Men's Basketball

2015 Today’s Top 10: Mark Thomas

Thomas was overlooked after high school, but became one of Division II’s top players. His hopes of a professional basketball career overseas were derailed by a rare heart condition.

NCAA to pay for family travel under pilot program

The NCAA will help cover expenses for players’ families to travel to the Men’s and Women’s Final Fours this spring, under a new pilot program announced today. A waiver granted today by the NCAA also allows the College Football Playoff to...

Mannie Jackson: 2015 Theodore Roosevelt Award Honoree

Born in a boxcar, Jackson’s talent on and off the court led him to the highest levels of the game, the board room, and now the NCAA. Jackson attributes much of his success to his experiences at the University of Illinois, Champaign, and is now giving back to his alma mater in a unique way.

Basketball strength and conditioning

Yearly programming and training for the long-term athletic development of basketball players requires careful planning and consideration. It’s safe to say that the common goals and desires of every coach is to reduce and prevent injury as much as possible within their control, improve performance on the court and build physically and mentally strong players that have great team chemistry, confidence, leadership skills and genuine care and love for each other.

Silver Anniversary Award winner: Bernard Muir

The former Brown University basketball player had a lifelong dream of being a college athletics administrator. That dream has been fulfilled – he now works as Stanford’s athletics director.

Preliminary rounds for 2016-18 men’s basketball championships announced

Less than 72 hours after announcing future Final Four sites, the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee paved the Road to the Final Four by announcing preliminary round hosts for the 2016-2018 championships.

Division I Men's Basketball Committee selects hosts for 2017-2021 Final Fours

Phoenix will host for the first time; San Antonio, Atlanta, Minneapolis are back in rotation Committee extends bid cycle by one year, awarding Indianapolis the 2021 Final Four.

Tony Jones: Think ahead, fly a jet

How do you go from playing college basketball to having the honor of flying Barack Obama on his first flight to Washington, D.C. as president-elect?

Student-athletes earn diplomas at record rate

More student-athletes than ever are earning degrees at Division I schools. The most recent Graduation Success Rate data, collected for student-athletes who entered college in 2007, shows 84 percent graduated within six years.

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