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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. 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
  3. 2011 NCAA national championship game: UConn Huskies' win over But...

    Pat Forde

    UConn completed an improbable run in capturing the national championship, but it was an ugly victory in more ways than one.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2011
  4. 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
  5. 2011 NCAA national championship game: Butler Bulldogs win over UC...

    Pat Forde

    In an age of seemingly endless cases of malfeasance in college athletics, a Butler title would be a breath of fresh air.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2011
  6. 2011 NCAA national championship game: Rick Pitino tabs Butler Bul...

    Pat Forde

    Rick Pitino, whose Louisville Cardinals were the only team to beat both UConn and Butler this season, thinks the Bulldogs have an edge over a fatigued Huskies team.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2011
  7. NCAA tournament: Butler Bulldogs to play Connecticut Huskies for ...

    Pat Forde

    Is Butler ready to fulfill its destiny as a modern-day Milan? The Bulldogs will have to go through UConn in the title game if it's to happen.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2011
  8. Counting it down: Title field cut to 83

    Pat Forde

    On a wonderfully messy, unpredictable and dramatic day of tournament basketball, we said goodbye to another 24 teams as national championship contenders, which means we're down to a tidy 83. Friday's list of the dearly departed: A-10: Duquesne ...

    Blog | March 12, 2011
  9. Counting it down: Title field cut to 171

    Pat Forde

    An absolutely classic night of postseason basketball led to the eviction of 18 teams from the national championship chase. We have 171 left. There were four overtime games, two of them double OT. There were two other one-point games won on shots i...

    Blog | March 09, 2011
  10. Counting it down: Title field cut to 189

    Pat Forde

    It was a light night on the chopping block. Only seven teams were definitively trimmed from the list of national title contenders Monday, reducing the field to 189 and setting the stage for bigger cuts to come. The toughest cuts came in the Colon...

    Blog | March 08, 2011
  11. Counting it down: Title field now below 200

    Pat Forde

    We're under 200 contenders left for the national championship after an upsetting Sunday. The official number is now 196, after 20 more teams bit the dust. It was a tough day for No. 1 seeds, who had no interest in ending up on this list instead of...

    Blog | March 07, 2011
  12. Counting it down: Title field cut to 253

    Pat Forde

    What are you doing here, East Tennessee State? And you, Portland? And you, James Madison? We certainly didn't expect to see you guys here on the national championship discard pile this soon. All three of you won at least 20 games in the regu...

    Blog | March 05, 2011
  13. Freshmen lead the way as North Carolina Tar Heels takes ACC with ...

    Pat Forde

    Behind a pair of freshmen and an improving big man, North Carolina weathered an early-season storm and capped off an improbable ACC title with a resounding win over arch-rival Duke.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2011
  14. Counting it down: Title field cut to 270

    Pat Forde

    There are a ton of national championship elimination games to come Friday night, but the Big Dance Deathwatch afternoon action has been so interesting -- five games decided by a total of 24 points -- that it deserves its own entry. Start with this...

    Blog | March 04, 2011
  15. Counting it down: Title field cut to 275

    Pat Forde

    It was a night of Franciscan finality. And a wake for Drake. And no mo' for SEMO. It was the end of the line for 15 more teams in the steady slenderizing of the national championship field in college basketball. That reduces the number of ti...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  16. Counting it down: Title field cut to 290

    Pat Forde

    Two-thirds of the armed services have been sidelined. Colgate, Campbell and Kennesaw State have been KO'd. And you can cross off Holy Cross. Eight more teams are out of the national championship chase, bringing the number of potential nation...

    Blog | March 02, 2011