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  1. The legend of Jeremy Lamb grows

    Diamond Leung

    The national perception of Jeremy Lamb as a silent assassin developed while he helped Connecticut win a national title and was furthered after the season when in the East Room of the White House, President Obama noted that the freshman was "quiet." ...

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  2. Obama likes outlook for Duke and UNC

    Diamond Leung

    President Obama correctly picked North Carolina to win the national championship in 2009, and like most college basketball observers, he thinks the Tar Heels will do well again this season. But Obama was very much politically correct in discussing...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  3. The walk-on who hunted down bin Laden

    Diamond Leung

    The Associated Press last week profiled a man who it would not identify and simply called him John, his middle name. John might have been one of the most important figures in the hunt for Osama bin Laden. He is the longtime CIA analyst who led the ef...

    Blog | July 12, 2011
  4. Craig Robinson makes talk-show rounds

    Diamond Leung

    Oregon State coach Craig Robinson was on late-night television again Tuesday, appearing on BET on The Mo'Nique Show alongside Bow Wow and Ruben Studdard. That's one of the perks of being the brother-in-law to President Obama while having a memoir to ...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  5. Brad Stevens chats up President Obama

    Diamond Leung

    President Obama arrived in Indianapolis Friday, waving and saluting as he disembarked Air Force One. Among those waiting to greet him was Butler coach Brad Stevens. WRTV has video of Obama and Stevens -- still wearing glasses -- having a conversat...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  6. Brad Redford vs. John Boehner, who wins?

    Diamond Leung

    President Obama isn't the only college basketball fan on the television tonight, as U.S. House Speaker and Xavier graduate John Boehner attended the Musketeers' win against Temple on Saturday and follows the team. Xavier guard Brad Redford, the te...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  7. Buffaloes walk-on played pickup with Obama

    Diamond Leung

    When Colorado guard Javon Coney sees Oregon State coach Craig Robinson tomorrow before their game as part of the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series, he'll likely recall how they shared the same court in May with President Obama. According to the Daily ...

    Blog | December 03, 2010
  8. Obama discusses Drake recruiting

    Diamond Leung

    President Barack Obama recently had a speaking engagement in a Des Moines, Iowa backyard that made headlines for the pointed questions he fielded, but he also got a chance during the event to show off his college basketball knowledge. The event to...

    Blog | October 11, 2010
  9. Craig Robinson has a message of hope

    Diamond Leung

    Oregon State coach Craig Robinson will participate in the National Book Festival on the National Mall tomorrow, speaking about and signing copies of his memoir, "A Game of Character." That's just one of the many perks of being brother to the first...

    Blog | September 24, 2010
  10. Knee surgery ends Kyle Singler's summer

    Diamond Leung

    Here's video of Duke star Kyle Singler hard at work at the Chris Paul Elite Guard Camp earlier this summer, courtesy of The Hoops Report. And here's a Duke press release announcing that Singler underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee today...

    Blog | September 03, 2010
  11. Calipari learns sports and politics don't mix

    Diamond Leung

    Kentucky coach John Calipari has announced that he has canceled a previously scheduled $1,000-a-person fundraiser at his home to benefit Gov. Steve Beshear, a Democrat up for re-election, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. The paper reporte...

    Blog | July 22, 2010
  12. NCAA tourney wins help Obama's ratings?

    Diamond Leung

    President Obama, the so-called bracketologist-in-chief, now has another reason to love college basketball. A study that researchers reported today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that a team's NCAA tournament success can l...

    Blog | July 06, 2010
  13. Brad Stevens talks to Obama, Letterman

    Diamond Leung

    To show just how far-reaching and moving the Butler story was, President Obama and David Letterman were among those reaching out to coach Brad Stevens even after a loss in the national championship game to Duke. Obama spoke to Stevens and the Bull...

    Blog | April 06, 2010
  14. 'The Daily Show' pokes fun at Obama's bracket

    Diamond Leung

    Yep, that's an ESPN video image of Andy Katz you saw on "The Daily Show" last night. Oh, Barack Obama, too. Here's the video of Jon Stewart's take on Obama and how those presidential Final Four picks didn't quite pan out like the rest of his week ...

    Blog | April 01, 2010
  15. White House aides know the drill

    Diamond Leung

    The NCAA tournament on television provided somewhat of a backdrop to President Obama's visit of troops in Afghanistan. According to Time: That was followed by a tour of a mess hall, where the President worked the room as Michigan State played Te...

    Blog | March 29, 2010
  16. Larranaga witnesses presidential pick-up game

    Diamond Leung

    George Mason coach Jim Larranaga got quite a treat over the weekend as he watched sons Jon and Jay play in a pick-up game with President Obama, according to the Washington Post. The connection for getting in the game, which drew attention last yea...

    Blog | February 18, 2010