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Coach in waiting now opposite Duke bench

Coach in waiting now opposite Duke bench

Jim Boeheim, Syracuse’s 73-year-old coach, said something that helps explain Jeff Capel coaching Pitt basketball tonight against Duke rather than seated next to Mike Krzyzewski, 71, for another year as his associate head coach. Boeheim responded to a question about retirement...

One clear edge Coach K has on the Wizard

One clear edge Coach K has on the Wizard

Name college basketball’s greatest coach: UCLA’s John Wooden or Duke’s Mike Krzyzrewski? It’s a debate with no definitive answer.The Wizard of Westwood’s supporters cite 10 NCAA titles in 12 years (1964-1975). Coach K’s backers note five national titles spanning three decades...

Chris Collins returns to his Chicago identity

Chris Collins returns to his Chicago identity

Chris Collins knew long before he took the Northwestern job that a good team can transform antiquated Welsh-Ryan Arena from a barn to a raucous place. He was a Chicago kid who experienced that atmosphere as a high school senior.Maybe that’s one reason he returned home four years...

Northwestern chasing first NCAA bid

Northwestern chasing first NCAA bid

Northwestern coach Chris Collins likely got the wrong idea about the Big Ten while playing for Mike Krzyzewski and coaching beside him 13 years on the Duke bench. Coach K made beating Big Ten teams look simple.It’s not so easy, Collins was reminded after his Wildcats lost at...