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  1. Chris Collins and Northwestern continue the pursuit of that elusi...

    Myron Medcalf

    Chris Collins is the latest to give it a go at getting Northwestern, at long last, into the NCAA tournament. Why does he believe the time has finally come to get it done?

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2014
  2. Kentucky fans wild for Big Blue Madness

    Myron Medcalf

    The 2014-15 college basketball season begins next month. And the preseason buzz continues to grow as it approaches. In Kentucky, it's exploding. Makes sense. The Wildcats are coming off a Final Four run and Karl Towns leads another elite crop o...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  3. Hoiberg takes risks, succeeds with transfers

    Myron Medcalf

    Editor's note: Over the next five weeks, we will reveal the top 50 coaches in college basketball as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. On Monday, we unveil No. 15: Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg. On Tuesday, we release No. 14. He had a plan, but he di...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  4. Look back, look ahead: SEC

    Myron Medcalf

    Somehow, the SEC was the nation's most disappointing and successful conference in 2013-14. After a mad dash to Selection Sunday, LSU, Arkansas, Ole Miss and Missouri failed to earn invites to the NCAA tournament. The three SEC programs that did, h...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  5. Harrisons make Kentucky a title favorite

    Myron Medcalf

    It's here. Again. The Kentucky buzz. The Wildcats hype. You can't stop it. On Friday, Andrew Harrison and Aaron Harrison announced their plans to come back for their sophomore seasons. On Friday, Kentucky again became the preseason favori...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  6. Ollie leads new era of coaches

    Myron Medcalf

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Richard Hamilton and Ray Allen, NBA veterans and former Connecticut standouts, were standing 15 feet from the podium as the Huskies -- their Huskies -- celebrated atop the podium at AT&T Stadium while confetti fell from the rafter...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Why Kentucky will win

    Myron Medcalf

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Kentucky's ridiculous run to Monday's national championship game against UConn seemed probable and even likely last summer. Then, John Calipari had an unprecedented number of McDonald's All-Americans and NBA prospects in the same ...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  9. Tales of Shabazz Napier

    Myron Medcalf

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Shabazz Napier has been the best player in a fascinating NCAA tournament, one that will conclude with UConn facing Kentucky in the national championship game at AT&T Stadium on Monday night. The 6-foot-1 senior guard has carri...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  10. Connecticut teammates tell what it's like to watch Shabazz Napier...

    Myron Medcalf

    The country has seen Connecticut's Shabazz Napier put on a show night after night. But what about his teammates? What is it like for them to watch him in every game, in every practice?

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2014
  11. Harrison's shot proves Wildcats' growth

    Myron Medcalf

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- He didn't want the ball. He needed it. Aaron Harrison clapped to get his twin Andrew Harrison's attention as the latter drove through a bunch of Badgers and sought refuge in the final seconds. Andrew could see the smirk on his ...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  12. Aaron Harrison's big shot shows how far Kentucky Wildcats have co...

    Myron Medcalf

    Aaron Harrison's game-winning 3-pointer sent Kentucky to the national title game, but it also showed how far the Wildcats have come.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2014
  13. Mysterious 'tweak' changes Kentucky

    Myron Medcalf

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Police dogs sniffed the backpacks and purses of men and women who entered AT&T Stadium on Friday morning. One of the officers claimed that the black Labradors were deployed to search for bombs and other explosive devices. But t...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  14. How will Kentucky deal with Kaminsky?

    Myron Medcalf

    ARLINGTON, Texas - There are a variety of Final Four storylines that deserve a mention. But I can't wait to see if Shabazz Napier finishes this thing. He's been the best player in the Big Dance thus far. Will the veteran guard end his college career ...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  15. Crowning a champ before it starts

    Myron Medcalf

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- It's about to get real in Jerry's World. The college basketball season doesn't end with much controversy. You win six in a row, seven if you start with the First Four, and you're rewarded with a national championship. That's ob...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  16. Taking a peek into what will happen at the Final Four

    Myron Medcalf

    A national champion will be crowned Monday. Why wait 'til then? It's time to look ahead to both semifinals and Monday's final and declare a winner.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014