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Conference races heating up late in season

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer The Big 12 regular season has ended up as it always seems to: With Kansas on top. With their 83-75 win over Oklahoma on Monday night, the fifth-ranked Jayhawks wrapped up at least a share of their 10th straight Big 12 championship. Only UCLA, with 13 straight Pac-10 titles from 1967-79, and Gonzaga, with 11 straight West...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

A guide to the 2013-14 basketball season

(Eds: Removes Butler from Mid-Majors Monsters section) By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer Talented freshmen are sprinkled all over the country. There's a high concentration in Kentucky, pockets at Kansas and Arizona, singular stars-in-the-making at other hoops hotbeds. Teams are spread all across new conferences, too. Realignment hit full gear this season, scattering teams...
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Teams take calculated risks in the NFL draft

(Eds: Updates with more details and quotes. With AP Photos.) By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer The Arizona Cardinals made relatively safe choices in the first two rounds of this year's draft and decided to gamble a bit with their third pick. To some, taking Tyann Mathieu wasn't a small risk, either. Once one of college football's most dynamic players, the LSU defensive...
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May 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Officials facing dilemma with video review

(Eds: Updates with more details and quotes. With AP Photos.) By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer It happens seemingly every game of the NCAA tournament, most of the season, for that matter: Officials blow their whistles, huddle, then head over to the TV monitors to review a play. Looking to see if the clock is right, a shot was a 3-pointer or if an elbow to the head warrants a...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild West Region full of unexpected twists

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer The West Region has been wild so far and could have a few more unexpected twists in store. Ohio State and Arizona play in the opening semifinal game Thursday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles, a matchup that wasn't completely unexpected with the talent on these two teams. The other...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

New-coach success stories in college hoops

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer In his first season as Kentucky's coach, John Calipari led the Wildcats to 35 wins and a trip to the regional finals of the NCAA tournament. Coach Cal's first season was a bit of an anomaly; most coaches don't have that kind of success right after taking over a team. Calipari did have an advantage. It was...
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January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

K-State flourishing behind Snyder's 16 goals

(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer During his time as the retired coach of the Kansas State Wildcats, Bill Snyder conceptualized a plan for success in football and life. When he was again the football coach of the Kansas State Wildcats, Snyder returned with his philosophy firmed up into a thesis of sorts, calling it ''16 Goals for...
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Pick 6: Checking on teams that moved

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer The realignment of conferences the past few years has made it so you almost need a spreadsheet to keep up with who went where. Many of the schools did it to chase dollar signs, looking for a bigger piece of the NCAA pie. Others had no choice, left scrambling to find a slot as their conferences disintegrated. On...
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November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Self's drive guides Jayhawks into title game

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer Pulling tactical and motivational strings, Kansas coach Bill Self has turned what was supposed to a rebuilding year into one to remember. It's no surprise with the success he's had in nine years with the Jayhawks. Self led Kansas to a national championship in 2008 with a team full of...
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April 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Sullinger and Thomas peaking for Buckeyes

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer Jared Sullinger's decision to return gave Ohio State a boost. Deshaun Thomas' emergence as a scoring threat has taken some of the weight off his teammate's shoulders. Together, the sophomore forwards helped lead the Buckeyes into the Final Four. Sullinger could have been a lottery...
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March 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Big Boys only in the Big Easy

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer It's going to be big boys only in the Big Easy. After a couple years of mid-majors breaking into the party and little guys leading their teams to titles, the Final Four will feature power players from power conferences. The players are as good as it gets when it comes to big men: Kansas' Thomas Robinson, Ohio...
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March 27, 2012  |  Discuss

March's madness in full swing this week

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer The madness of March kicked off over the weekend with some wild finishes and the first NCAA tournament berths. Now, it's time for the big boys to get going. After teams like No. 11 Murray State, Virginia Commonwealth and Creighton secured spots in the 68-team bracket, all the major conferences will play their tournaments...
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March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Dazzling duos of college hoops

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer The 2010-2011 college basketball season was notable for its carry-the-team individuals, players like Connecticut's Kemba Walker and Brigham Young's Jimmer Fredette putting up prodigious numbers while piling up wins. This season, it's more of a collective effort, pairs and bands of players leading their teams...
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February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Georgetown loses 67-63 to No. 14 Kansas in Maui

No. 14 Kansas 67, Georgetown 63. With AP Photos. By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer John Thompson III wiped his head with a towel and plopped into a chair at the front of the room. His young team had just played a gutty game against a good opponent, but the Georgetown coach wasn't interested in coming close. He was too concerned about the mistakes that caused the Hoyas to...
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November 22, 2011  |  Discuss

A guide to the 2011-12 college hoops season

(Eds: Corrects name to Andre Drummond in Fabulous Freshman section.) By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Basketball Writer The NBA season is on hold and seems as if it will never start. No worries hoops fans, there will be plenty to watch - the college basketball season is upon us. It didn't seem all that long ago that Connecticut and one-man gang Kemba Walker cut down the nets in...
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November 05, 2011  |  Discuss
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