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College Basketball

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    The 6 Best Concerts in Dallas this Week, March 31 - April 4

    How sweet it is to see the streets of Downtown, Deep Ellum, Lower Greenville, and Expo Park filled with nightlife patrons again after a cold winter. It's that perfect time of year where the weather is still pre-heating for the summer and everyone just wants to be out and about. This week, make the m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    The 26 Best Show Announcements of the Week

    Y'all, The Boss is coming! The biggest concert announcement of the week had the whole internet buzzing when it broke nationally that this year's March Madness Music Festival will bring Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, fun., Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, and The Killers to Dallas. Though we can b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Larry Brown Is Turning SMU Into a Contender, Haters Be Damned

    ESPN Dallas' Jean-Jacques Taylor has a glowing profile of SMU men's basketball coach Larry Brown. Brown, Taylor explains, has built a recruiting pipeline that's already funneling top local talent (Kimball's Keith Frazier, Prime Prep's Emmanuel Mudiay) to the Mustangs. He's helped score a TV contrac ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 21, 2013
  • News

    March 14, 2013

    Larry Brown Just Can't Stop

    The remaking of SMU basketball with the game's most persistent coach.

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Larry Brown Had to Beg SMU to Hire Him

    When SMU announced in April that it had hired Larry Brown, the only man to have coached teams to both the NCAA and NBA championships, to lead the Mustangs, a lot of head-scratching ensued. It was hard to fathom why SMU would put its basketball program in the hands of a 72-year-old known for changin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Margolin: Horse Park Proposal Not What Voters Agreed To. Allen: But It'll Be "World Class."

    ​The council's Economic Development Committee kicked off its morning meeting by taking up the Texas Horse Park, which came up $14 million short in private funds but remains high on the city's to-do list. Hence, as we've noted in recent days, Park and Rec and the city manager's hope that the counci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Best of Dallas 2011: Sports (Director's Cut and Deleted Scenes)

    ​Some are good. Some are getting better. But only a select few are the best. When it comes to our annual Best of Dallas issue I've made it easy this year. For those of you too cheap to "buy" a paper that's absolutely free, just sit back in your boxers and click, click, click away. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Whitt's End: 9.16.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Every once in a while I take Michael Young for granted. I think of him as a step-slow, reaction-reduced fielder. Then I go to Rangers Ballpark, watch him rip a bases-loaded double down ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    The 50 Most Powerful Peeps in DFW Sports: Take 7

    ​Power is subjective. But when you see it -- when you sense it's immense influence -- you just know it. Each summer, as I construct my list of the 50 Most Powerful People in Metroplex Sports, the criteria gets a triple-digit tweaking. This year I deemed the allure of power  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Why We Love Sports in America: 2011

    ​Since I'm out on vacation next week let me get to this Fourth of July tradition a little early: Happy Birthday, America. Our country turns the ripe old age of 235 on Monday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I'll make time this weekend remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to have a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Our Next American Sports Idol is ...

    ​Beats me. Monday I watched both Williams sisters lose at Wimbledon, a week after Andy Roddick bowed out. It leaves as the only American quarterfinalist gentlemen's 10th seed Mardy Fish, a 29-year-old doubles specialist who will hardly threatening Rafael Nadal's throne. We heard a b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    SMU Men's Basketball Program Slapped With Two Years Probation For Text Messages

    SMU​Sure, it's not the death penalty, but the NCAA just released a statement saying it has accepted self-imposed sanctions by Southern Methodist University on its basketball program. SMU's recommendations included two years probation (March 10, 2011, through March 9, 2013), a reduction of 15 recru ... More >>

  • News

    November 25, 2010
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    September 24, 2010

    Whitt's End: 9.24.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Times like these make me regret that I stopped referring to Wade Phillips as "Stumbledoofus." After missing two crucial field goals in two weeks, David Buehler should be on a short leash and a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    SMU Guard Gets Drafted By a Team That I Didn't Know Needed a Draft

    ​I saw the Harlem Globetrotters not long ago but I'll admit, I had no idea they had a "draft." You? The world's most famous basketball team yesterday drafted the "Club Trillion" founder, a college slam dunk champion, a husband-wife couple and - lookie here - a dude from SMU. That's right, SMU ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Whitt's End: 6.11.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *The Southwest Conference lived to be 80. The Big 12 won't see its 17th birthday. Favorite part of the squabble is Texas A&M threatening to go to the Southeastern Conference without Texas. Yeah ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    NCAA Basketball Tournament: Let the Madness Commence!

    Substitute me for Dickie V, and you're looking at my next three weeks.​It was pitch dark this morning when I woke up. Must be Spring. Spent an hour this morning sweating over a bracket. Must be March. If you want to come have a beer and talk hoops and maybe punch me in the face, I'll b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    If SMU Has Grown Tired of Matt Doherty, I Got a Name For You

    ​Make it 17 years and counting that SMU won't be invited to March Madness. With head coach Matt Doherty's rebuilding program on a pace that's as slow as refrigerated honey - or is it simply a treadmill? - is it time for a change? SMU's latest losing season was buried last night in a disappoin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Whitt's End: 10.09.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Ho hum, The Ticket's dynasty rolls on as one of the most dominant entities in sports. In September's Arbitron PPM ratings - I hear, by the way, that only 1,400 meters are used to garner these numb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2009

    The Top 10 Sportiest American Holidays

    Had a buddy yesterday gloat to me that Memorial Day Sunday is "one of the greatest sporting days of the year!" To which I replied, "Huh?" I remember a time when the Indianapolis 500 was must-see TV along with the Harlem Globetrotters, heavyweight boxing matches, Oklahoma-Nebraska foot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Dave Bliss Still Alive. Praise Jesus?

    Thanks to the tip from loyal Sportatorium reader, Luca: If you're not busy Sunday morning and you always wanted to barf on a pew, head down to Ovilla's First Baptist Church. Now appearing at the pulpit: David Bliss. Yep, that one. Actually, the church's website boasts a speaking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    The 10 Worst Sports Celebrations in the History of Sports

    Dear LeBron James, Just ask, and I'm sure Dancing With The Stars will have you on their ridiculously cheesy show next season. I'm sure millions of potato-chip snackin' housewives would be fixated on your every silly, pre-fabricated step. But as a basketball fan, I demand you immediately ce ... More >>

  • News

    March 19, 2009
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    March 18, 2009

    March Madness Cheat Sheet

    Tomorrow and Friday are two of the best sports days of the year. 32 college basketball games over 36 hours, tipping off Thursday at 11:30 a.m. with BYU-Texas A&M. And when it's done, you can use your office pool brackets at toilet paper. Unless, that is, I let you peek at my picks. You can sign ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Touchdown, Obama! and other Inauguration Sports Benchmarks

    If you know me, you know the only the reason I'm happy to have George Dubya Bush back in Dallas is because it means he's no longer in Washington, D.C. As I've said all along, he's a good guy. Just a really bad President. But that's ancient history, right? Today we shake the Etch-o-Sketch for a clean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Whitt's End

    Welcome to my dark, dank, little out-of-the-way catch-all corner.In here every Friday  afternoon you'll find those cumbersome little pieces parts, fleeting thoughts and mind crumbs I couldn't crowbar into other posts. It's where I'll come to clear my head, and to clean out my notebooks.Whether ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    God Bless America. And Sports.

    Happy Birthday! Our country turns the ripe old age of 232 tomorrow. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, let us not forget how fortunate we are to have a variety of sports and the freedom to choose which ones we love and loathe. In honor of the Fourth of July I started jotting down reasons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2008

    This Just In: Dallas Moving to Arlington.

    The beast that ate Dallas. Is it possible to up and move a river? Because if so, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will slap a “wide load” banner on the Trinity River project and steer it toward Tarrant County any day now. And the JFK museum, and Deep Ellum and the 2010 NBA All-Star Game. In su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2007

    Hoops Du Jour, With a Side of Pigskin

    So, what are you more intrigued by tonight: the basketball showdown at the American Airlines Center? Or the one up the street at Moody Coliseum? In a rare clash of national high school titans, Duncanville (Class of ’82, thank you very much) meets perennial power Oak Hill Academy at 8 p.m. at SMU. ... More >>

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    December 12, 2007
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    November 21, 2007

    Attention Ripley, There’s A Meaningful Basketball Game Tonight at Texas Hall

    UT-Arlington UT-Arlington guard Cardell Hunter, a sophomore playing, well, like a junior, at least Though it would make total sense, this isn’t a writers-strike retread posting from the days of Snake LeGrand, Bill Blakely and peach baskets. Believe it or not, it’s true: UT-Arlington will host N ... More >>

  • News

    August 23, 2007

    Ambassador Class

    Marques Haynes should be wealthy and celebrated. He was always content just to be the best.

  • News

    July 19, 2007

    The Fab Fifty

    Or, half a hundred folks with way better seats than you

  • News

    March 15, 2007

    American Eagle

    March Madness ain't nothing compared to Ambush Alley

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2006

    Mustang Mania?

    Matt Doherty's turning the Mustanks back into the Mustangs. Is it the holiday yet? Can we go home? First, a fancy library. Now, a legit basketball program? As Grandpa Bill Parcells says, it's not time to get out the anointing oil just yet. But first-year head coach Matt Doherty at least has the Must ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2006

    Black Good Friday

    Every guy in this city officially has a man-crush on Tony Romo. Hey, what's Jessica Simpson got Richie Whitt doesn't? I went to Texas Stadium for the Cowboys' mauling of the Bucs, and this season has suddenly transformed from sad to surreal. Yep, all because of an undrafted free agent out of tiny E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2006
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    April 6, 2006

    Who Is That Guy?

    He plays golf with George Clooney. He clowns around with Chris Tucker. He's best buddies with Peri Gilpin. He's a pasty white dude named Steve Stodghill.

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2006

    Close Shave

    As the NCAA men's basketball tournament grips Dallas today at the American Airlines Center, its fun to ponder all of the money and cheating that will be following the bouncing ball. Cheating? According to economist Justin Wolfers assistant professor of business and public policy at the Wharton Schoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2006

    Spring Senility

    Some call it March Madness; others, the Big Dance. Me, I joyfully refer to it as the one month a year when gambling on sports is not only legal but openly promoted. Pop the corks, and ransack your 401(k)--it's time to bet on basketball! If you work in an office or use this latest fad called the Inte ... More >>

  • Film

    January 12, 2006

    Bet on Black

    Glory Road relives the season college hoops smashed the color barrier

  • News

    February 26, 2004

    Favorite Mistake

    Other teams screwed up by not taking Josh Howard, which helps the Mavs

  • News

    July 3, 2003

    The Kids Are All Right

    Two locals try to help restore junior American basketball to prominence

  • News

    March 20, 2003

    The Back Page

    I would tell you about the Big 12 tourney, but my stomach hurts

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Leonard Bishop

    Lincoln High

  • Culture

    April 15, 1999

    No man's land

    When you're out of options, look no further than the USBL

  • News

    February 19, 1998

    Not as dome as you think

    Dallas attorney Darrell Jordan wants to cover the Cotton Bowl--anyone got $150 million to spare?

  • News

    July 17, 1997

    Jurist imprudence

    The search for a new federal judge reaches the lowest common denominator

  • News

    January 12, 1995

    Fast Times at UTA

    Ryan Amacher says he's leading the University of Texas at Arlington into a glorious future. But his critics fear his passion for pomp and party will run it into the ground.

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