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  1. Billy Kennedy hasn't taken any shortcuts en route to Texas A&M --...

    Pat Forde

    Billy Kennedy didn't fall off a famous coaching tree. The man whose path to Texas A&M included 12 stops considers a high school girls basketball coach his biggest influence.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2011
  2. Identifying the top over/underachievers in college basketball's m...

    Pat Forde

    Pat Forde takes a look at the most overachieving and underachieving college basketball programs of the modern era.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2011
  3. Ten things I can't wait to see in 2011-12 college basketball seas...

    Pat Forde

    It's never too early to start talking about next season. So now that we know which players will be back, Pat Forde is ready with 10 things he can't wait to see in 2011-12.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2011
  4. The Josh Selby story exposes one-and-done -- college basketball

    Pat Forde

    Josh Selby's college career was over just like that. Question is: Why did it have to happen at all?

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2011
  5. UConn's title win a sore sight

    Pat Forde

    HOUSTON -- It was a fun NCAA tournament. It was a fun NCAA tournament. It was a fun NCAA tournament. Keep saying that for as long as it takes to rid your brain of the memory of how it ended. Otherwise, you might be scarred for life. Throu...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Bulldogs will try to slow down Rams

    Pat Forde

    HOUSTON -- For the Butler Bulldogs, hitting their stride meant decelerating to a walk. They're better when they're slower. The more deliberate the game, the more of a half-court skirmish it becomes, the greater the chance that Butler out-executes ...

    Blog | April 01, 2011
  9. Hopkins is Butler's unlikely season savior

    Pat Forde

    HOUSTON -- Part of what makes Butler the most irresistible story of the past two college basketball seasons was the skinny freshman sitting in the Reliant Stadium training room getting his ankles taped Friday. His name is Chrishawn Hopkins, and un...

    Blog | April 01, 2011
  10. NCAA president addresses integrity

    Pat Forde

    HOUSTON -- Mark Emmert's first Final Four media address gave him the chance to do what the president of the NCAA usually does at this point: Brag on the basketball tournament, and brag on the overall state of college athletics. His points were val...

    Blog | March 31, 2011
  11. VCU stakes claim as all-time Cinderella

    Pat Forde

    In 2009, ESPN published a College Basketball Encyclopedia. My contribution to the 1,000-plus pages of hoops awesomeness was an essay on Cinderella. In it I listed the sweetest 16 Cinderella runs in NCAA tournament history, revisiting the magic mom...

    Blog | March 31, 2011
  12. NCAA tournament: Answering three pressing questions about Final F...

    Pat Forde

    With one of the strangest Final Fours in history, is it time to challenge some assumptions we've long held about college basketball?

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2011
  13. NCAA tournament: Answering three pressing questions about Final F...

    Pat Forde

    With one of the strangest Final Fours in history, is it time to challenge some assumptions we've long held about college basketball?

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2011
  14. VCU laughs all the way to Houston

    Pat Forde

    SAN ANTONIO -- When players from both teams shook hands before the game that broke the bracket once and for all, Kansas big man Marcus Morris went to the intimidation playbook once too often. "You guys have had a good run," he told Virginia Common...

    Blog | March 28, 2011
  15. Elite Eight preview: VCU vs. Kansas

    Pat Forde

    SAN ANTONIO -- A quick preview of the Southwest Regional final: Virginia Commonwealth vs. Kansas: No. 11 seed VCU Rams vs. No. 1 seed Kansas Jayhawks, 2:20 p.m. ET (CBS) What to watch: The glass. Kansas is a brutally effective rebounding team, ...

    Blog | March 27, 2011
  16. VCU, Kansas know this story well

    Pat Forde

    SAN ANTONIO -- With a few minor alterations to the plot, history is repeating itself here this weekend. Virginia Commonwealth is the modern version of George Mason, 2006: a No. 11 seed from the Colonial Athletic Association that barely squeezed in...

    Blog | March 27, 2011