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Georgetown’s non-conference schedule is terrible

The Hoyas might as well punt on the season. They cannot make the NCAA tournament with this schedule.

Northwestern basketball is a legitimate top-25 team now. Seriously.

The Wildcats are the No. 23 team in our preseason countdown. Northwestern basketball waited 78 years for the breakthrough that finally came last season, an exhilarating run that led to the program’s first ever NCAA tournament appearance and a weight lifted from its shoulders. In the process, Northwestern shed its identity. Show More Summary

Gonzaga finally made the Final Four. Now comes the hard part

The 2017 runners-up come in at No. 24 in our preseason rankings. Gonzaga got the proverbial monkey off its back last year, reaching the Final Four for the first time since their NCAA Tournament streak began in 1999. Though they ultimately fell short of a championship, they proved their point. Show More Summary

Rollie Massimino, the coach of Villanova's 1985 NCAA title team, dies at 82

Massimino, a Big East legend, coached one of the greatest upsets in NCAA Tournament history

Rollie Massimino, Villanova coach who led NCAA tournament upset, dies at 82

Most remembered for pulling off the greatest upset in NCAA tournament history, Rollie Massimino died at age 82        

Rollie Massimino, the coach of Villanova's 1985 title team, in hospice care in Florida

Massimino led one of the biggest upsets in NCAA Tournament history when Nova stunned Georgetown

Kid reporter to Roger Federer: ‘Why do they call you the GOAT?’

Kid reporters always manage to liven up an interview, whether it’s at the NCAA Tournament, on The Tonight Show, or at the U.S. Open. On Tuesday, one youngster had a very pointed question for all-time tennis great Roger Federe. He noted...Show More Summary

The case for Wichita State as a national championship favorite in college basketball

Don’t sleep on Wichita State. The Shockers are ready to pull another deep NCAA tournament run. The upcoming college basketball season is shaping up to be the year of the blue blood. Arizona, Duke, Kansas and Michigan State all return key veterans and add 5-star freshmen. Show More Summary

University Of Maryland Basketball Is Having A Hard Time Moving Players On To The NBA

The Maryland Terrapins or Terps have been consistent over the last several seasons, turning up almost every season to the NCAA tournament, but the percentage of players that find a place in the NBA is lacking. Even players that seemed...Show More Summary

Yahoo owes SCA Promotions $5.5 million for NCAA billion-dollar bracket deal: appeals court

Yahoo’s “Billion-Dollar Bracket” NCAA tournament promotion has been the subject of litigation from SCA Promotions for a while, and after Yahoo won the first round, an appeals court has ruled in SCA’s favor. At issue is an $11 million contract signed with SCA to create the contest in 2014. Show More Summary

Yahoo ordered to pay $5.5 million for busting March Madness deal

(Reuters) — Yahoo Inc owes a prize promoter $5.5 million for backing out of a contract to pay $1 billion for predicting every winner in the 2014 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, and entering a similar contract with Quicken Loans Inc and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc, a court decided on Monday. The 5th U.S. Circuit […]

Jim Calhoun, UConn’s legendary coach, could un-retire to lead a new Division III team

This move would be unusual, but maybe it’d also be cool. Jim Calhoun is one of the more successful coaches in college basketball history. After making Northeastern into an NCAA tournament mainstay in the 1980s, Calhoun took over at Connecticut and led the Huskies to four Final Fours and three national titles during a 26-year reign. Show More Summary

Sorry, Lakers fans, but Lonzo Ball just picked LeBron James over Kobe Bryant

For someone still months way from playing in his first NBA game, Lonzo Ball could hardly have been more popular with Lakers fans. A Los Angeles-area high school star who led UCLA to the NCAA tournament as a freshman, Ball’s selection by the Lakers as the draft’s No. 2 overall pick seemed almost preordained, and it […]

NCAA tournament game winners will get to advance themselves on a really big bracket

2 months agoSports : The Early Lead

The Basketball Tournament has established itself as a summer mainstay over the past four years, with 64 teams comprising former NBA and NCAA players competing for a $2 million grand prize. And while the tournament itself is pretty straightforward — it’s a single-elimination, winner-take-all affair — the postgame celebration is somewhat novel: At the end […]

NCAA to add awesome new wrinkle to tournament postgame celebrations

The teams will advance themselves along in the bracket when they win in the Big Dance. This idea is awesome.

Missouri built a college basketball contender out of thin air

The Tigers rebuilt and then some, all in a few weeks. Missouri’s basketball team hasn’t been any good since 2013-14, and it hasn’t made the NCAA tournament since a year before that. The Tigers made five tournaments in a row from 2009 to 2013 and had top-10 finishers in two of those years, once apiece under Mike Anderson and Frank Haith. Show More Summary

NCAA Tournament selection committee makes another surprise change

A late roster change provides stability for the selection committee for the season ahead

Too early for Bracketology? Don't be ridiculous and enjoy end-of-July Madness

Some familiar names dot the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds as Jerry Palm fills out his NCAA Tournament bracket

U of L's NCAA appeal to focus on loss of tournament money, protecting banner

U of L interim President Greg Postel said the two sanctions represent millions.        

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