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11 College Basketball Coaches Who Just Know How...
The giants of the game -- Division I college basketball's all-time winningest coaches.
7 Teams to Win the NCAA Tournament Without a Loss
Seven teams in Division I history have won a national championship without suffering a single defeat. Here's a look at those teams, from the San Francisco Dons of 1956 to Bob Knight's 1976 Indiana Hoosiers.
The Winningest Active Coaches in College Hoops
The Top 20 Winningest Active NCAA Head Coaches
Biggest Differences Between NCAA and NBA...
They hang the hoops at the same height... but that might be the only thing the NBA and NCAA do exactly the same way. Here's a brief rundown of the key differences between pro and college ball.
Mike Krzyzewski
Mike Krzyzewski Profile: Career history, accomplishments and biography of Duke's Mike
What is a Double-Double in Basketball?
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Coaches with Multiple National Championships
With North Carolina's win over Michigan State, Roy Williams ties his mentor, Dean Smith, with two national championships... and joins a select list of coaches with multiple titles.
The Bird Exception and How the NBA's Salary Cap...
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Top Coaches in NBA History
Don Nelson, Lenny Wilkens and Pat Riley top the list of the NBA's all-time winningest coaches.
How the NBA Playoffs Work
How the NBA Playoffs work: playoff seeding, home court advantage, series formats and home-court advantage and more
What is a Charging Foul in Basketball?
The charging violation is one of the most difficult fouls to call in basketball. As such, it is often the most controversial as well.
Best Winning Percentage in Division I History
The best winning percentages in college basketball history -- the University of Kentucky heads an impressive list.
Jim Boeheim
Jim Boeheim Profile - Career history, accomplishments and biography of legendary Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim
How to Play Fantasy Basketball
An introduction to fantasy basketball - league setup information, rosters and positions, trades and free agents and fantasy basketball statistics
Stephen Curry
An In-Depth Profile of Stephen Curry.
Where the Final Four Takes Place Through 2016
College basketball's biggest game demands the biggest stage... like a 100,000-seat NFL stadium. The venues are set for the Final Four through 2016, a list that reads includes most of the new or newly-renovated home fields of the National Football League.
Isolation Play
The isolation is the simplest play in basketball and, very often, the most effective.
How to Play Basketball If You're Short
We’ve all been there. The shortest guy on the court. Or at least too short to snatch rebounds from the
The Top Women's Coaches in College Hoops
The giants of the game -- Division I women's college basketball's all-time winningest coaches.
Most Wins in Division I History
Find out the most successful programs in men's Division I college basketball history - ranked by number of wins - through the 2008-09 season.
Highest Paid Coaches in Basketball
How much to college basketball coaches make? Quite a bit. John Calipari's new deal at Kentucky will be worth approximately $4 million a year -- and that's before you factor in incentives, summer camps, and a fat endorsement deal from a shoe company. Here's a look at the salaries of some of college basketball's highest-paid coaches.
An unconventional, chaotic half-court pressing...
The Chase Press is an unconventional half court
Everything You Need to Know About the NBA's...
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What Point Shaving Means in Basketball and Why...
Point Shaving is the (highly illegal) act of purposefully holding down the score of a sporting event, in order to impact who will win bets against a point spread.
Revenue Sharing and North America's Major Pro...
The NFL's revenue-sharing model is universally lauded as the reason pro football continues to thrive in tiny markets. Page 2.
Olympic Basketball vs. the NBA
The rules that govern play in international basketball competition and the familiar NBA rule book have more in common than in years past. But there are several key differences you'll want to know about before watching the Olympics or any international tournament.
Back-to-Back
: In NBA terms, "back-to-back" is a term used to describe a stretch of schedule when a team plays two
How To Improve Your Basketball Game and Be Your...
This article addresses how the everyday player can improve his/her basketball game and be their best.
What is a technical foul?
In basketball, a technical foul can be called for any one of a number of infractions not directly related to game play, such as fighting or arguing with officials.
Assist
Assist is a statistic in basketball used to give credit to the player who
What is the Ted Stepien Rule in NBA?
NBA rules forbid teams from trading their first-round draft pick in successive seasons. That prohibition is generally known as the Ted Stepian Rule.
Division I Single-Game Records
Some of the greatest individual performances in NCAA basketball history, captured in the record book, and on this very page.
The Coaches of Team USA
From the amateur teams of the 30s, 40s and 50s to the Dream Team and Redeem Team -- the men who have coached America's Olympic men's basketball teams, from 1936 through today.
What Does 'One and Done' Mean in Basketball?
The NBA's rule prohibiting high school seniors from entering the draft has given rise to a new class of college player.
Brick
Brick -- basketball slang for a particularly grace-less jump shot.
Individual Dribbling Drills That Teach Ball...
There are numerous drills you can do on your own or with a friend to become a better dribbler. Learn more with this illustrated tutorial.
NCAA Division I Champions
Of the over 300 schools playing Division I basketball, just 35 have won the NCAA Tournament. Here's a list of the few, the proud, the NCAA Tournament champions.
Why Standing Reach Matters for a Basketball...
: One of the "measureables" associated with basketball players is "standing reach" -- the measure of
Basketball Contests That Will Add Life to your...
Here are a series of basketball contests you can run to add energy and enthusiasm to any practice and have fun while you are at it.
Fantasy Basketball 101: Fantasy Basketball Advice
A few words of advice for fantasy basketball players preparing for that all-important rite of the fall: draft day.
Walk is a Walk-On in College Basketball?
: In college basketball "walk-on" refers to a player who is on the team, but does not get one of the
In the Zone
An introduction to some of the zone defenses used in college basketball.
Worst Starts in NBA History
The 2009-10 Nets have set a new record for futility, opening the season with an 18-game (and counting) losing streak.
Team USA and Olympic Basketball History
The history of basketball at the Olympic Games, from its humble start at the Berlin Games to the preparations for London 2012.
How to Become an Expert Dribbler
One of the basic skills that basketball players of all ages need to continually practice is ball handling. This is especially true of younger players.
How to Learn to Shoot, Dribble, and Pass with...
Learn to use both your right and left hand in basketball. Here are some simple ways to learn to take what the defense gives you.
How to Run Your Own NCAA Tournament Pool
Don't even think about handing out photocopies of the brackets... save some trees -- and a whole lot of trouble -- by running your tournament online. Page 3.
LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant: Who Should Be...
LeBron James is jealous of Kevin Durant, but shouldn't it be the other way around?
The NBA Age Limit
The NBA's most recent collective bargaining agreement prevents players from entering the draft right out of high school.
What Is Flopping in Basketball?
Flopping - the act of pretending a foul has been committed in the hopes of fooling an official into blowing the whistle.
Luxury Tax
The luxury tax is a charge paid by NBA teams with payrolls that exceed the league's salary cap by a certain, pre-set level.
Are NCAA Tournament Pools Legal?
According to FBI estimates, over $2.4 billion dollars changes hands annually - mostly in tens and twenties - in NCAA Tournament pools. Is any of this legal?
Juco
: Short for "junior college," juco typically refers to players who play at a two-year school initially,
Which of These 2 Phenoms Will Have a Better...
Comparing superstar prospects Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins.
The WNBA, the NBA, and Why We Compare the Two
An open letter to WNBA player Olympia Scott, in response to her post about unfair comparisons between the WNBA and NBA
NCAA Tournament Bracket Breakdown
Your guide's predictions for the 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket, from the First Four to the Final Four
Redshirt
A redshirt is a player who sits out an entire season of his or her sport in order to preserve a year's worth of eligibility.
NBA All-Time Leaders
The NBA's all-time career leaders in scoring, assists, rebounds, blocks, steals, three-pointers and turnovers.
Bill Self
Bill Self Profile - Career history, accomplishments and profile of Bill Self, coach of the 2008 NCAA men's basketball champion Kansas Jayhawks
How To Form Your Own Summer Basketball League
Here are the key steps in forming a basketball league on your neighborhood court.
John Calipari
About John Calipari - Head Coach of the Kentucky Wildcats
New NCAA Tournament Format Means Less Time for...
The expansion of the NCAA Tournament to 68 teams means fans will have less time between Selection Sunday and the start of March Madness. Better get those brackets filled out quickly!
Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union. Basketball. Page 11.
"Poison Pill" Contract
A poison pill contract is an offer to a restricted free agent specially structured to make it difficult for the player's original team to match.
Lute Olson
Arizona Wildcats head coach Lute Olson - Lute Olson had more wins than any active NCAA coach not named Krzyzewski, but that wasn't enough to keep him on Arizona's bench. His sudden retirement rocked the Arizona basketball program in late October.
What Conference Had the Most NCAA Tournament...
With eleven member schools reaching the NCAA Tournament in 2011, the Big East has set a new record for most schools from a single conference in March Madness.
Ball Don't Lie
Just over a minute after entering the Knicks' game against the Phoenix Suns on December 2, Wallace delivered
How to Beat Zone Presses the Simple Way
How To Beat Basketball Zone Presses
Hard Cap
: The NBA has an official cap on salaries... but that "cap" is more like a suggestion. There are a wide
Fall, Winter, and Spring Basketball Programs
Basketball Programs that are available throughout the year.
Tyra Banks
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Eva Longoria Parker, Adriana Lima and Tyra Banks. Page 14.
Why Man To Man is Best In Youth Leagues
Man to Man Defense in Youth Leagues; Man to Man Defense; Developmental Basketball
Adriana Lima
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Eva Longoria Parker, Adriana Lima and Tyra Banks. Page 10.
What is a Point Spread?
Given that a matchup of real equals in any sporting event is exceedingly rare, sports books create a point spread to handicap the superior team.
Holiday Gifts for Basketball Fans
Holiday gift ideas for all the basketball fans on your list...
How To Play Good Individual Defense
How to play good individual Defense and make the team with hustle and determination
NBA Champions and Finals MVPs
The champions of basketball, from 1947 to today.
Team Dribbling Games for Basketball Skills
Group and team dribbling games that build skills and are fun. Learn to improve your confidence and become a better basketball player.
Kansas Jayhawks
Kansas Jayhawks - Background information and quick facts on the Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team.
TSN's 50 Greatest Coaches
UCLA's John Wooden -- a ten-time national champion and hall-of-famer twice over -- was named the greatest coach in history by The Sporting News. The Wizard of Westwood is just one of the college basketball luminaries to be so honored by TSN.
Hope Dworaczyk
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Playboy 3-d Playmate Hope Dworaczyk. Page 12.
Which Seeds Tend to Fare Best During March...
Can you use seeds to predict which teams will excel in the NCAA Tournament? Here's a tip -- the higher-seeded teams win more often.
What is Rotisserie?
Rotisserie is a scoring system common to many fantasy sports leagues, particularly baseball and basketball.
Beating Zone Defenses
Beat Zone Defenses with simple rules
NBA Sexcapades: Affairs and other Off-Court...
The NBA: Where tawdry happens. Looking at some of the league's legendary off-court affairs -- from Tony
NBA Wives and Girlfriends
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Eva Longoria Parker, Adriana Lima and Tyra Banks
Basketball Practice Planning
Using Basketball work stations in practice can help small numbers of players practice and reinforce skills and become better players.
Top 5 Centers in Houston Rockets’ History
Ranking the top 5 centers in Houston Rockets' History.
Vertical Jump
: One of the "measureables" associated with basketball players is "vertical leap" -- sometimes called
What is Pace?
Pace is a statistic describing how fast a basketball team tends to play, as measured by the number of possessions in each game they play.
How to Dunk
If you want to improve your vertical leaping ability, start off by developing a solid base and core. Page 3.
The Combination Man to Man Zone-A Man Defense...
The Combination Man to Man Zone makes your opponent think you are playing zone when you are really playing straight man. You can trick your opponent into running a zone offense against your man to man and make it work to your advantage. Page 2.
NBA Flirts With Idea of 4-Point Shots and...
NBA flirts with the idea of adding a four-point line and making their basketball court largers.
Jim Calhoun
Jim Calhoun Profile - Career history, notable accomplishments and news on Jim Calhoun, head coach of the University of Connecticut Huskies
NCAA Champions and Final Four Teams 1964 - 1984
A complete list of NCAA Champions and Final Four teams, 1964-1984.
UCLA's Ben Howland
UCLA coach Ben Howland cheers on his team during the Bruins' win over Western Kentucky. Page 10.
LeBron James Is Happy to be Home
LeBron James decides to leave the Miami Heat and return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
LeBron Giving Up #23 to Honor Michael Jordan
LeBron James announced he'll give up his uniform number to honor Michael Jordan, and he wants other NBA players who wear MJ's 23 to do the same.
ACC All-Time Leading Scorers
Duke's J.J. Redick is the ACC's all-time leading scorer, but Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough is gaining fast. Here's a look at Hansbrough's progress and the rest of the ACC's all-time leading scorer list.
Monica
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Eva Longoria Parker, Adriana Lima and Tyra Banks. Page 13.
Buy Tickets to the 2013 Final Four in Atlanta
Want to attend the 2013 Final Four at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta? The 2012 Final Four online ticket lottery is accepting applications through May 31, 2012.
Using An Imaginary Basketball and Visualization...
Basketball Studies have shown that positive visualization works. Combined with practice with an imaginary basketball to form proper technique makes an unbeatable combination. This articles shows players practicing with imaginary basketballs to improve techniques while using the power of positivew thinking to succeed. Page 3.
How to Practice Basketball Using Your...
Use your imagination and visualizing to develop basketball skills.
Airball
An airball is a shot that misses... everything. The hoop, the rim, the backboard... the shot clock.
Defensive Efficiency
Defensive Efficiency is a statistic that measures the number of points an NBA team allows per 100 possessions.
Division I Career Scoring Leaders
The most prolific scorers in the history of Division I NCAA basketball. 1. "Pistol" Pete Maravich - 3,667
Trade Kicker
: A trade kicker -- more properly called a "trade bonus" -- is a clause that increases a player's salary
How To Improve Your One on One Dribbling Skills...
Here are some key exercises to help you improve your ability to protect the basketball.
The NBA in Las Vegas?
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Andrew Wiggins Is Ready for the NBA
Andrew Wiggins has finished his college career with the Kansas Jayhawks. He's now eying the NBA after just one season in college.
Kentucky Wildcats Fact Sheet
Kentucky Wildcats - Background information and quick facts on Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball
Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers news, stats, schedule, roster, history, tickets and more.
Fantasy Basketball 101: Understanding...
Understanding Percentage Stats Putting together a winning fantasy basketball team is a lot easier if you understand how the statistics are compiled. For most statistical categories - points, rebounds, blocks, steals - that's simple: add 'em up. But for the percentage stats - most commonly field goal percentage and free throw percentage - it's not that easy.
Maria Sharapova
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Eva Longoria Parker, Adriana Lima and Tyra Banks. Page 3.
The Big Ten Conference
An introduction to the teams and history of the Big Ten Conference, home of Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue, Northwestern, Minnesota, Illinois, Ohio State, Iowa and Penn State.
Burgo Basketball-One Man's Success Story on How...
Basketball is a great game to play. But, it is also a character builder. It can change communities by bringing them together. Basketball can change the lives of our youth through positive role models and coaches. This is one example of it.
Can You Guess the 5 Most Valuable NBA Franchises?
The New York Knicks topped Forbes Magazine's annual list of the most valuable franchises in the NBA. The Los Angeles Lakers - last year's most valuable franchise and the defending NBA champions - fell to second place.
The Next Dream Team Coach
Mike Krzyzewski will step down as Team USA's coach with a 62-1 overall record, two Olympic championships and a World Championship. Who will take over?
Alex Meruelo, Atlanta Hawks
Los Angeles-based businessman Alex Meruelo is set to become the NBA's first Hispanic team owner.
About the NCAA Tournament
An introduction to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament -- the largest, most elaborate and, arguably, the best postseason event on the American sports calendar.
Kevin Durant
Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant is the league's top scorer, and arguably the best basketball player in the world today.
Alley Oop
An acrobatic play that ends in a mid-air slam dunk.
All the NCAA Champs and Final Four Teams from...
A complete list of NCAA Champions and Final Four teams, from the 1985 Villanova Wildcats to the 2011 Connecticut Huskies.
LaLa Vazquez
LaLa Vazquez and Carmelo Anthony. Page 8.
Basketball at the 1972 Olympics
The gold-medal game of the 1972 basketball tournament stands as the most controversial in Olympic history - and quite possibly, the worst display of end-game officiating ever.
Summer Basketball , "A Personal Narrative"
How to improve your basketball skills in the summer.
Jim Valvano
Name: Jim Valvano Position: Head Coach, Broadcaster Team: North Carolina State Wolfpack Career Record:
When Are Children Too Young To Play Basketball?
At what age should children begin playing basketball? When it is fun, of course!
Most Valuable Player
About the NBA's Most Valuable Player award
Basketball Equipment and Drills for Young...
There are many drills and equipment that enable younger children to play basketball. This article talks about how younger children can succeed and have fun playing basketball, no matter what their age.
Division I Career Steal Leaders
The most prolific thieves in NCAA Division I hoops history.
Worst Teams in NBA History
The 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers set the NBA standard for bad, winning just nine of 82 games -- the worst record in league history.
Why Discipline Is Important to Your Basketball...
Many times our players think that winning is the most important thing. This article talks bout how players really win by following the rules.
Eva Longoria Parker
A look at some of the most famous wives and girlfriends of NBA players, including Eva Longoria Parker, Adriana Lima and Tyra Banks. Page 9.
Will David Blatt Survive in Cleveland?
David Blatt is under a ton of pressure now that the Cleveland Cavaliers have both LeBron James and Kevin Love.
Basketball Games and Equipment for Younger...
There are many basketball drills and equipment for younger children. Here are a few.
Fantasy Sports Go to School
Fantasy college sports offerings have lagged in popularity behind MLB and NFL games -- due in part to the fact that the games didn't include player names. That changes with the 2008-09 season.
Commissioner Adam Silver on Tanking: Who Is He...
Commissioner Adam Silver doesn't believe tanking is a problem in the NBA.
Legendary Coaches and their Successors
After Lute Olson's sudden retirement, Arizona offered the interim head coaching position to top assistant
How To Raise Money For Your Basketball Program...
Playing and coaching basketball also requires methods of funding it. Here are some tips on how to raise the money needed to keep the basketball team going! Page 2.
Basketball Association of America (BAA)
Founded in 1947, the Basketball Association of America was a precursor to today's NBA. Six current NBA teams - including the Lakers and Celtics - got their starts as members of the BAA.
The Home Run "Hail Mary" Play
How to set up a game winning basketball play with three seconds or less.
How To Become a Good Shooter: Drills and...
How To Become a Good Jump Shooter With Practice and Talent
Roster Depreciation Allowance
: Invented by then-Chicago White Sox owner Bill Veeck, the "roster depreciation allowance" is an obscure
Fantasy College Basketball 101
An introduction to fantasy college hoops -- how to play, where to play, and why fantasy NCAA games are hard to find.
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