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  1. Why a 24-second shot clock is needed

    Fran Fraschilla

    To many, the idea of reducing the college shot clock from 35 seconds to 24 seconds is sacrilegious. But it makes too much sense to me. To start: a 24-second clock would be more closely aligned to the NBA, NCAA and FIBA, creating a more cohesive gl...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  2. My picks for the best of 2014-15

    Fran Fraschilla

    My ESPN colleagues have done a nice job of putting together teams that should be superlative in areas such as offense, defense, rebounding and passing heading into the upcoming college basketball season. All had strong selections for each of the cha...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  3. Underrated coaches, omissions in Top 50

    Fran Fraschilla

    I will admit it. I am sensitive to coaching lists, as well as "who's hot" and "who's on the hot seat" articles. After spending 23 years as a college coach, I understand, uniquely, how hard the job is and how circumstances, real and imagined, can affe...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  4. Biggest challenges for new coaches

    Fran Fraschilla

    Coaching is about problem solving, and when a new coach takes over a program, more often than not there are many issues to resolve. How do you take a school with no positive history and make it a contender? If it has had past accomplishments, how do ...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  5. Syracuse Orange among teams lacking roster depth heading into 201...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla identifies five conference title contenders that are lacking roster depth heading into the 2014-15 season, including the Syracuse Orange.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2014
  6. Kentucky Wildcats among deepest teams in nation - College Basketb...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla identifies the five deepest teams in college basketball heading into the 2014-15 season, led by the Kentucky Wildcats.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2014
  7. Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein among nation's best shot-blockers ...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla identifies the top five shot-blockers in college basketball, including Kentucky forward Willie Cauley-Stein.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2014
  8. VCU's Briante Weber among nation's best lockdown defenders - Coll...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla takes a look at the top lockdown defenders in college basketball, offering up five players who best disrupt opposing offenses, starting with VCU's Briante Weber.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2014
  9. Florida's Michael Frazier II among nation's best shooters -- coll...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla takes a look at the best shooters in college basketball and offers six players who can drain it from deep.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2014
  10. Top international newcomers in CBB

    Fran Fraschilla

    The basketball world continues to grow closer and closer. It's evident in the nearly 100 international players who played in the NBA this past season. The same can be said for college basketball, as freshmen from around the world will play for Ameri...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  11. Wisconsin favored to claim Big Ten, but don't sleep on Michigan, ...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla previews the best teams and players taking the floor for the Big Ten in 2014-15. The Wisconsin Badgers should be the clear-cut favorite to claim the conference crown, but both Michigan and Ohio State feature high ceilings.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2014
  12. Kansas Jayhawks once again the Big 12 favorite - College Basketba...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla previews the best teams and players taking the floor for the Big 12 in 2014-15. The Kansas Jayhawks, despite losing players to the NBA, are once again expected to win the league.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  13. Best coaching jobs of the tourney

    Fran Fraschilla

    The No. 1 job description of a college basketball coach is "crisis management coordinator," no matter what their record is. They are paid big money at this time of the season to handle the adversity that inevitably comes with the territory. Every...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  14. How did Texas get its mojo back?

    Fran Fraschilla

    It's hard to imagine that a coach who had taken a basketball program to 14 straight NCAA tournaments, 13 straight 20-win seasons and three straight Sweet 16s (five overall), coaching two National Players of the Year in that time, could get so dumb. ...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  15. Why Iowa is a legitimate contender

    Fran Fraschilla

    When Fran McCaffery was introduced as the 22nd men's basketball coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes on March 27, 2010, he promised a style of play that would fill Carver-Hawkeye Arena again. After all, he inherited a team in disarray that averaged 60.5 points...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  16. 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