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  1. Sweet science of crazy season extends into March Madness - 2013 N...

    Eamonn Brennan

    College basketball suffered through a full-fledged existential crisis this season, where art collided with science. If one thing is certain, however, it's that the game has cornered the market on crazy and this field of 68 is no exception.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2013
  2. Weekend Watch: Dec. 28-30

    The commonwealth, home to college basketball's best rivalry, is the epicenter of this weekend's action, as Louisville looks to turn the tables on Kentucky.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2012
  3. Kentucky, Louisville and the city that divides one of basketball'...

    Dana O'Neil

    Duke and North Carolina loyalists might disagree; Yankees and Red Sox devotees have a decent argument, too. But aside from maybe Alabama and Auburn football, it is hard to find such yearlong enmity breeding and cultivating within the state borders like Kentucky.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2012
  4. 2012 Final Four -- Louisville Cardinals fan punches Kentucky Wild...

    Authorities say the Kentucky-Louisville basketball rivalry boiled over at a Kentucky dialysis clinic when one patient punched another during an argument about the teams.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2012
  5. 2012 Final Four - Burning questions facing Kentucky, Louisville, ...

    Fran Fraschilla and Jay Bilas

    ESPN Insiders Fran Fraschilla and Jay Bilas discuss Final Four burning questions, including the Thomas Robinson-Jared Sullinger matchup and who they expect to be crowned national champion on Monday night.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2012
  6. Dick Vitale picks the best rivalries in college sports

    Dick Vitale

    The best rivalries feature teams in close proximity with a fierce dislike for each other who compete at a high level. Dick Vitale picks the top five today in major college sports.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2012
  7. Bottom 10 - Connecticut Huskies continue downward spiral

    Eamonn Brennan

    A good, healthy rivalry brings out the best in opposing parties. Unless it doesn't. With some help from the Beatles, the Bottom 10 looks at rivalries that aren't, and wonders whether UConn has gone fishin' or if the Huskies are swimming with the fishes.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2012
  8. Rivalry Week brings out the best in men's college basketball

    Rivalry Week brings out the best in college basketball. ESPN.com tackles the qualities and characteristics that make those partnerships special.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2012
  9. Memphis-Louisville to end rivalry drought

    Eamonn Brennan

    Here's something the younger fans among us might not quite remember: On Saturday, when the Memphis Tigers travel to the Yum! Center to play Rick Pitino's Louisville Cardinals, a long-standing and very heated college hoops rivalry -- one that was as ...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  10. Greed and hypocrisy spell the end of the Big East as we know it -...

    Dana O'Neil

    On the same weekend its founder passed away, the Big East as we know it forever changed with the sudden defections of Syracuse and Pitt -- with more likely to come. Dave Gavitt would've been embarrassed by the hypocrisy and greed of it all.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2011
  11. Texas A&M Aggies tell Big 12 they'll seek new conference

    Texas A&M dealt a blow to the Big 12 Conference on Wednesday, saying it plans to leave by July 2012 if it is accepted by the SEC or another league.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2011
  12. College Basketball: Notre Dame Fighting Irish have upper hand on ...

    LaRue Cook

    Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals have been taken out of their game as of late and, coupled with some key injuries, are now facing No. 7 Notre Dame at what could not be a less than opportune time.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2011
  13. Mike LaPlante: Louisville welcomes four ESPNU 100 players this we...

    Mike LaPlante

    This is what the state of Kentucky envisioned when it thought of Rick Pitino and John Calipari coaching the state's two biggest schools -- a healthy rivalry on the same level of North Carolina and Duke with two elite coaches, with big personalities, ...

    Blog | Conversation | September 02, 2010
  14. NCAA tournament 2010 -- Joe Lunardi's latest field update (03/06/...

    Joe Lunardi

    Before a rivalry Saturday that precedes Championship Week 2010, Joe Lunardi gives his field update. There are 27 teams competing for 15 bubble spots at present. Notre Dame, UConn, Rhode Island and San Diego State are looking good ... for now.

    Blog | Conversation | March 06, 2010
  15. NCAA tournament 2010 -- Joe Lunardi's latest field update (03/05/...

    Joe Lunardi

    Before a rivalry Saturday that precedes Championship Week 2010, Joe Lunardi gives his field update. There are 27 teams competing for 15 bubble spots at present. Notre Dame, UConn, Rhode Island and San Diego State are looking good ... for now.

    Blog | Conversation | March 04, 2010
  16. Red-hot college basketball rivalries for the 2009 season

    Pat Forde

    When it comes to red-hot rivalries for the 2009-10 season, Tobacco Road takes a back seat to Kentucky and Louisville.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2009