Louisville thought it saw something it could exploit: a willingness to hire top coaches with checkered pasts. It did not work out with Bobby Petrino, or with Rick Pitino.
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Duke 118, Kentucky 84. Any questions? The Blue Devils’ trio of freshmen dominated the No.2-ranked Wildcats in the season opener.
Duke has the top 3, followed by Bol Bol at Oregon. Here are 10 rising stars you’ll be watching play one season of college basketball.
Come February, the top teams in Conference USA will face off only against other top teams, in hopes of improving their strength of schedule.
Two Adidas executives and an aspiring agent funneled $100,000 to a top high school prospect, who ended up losing his college basketball eligibility.
Eighteen-year-olds who previously played for Duke or Arizona may now be suiting up for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
His father was selling his services. Sneaker companies were coordinating payments. Prosecutors say the universities were the victims. Were they?
Tom Konchalski is renowned in basketball circles for his evaluations of college prospects. But in an earlier life, he once called lines in a U.S. Open semifinal.
At 76, he is staging an encore — at a new Division III men’s basketball program at St. Joseph in the Hartford area. “I missed the kids,” he said.
Two N.C.A.A. boards adopted a series of men’s basketball reforms as the governing body continues to grapple with federal indictments involving apparel companies, agents and recruits.
She won more than 600 games over 27 seasons. But her reputation was tarnished when she was accused of discriminating against lesbian players.
The Phoenix Suns took the Arizona big man Deandre Ayton with the first pick in the draft. Here’s a look at the entire first round.
He won 509 games with three college programs, integrating two of them; restored Kentucky’s luster; and oversaw the 1992 Olympic “Dream Team.”
A federal probe and criticism from an N.C.A.A. commission led by Condoleezza Rice have done little to change how shoe companies in youth basketball operate.
An illness ended Tucker Halpern’s basketball career, but eight months in bed led him down a career path he didn’t expect: into music, as part of the dance pop duo Sofi Tukker.
Condoleezza Rice and her commission have ideas for cleaning up college basketball. But they don’t challenge the longtime requirement that the players be amateurs.
Bazley, a top high school prospect, is set to skip college for the N.B.A.’s development league. More players like him might follow in his footsteps.
The scope of the college basketball recruitment corruption scandal grew, with prosecutors saying that money was funneled to players who went to Kansas and N.C. State.
What makes Villanova the class of college basketball is a sustainable model of success that draws top players who sacrifice to play for the Wildcats.
Every year, Marc Tracy goes into the men’s N.C.A.A. tournament with a handful of ideas and narratives. Then events blow them up.