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  1. Fraschilla remembers Rick Majerus

    Fran Fraschilla

    When I coached at New Mexico, I spent three years in the Mountain West going head-to-head with Rick Majerus of Utah. Although he knew me and let me seek him out for advice when I was a young head coach at Manhattan College, he ignored me when I came ...

    Blog | December 01, 2012
  2. Jim Calhoun's coaching success rooted in competitive fire

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla writes that Jim Calhoun's competitive-driven coaching style, while at times controversial, was key to elevating a once-struggling UConn program to championship heights.

    Blog | Conversation | September 13, 2012
  3. Fraschilla previews SDSU-BYU showdown

    Fran Fraschilla

    ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla takes a look at one of the biggest games of the season: Tonight's 10 p.m. ET matchup between No. 4 San Diego State (20-0, 5-0) and No. 9 BYU (19-1, 5-0) in Provo, Utah. What's at stake?: Sole possession of first place ...

    Blog | January 26, 2011
  4. Fraschilla: Previewing La Salle-Baylor

    Fran Fraschilla

    There's nothing more exciting for me than the start of the college basketball season. It used to be, for me as a coach, the culmination of four or five weeks of practice and a bunch of off-season workouts. Now, as a college basketball analyst for E...

    Blog | November 16, 2010
  5. An impressive start for the Atlantic 10

    Fran Fraschilla

    I like what's going on in the Atlantic 10. There's no one great team in this conference -- like David West's 2003 Xavier team or the Jameer Nelson's Saint Joe's club that reach the Elite Eight -- but the league is as deep as it has been in years. On...

    Blog | December 17, 2009
  6. Fran Fraschilla: The best mid-major teams and players for the 200...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Here's a look at the best mid-major teams, coaches and players for the 2009-10 season.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2009
  7. Fran Fraschilla: Recapping Operation Hardwood VI: Hoops For Troop...

    Fran Fraschilla

    For a week, Fran Fraschilla joined fellow coaches in Operation Hardwood VI: Hoops for Troops, a USO-sponsored event in Iraq. The following is a compilation of his blog entries from the trip.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2009
  8. Fran Fraschilla: NBA draft's top 5 European prospects

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla breaks down his top 5 over-seas prospects for the NBA draft.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2009
  9. Fran Fraschilla: Stephen Curry faces tough decision

    Fran Fraschilla

    With less than a week left to decide, the nation's leading scorer from this past season is still weighing his options. Will Stephen Curry jump to the NBA or treat college basketball fans to one more season at Davidson? Fran Fraschilla weighs in on the tough decision.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2009
  10. NCAA tournament: What a difference a year makes for Kansas

    Fran Fraschilla

    It's not even close. The 37-3 Kansas team that won the NCAA title last April was completely different than the young team Bill Self takes into this year's tournament as a No. 3 seed. The only similarities for the Jayhawks -- who will play No. 14 No...

    Blog | Conversation | March 20, 2009
  11. Fran Fraschilla: Fraschilla: Previewing Big Monday showdown in Bi...

    Fran Fraschilla

    The Big 12 lead is on the line, and Oklahoma's megastar Blake Griffin will not be available against Kansas. How did both teams prepare for that possibility, and what are the keys to this Big Monday showdown?

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2009
  12. Fran Fraschilla: Tough matchup between Pittsburgh Panthers and Co...

    Fran Fraschilla

    The Big Monday matchup between Pitt and UConn ultimately will be about intensity and toughness. Here's a closer look at the two teams.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2009
  13. Fran Fraschilla: Making the case for Stephen Curry as player of t...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Stephen Curry's vast offensive accomplishments, given the defensive attention he gets every night from opponents, are startling.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2009
  14. Michigan St., Duke should be a battle

    Fran Fraschilla

    Here's how I see the two name matchups on Friday shaking out.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2005
  15. Arizona, Louisville have their work cut out for them

    Fran Fraschilla

    Here's how I see the two name matchups on Thursday shaking out.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2005
  16. Kansas and Villanova needed this game

    Fran Fraschilla

    It's rare that a game like this could be good for both teams, but this could be the case of No. 2 Kansas' 83-62 loss Villanova on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2005