Men's Basketball

Without Basketball We Wouldn’t Have …

Since the game was created in 1891, basketball has burrowed its way into American culture. Here’s a nostalgic look at some of our favorite things this sport has given us.

Referee reflects on his first chance to finally work the Final Four

After more than two decades refereeing Division I basketball games, Mike Roberts finally earned his profession’s ultimate reward.

How do you land a big event? Tips from the organizers of the next DIII Men’s Basketball Championship

With just one exception, Division III men’s basketball champions have been crowned in Salem, Virginia, for more than two decades, but that tradition ends this spring.

In March, you never know what might come between the teams and the tournament

Each spring is a new adventure for the NCAA travel staff, who are charged with moving not only 20,000 Division I men’s and women’s basketball players, coaches, staff, band members and cheerleaders throughout the country, but also competitors and coaches for the other NCAA spring championships.

2015 men’s basketball changes sent game in right direction

When the NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee gathered in May 2015, it knew the game needed some help.

Brothers ensure basketball players from their home country have proper footwear

Basketball shoes are generally made up of rubber, leather and synthetic materials. While brothers Ikenna and Osinachi Smart were growing up in Nigeria, they might as well have been made of gold.

3-point record set by Butler’s Darrin Fitzgerald is as old as the 3-point line

The NCAA adopted the 3-point line 32 years ago, and many records have been set and broken as players and coaches embraced it and cultivated new and innovative ways to integrate it into the game.

St. Cloud State guard inherited a passion for basketball from his pioneering mom

My mom played in the Danish women’s league for a long time and won championships there. My parents never forced me to play, never pushed me in that direction.

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