Royals have pitching issues; NCAA building a better bracket

Two of my stories were posted earlier today on the FanRagSports.com network. If you are a college basketball fan, a student of bracketology, or just want a better understanding of what the NCAA men’s basketball committee did on Monday, may I suggest reading my article on tweaking and building a better bracket on Today’sU.com And, in […]

UConn records 13 perfect APR scores, including men’s hoops

The University of Connecticut men’s basketball program continues to make an impressive bounce back from the academic difficulties that resulted in a ban from postseason play in 2013. The NCAA released its latest report on Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores Wednesday and for the second consecutive year, the men’s basketball team officially recorded its second-straight […]

NCAA names J.D. Collins coordinator of officiating

College basketball has a new coordinator of officiating. The NCAA announced Tuesday that J.D. Collins, who has nearly a quarter-century’s worth of experience with college basketball officiating, has been named national coordinator of men’s basketball officiating, effective immediately. Collins replaces John Adams, who announced in July his retirement from the position he has held since 2008. […]

Duke tops final power rankings; Kentucky falls to No. 3

  My final power rankings for the 2014-15 baksetball season were posted on FoxSports.com on Tuesday morning after Duke beat Wisconsin in the national championship  game. My apologies for not posting here sooner. I’ve been traveling. Check them out here.

NCAA committee has clear view of top teams – including Kentucky

If educated college basketball fans are assuming Kentucky will be a clear cut No. 1 seed overall when the NCAA tournament bracket is announced on Sunday, Scott Barnes would like them to know “that’s certainly a good read on the situation.” Barnes, chair of the Division I men’s basketball committee and director of athletics at […]

UConn running out of NCAA tournament options

STORRS, Conn. – During his four seasons at UConn, guard Ryan Boatright never has given up on any task. He is part dreamer and part competitor. But he also is a realist. Boatright faced the media after Thursday’s 54-53 loss to Memphis. Every answer to every question started with him shaking his head. In disbelief. […]

Toner’s touch still on display in Storrs

STORRS – Reminders of John Toner’s influence on the University of Connecticut can still be found on a tour through the campus in Storrs. Start with Gampel Pavilion, the silver, domed arena that dominates the skyline. Walk from one end of campus to the other, making note of the new buildings and renovations that have […]

UConn Final Four notebook

ARLINGTON, Texas – Some UConn notes from the 63-53 win over Florida Saturday night at the Final Four: – Coach Kevin Ollie is the first coach to reach the national championship game within his first two seasons since interim coach Mike Davis led Indiana to the 2002 title game. – UConn is now 4-1 in […]

UConn, Louisville and AAC shown little respect

STORRS, Conn. – The pressure on the American Athletic Conference in its first season has been intense and steady. It’s not easy playing in the shadow of the Big East, especially when the old league is still playing quality basketball, still holding the conference party at Madison Square Garden and still grabbing high seeds to the […]