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  1. Brian Griese

    Brian Griese



    • College football analyst for ESPN
    • 11-year NFL QB and had a 17-5 record as a starter at University of Michigan

    Career NFL Stats
  2. Keys to Kentucky-UConn title game

    Fran Fraschilla

    Don't let the seed numbers fool you; in Monday night's national championship matchup between the Connecticut Huskies and Kentucky Wildcats, we have two very good teams with distinct strengths and weaknesses that should make for an interesting chess m...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  3. Top tandems in college basketball

    Fran Fraschilla

    Basketball is a game that obviously relies on both talent and chemistry among the five players on the court. But within that five-man unit, sometimes it's a special link between just two players that can significantly affect that team's performance. ...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  4. Ranking the nation's best seniors

    Fran Fraschilla

    With all the talk about the great freshmen and sophomores in college basketball, a number of seniors on quality teams are being slightly overlooked. While every coach in the country would love to have the one-and-done guy with lottery-pick talent,...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  5. Otto Porter Jr. leads ranking of nation's top 25 impact players -...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla ranks the top 25 impact players in college basketball through the end of the regular season. Georgetown's Otto Porter Jr. tops the list.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2013
  6. Competitiveness key to Calhoun's success

    Fran Fraschilla

    When I took over a downtrodden St. John's program in 1996, I wanted to compete with the top programs in the Big East as quickly as possible. So, the best model I could think of copying was Jim Calhoun's Connecticut Huskies program because t...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  7. 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
  8. 2012 NBA Draft - Jeremy Lamb to Cavaliers among top draft fits

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla provides his list of five ideal draft fits, including Jeremy Lamb to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Lamb has star potential and could be a perfect complement for Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving.

    Blog | Conversation | June 02, 2012
  9. Replacements for top NBA prospects

    Fran Fraschilla

    With June fast approaching, the top teams in college basketball are dealing with the inevitability of losing key players to the NBA draft. In many cases, this becomes a common occurrence, and plugging in the next potential star is routine. Here are ...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  10. Kansas, Baylor and other top teams have some big shoes to fill ne...

    Fran Fraschilla

    ESPN Insider Fran Fraschilla looks at young players who will be counted on to fill the roles left by players departing for the NBA at Kansas, Baylor, Kentucky, North Carolina and UConn.

    Blog | Conversation | April 30, 2012
  11. A murky future for Jim Calhoun's team

    Fran Fraschilla

    Although Jim Calhoun is one year removed from his third NCAA championship, his Connecticut Huskies basketball program will enter this summer with as many unanswered questions as at any time since he took over in 1986. The effects of recent NCAA r...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  12. Can Jim Calhoun make the UConn Huskies championship contenders ag...

    Fran Fraschilla

    ESPN Insider Fran Fraschilla writes that there are many questions facing Jim Calhoun and the UConn Huskies, and returning the Huskies to championship contention could be Calhoun's greatest challenge in years.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2012
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Top defensive players in college basketball in 2011-12 - CBB

    Fran Fraschilla

    They are the pests, the stoppers, the gamblers, the glass eaters and the rim protectors. Here are Fran Fraschilla's top defensive players for the 2011-12 college basketball season.

    Blog | Conversation | November 08, 2011
  16. Potential pitfalls for top-five teams

    Fran Fraschilla

    The teams that have landed in the top five of ESPN.com's preseason power rankings are there for a reason. In some cases, for lots of reasons. These are talented teams with no shortage of positive attributes that could lead to their making it to ...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  17. How North Carolina Tar Heels, other top-5 teams could slip up - C...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla writes about what could go wrong for each of the top five teams in the preseason college hoops poll and keep them from achieving elite success this season.

    Blog | Conversation | November 03, 2011