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  1. Top Ten Thursday: Best coaching hires

    Myron Medcalf

    The coaching carousel hasn't come to a complete halt yet. But the bulk of the maneuvering has concluded. Some great moves. Some questionable hires. A few "Huh, really?" selections, too. But these rankings are not just about the head coaches. They'...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  2. Top Ten Thursday: Must-See Players

    Myron Medcalf

    Major networks are re-tooling their lineups with new shows and new seasons for their current programs. This is a crucial time for TV. Get an early following with your pilot, and you might stay on the air. Botch your show's debut, and you'll be lookin...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  3. Top 10 players who need to fulfill expectations

    Myron Medcalf

    This group of 10 players needs to meet expectations this season for their teams to succeed. Will they?

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2014
  4. Tournament preview: Big Ten

    Myron Medcalf

    The beautiful chaos in the Big Ten this season didn't disappoint. Michigan emerged from the rubble despite losing former Wooden Award winner Trey Burke and competing without Mitch McGary for most of the season. Wisconsin's streak of top-four finis...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  5. Top 10 Clutch Performers

    Myron Medcalf

    It's March. Championship Week begins Friday, and we're less than two weeks away from the Big Dance. We'll probably see a multitude of thrillers, overtime games and clutch performances in the coming weeks. At least, we hope we will. With the gam...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  6. Five Things from Duke's win over Pitt

    Myron Medcalf

    After a loss at Clemson two weeks ago, Duke fell out of the top 10 for the first time in more than six seasons and its doubters were getting louder. The Blue Devils clearly had something to prove following that defeat. And their four-game winning str...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  7. A conversation with Lon Kruger

    Myron Medcalf

    On Saturday, Oklahoma shook up the Big 12 race with an 87-82 victory over a previously undefeated top-10 Iowa State squad in Norman. The Sooners lost more than 40.0 PPG of offense from last year's NCAA tourney squad. Former stars Steven Pledger a...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  8. A conversation with Gregg Marshall

    Myron Medcalf

    Wichita State's 13-0 start is the top mark in school history. The No. 10 Shockers have thrived off the momentum they attained during last season's Final Four run. And now, they're set to begin Missouri Valley Conference play. But the success has not ...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  9. Weekend Homework: Ohio State elite again

    Myron Medcalf

    Thad Matta assembles top-10 squads most years. The only thing missing from his pristine tenure at Ohio State, which faces Notre Dame on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York, is a national title. In 2013-14, like most seasons, that goal se...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  10. The state of the Big Ten

    Myron Medcalf

    In recent years, the Big Ten has boasted an assembly of athletes who have boosted the league to the top of college basketball's conference rankings. Players who could've turned pro returned and granted the league a lineup of experienced ...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  11. Nonconference schedule analysis: A-10

    Myron Medcalf

    For the next three days, ESPN.com will be breaking down the nonconference schedules of each team in nine of the nation's top leagues. Let's begin with the Atlantic 10. DAYTON Toughest: Maui Invitational (Nov. 25-27), Ole Miss (Jan. 4) Next-tou...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  12. Take Two: Rick Pitino's top 10 players

    Myron Medcalf

    Editor's Note: Three legendary college basketball coaches -- Jerry Tarkanian, Rick Pitino and Guy Lewis -- take center stage this weekend as the trio is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. We'll be devoting a day to each a...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  13. Top 10: New hires positioned for success

    Myron Medcalf

    Every new coach hopes to start strong. But that's rarely an easy task. The transition is usually difficult. New system, new staff, new players and new rules. Sometimes, however, it works immediately, in the right situation. The following coaches have...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  14. Bracket reveal: Puerto Rico Tip-Off

    Myron Medcalf

    Editor's Note: Over two days, we're releasing the brackets/matchups for 11 of the top early-season events. Starting Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET, we'll unveil the final six: Charleston, 2K Sports, Diamond Head, CBE, Wooden and Maui. A thread of previews a...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  15. Top 10 Tuesday: Impactful sophomores

    Myron Medcalf

    In five months, the 2013-14 college basketball season will begin. It's always tough to make projections in the weeks following any season. But the dust has settled. The following list highlights sophomores who will be asked to carry more weight...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  16. Journey to the Tourney: OSU at Michigan

    Myron Medcalf

    Michigan is coming off a tough road loss to Indiana over the weekend. The Wolverines lost their No. 1 slot in The Associated Press poll as a result. But they could begin a journey back to the top of the standings when No. 10 Ohio State travels to ...

    Blog | February 05, 2013