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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.

Women’s basketball leader draws on her college experience to help today’s athletes

I grew up in Ohio, and I wanted to go away to school. I thought basketball was a good avenue for me to do that. I was recruited for three sports, but I went with basketball because of the opportunity to get a full scholarship.

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.

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.

Formulating Change

Working groups draw up plan for future of NCAA basketball.

DIII chair: Adding independent members to board would help NCAA and DIII

The change, first recommended by the Condoleezza Rice-led Commission on College Basketball, would be a win for all of us.

NCAA Convention to feature Association-wide vote for only third time since 1997

In January, representatives of every NCAA division will gather to vote on the same Association-wide issue — adding five public members to the NCAA Board of Governors.

Why I love Basketball

In this moment between reforming college basketball and figuring out what it needs next, we turned to decorated coaches, top leaders and iconic figures to ask what the game means to them.

How one conference is putting the new Presidential Forum report into practice

The Division I Presidential Forum approved the Charting the Course report in January, capping a year of preparing a vision for what the student-athlete experience should look like along every stage of the journey through college sports.

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