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Indiana is way out of UCLA for Steve Alford

Indiana is way out of UCLA for Steve Alford

Indiana wasted no time firing Tom Crean. All that’s needed for the Archie Miller Sweepstakes to begin is for Dayton’s season to end in the NCAA Tournament.One day after the injury-riddled Hoosiers lost to Georgia Tech in the NIT – and, by the way, one year after Indiana won the...

Bruce Walton on his brother Bill and football

Bruce Walton on his brother Bill and football

Now that Bill Walton is back to analyzing college basketball following his foray into football commentary for the recent Clemson-Alabama national championship game, we need to hear from the gridiron expert of the Walton family. What were Bruce Walton’s thoughts on his “little”...

Walton was a football name before basketball

Walton was a football name before basketball

The Walton surname and basketball remain synonymous from Bill Walton’s Naismith Hall of Fame career, but once there was a time when “Walton” was a football identity in San Diego and at UCLA.Bill Walton is one of basketball’s all-time greats that grew up in the San Diego area. He...

Minnesota was no win for everyone involved

Minnesota was no win for everyone involved

Jerry Kill is angry, stating he will never attend a Minnesota football game at TCF Stadium or step on campus again. The former Gopher head coach’s frustration is over the school firing Tracy Claeys, his long-time right-hand man and successor.“We gave our best to the state of...

College provided Jackie Robinson his foundation

College provided Jackie Robinson his foundation

Today, Major League Baseball annually celebrates Jackie Robinson breaking the game’s color line On April 15, 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. The moment is too great to be limited to 25th and 50th anniversaries, or the 75th in 2022.Big-league baseball – and the nation – can thank...

Wooden stills ranks ahead of Krzyzewski

Wooden stills ranks ahead of Krzyzewski

Villanova and North Carolina met this past Monday in the type of national championship game that endorses the case for John Wooden as college basketball’s greatest coach. By that, I don’t mean Villanova’s dramatic win on a last-second shot.Most years Wooden’s UCLA teams...

UCLA 1961 great untold story as precedent to Missouri

UCLA 1961 great untold story as precedent to Missouri

A long-forgotten story of the 1961 UCLA football team’s threatened boycott should be remembered this week as a precedent to Missouri’s successfully mounted boycott over campus racial issues.The stories are the similar, but different. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's...

Coach K and measuring up to Coach Wooden

Coach K and measuring up to Coach Wooden

No matter how you add up the numbers or inflate college basketball today at the expense of the past, it’s hard to make an all-around case that Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski has caught up to UCLA’s immortal John Wooden. Coach K won’t even dare try, even though his 12th...

Navy family enjoys San Diego homecoming

Navy family enjoys San Diego homecoming

Navy defensive end Paul Quessenberry, a legacy whose father graduated from the Naval Academy in 1980, is finishing off his college career about as well as it can be scripted. The 6-foot-2, 251-pound senior two-year starter from Carlsbad’s La Costa Canyon in suburban San Diego...