Why I Love College Basketball


Continuing with the best NCAA Tournament articles from the GMP Sports archives, Yago Colas admits he has a soft spot for the college game, one grounded in the knowledge that the players we’re watching these few weeks in March are not quite yet adults. Everything that stirs us and causes us to cringe during the […]

To Pay or Not To Pay: O’Bannon v. NCAA


4 years ago Ed O’Bannon noticed that his image was being used without his permission. His subsequent suit threatens to upend the NCAA. Chris Parisi reports.

What the Mike Rice Episode Says About College Basketball

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The Mike Rice story is about more than just one aberrant coach. Liam Day argues it exposes the system that college basketball has become.

Teen Beat, or How I Love the College Game


Yago Colas explains why, despite all the youthful mistakes, the turnovers and the bad fouls, he loves college basketball.

2013 Men’s NCAA Bracket Predictions (If selected via the “notable alumni” sections from USA Today)


In Jim Jividen’s celebrity alumni version of this year’s NCAA Tournament, playwright Arthur Miller and actor James Earl Jones take on Joe Montana in a championship game for the ages.

There is Never an Excuse for Embarrassing an Opponent: Grinnell vs Faith Baptist


Liam Day insists that Grinnell College’s Jack Taylor’s 138 point game may break a record, but it also shows a problem of corrupted priorities.

The Errant Heel: Episode One

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In Episode One, Brian and Tom discuss baseball’s opening day, the NCAA championship game, and pick their Good and Bad Sportsmen of the Week.

March Madness: The Fiction Special

Carlton Suede is about to dunk the ball. Without an ounce of grace — his mutt of a mother used to call him “our clubfooted son” — he is rising through the lower ether. Above the marshmallow-thick white soles, higher than the tense, ribbed socks, surpassing even the shiny mesh culottes of his despairing opponents. […]

The NCAA Can’t Have It All

Kemba Walker

The NCAA wants miracles, and it wants NBA-quality talent. As the National Championship showed, it can’t have both.

How Should We Remember Butler-UConn?

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Like the rest of the tournament, last night was a shocking stomach punch. Finally, it actually hurt.

Your National Championship Preview


Butler winning the national championship might be the greatest thing to ever happen in American sports.

VCU Gives Us the Story We Want

Shaka Smart

VCU’s odds of making the Final Four were 821 to one. Based on the regular season, it’s one of the most improbable achievements in sports history.

Mike Bianchi Is a Troll, Says the Internet

Billy Donovan

One of the biggest complaints you hear about sports reporters is that they ask too many cookie-cutter questions.

Obama Is Better Than Sheen and Other March Madness Thoughts

Deniz Kilicli, Brandon Knight, Terrence Jones

In case you’re just back from a trip to outer space or a family vacation to a local nuclear bomb shelter, we’ll catch you up on some of the biggest storylines thus far.

The Dark Side of the Student Section


The inherent drama, marked unpredictability, and heavy emotional investment that come natural to college basketball give the sport its unique sense of zeal, but that zeal can take a malicious turn.

Good Men Picks: Duke or North Carolina?


There’s just something comforting in seeing a guy like Harrison Barnes come to terms with his skills.