BPI: Kansas is a bigger favorite to win it all than you might think

After a topsy-turvy year, many believe the NCAA tournament will be particularly wide open this year. There will be a little extra madness. Do the numbers back that up? Yes, but the degree depends on how we look at it. Using our current BPI projections for the NCAA tournament compared

Five years after suffering brain injury in car accident, Josh Speidel scores first career points

“I did it, I’m a college basketball player.” Josh Speidel scored his first career points Tuesday on an emotional Senior Night for Vermont. Five years ago, Speidel was involved in a car crash that left him with a traumatic brain injury. ESPN’s Myron Medcalf spoke with Speidel’s parents after his game, and they provided the initial scary

Two-time NBA All-Star Zach Randolph to play in Ice Cube’s Big3 league

Zach Randolph's basketball retirement lasted less than three months.  On Wednesday, the two-time NBA All-Star agreed to terms with Ice Cube's Big3 league. Randolph, who retired from the NBA in late December, will serve as a captain for team Trilogy, according to a league press release.  Randolph was a central figure for the Memphis

Oakley: Knicks’ behavior has ‘got to be stopped’

In the wake of another public confrontation between New York Knicks ownership and a personality closely associated with the team, former Knicks enforcer Charles Oakley says the NBA should step in to fix the issue. “It’s got to be stopped in some kind of way,” Oakley told The Associated Press

What has changed in college basketball over the past month, and what hasn’t

Covers college basketball Joined ESPN.com in 2011 Graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato Remember February? A month ago, it seemed as if we all knew what to expect in the coming weeks. The contenders have separated themselves, and finally, college basketball had started to make sense. That’s what we thought,

LaVar Ball is back — and so are his ridiculous claims

Big Baller Brand is back — and apparently, so is LaVar Ball. Two weeks after bringing his failed company back to life with a new website, Ball returned to the public spotlight with a Tuesday appearance on FS1’s “Undisputed.” Despite keeping a low profile following the fallout of Big Baller Brand in early 2019, Ball

March Madness: Kentucky surge, Duke decline illustrate challenge for selection committee’s bracketing

If you think March typically is a mad month, take a look at what February has done to the NCAA selection committee‘s official tournament bracket projection. Now an annual tradition, the committee reveals the top 16 seeds in the NCAA Tournament roughly one month before selection Sunday. On this occasion,

Shaq’s hairline is disappearing faster than melting glaciers

After losing a bet to Dwyane Wade about the final score of the Heat-Bucks game Monday, Shaquille O’Neal had to show the world just how much of his hairline he has lost. Shaq had wagered that Miami would lose by 20 points. Miami won by 16. So, Wade got to

Lightning to have clear target to overcome WNBL finals hurdle

ADELAIDE coach Chris Lucas says he knows exactly what the Lightning need to mount a challenge for the WNBL Championship again after they fell just short of taking their semi-final series against the Southside Flyers to a final game. The Lightning could not keep their season alive against the Flyers