| Dec 28, 2012
Curt Phillips was asked Thursday, by the only reporter interviewing him, how far he could walk outside his downtown hotel without being recognized.
"The whole way," Phillips joked.
"Wherever you want me to...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 11:14 PM
ATLANTA — Scoring is down, players leave early and the best action on television today is still probably 1980s replays of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
For one Monday night, though, college basketball stood history on its head and produced high-...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 9:00 PM
He has a rock-star image with an opening-act resume.
He was once Hoosiers, but, in the last decade, Gene Hackman has led the exact same number of teams to the Sweet 16.
He prides himself on playing Ivy League-smart basketball, which was pretty cool...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 6:10 PM
I know the look. For the last three decades, every year at this time, I get the look.
A friend or family member will slowly approach with a piece of wrinkled paper, a chewed-off pencil and a wistful stare. It's always someone who doesn't follow sports....
| Mar 25, 2013
My dream of a West Regional foursome of Wichita State, La Salle, Harvard and Iowa State came only half true.
Los Angeles fell two underdogs short from hitting for the Cinderella cycle.
The disappointment abated when, in Philadelphia, the hallucination...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 8:55 PM
Tears are part of the NCAA tournament. They flow when teams win and flow when they lose.
The tears shed for Louisville guard Kevin Ware on Sunday, though, were different. They almost spontaneously gushed in response to Ware's gruesome leg break during...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 7:00 PM
The hours before Selection Sunday are what Lakers announcer Chick Hearn used to call "nervous time."
Defending national champion Kentucky might want to chew on some of Jerry Tarkanian's old towels after probably blowing its bubble bid with an early...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 8:32 PM
Kentucky is the top-seeded team entering this year's NCAA tournament that tips off Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio, and ends on a Monday in Atlanta.
Check that: A team from Kentucky, coached by a former Kentucky coach, is top-seeded entering the NCAA...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 5:55 PM
The NCAA's plan to cripple Penn State as it humiliates innocent players could not be working out better.
The NCAA defeated Penn State, 17-16, on Saturday to improve its record to 2-0.
This week, the organization embedded in the University of Virginia....
| Oct 5, 2012
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, the Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games.
No. 24 Northwestern (5-0) at Penn...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 4:39 PM
California politicians are caught up in March Madness, but their version is as much about filling campaign coffers as watching college basketball....