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  1. Best Offensive Teams in 2014-15

    Myron Medcalf

    The 2014-15 campaign, believe it or not, will begin in a few months. Don't worry, college basketball fans. It's coming. Today, we'll take a look at next year's top offensive teams -- and a few programs that could use some help -- entering the upco...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  2. Look back, look ahead: Pac-12

    Myron Medcalf

    Sean Miller seemed to have every tool necessary for the Arizona Wildcats to make a push for the national title as the 2013-14 season approached. His talent pool was so rich that Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, a former McDonald's All-American, was a reserve...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  3. Reseeding the Sweet 16 of the men's NCAA basketball tournament fi...

    Myron Medcalf

    Myron Medcalf reseeds the Sweet 16 field based on how each team has played in the NCAA tournament.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2014
  4. UCLA, Alford take big step in San Diego

    Myron Medcalf

    SAN DIEGO -- In the final minutes of UCLA's 77-60 win over Stephen F. Austin in the third round of the NCAA tournament, a woman in Viejas Arena began to chant Aubrey Williams' name. Then, other Bruins fans joined her. Steve Alford inserted Willia...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  5. San Diego games match haves, have-nots

    Myron Medcalf

    SAN DIEGO -- Stephen F. Austin's Jacob Parker and his teammates were treated like royalty. Well, the Lumberjacks, a 12-seed in San Diego, felt like kings as they climbed onto a coach bus that was led by a police escort to their team's hotel followin...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  6. Tournament preview: Pac-12

    Myron Medcalf

    The Pac-12 has followed the script for the most part. Entering this season, anyone could recognize Arizona's perch atop the conference with McDonald's All American Aaron Gordon joining one of the nation's best frontcourts. Steve Alford, meanwh...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  7. A conversation with Johnny Dawkins

    Myron Medcalf

    In his sixth season with the program, Stanford's Johnny Dawkins is trying to position his team to reach the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2008. Saturday's 83-74 victory over No. 23 UCLA certainly boosted the Cardinal's chances. Dawkins' sq...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  8. A conversation with Craig Neal

    Myron Medcalf

    Last April, Craig Neal moved into the first seat on the bench when best friend Steve Alford left for UCLA and became the new head coach at New Mexico. It hasn't been an easy transition. His Lobos dropped out of the national rankings after a few tough...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  9. Weekend picks: Villanova over Syracuse?

    Myron Medcalf

    Well, I went 3-2 again last weekend. I missed Michigan State-Texas, obviously. I thought the Longhorns would thrive on the comforts of its home floor and their growing confidence following a win over North Carolina the previous week. But sometimes, i...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  10. Weekend picks: U-M takes down Arizona?

    Myron Medcalf

    In last week's predictions, I "called" Baylor over Kentucky, but I missed Missouri over UCLA and Colorado over Kansas. It happens. It will continue to happen, I'm sure. I'll get a few right (maybe) and I'll miss some. Either way, you all will let ...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  11. Myron Medcalf's weekend predictions

    Myron Medcalf

    Sports fans love predictions. Well, sports fans love to tell you when your predictions are wrong. I would know. I've made a few predictions during my time at ESPN.com. Some right. Some wrong. Why stop now? Throughout the rest of the 2013-14 col...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  12. Alford: Tony Parker 'in shape,' confident

    Myron Medcalf

    Right now, Arizona looks like the Pac-12's leader. But the young Wildcats could face competition from Oregon, Colorado and UCLA, the league's defending champion. The latter features new coach Steve Alford and lacks former star Shabazz Muhammad, wh...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  13. Nonconference schedule analysis: SEC

    Myron Medcalf

    This week, ESPN.com is breaking down the nonconference schedules of each team in nine of the nation's top leagues. Next up: the SEC. ALABAMA Toughest: NIT Season Tip-Off (Nov. 18-19, Nov. 27/29), Wichita State (Dec. 17), at UCLA (Dec. 28) Nex...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  14. Can Steve Alford and the UCLA Bruins restore their Cali pipeline?...

    Myron Medcalf

    UCLA's dynasty was built on the backs of California natives who dreamed of playing in Westwood. But it's a different world now, and new coach Steve Alford and his staff have to find a way to turn around a recent wave of locals turning elsewhere.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2013
  15. College GameDay's road trip revealed

    Myron Medcalf

    So ESPN's College GameDay slate for 2013-14 is a beast. There's nostalgia, a chance at history, a few classic rivalries and a couple of meetings that could determine the hierarchy in top conferences. The schedule, released by ESPN on Wednesday ...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  16. Steve Alford's deal with UCLA Bruins has $10M dual buyout, report...

    Myron Medcalf

    If Steve Alford decides to leave the UCLA Bruins or is fired in coming years, a rare yet significant buyout penalty will accompany the move.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2013