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NBA lockout steered Walton to his future

NBA lockout steered Walton to his future

“The Lakers had a tough start, but they’ll turn it around. They’ll get on a winning streak. Luke is a great coach and they have the best player in the world, LeBron.” --- Josh Pastner, Oct, 24 at ACC media day By Tom Shanahan Luke Walton’s coaching career is attached to Steve...

Coach K postgame concerns included Ferris

Coach K postgame concerns included Ferris

DURHAM, N.C. – Mike Krzyzewski’s post-game concerns ranged beyond grading his No. 4-ranked basketball team’s performance as the Blue Devils prepared for their season opener with Kentucky on Nov. 6 in the Champions Classic. The venerable Coach K wanted to know if the Bulldogs,...

Ferris treasures experience visiting Duke

Ferris treasures experience visiting Duke

DURHAM, N.C. — If anyone wonders what Ferris State was doing on the court with Duke in a 132-48 exhibition game loss Saturday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium, it was coach Mike Krzyzewski’s idea.Coach K has been inviting the reigning NCAA Division II champion for the past nine...

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 and Charles Barkley

Bonzie Colson and Charles Barkley

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...