Champion Magazine

A Brief History of Men's College Basketball

From barns, peach baskets and sepia-tinged photos to 70,000-seat stadiums, plexiglass backboards and high-definition online streams, basketball has evolved apace over nearly 127 years.

Where Do We Go From Here?

This season, college basketball will tip off under a new set of rules. But the real work of change off the court is just beginning.

Champion releases first special issue

Where does Division I men’s college basketball go from here?

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.

Pep bands’ greatest hits from the soundtrack of college basketball

Without the accompaniment of a pep band to give the cacophony a cadence, the experience wouldn’t be complete.

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.

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.

Modern memorable moments that have catapulted the women’s game

In recent years, the game has sparked new interest simply by providing historic accomplishments and a little mainstream fun.

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