Eight Photos Of Coach K Sitting On A Lil' Stool

Not nearly enough has been made of the fact that for the Elite Eight game between Duke and Gonzaga, held on the raised court at Houston's NRG Stadium, they gave the coaches adorable little stools to sit on. So, here, via Getty Images and AP Images, are pics of Mike Krzyzewski sitting on his stool. (Mark Few chose to… » 3/31/15 3:42pm Today 3:42pm

John Calipari's Deal Is Bad, Even For Players Whose Knees Survive It

Last week, I wrote about the ways that both pro- and anti-NCAA camps tend to miss the mark when talking about University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari. He deserves less criticism for breaking NCAA rules and more for profiting from them, because even his “Players First” arrangement forces players to take… » 3/31/15 10:57am Today 10:57am

Kentucky Keeps Perfect Season Alive In Worst Way Possible

Despite trailing Notre Dame numerous times in the second half, Kentucky overcame a below-average offensive night and a stunning performance from Irish forward Zach Auguste to advance to the Final Four and improve their record to 38-0 thanks to two free throws by Andrew Harrison with six seconds remaining, shots that… » 3/28/15 11:07pm Saturday 11:07pm

Duke's Meaningless Last Second Free Throw Cost Vegas Millions

Last night's Duke-Utah game seemingly ended in a 62-57 win for Duke. With eight seconds remaining Utah's Jordan Loveridge missed a three-pointer, and the Utah players only half-heartedly tried to foul or tie up the rebounder, Duke's Quinn Cook. But with 0.7 seconds left a referee blew for a foul against Cook, the… » 3/28/15 12:57pm Saturday 12:57pm

Report: Predatory UNH Basketball Staffer Often Recorded Naked Players

Scott Weitzell, a staffer on the New Hampshire men's basketball team, was accused in February of 2014 of secretly taking photos of players in the locker room after a game. He was fired a few days later, and when police searched his house, he attempted to destroy evidence. At the time, Weitzell received a suspended… » 3/27/15 2:07pm Friday 2:07pm

We Need To Talk About How We Talk About John Calipari

The Worst Part Of Xavier's Loss Is No More Matt Stainbrook

America's favorite Uber driver was dominant against Arizona tonight, scoring 17 points and claiming 10 rebounds. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to lead the Musketeers to a win. While Arizona deservedly moves on to the Elite Eight, we mourn the end of goofy-looking Matt Stainbrook's college career. In memoriam,… » 3/27/15 12:48am Friday 12:48am

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Returns After Brutal Looking Knee Injury

Arizona sophomore forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson suffered this heinous looking knee injury in the first half of the Sweet Sixteen matchup with Xavier. Hollis-Jefferson limped off the court to the locker room to receive treatment, but rejoined the sideline about five minutes later. Rachel Nichols reported that he… » 3/26/15 11:02pm Thursday 11:02pm

Wichita State Knows What It's Doing On Offense. At Least One Team Does.

The Wichita State Shockers are impressive for a lot of reasons—their beatdown of geographic rival Kansas and top-10 defense, or for the simple possibility that they can trade punches with Kentucky in a tournament rematch, should WSU defeat Notre Dame later tonight. But at the minimum, praise Gregg Marshall's squad for… » 3/26/15 4:04pm Thursday 4:04pm

Dean Smith Used His Will To Buy Every One Of His Lettermen A Nice Dinner

Dean Smith died in February, but his benevolence lived on through his trust. The North Carolina men's basketball coach left money—to "enjoy a dinner out compliments of Coach Dean Smith"—to each varsity letterman who played for him. » 3/26/15 2:15pm Thursday 2:15pm

Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes Caught By Hot Mic, Nearly Dies Of Embarrassment

Nigel Hayes has already endeared himself to the world through his adorable obsession with the NCAA tournament stenographer. Now well-versed in the ways of stenography, Hayes spent part of yesterday's press conference learning a valuable lesson about hot mics. » 3/26/15 10:06am Thursday 10:06am

Villanova Piccolo Player Appears On Fallon, Plays With The Roots

It's been a whirlwind weekend for crying Villanova piccolo player Roxanne Chalifoux, but her international stardom led to a few perks tonight as the emotion-stricken Pittsburgh-area native appeared on The Tonight Show—taking home some swag (including Taylor Swift tickets, which almost made her cry again) and sitting… » 3/23/15 11:58pm 3/23/15 11:58pm

Former Georgetown Hoya Trying To Open Restaurant With Lottery Winnings

College basketball fans under 40 probably don't know the name, but for a single season Michael Graham was the fiercest college basketball player around, ripping down rebounds in traffic as well as regularly getting into tussles with opponents. The season was 1983-84, and Graham was the most hated man in college… » 3/23/15 9:55pm 3/23/15 9:55pm

ESPN's Sports Business Reporter Doesn't Understand Sports Or Business

We enjoy making fun of ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell, and do so a lot around these parts, because he is a brandbot and a doofus. For the most part, he's harmless, doing nothing worse than publicly embarrassing himself in novel and hilarious ways. » 3/23/15 7:15pm 3/23/15 7:15pm

A Courtside View Of Pat Connaughton's Block

Notre Dame's OT win over Butler on Saturday was probably the best tournament game of the weekend, and it might not have gone that long had Irish senior guard Pat Connaughton not swooped in to swat down a Kellen Dunham shot with one second left in regulation. » 3/23/15 10:44am 3/23/15 10:44am

Rick Pitino Says Players Should Be Allowed To Skip College

It's only been since 2006 that high schoolers were banned from jumping straight to the NBA, so it's not as if the current system—which has mainly supplied a series of one-and-dones—has inertia on its side. But basketball programs want more: the Pac-12 presidents have pitched the Power Five on making all freshmen… » 3/22/15 1:03pm 3/22/15 1:03pm