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Joe Posnanski

  1. Pay college athletes? That’s a reality, not some fairy tale

    Apr 7, 2014, 4:02 PM EST

    Brittney Griner, Destiny Williams

    If the people in power now want to have some say, they need to start looking at things in a grown-up way.

  2. Picking an NCAA tournament bracket in 68 seconds

    Mar 17, 2014, 1:36 PM EST

    Andrew Wiggins

    Does this pick-basketball-games-without-thinking system really work? Well, it depends what you mean by “work.” If by “work” you mean — “is this system successful in picking winners?” well, results are mixed.

  3. NCAA forgot about a legend with its 75th anniversary team

    Apr 5, 2013, 3:58 PM EST

    Courtesy NC State Athletics Communications

    ATLANTA — So the NCAA quietly released their “All-Time March Madness Players” on Friday. I don’t think they meant to release it quietly, but that’s the NCAA for you. When it comes to embarrassing a player for collecting an unwarranted fries and Coke, they can make a whole lot of noise. When it comes to…

  4. Anatomy of a comeback … and collapse

    Mar 30, 2013, 10:48 AM EST

    Michigan v Kansas

    When Kansas led Michigan by 11 with four and a half minutes left, the Jayhawks seemed to be just about the least likely team in America to blow the lead. This was a team that started four seniors. This was a team hardened and forged  by years of winning tough road games in the Big…

  5. Does the first round score really matter?

    Mar 23, 2013, 12:11 PM EST

    Gonzaga v Southern

    I think Rob Neyer did a quick study like this not too long ago — and I’m sure many others have as well. But, well, you certainly know the famous story about writing a long letter, a story that has been attributed to many people. Somebody wrote a very long letter. “If I had more…

  6. Fathers and Sons and Kansas Basketball

    Mar 15, 2013, 10:41 AM EST

    Terrence Moore, Tyler Self

    I’ve known Bill Self for a long time now, and so it was great to catch up with him for The Big Read this week. One of the things he said surprised me: He said that, in some ways, this has been his favorite ever team to coach. When I asked why, he smiled and said…