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  1. Biggest challenges for new coaches

    Fran Fraschilla

    Coaching is about problem solving, and when a new coach takes over a program, more often than not there are many issues to resolve. How do you take a school with no positive history and make it a contender? If it has had past accomplishments, how do ...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  2. How returning college stars can improve

    Fran Fraschilla

    As a coach, I often told my players that "great teams are made from October to April, but great players are made from April to October." As much as coaches want to improve individual skills during the season, much of practice time is spent, logically...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  3. How Jahii Carson and other returning college stars can improve - ...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla breaks down the games of several returning college basketball stars who can take their games to the next level with improvements this offseason.

    Blog | Conversation | April 30, 2013
  4. Re-evaluating the Big East

    Fran Fraschilla

    We are entering, likely, the final season of the Big East Conference as we've known it for a long time. So with schools coming and going the next couple of years, let's look at where the league's teams are right now as they enter a his...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  5. Re-evaluating the Big East as conference play begins

    Fran Fraschilla

    Pitt is skidding, the Hoyas are soaring, the Friars are ahead of schedule. It seems some preconceptions for the Big East are proving incorrect this season. Fran Fraschilla resets the board and provides his take on how each of the 16 teams' tales will end.

    Blog | Conversation | December 28, 2011
  6. Teams earning respect for early play

    Fran Fraschilla

    As the season began, it was easy to pinpoint a few teams that were clearly deserving of respect. Teams like Ohio State, North Carolina and Kentucky all flaunted top-tier rosters that served as neon marquees, announcing their status as prime-time cont...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  7. CBB - Marquette, Georgetown, Harvard taking respect with early wi...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla examines Marquette, Georgetown, Mississippi State, Stanford and other teams who are earning respect by earning key early wins.

    Blog | Conversation | December 07, 2011
  8. The challenge of odd tip-off times

    Fran Fraschilla

    "The team that wakes up the best will win." I admit to telling my team that, but I believed it, as well. Through the years, my teams played games at all hours, including at midnight, and how I prepared them, regardless what time the games were, w...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  9. Tip-off marathon - The challenge of odd start times

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla looks ahead to ESPN's tip-off marathon and discusses the coach's challenge when it comes to preparing for odd start times.

    Blog | Conversation | November 14, 2011
  10. Fran Fraschilla's Old Spice Classic preview -- college basketball...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla takes a look at the teams and players that make up the Old Spice Classic, which begins Thanksgiving Day in Orlando

    Blog | Conversation | November 24, 2010
  11. Men's College Basketball Preview: Corey Fisher, Jacob Pullen and ...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla looks at matchups he's excited for this coming season, including Missouri vs. K-State (Pullen and English!), any time Big East guards knuckle up (the rise of Corey Fisher!), and Ohio State vs. Michigan State (here comes Jared Sullinger!).

    Blog | Conversation | November 08, 2010
  12. These guys bring it on the defensive end

    Fran Fraschilla

    Quality defensive players come in all shapes and sizes, so it's obvious that physical requirements are a given. Coaching takes a player to another defensive level. Most important, however, is watching a player's mental approach to the gam...

    Blog | October 12, 2010
  13. Fran Fraschilla: Identifying college basketball's top defenders

    Fran Fraschilla

    Quality defensive players come in all shapes and sizes, so it's obvious that physical requirements are a given. Coaching takes a player to another defensive level. Most important, however, is watching a player's mental approach to the game on the ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 12, 2010
  14. 2010 NBA draft: Damion James, Trevor Booker among top specialists...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Sometimes one great skill is enough to earn you a spot on an NBA roster. Fran Fraschilla breaks down this year's crop of shooters, shot-blockers and energy guys as teams look to fill specific needs in both rounds of Thursday's NBA draft.

    Blog | Conversation | June 22, 2010
  15. 2010 NBA Draft - Fran Fraschilla - Four keys to scouting NBA pros...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla looks back on his experience to see what makes for a great NBA scout and explains a number of hidden truths. In the process, he explains why the Pacers won't blindly draft Gordon Hayward.

    Blog | Conversation | April 15, 2010
  16. Emphasizing the one-game winning streak

    Fran Fraschilla

    "If only we had beaten Villanova, we could have won six in a row." How many times has a fan said something like that? The middle of conference play is the time of the season that can make or break a basketball team. No matter what league you play ...

    Blog | February 02, 2010