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Aug. 24, 2009

The Last Iconic Baseball Card

Twenty years ago one teenager made a bet on the stardom of another teen, whose rookie card would become one of a kind. It would also signal the beginning of the end of a once-thriving industry

Jan. 25, 2016

GLOBALLERS

BASKETBALL IS HAVING A MOMENT, LED BY TWO FOREIGN-BORN STARS WHO CAME OF AGE IN THE YOUTUBE ERA BEN SIMMONS ...

March 21, 2016

THE BRACKETS

SOUTH. EAST. SOUTH. KANSAS. Jayhawks--Sooners III falls flat as Buddy gets no Love from the rims in cavernous NRG Stadium. KANSAS.

April 11, 2016

PHILADELPHIA THREEDOM

A taut, thrilling final came down to a couple of shots for the ages in Houston, where senior-led Villanova shook off its recent tournament ...

Feb. 15, 2016

ARC MADNESS

THE LLOYD NOBLE CENTER, Oklahoma's 41-year-old basketball arena, is a concrete island in the middle of a parking lot sea, set far enough ...

Dec. 07, 2015

Auspicious Aussie

LSU freshman Ben Simmons is already lighting it up, but a breakdown of the wonder from Down Under shows how he could be even better

Nov. 09, 2015

Urban Legend

THE ROCKFORD, ILL., AAU team Fred VanVleet starred on during high school was called PrymeTyme—a defiant name, given that the city's ...

Nov. 09, 2015

INSIDE THE RANKINGS

COLLEGE BASKETBALL values drama over predictability. This is the trade-off that defines the sport, that captivates the nation for three weeks ...

March 14, 2016

FOREIGN TRADE

The tiny Spanish island of Gran Canaria is home to a tour operator that handles college basketball teams' off-season trips—and to an academy ...

March 21, 2016

OFFENSIVE DEVELOPMENTS

In the one-and-done era, coaches who recruit the most NBA-ready prospects have the best shot at the Final Four, right? Not necessarily.

March 14, 2016

KANSAS JAYHAWKS

15.7% WIN PROBABILITY THE NCAA tournament is unpredictable, but national champs tend to have a certain statistical profile.

June 29, 2009

Battle Tested

After a breakout sophomore season, guard Talor (Bubby) Battle aims to prove that Penn State is a hoops school too

Aug. 21, 2006

The Rest

Players toWatch Top performersfrom unranked teams UTAH ERIC WEDDLE,SS Utes coach KyleWhittingham says he builds his defensive ...

Nov. 10, 2014

Badger Ball

Don't be fooled by the old-school reputation. Wisconsin's surprisingly progressive—and championship caliber—offense will be the country's most efficient

Nov. 18, 2013

2 KENTUCKY

The Dribble Drive Motion is an offense and a brand—one that has been synonymous with coach John Calipari since his 2007--08 Memphis ...

April 27, 2009

April Madness

John Calipari's jump to Kentucky created chaos among recruits, several of whom remain uncommitted

Nov. 12, 2012

15 ARIZONA

Pick a reason to be bullish about Arizona: If you're a recruitnik, it's because the Wildcats added a trio of five-star big men (Kaleb Tarczewski, ...

Nov. 18, 2013

1 LOUISVILLE

The most scoring-friendly rule changes of college hoops' modern era could have a profound effect on the defending champs. Hand- and ...