NCAA Basketball

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, right. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Bernstein: It’s Time To Watch The Coaches Coach

Unlike in any other sport, coaches are the stars of college basketball, and they act the part.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2014

DePaul coach Oliver Purnell. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Bernstein: College Basketball Around Here Sucks

College basketball has come to die in Chicago, where the five local teams have a .341 winning percentage.

670 The Score–02/23/2014

Cleanthony Early celebrates after Wichita State defeated No. 1 Gonzaga.   (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Upsets Not What They Used To Be

Despite the popularity of the clichéd, post-victory cry, nobody really “shocks the world.”

CBS Chicago–03/24/2013

Montrezl Harrell (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Louisville Cardinals Shut Down Colorado State, Into Semifinals

The Louisville Cardinals put on a defensive clinic, shutting down Colorado State and dominated the Rams 82-56.

03/23/2013

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South Dakota State Wins Summit League, NCAA Berth

Nate Wolters struggled to get his chances for most of the game . Once he did, the Summit League’s player of the year proved worthy of the title and added another – tournament MVP.

03/13/2013

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Rising Star: Gonzaga Junior Kelly Olynyk

Gonzaga has a history of busting brackets but the Bulldogs now find themselves in the role of the hunted as Gonzaga became No. 1 in the AP poll for the first time in history.

03/05/2013

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Rising Star: Kentucky Freshman Nerlens Noel

This isn’t last year’s Kentucky team and Nerlens Noel is not Anthony Davis. The comparison was natural in the preseason. Like Davis, Noel was one of the top recruits in the country and figured to be the standout of Kentucky’s brand new roster.

02/05/2013

UConn head coach Jim Calhoun cuts down the nets after winning a national championship in 2011. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

UConn, 9 Other Teams Get Postseason Bans For Low APR Scores

A record 10 men’s basketball teams, including three-time national champion Connecticut, will be banned from next season’s NCAA tournament because of sub-par work in the classroom.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2012

John Calipari

Muller: It’s Time For One-And-Done Rule To Go Away

There was a time–not too long ago–that my favorite sporting event to watch every year was the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

The Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Chicago Seeks To Woo Away Sporting Events From Indianapolis

Now that Chicago has fought off the City of Indianapolis’ effort to woo away the CME Group, Chicago tourism officials are reportedly plotting revenge.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2011

March Madness App. (Credit: iTunes)

iPhone App Offers Channel Help For March Madness

Having trouble finding the proper cable channel to watch your favorite NCAA basketball game? Well, the iPhone has an app for that.

03/18/2011

Louisville v DePaul

Harris: DePaul’s Lack Of Experience A Factor Going Into Opener Sunday

by Adam Harris  Lincoln Park, IL – One of the most important questions going into this year’s DePaul Blue Demon’s basketball season is lack of experience, and Blue Demon Head Coach Oliver Purnell addressed that issue today. “I […]

11/11/2010