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  1. ADs fighting to keep good coaches

    Myron Medcalf

    Editor's note: During the next five weeks, we will reveal the top 50 coaches in college basketball, as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today we unveil No. 13: VCU's Shaka Smart. On Thursday, we release No. 12. It begins again each year. Ed Mc...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  2. Stevens-to-Celtics a win for all but Butler

    Eamonn Brennan

    Is your jaw still affixed to the floor? Are you still processing the news? That's OK. We all are. As overused as the term "shock" may be, it is the only acceptable, human reaction to Wednesday evening's news -- released on the eve of a national ho...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  3. 3-point shot: Good coaches hard to land

    Andy Katz

    1. UCLA, USC and Minnesota are finding out what Oregon and others have discovered in how difficult it is to extract coaches from good situations. On the surface the jobs are perceived as better jobs than what some of these coaches currently have, but...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  4. 3-point shot: Coaching carousel whirls

    Andy Katz

    1. Minnesota coveted VCU's Shaka Smart, but his former boss, current Golden Gophers athletic director Norwood Teague, couldn't convince Smart to come to the Twin Cities (he should know Smart is loyal to VCU) for the head-coaching job from which Tubby...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  5. Bruins need a coach they can call their own

    Peter Yoon

    LOS ANGELES -- Rick Pitino? Really? Billy Donovan? Phil Jackson? Why on Earth would UCLA want to hire one of those guys? OK, they are all proven winners who have shown they know how to run a program with consistent success. On that level, it...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  6. Coaching search? Bring out the phone book

    Peter Yoon

    LOS ANGELES--Let the coaching search begin. Ben Howland and Dan Guerrero have said their piece to each other and to the public through press conferences and now a job thought to be among the most prestigious in all of college sports is open. Ju...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  7. Top 10: Coaches feeling pressure to win

    Myron Medcalf

    College basketball is a multibillion-dollar sport. With so much money at stake -- along with the prestige and exposure that comes with consistent success -- there's always pressure on coaches to win. The following list doesn't necessarily include ...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  8. 3-point shot: Celebrating U18 champs

    Andy Katz

    1.Winning gold should never be dismissed. There was a tournament and the U.S. won. That's the goal and it was accomplished by coaches Billy Donovan of Florida, Gonzaga's Mark Few and VCU's Shaka Smart. The U18 championship at the FIBA Americas tourn...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  9. Absence of NBA games has pro basketball fan Roy S. Johnson antici...

    Roy S. Johnson

    It might not qualify as March Madness in November, but our writer is going to appreciate the college game in the here and now as long as the NBA is dark.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2011
  10. How VCU Rams get it done in recruiting

    Dave Telep

    Shaka Smart took the collection of talent he inherited and crafted the VCU Rams in his likeness through recruiting, writes Dave Telep.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2011
  11. USC-VCU: The last of the First Four

    Pedro Moura

    Here are five questions -- well, four, plus a prediction -- that will go a long way toward deciding USC's game against Virginia Commonwealth in the final First Four game of the NCAA Tournament: 1. VCU and USC have never played each other. Has eith...

    Blog | March 16, 2011