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Lacey Holsworth, friend of MSU's Adreian Payne, loses battle with cancer
Lacey Holsworth, the 8-year-old cancer patient who lived up to her Twitter name @adorablelacey, has died, according to her family. Holsworth became friends with Michigan...

Alonzo Mourning's bond with John Thompson led him to Hall of Fame
Instead of talking about what he gave basketball, Mourning was just as eager to talk about what basketball gave him … namely a relationship with...

UConn's men drew inspiration from women in their lives
Kevin Ollie's voice had gotten scratchier and raspier as the night wore on. Which was convenient, because in this moment, he just needed to listen...

Kentucky fan keeping championship tattoo
The Kentucky Wildcats fell short of winning the title Monday night, but Tyler Austin Black said his right calf will always say differently. The 22-year-old...

NCSU forward T.J. Warren to enter 2014 NBA Draft
North Carolina State University sophomore forward T.J. Warren announced Tuesday that he will forgo his remaining college eligibility and enter the 2014 NBA Draft. Warren,...

ESPN college basketball analyst Digger Phelps is retiring
It’s time to put away the highlighters. Digger Phelps, who joined ESPN in 1993 and has been one of the best-known analysts on the network,...

Connecticut State Lawmakers Explore Unionization for UConn Players
He's one of the best basketball players in the country, and he's preparing for Monday night's NCAA championship game, yet the University of Connecticut's Shabazz...

1989 Georgetown-Princeton: The Game That Saved March Madness
"The Princeton-Georgetown game happened, and suddenly people said, There's merit to these people being in," says former ESPN programming executive Tom Odjakjian. "When CBS decided...

Title run giving paralyzed Kentucky fan feelings of happiness
He watches the games alone. Dick Gregory watches Kentucky win, one improbable victory after the next in this NCAA Tournament, and then he has a...

In 2020, will your favorite college football team still exist?
Currently, there are 120 universities playing NCAA Division I football. If the Northwestern decision is upheld, many schools will drop the sport because they won’t...

NCAA officials adamantly opposed to one-and-done
NCAA officials and Kentucky coach John Calipari at least agree on something: The one-and-done rule in college basketball needs to be revised. NCAA president Mark...

There’s no room for error in Wake Forest’s hire of Danny Manning
Everything in Manning’s history points to success. There aren’t the same red flags with him that there were with Bzdelik – like postseason failure, an...

2014 Final Four breaks all-time attendance record for college basketball with 79,444
Even before Monday night’s National Title game was set and a champion was crowned, the 2014 Final Four became a memorable one. Midway through the...

Poll: Americans Say College Hoops Players Deserve Share of NCAA's TV Money and Merchandise Sales
With the Final Four coming up, 64 percent of Americans tell Reason-Rupe that student-athletes should receive money if a college or company sells gear containing...

Miami QB Ryan Williams Suffers Torn ACL
Miami quarterback Ryan Williams suffered a torn ACL in a recent scrimmage and is out indefinitely. Williams was slated to open the year as the...

Jahlil Okafor, top recruit in class of 2014: Raising NBA’s age limit unfair to players
Commissioner Adam Silver has gone on the record about his desire to raise the NBA’s age minimum to 20 years old. Rules instituted in the collective...

A blueprint for each Final Four coach
UConn coach Kevin Ollie, Florida coach Billy Donovan, Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan and Kentucky coach John Calipari will have timeouts, substitutions and play calls at...

NC State point guard Tyler Lewis transfers to Butler
Butler head coach Brandon Miller is down to three available scholarships. This after receiving a phone call this afternoon from former North Carolina State point...

Magic, Bird and the selection show: How the NCAA Tournament came to be a spectacle
When CBS first won the rights to a still-maturing NCAA Tournament in 1982, the network cooked up the idea to air the unveiling of the...

Danny Manning Accepts Wake Forest Job
Wake Forest’s long suspenseful wait is over. Danny Manning has accepted the job as the Deacons’ head basketball coach. Manning told Athletics Director Ron Wellman...

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