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Time for NBA to adopt MLB draft rules

Time for NBA to adopt MLB draft rules

Around 80 college basketball underclassmen have declared for the NBA Draft. Of that total, 40 have signed with an agent and can’t withdraw to return to school.There are only 60 draft picks – two rounds of 30. ... Click here for the rest of my FanRagSports.com story

Eric Montross on Bonzie Colson returning and NBA

Eric Montross on Bonzie Colson returning and NBA

Notre Dame forward Bonzie Colson developed into a double-double machine last season. As an undersized player he drew comparisons to Charles Barkley on his way to first-team All-ACC and third-team All-America honors.The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Colson was so consistently strong that he...

Bonzie Colson lifts Notre Dame with return

Bonzie Colson lifts Notre Dame with return

If Bonzie Colson had succumbed to the seductive sirens urging him to declare for the NBA Draft, Notre Dame would have been projected to be a typical Mike Brey basketball team next season.The Irish annually win more games than expected with a veteran roster under their coach, who...

South Carolina taps ACC roots at Final Four

South Carolina taps ACC roots at Final Four

You probably thought South Carolina’s upset of Duke spoiled the romance of a Tobacco Road showdown. Up in smoke went the anticipated North Carolina-Duke meeting in the NCAA championship game.If so, you have overlooked South Carolina’s Tobacco Road history. ... Click here for...

Zach Collins provides zig to Zags off the bench

Zach Collins provides zig to Zags off the bench

Zach Collins stands tall. He also stands out from a crowd at this Final Four in Arizona.North Carolina sent five McDonalds’s All-America players to the Final Four: senior Kennedy Meeks, junior Justin Jackson, junior Joel Berry III, junior Theo Pinson, and freshman Tony Bradley....

Thornwell leaves South Carolina legacy

Thornwell leaves South Carolina legacy

South Carolina coach Frank Martin looked back last weekend at a crossroads for the player who has carried the Gamecocks to their first Final Four as a rising phoenix in the Valley of the Sun.It was the moment he viewed the person behind Sindarius Thornwell the athlete. Here was...

Florida basketball climbing again

Florida basketball climbing again

It’s not unusual for a Southeastern Conference basketball team’s NCAA hopes to end against an SEC rival. It happens for most in the SEC Tournament.But 2017 was different. ... Click here for the rest of my FanRagSports story

KeVaughn Allen beats the clock in New York

KeVaughn Allen beats the clock in New York

Florida’s clock never struck midnight, thanks to KeVaughn Allen’s scoring outburst. Allen introduced himself to March Madness with a 35-point performance Friday night and Saturday morning in the basketball palace of Madison Square Garden.Florida’s Chris Chiozza made the highlight...

A look at the Sweet Sixteen

A look at the Sweet Sixteen

Here's a look at the Sweet Sixteen from myself along with FanRag colleagues Matt Zemek, Joseph Nardone and Jon Rothstein.Click here for the rest of my FanRagSports story

Wisconsin rises from basketball obscurity

Wisconsin rises from basketball obscurity

As Northwestern’s story line moves on to whether the program can build on its first NCAA Tournament berth in school history, the Wildcats need look no further than Big Ten neighbor Wisconsin for encouragement.The Badgers have shown an obscure program can elevate itself among the...