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  1. Connecticut's Kevin Ollie leads a new brand of coaching

    Myron Medcalf

    Kevin Ollie is proof that the new breed of relatable, big brother-type coaches isn't what's next, it's what's now.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  2. Kentucky Wildcats' talented group of freshmen has reached its pot...

    Myron Medcalf

    Kentucky was always among the country's most talented teams. It just took the Wildcats some time to figure it out.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2014
  3. Louisville, Kentucky finally arrive where they were supposed to b...

    Myron Medcalf

    Louisville and Kentucky had expectations, fell off the map some, then, just in time, made a March move. Suddenly, the state rivals are where they expected to be.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2014
  4. San Diego games match haves, have-nots

    Myron Medcalf

    SAN DIEGO -- Stephen F. Austin's Jacob Parker and his teammates were treated like royalty. Well, the Lumberjacks, a 12-seed in San Diego, felt like kings as they climbed onto a coach bus that was led by a police escort to their team's hotel followin...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  5. Kentucky Wildcats' talented recruiting class gets one more chance...

    Myron Medcalf

    Kentucky's season began with so much hype, but mixing young talent together hasn't gone exactly as planned for the Wildcats.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2014
  6. Forget March: Embiid should prep for pros

    Myron Medcalf

    In just a few hours, the narrative changed. Bill Self began Monday with a "nothing to see here" routine. Joel Embiid, the Big 12's Defensive Player of the Year and a critical element in Kansas' Final Four aspirations, would return eventually, he s...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  7. Parker represents the new breed of legends

    Myron Medcalf

    The worst part about the NBA-created, NCAA-accepted age rule is that the collegiate game has lost its legends. Players are essentially here today, gone tomorrow. The turnover limits our ability to monitor and value the year-to-year progress of the...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  8. Florida is the subpar SEC's silver lining

    Myron Medcalf

    On Tuesday night, Billy Donovan unleashed Chris Walker, the much-hyped, potential month-and-done NBA prospect. The freshman had finally gained clearance from the men and women behind the curtain in Indianapolis to compete after missing the first seme...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  9. Doug McDermott, Marcus Smart among front-runners as Wooden Award ...

    Myron Medcalf

    The Wooden Award Midseason Top 25, released Wednesday, features a variety of standout athletes who remain in the running to win the national honor at the end of the season.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2014
  10. Richard Pitino wants what John Beilein has

    Myron Medcalf

    MINNEAPOLIS -- If he builds it, will players come? Richard Pitino's field of dreams is housed in a place that was built more than a decade before World War II. The Barn, completed in the 1920s, is the nostalgic home of Minnesota men's basketball,...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  11. Weekend picks: Villanova over Syracuse?

    Myron Medcalf

    Well, I went 3-2 again last weekend. I missed Michigan State-Texas, obviously. I thought the Longhorns would thrive on the comforts of its home floor and their growing confidence following a win over North Carolina the previous week. But sometimes, i...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  12. Chaz Williams remembers his father while playing for his daughter...

    Myron Medcalf

    UMass guard Chaz Williams lost his father, who taught him the game and fostered a love for the sport, at 9 years old. Now a dad himself, he plays to connect with his gone father and to provide for his daughter.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2013
  13. A Saturday full of thrillers

    Myron Medcalf

    Well, we were certainly spoiled on Saturday. College basketball offered up a variety of high-profile affairs. There were so many competitive, thrilling matchups. It all began with an exciting game between Arizona and Michigan in Ann Arbor and from...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  14. Wiggins should play like Parker

    Myron Medcalf

    There were moments of excellence for Andrew Wiggins in the Battle 4 Atlantis. Blips of excellence, really. Not enough for a player who could have been the No. 1 pick in last summer's NBA draft. The No. 1 recruit in America can't be ordinary. An...

    Blog | December 01, 2013
  15. Perfection is possible in 2013-14

    Myron Medcalf

    John Calipari has assembled one of the most talented recruiting classes in college basketball history. Perhaps the best ever. That's no exaggeration. With six McDonald's All-Americans and returning vets/NBA prospects Alex Poythress and Willie Caul...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  16. Marcus Smart put off the NBA for one more year at Oklahoma State

    Myron Medcalf

    Marcus Smart isn't sure he made the right decision to come back to Oklahoma State instead of leaving early for the NBA. But he's back in Stillwater, chasing happiness instead of dollar signs.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2013