Balance and experience fueling North Carolina’s success

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While top-10 teams such as Oklahoma, Kansas, Xavier, West Virginia, and Maryland have all suffered tough losses within the past ten days, North Carolina stumbled to a ninth straight win this past weekend against N..C. State in spite of one of its worst offensive performances of the season. Ugly win over an in-state rival aside, there’s plenty for the basketball-loving ...

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Despite first ACC loss, Duke Blue Devils remain one of NCAA’s best

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As expected, the ACC has established itself early with a total of six teams in the latest Associated Press Top 25, and while ninth-ranked Duke isn’t currently leading that group, the defending national champions have more than enough talent to make life unpleasant for the rest of the field come tournament time. With key contributors from last year’s team such ...

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LSU freshman Ben Simmons is already college basketball’s best

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Every year college basketball produces a new crop of aspiring superstars and NBA hopefuls, and this year is no different. But once in a while, one of those players stands above even the best that the pack has to offer as a truly special talent with seemingly limitless potential, and LSU freshman Ben Simmons is one of those players. Standing ...

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Wisconsin Badgers coach Bo Ryan retires after win

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The winningest coach in Wisconsin basketball history, Bo Ryan, announced his retirement Tuesday after the team’s win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Associate head coach Greg Gard will assume the title of interim head coach, effectively immediately. “After months of conversation with Barry Alvarez and his administrative staff, as well as my wife, Kelly, I have decided that now is the right time to step down from the head coaching position ...

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2015-16 Kentucky Wildcats have tough act to follow

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There’s nothing that signals the start of college basketball quite like the buzz of lofty pre-season predictions, and during the past few years, speculating about the potential of head coach John Calipari’s incoming crop of Kentucky Wildcats has become an irreplaceable part of the pre-season process. That’s what happens when a head coach turns one of the few non-football focused ...

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Missouri Valley Conference 2015-16 Men’s Hoops Predictions


Missouri Valley Conference basketball media day tips off on Tuesday in St. Louis.  The MVC is one of the best mid-major basketball conferences in NCAA history.  The Valley has produced surprising Sweet Sixteen teams such as Northern Iowa in 2010, Southern Illinois in 2007 and 2002, Bradley and Wichita State in 2006.  The Valley’s produced legendary NBA players like Indiana ...

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Muhammad Ali wants to unite Louisville

Muhammad Ali, center, and NFL great Tom Jackson, right, shake hands with officials prior to the coin toss before the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/POOL, Bill Haber)

Louisville’s most famous citizen wants to unite a city with it’s school after the Louisville Cardinals’ basketball program is under investigation for an escort scandal that involves parties, dancing and sex. From one champion to another, I will always stand behind & support @GoCards. Go Cards! #UniteLouisville #AliTweet — Muhammad Ali (@MuhammadAli) October 23, 2015 Ali hopes to bring together ...

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Details released in Louisville escort scandal


Five former Louisville basketball players and recruits told Outside The Lines that they had parties in campus dorms that had strippers paid for by former graduate assistant coach Andre McGee. These parties were held at Billy Minardi Hall, which was named after head coach Rick Pitino’s brother-in-law.  The parties consisted of dancers, many of whom stripped naked, and would also ...

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Bo Ryan will coach Wisconsin for one more season, then retire

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Bo Ryan is entering his final season a Wisconsin’s coach. Ryan released a statement Monday announcing his plans to coach the Badgers one more season and then retire, leaving the position for assistant Greg Gard. Statement from #Badgers head coach Bo Ryan — Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) June 29, 2015 Ryan has never finished worse than fourth in the Big Ten ...

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Rumor: Bo Ryan to announce retirement from Wisconsin

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  UPDATE: Bo Ryan announces he will coach one more season, and then retire.   Two tweets have sparked rumors circulating around Twitter that Wisconsin’s head men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan is expected to announce his retirement on Monday due to health reasons. My “sources” tell me Bo Ryan is retiring tomorrow due to health reasons. I hope my sources ...

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