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Alexander Wolff

All Alexander Wolff Stories

June 14, 2010

Remembering The Wizard

A personal reminiscence of the greatest coach that college basketball has known, and the values and character that made him an equally accomplished man. There will never be another like him

Dec. 10, 1984

In The Driver's Seat

Rookie Michael Jordan has quickly become Chicago's big wheel and the NBA's big deal at the box office

Oct. 29, 1984

Will It Be Another Banner Year?

Odds are against Boston's repeating as the NBA champion. After all, nobody has done so since the Celtics in 1969—and with a lot of good reasons

Oct. 22, 2012

A Massive Fraud Now More Fully Exposed

FOR YEARS, AS HE BECAME THE MOST DOMINANT CYCLIST IN HISTORY, LANCE ARMSTRONG VEHEMENTLY DENIED DOPING. HERE ARE SOME OF HIS MOST STRIDENT ASSERTIONS, ANNOTATED WITH THE NOW UNDENIABLE EVIDENCE THAT ARMSTRONG TOOK PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING DRUGS, PRESSURED HIS TEAMMATES TO DO SO AND BULLIED ANYONE WHO OPPOSED HIM

Feb. 23, 1998

The Young And The Restless

The best prospects frequently arrive on campus—if they ever get there—with an outsized sense of entitlement that too often sets them adrift

Dec. 22, 1997

Dean Smith: 1997 Sportsman of the Year

Fanfare For An Uncommon Man: He became the winningest college basketball coach of all time and capped an exemplary career with a graceful retirement. For all that we honor North Carolina's Dean Smith

Nov. 18, 2002

The High School Athlete

They are stronger and more skilled, but year-round commitment to a single sport and far-flung travel for more and better competition are isolating our best young athletes from their communities and changing the all-around athletic experience that has been at the heart of American sports for generations. Part one of a four-part series

Nov. 02, 2015

Mission Implausible

Coaches caught up in scandal, like Rick Pitino of Louisville, preach leadership, but there's another way—rarely considered—to show it

Sept. 05, 1988

FLORIDA

Let me tell you about my Florida vacation. Well, I suppose it wasn't a vacation exactly, seeing as how my editor sent me down there to find out ...

Aug. 17, 2015

The World Is Waiting

One year from the start of the 2016 Olympics, host Rio de Janeiro is pleased with its progress, but even as its scenic splendor and irrepressible spirit command attention, the city still has obstacles to overcome

Sept. 28, 2015

ABUSE OF POWER

WHY DO COLLEGE COACHES CONTINUE TO YELL, DEMEAN AND DEMORALIZE? THAT'S YESTERDAY'S TACTIC. TODAY'S ATHLETES ...

June 16, 2008

Opening Volley

Ping-Pong Diplomacy made the Beijing Games possible—but without two unlikely heroes, the great table tennis summit might never have occurred

Dec. 23, 2013

Ordinary Heroes

THERE'S ONLY ONE SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR, BUT IT WAS A YEAR OF MANY SPORTSMANLIKE MOMENTS—GESTURES LARGE AND SMALL THAT QUIETLY REMIND US HOW GOOD OUR GAMES CAN BE

July 06, 2015

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The Hall of Fame center who played with his back to the world was immersing himself in Malcolm X and Sherlock Holmes stories before tip-offs.

Nov. 09, 1981

MIDWEST division

Flipping the dial for some late-night TV last May, you may have caught the HOUSTON ROCKETS. Featuring a few Irish surnames—Malone, ...

Nov. 28, 1983

6 LOUISVILLE

Louisville Guard Lancaster Gordon (below) spent the summer working for a local Pepsi bottler, helping to stage Pepsi Challenge taste tests.

May 07, 2012

Father Figures

A girl's best friend in the fight for playing time was often her dad

March 23, 2009

PRESSURE POINTS

A free throw's very freedom can seem like psychological imprisonment— especially during the NCAA tournament, when laying it all on the line ...