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Clemson identifying with new type of streak

Clemson identifying with new type of streak

When did Deshaun Watson join the Clemson basketball team? The Tigers’ Heisman Trophy finalist quarterback must be playing point guard.How else to explain Clemson beating its third straight ranked opponent for the first time in school history with Saturday’s 76-65 win over No. 8...

Kentucky recruits put on a show for Calipari

Kentucky recruits put on a show for Calipari

RALEIGH — Kentucky coach John Calipari made a quick trip to Tobacco Road to watch two of his 5-star bluegrass recruits – Bam Adebayo and De’Aaron Fox — battle head-to-head in the semifinals of the 44th annual HighSchoolOT Holiday Invitational at the Broughton High gym that...

Virginia ranked fifth in Today U countdown

Virginia ranked fifth in Today U countdown

Shortly after Michigan State upset Virginia in last year’s NCAA Tournament, Cavaliers coach Tony Bennett was asked to compare the 2015 Spartans to coach Tom Izzo’s 2014 Spartans.Unfortunately for Bennett, he was well-versed in Michigan State basketball. Two years in a row...

Gotffried wins recruiting battle and maybe better parking

Gotffried wins recruiting battle and maybe better parking

A year ago North Carolina State’s Mark Gottfried accidentally blocked in Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski in a jammed parking lot on the recruiting trail.They arrived along with North Carolina coach Roy Williams and Wake Forest coach Danny Manning for the 43rd annual Holiday Invitational...

Izzo video on V Foundation and Lacey Holsworth

Izzo video on V Foundation and Lacey Holsworth

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo taped a "Don't ever give up" video for the V Foundation and ESPYs that has been playing on ESPN.com.Izzo and Adreian Payne, one of his star players on Michigan State's 2014 Sweet Sixteen team now with the Minnesota Timberwolves, befriended...

Duke and Wisconsin spared us celebrating the Kentucky way

Duke and Wisconsin spared us celebrating the Kentucky way

Duke’s freshmen players talked about committing to the Blue Devils and coach Mike Krzyzewski to win a national title. The name on the front of the jersey mattered. Kentucky’s freshmen -- starting with John Wall as head coach John Calipari's first freshman lottery pick...

Coach K and measuring up to Coach Wooden

Coach K and measuring up to Coach Wooden

No matter how you add up the numbers or inflate college basketball today at the expense of the past, it’s hard to make an all-around case that Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski has caught up to UCLA’s immortal John Wooden. Coach K won’t even dare try, even though his 12th...

The mad genius of Tom Izzo

The mad genius of Tom Izzo

Michigan State senior Branden Dawson, the target of many Tom Izzo motivational outbursts, commented last week that Izzo has mellowed. Izzo, his voice strained as it always is this time of the year, was asked for a reaction at one of those NCAA-sponsored press conferences...

Sports crumbled prejudice before 1957 Final Four

Sports crumbled prejudice before 1957 Final Four

It remains to be seen how forcefully the NCAA responds to the Indiana state legislature’s religious freedom law that critics say was designed with legalese to allow discrimination against gays and others in the name of religion. But as the late Pulitzer Prize-winning Los...

Final Four coaches release statement

Final Four coaches release statement

The Final Four basketball coaches released a statement Wednesday through the National Association of Basketball Coaches prior to the teams arriving in Indianapolis for practice and media interviews for Saturday's semifinal games at Lucas Oil Stadium.The coaches are Duke's...