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  1. Rick Majerus gave his heart and help - college basketball

    Gene Wojciechowski

    They say Rick Majerus died of heart failure. They're wrong. The Rick Majerus I knew was all heart. His life, all 64 years of it, was a breadcrumb trail of random acts of kindness.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2012
  2. Tennessee coach Pat Summitt changed the game

    Gene Wojciechowski

    You can make the argument -- without apology or hesitation -- that Pat Summitt is the greatest college basketball coach of our time. At the very least, she's in the starting five.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2012
  3. College basketball -- College basketball couldn't match Kentucky...

    Gene Wojciechowski

    Big Blue Nation will be celebrating Kentucky's national championship for a while. But the Wildcats' title, though decisive and complete, also feels crazily hollow. Then again, so does the entire season.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2012
  4. Plenty at stake for UKs John Calipari

    Gene Wojciechowski

    NEW ORLEANS -- Final Four washout or first-time champion? Overpaid or underappreciated? One-and-done specialist or dynasty builder? There is no middle ground for Kentucky coach John Calipari. He either wins a national title against underdog Kansas...

    Blog | April 01, 2012
  5. Kentucky's B-game still good enough

    Gene Wojciechowski

    NEW ORLEANS -- The Road Ends Here. That's what all the signs say in this Final Four town. The road from the start of the basketball calendar in November to the finish come Monday evening at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The road from Lexington, Ky....

    Blog | April 01, 2012
  6. Just two wins away from bluegrass heaven

    Gene Wojciechowski

    ATLANTA -- Thanks to the numbing agent No. 1 Kentucky used to finally subdue Indiana just past midnight, we are now a combined 80 minutes away from a game never thought possible until now. Say it with me: Kentucky versus Louisville ... Kentucky vers...

    Blog | March 24, 2012
  7. Marquette muscles way into Sweet 16

    Gene Wojciechowski

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Marquette is going to the Sweet 16, which is like saying the sweat-soaked dress shirts of MU coach Buzz Williams are going to the dry cleaners. It's almost a given. Saturday evening at the KFC Yum! Center, Marquette defeated Mur...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  8. UK-UConn? Iowa State says no thanks

    Gene Wojciechowski

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Early in the first half of Kentucky's game against Western Kentucky on Thursday evening, as the Wildcats tried to scrape the 16th-seeded Hilltoppers from the bottom of their sneakers, a chorus of boos arrived without warning. Fr...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  9. How Rick Pitino got to Kentucky

    Gene Wojciechowski

    Book excerpt: Gene Wojciechowski tells the story of how Rick Pitino came to coach at Kentucky.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2012
  10. Wojciechowski remembers Wooden

    Gene Wojciechowski

    One of the many perks of being a sportswriter for the Los Angeles Times in the late 1980s to the mid-1990s was covering a game at Pauley Pavilion (and still is). The coolest part was looking across the court and there, sitting on a wooden bleache...

    Blog | June 04, 2010
  11. Appreciating Hansbrough isn't a matter of race, just basketball

    Gene Wojciechowski

    Can't we all just get along? The curious case of Tyler Hansbrough, college basketball and race.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2008
  12. NCAA men's basketball tournament bracket the best formula for pic...

    Gene Wojciechowski

    The most perfect thing in sports looks like a pair of identical ant trails. It looks like the War of the Stick Figures. For 23 days -- from mid-March to early April -- we are under its spell wholly, happily and willingly. When it comes to crowning a sporting champion, the NCAA tournament bracket has no rival.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2013
  13. Final Four 2012 -- Plenty at stake for Kentucky Wildcats coach Jo...

    Gene Wojciechowski

    John Calipari claims he doesn't need a national title for validation or for his legacy. But when you've been branded the best coach to have never won it all, it does matter. And John Calipari very much matters Monday night.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2012
  14. Final Four 2012 -- Kentucky Wildcats handle everything Louisville...

    Gene Wojciechowski

    Kentucky didn't play great against Louisville. But despite their B-game, the Wildcats still advanced to Monday's title game against Kansas.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2012
  15. NCAA tournament 2012 -- Even a Wizard can see that Kentucky is he...

    Gene Wojciechowski

    You can't even invent reasons why Kentucky could leave New Orleans without the NCAA championship trophy.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2012
  16. NCAA tournament 2012 -- Familiar foe Rick Pitino stands in John C...

    Gene Wojciechowski

    After Sunday's victory over Baylor, John Calipari is two steps away from his first national championship. To get that elusive title, though, he'll have to go through former UK coach Rick Pitino. How very appropriate.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2012