weathered the initial emotional blast from Louisville and took control of the game in the final five minutes of the first half, toting a 35-30 lead into the locker room. Down 20-19, the Orange got its running game on tr...

    Blog | March 06, 2010
  16. Fanfare for the goodbye to Freedom Hall

    Pat Forde

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The traffic jam was forming outside Freedom Hall three hours prior to tipoff. Tailgaters were out in the parking lot. Football atmosphere? Yes. But this is basketball. The last basketball game in historic Freedom Hall for the Lo...

    Blog | March 06, 2010