Category Archives: Featured Story

As a parent, I would bring my son home NOW from Maryland’s football program
August 14, 2018

My son played college basketball, and there wasn’t a day while he was at Loyola of Chicago that I didn’t hope coaches and trainers were intently looking after his well being. Health is everything, and I know coaches can be blinded by the need to win.  I didn’t care much about winning – I just […]

Handshake line charade needs to go, but not because of John Calipari’s act last night
March 23, 2018

Kentucky coach John Calipari has always been a self-immersed twit and a blight on college basketball, so please don’t misunderstand my thoughts on the stupidity of the postgame handshake ritual as a validation of his decision to blow it off last night. Kentucky got beat, K-State celebrated, and Calipari left the floor without waiting to shake […]

Curtis Jones leaves Indiana Basketball program – best for both Jones & Hoosiers?
December 4, 2017

Coaching changes bring a change of culture.  Culture change brings adversity.  Adversity brings roster changes. Such is the cycle of life in college basketball. Curtis Jones was recruited to Indiana by Tom Crean, and he played his freshman season for the former coach.  When Archie Miller replaced Crean, it became clear very quickly that the […]

5 problems in college basketball that aren’t really problems at all
November 11, 2017

Smart college basketball experts like Jay Bilas and Fran Fraschilla have recently written treatises about how to cure college basketball.  The unfortunate truth that renders their well-intentioned thoughts unnecessary is that it isn’t sick. Rick Pitino’s ouster at Louisville, indictments against assistant coaches, shoplifting in China, and academic fraud at North Carolina have coaches piously posturing and […]