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  1. Keown - NCAA basketball is actually fool's gold

    Tim Keown

    It's short-sighted to celebrate the purity of college basketball and ignore the tarnish of an unfair system, Tim Keown writes.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2014
  2. College basketball rules fixes

    Tim Keown

    Points of emphasis for referees has scoring up in college hoops. But there is room for more tweaking, says Tim Keown.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2013
  3. UCLA, Ben Howland, Shabazz Muhammad and choices

    Tim Keown

    It's a tenuous time to be in charge of a program that is expected to be good but can't quite get a handle on how far it should go to be championship-level good. Ben Howland found out the hard way at UCLA.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2013
  4. Cult of college coaches built on myths

    Tim Keown

    In the coming weeks, we'll be treated to an endless stream of paeans to all the remarkable qualities of the men in charge. The truth is, coaches have a fun, challenging and highly compensated desk job.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2013
  5. Michigan Wolverines head coach John Beilein can never be too prep...

    Tim Keown

    In ESPN The Magazine's One Day One Game issue, Tim Keown writes that in a season so unpredictable that the weekly Top-10 rankings have been knocked around like pool balls, coach John Beilein's game plan remains the same: You can never be too prepared.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2013
  6. Jamar Samuels suspension from Kansas State tournament game more N...

    Tim Keown

    By any reasonable judgment, Kansas State's Jamar Samuels is an adult and should be treated like one. But the NCAA passed the point of reason a long time ago.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2012
  7. The NCAA tournament in a list of 68 observations

    Tim Keown

    Think you can handle the truths, and nothin' but the truths, about March Madness? Then read on. But a warning: Our 68 observations are not for the faint of heart (or the history-challenged).

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2012
  8. Cincinnati-Xavier discipline exposes fraudulent system

    Tim Keown

    The system is fraudulent, and Mick Cronin is a fraudulent product of the fraudulent system. He's not a fraud because he backed down; he's a fraud because he never had the ability to stand up in the first place.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2011
  9. Jim Boeheim's job and Syracuse's brand at risk in Bernie Fine acc...

    Tim Keown

    Jim Boeheim's latest measured comments about Bernie Fine are a reversal from his initial outrage. But the turnabout might be too late to save him at Syracuse.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2011
  10. To reform NCAA, college football, cut class and hypocrisy

    Tim Keown

    The harsh truth: Nobody really wants to reform college football and college basketball. Coaches, players, administrators, fans, media -- to this point, there's not a serious reformer in the group.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2011
  11. VCU's Shaka Smart, Butler's Brad Stevens latest hot coaches to fi...

    Tim Keown

    It's become a given that coaches from overachieving, smaller schools spend their post-tourney spring sifting through richer offers from supposedly better schools.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2011
  12. Final Four: One reason VCU and Butler are appealing is that they ...

    Tim Keown

    Go on. Admit it. You love the fact that VCU and Butler are in the Final Four, and it isn't only because you root for the underdogs. There's an old-fashioned hoops reason to pull for them, too.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2011
  13. Pitt forward Nasir Robinson brings dignity to NCAA tournament los...

    Tim Keown

    Something even more unusual than Pitt forward Nasir Robinson's foul happened in the aftermath of one of the biggest NCAA tournament blunders: Dignity broke out.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2011
  14. NCAA justice for Perry Jones, Jim Tressel

    Tim Keown

    This might not be the week to be strafing the NCAA landscape with depressants, but the Perry Jones and Jim Tressel stories were two more remarkable instances of institutional "courage" at work.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2011
  15. BYU Cougars might or might not have credentials to be No. 1 seed ...

    Tim Keown

    BYU might be the best team you've never seen if you live on the East Coast. But don't make the mistake of thinking that's why the Cougars won't be a No. 1 seed when the big lights come on.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2011
  16. Kings rookie DeMarcus Cousins' immaturity no surprise; when did t...

    Tim Keown

    Somewhere along the way, the system failed DeMarcus Cousins. It could have been in high school, or even before, but it's clear his physical prowess gave him license to remain immature and occasionally out of control.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2011