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  1. Richard Pitino wants what John Beilein has

    Myron Medcalf

    MINNEAPOLIS -- If he builds it, will players come? Richard Pitino's field of dreams is housed in a place that was built more than a decade before World War II. The Barn, completed in the 1920s, is the nostalgic home of Minnesota men's basketball,...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  2. Perfection is possible in 2013-14

    Myron Medcalf

    John Calipari has assembled one of the most talented recruiting classes in college basketball history. Perhaps the best ever. That's no exaggeration. With six McDonald's All-Americans and returning vets/NBA prospects Alex Poythress and Willie Caul...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  3. Elite draft could mean special season ahead

    Myron Medcalf

    Need another reason to get excited for the 2013-14 season? Well, let me help. On Monday, ESPN.com's NBA insider Chad Ford released his latest Big Board. Every year, Ford sifts through the multitude of college and international prospects to g...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  4. Count 'Em Down: Tumbling Teams

    Myron Medcalf

    The following teams could tumble in 2013-14. Just so we're clear: That potential "tumble" is based on last season's position for every team listed. It doesn't mean these squads will finish at the bottom of the standings, but I think they'll fall in c...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  5. Gottfried: Duke is No. 1 entering 2013-14

    Myron Medcalf

    Mark Gottfried picked an inopportune time to reload. His North Carolina State squad lost the bulk of its key pieces from last season. C.J. Leslie and Lorenzo Brown entered the draft. Richard Howell exhausted his eligibility. And former McDonald's ...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  6. Path to the Draft: No. 8 Michigan

    Myron Medcalf

    In the weeks leading up to the June 27 NBA draft, we'll be taking a look at the 20 schools that have produced the best pros in the modern draft era (since 1989, when the draft went from seven to two rounds). Click here to read Eamonn Brennan's explan...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  7. Greg Oden has a huge little brother

    Myron Medcalf

    I'm rarely an advocate of early scholarship offers. And I'm not talking about the rising 10th-grader who receives a full-ride opportunity after showing promise in a summer AAU tournament. I'm talking about the eighth-grader who accepted a scholars...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  8. Path to the Draft: No. 16 Michigan State

    Myron Medcalf

    In the weeks leading up to the June 27 NBA draft, we'll be taking a look at the 20 schools that have produced the best pros in the modern draft era (since 1989, when the draft went from seven to two rounds). Click here to read Eamonn Brennan's explan...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  9. Hoiberg contract suggests NBA next stop

    Myron Medcalf

    Fred Hoiberg is not the only coach who's guiding his alma mater. But few, if any, boast the connection that Hoiberg has to Iowa State. He was born in Ames. He walked to Cyclones games when he was a kid. His father worked for the university. ...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  10. Will we see a Final Four repeat in 2014?

    Myron Medcalf

    The NBA draft early entry deadline has passed, so we now have a solid image of what most teams will look like in 2013-14. Recruits have signed letters of intent, many transfers have picked new schools, coaches have been hired and fired, and standout ...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  11. Ex-NCAA stars shatter myths in NBA

    Myron Medcalf

    Youth has reigned in the one-and-done era. Tim Duncan and other former collegiate veterans were praised as mature prospects when they turned pro nearly 20 years ago. In the 2012 NBA draft, however, five of the first 10 picks were selected follo...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  12. To go or stay: Payne has 'a lot on his mind'

    Myron Medcalf

    For most players, the decision to turn pro or return to school seems obvious. If you're a legitimate first-round pick, why play another season and reject millions of dollars? I know I'm guilty of suggesting that the calls are that black and white....

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  13. Tim Hardaway Jr. establishes own legacy

    Myron Medcalf

    ATLANTA - For years, many knew Tim Hardaway Jr. mainly by his last name, and not his talents. The son of former NBA all-star Tim Hardaway Sr. -- the creator of the killer crossover -- came to Michigan as his father's son, not a top-100 recruit (No...

    Blog | April 07, 2013
  14. 10 mid-major stars who could bust brackets

    Myron Medcalf

    I know the feeling. You're nervous. You know the big names -- Ben McLemore, Victor Oladipo, Trey Burke -- but who's this Nate kid I keep hearing about? Let me help you. Here are 10 mid-major stars who could really mess up your bracket in the coming d...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  15. Appreciating the beauty that is college basketball - college bask...

    Myron Medcalf

    Uncertainty. Competitiveness. Passion. Despite what critics say, college basketball has it all, so let's appreciate its greatness -- and its flaws.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2013
  16. Evans' renewed confidence key for Badgers

    Myron Medcalf

    CHICAGO -- Ryan Evans' poor free throw shooting had become a semi-obsession. Wisconsin's senior leader began to think about free throws throughout the day. And then again at night. It wasn't just his decline from a 73 percent clip his junior seaso...

    Blog | March 16, 2013