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 […]

A birthday call from Coach Dean Smith (A Personal Tribute)

The telephone rang in my home office. It was late morning on June 9, 1988. I remember the date because it was my birthday. For the record, my 30th birthday. One of those milestones you dread but now wish you could get back. Again, it’s 1988. No cell phone. This was the ring of the […]

Kansas to honor basketball coaching legends

Think about the crazy amount of turnover in the college coaching profession. Then reflect on the legendary University of Kansas basketball program, which has had only four coaches since 1964. Make that four terrific coaches with Final Four appearances, Coach of the Year awards, Hall of Fame credentials and a shared passion for basketball and […]