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Past articles by Jeff:

McDonald's All American selections not guaranteed NBA success

During a 20-year stretch from 1993-2012, 42 percent of McDonald's All American selections wound up playing fewer than 25 career NBA games. → Read More

UConn Huskies parts ways with head coach Kevin Ollie, citing just cause

UConn has parted ways with Kevin Ollie, as the school announced it has "initiated disciplinary procedures" to fire the coach who helped lead the program to a national title in his second season at the helm in 2014. → Read More

Denver Nuggets eye deals for Jimmy Butler of Chicago Bulls, Eric Bledsoe of Phoenix Suns

The Nuggets have discussed two separate draft-day trade possibilities Thursday to acquire Eric Bledoe from the Suns or Jimmy Butler from the Bulls in deals that would include draft picks, sources say. → Read More

NCAA official John Higgins receiving death threats from Kentucky Wildcats fans following loss to North Carolina Tar Heels

An NCAA referee has met with law enforcement regarding death threats he has received from Kentucky fans following the Wildcats' loss to North Carolina in the Elite Eight. → Read More

Washington Huskies hires Syracuse Orange assistant coach Mike Hopkins to replace Lorenzo Romar

Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins, the expected eventual successor to Jim Boeheim, has instead become the next head coach at Washington, replacing Lorenzo Romar. → Read More

Oklahoma City store sells Kevin Durant Thunder jerseys for 48 cents

A sporting goods store in Oklahoma City took a drastic move -- marking down some Kevin Durant Thunder jerseys to 99 percent off. → Read More

Oklahoma State forward Tyrek Coger dies after workout

Tyrek Coger, who transferred to Oklahoma State earlier this month, died after collapsing during a workout on Thursday. He was 21. → Read More

On this date: Jordan sinks Jazz with Game 1 buzzer-beater

Michael Jordan got just enough room to hit a game-winning jump shot at the buzzer over Bryon Russell to take Game 1 for the Bulls against the Jazz in the NBA Finals 19 years ago. → Read More

How Missouri students and football players fought racial injustice

One man's hunger strike for his rights forced the Missouri football team and the nation to pay attention. → Read More

Dick Vitale loves Justin Timberlake, and vice versa

ESPN college hoops analyst Dick Vitale gave a shoutout to Justin Timberlake via social media, and the music star reciprocated. → Read More

How Oklahoma's Buddy Hield worked his way to the top

Buddy Hield used to win cash against other kids by betting on his game. Sometimes it was $5, sometimes it was $40 or $50. Now, it's Oklahoma that is banking on Hield, who has made himself a star. → Read More

Heavyweight teams make Saturday's Elite Eight slate Final Four-worthy

Kansas, Villanova and Oklahoma all have been No. 1 this season, and top seed Oregon has blitzed through the NCAA tourney. Not bad for the Elite Eight. → Read More

Goodman: Ranking NCAA starters, 1-340

Sixty-eight teams will send five players to the floor for their first game of the 2015 NCAA tournament. That's 340 players. ESPN Insider's Jeff Goodman ranked them. → Read More

Five observations: Arizona routs Oregon

Eamonn Brennan Brennan has covered college basketball for since 2009. The Iowa native and USBWA award-winner lives in Washington, D.C. with his girlfriend and his dog, both of whom are exceedingly patient with him from November to March. → Read More

Five observations: Gonzaga wins West Coast Conference

The Gonzaga Bulldogs won their third straight West Coast Conference tournament title with a victory against the BYU Cougars on Tuesday night. → Read More

Tyler Harvey is college hoops' best-kept secret

The nation's leading scorer didn't field a single scholarship offer. For Tyler Harvey, that wasn't just Division I offers. → Read More

Poll: College coaches want 30-sec. shot clock

Nearly 60 percent of the nearly 500 college coaches polled by ESPN are in favor of the men's basketball shot clock changing to 30 seconds. → Read More

10 coaches on the hot seat

With college basketball season nearing its final month, Jeff Goodman takes a look at 10 coaches on the hot seat, and three who have moved off. → Read More

Best and worst transfer decisions

Jeff Goodman ranks the best and worst transfer decisions in college basketball. Kyle Wiltjer, who left Kentucky for Gonzaga, tops the list. → Read More

Sources: SMU hoops accused of improprieties

SMU has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA that includes accusations of academic improprieties within Larry Brown's men's basketball program, multiple sources told ESPN. → Read More