The Phog turns 60: Celebrating a hoops cathedral

  Broken down into 700,000 bricks, 1,625 tons of stone, 52,000 haydite blocks, 4,500 gallons of paint and 245,000 board feet of lumber for the roof, it is hard for a basketball arena to sound romantic. Those are the materials that were used to build Allen Fieldhouse, on the campus of the University of Kansas […]

Your guide to today’s best college hoops games

It’s Feb. 28 but it feels a bit like March. Check out today’s prime time games in college basketball. It’s a big-time appetizer for the main course that is just ahead. Here’s a guide to today’s agenda. Call is must-see TV. Bring all your flatscreen sets into the same room or least use picture-in-picture. Pour […] hoops Power Rankings reflect February Madness

2014-15 College Basketball Power Rankings: Week 16 February is already a short month, but college basketball seems more than eager to turn the page to March. And you know what that means. Madness. Crazy things are happening. Utah lost at Oregon. Kansas lost at Kansas State (Google: Storm the court). North Carolina State won at North […]

Opinion: K-State fans disappointed everyone in college hoops

“YOU LET THE WHOLE TEAM DOWN!” That has become one of my favorite chants from student sections at college basketball games. Not sure of the origin. But under the category of home court advantage, it is fresh and to the point. It has some bite without being obscene. It is versatile and appropriate after a missed […]

UConn’s Jones jumps into NFL Combine history book

It’s hard to say if former UConn cornerback Byron Jones improved his NFL draft stock on Monday but he certainly made headlines at the NFL Combine. During testing at the Combine in Indianapolis, Jones set an NFL Combine record in the broad jump with a remarkable leap of 12 feet, 3 inches. That’s a better […]

UConn’s Boatright among finalists for Cousy Award

UConn’s Ryan Boatright is among the 17 finalists for the 205 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award, presented by Holy Cross. Providence’s Kris Dunn, from New London, Conn., is also on the list.. The current list of 17 finalists, announced Friday,  for the 2015 Bob Cousy Award presented by College of the Holy […]

Duke climbs higher after beating North Carolina

2014-15 College Basketball Power Rankings: Week 15 Duke and North Carolina gave us another epic Wednesday night, one more outstanding chapter in the history of this great rivalry. If you missed it, that’s your bad. But it was an instant classic, so you should be able to catch a replay in the very near future. So […]

UConn releases 2015 football schedule

UConn’s 2015 football schedule is officially set. Here’s the press release from UConn. STORRS, Conn. – The 2015 University of Connecticut football schedule was finalized on Thursday with the American Athletic Conference announcing its league slate. The Huskies’ 12-game slate includes eight league match-ups and six home contests at Rentschler Field. Kickoff times and television information […]

Big Saturday could shake up college hoop rankings

2014-15 College Basketball Power Rankings: Week 14 Looking for something special to do on Valentine’s Day? The big day is Saturday, and if you haven’t made plans for dinner out already, you may be out of luck. Shift the celebration to Friday or Sunday. Or stay at home and offer to cook dinner for your significant […]

Public memorial for Dean Smith set for Sunday

Plans to celebrate the life of Hall of Fame basketball coach Dean Smith have been announced. A public memorial will be held Sunday in the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, N.C. Coach Smith’s family has suggested several options for memorial contributions. All the details are below, from a press release from the National […]