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  1. Assigned Reading: Nebraska assistant Rashon Burno overcame adversity in promising basketball career

    Jun 21, 2015, 2:08 PM EDT

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    Rashon Burno joined the Cornhuskers in May after three seasons on the Florida bench.

  2. Assigned Reading: How Iowa State settled on Steve Prohm as its new head coach

    Jun 11, 2015, 8:25 PM EDT

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    Fred Hoiberg endorsed Steve Prohm during a conversation with his former athletic director.

  3. Assigned Reading: Former Montana star Anthony Johnson looks to end cycle of abuse

    May 17, 2015, 10:37 PM EDT


    Anthony Johnson’s incredible performance in the second half of the 2010 Big Sky tournament final becomes even more improbable when considering his childhood.

  4. Assigned Reading: How Jeremy Foley found his new head coach

    May 9, 2015, 8:02 PM EDT

    Jeremy Foley

    Athletic directors take a variety of approaches to head coaching searches. Here’s one.

  5. Assigned Reading: Mookie Jones’ circuitous path to a college degree

    May 8, 2015, 10:25 AM EDT

    Fordham v Syracuse

    After being suspended indefinitely in 2012, Jones would eventually have to deal with an eviction, applying for social services and other setbacks before being reinstated to the school in January 2014.

  6. Assigned Reading: AAU league folds as owner could be running a huge scam?

    Apr 15, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT


    One of the wildest scams in recent memory has hit the grassroots basketball circuit.

  7. Assigned Reading: The life, mysterious death of a former Division I head coach

    Apr 8, 2015, 9:09 PM EDT

    UTEP Athletics

    Jason Rabedeaux’s quest to remain in the game took him all the way to Vietnam, where he tragically passed away last September.

  8. Assigned Reading: Presbyterian’s coach has doubled as a foster parent for 37 children

    Jan 13, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT

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    The work that the Niberts have done in the foster system is as heroic as it is heart-breaking.

  9. Assigned Reading: Roy Marble’s fight against cancer

    Nov 3, 2014, 12:16 AM EDT

    Roy Marble

    Five months after his son finished his career at Iowa, Roy Marble learned that he had cancer.

  10. Assigned Reading: The Holsworth family discusses life since the passing of ‘Princess Lacey’

    Oct 8, 2014, 8:38 PM EDT


    It’s been six months since the passing of 8-year old Lacey Holsworth.

  11. Assigned Reading: N.C. State freshman has unique summer obstacle

    Oct 7, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT


    Malik Abdul-Abu had to fast during summer the last few years while playing basketball.

  12. Assigned Reading: Chris Herren discusses his time at Boston College

    Sep 24, 2014, 8:03 PM EDT

    Chris Herren

    Chris Herren’s story has been a source of inspiration for many people.

  13. Assigned Reading: “The Owl Without a Vowel”

    Sep 23, 2014, 4:54 PM EDT

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    Bill Mlkvy is one of the greatest players in the history of Temple Basketball.

  14. Assigned Reading: Colorado State’s Antwan Scott overcomes obstacles

    Sep 21, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Grambling State

    A good read on Colorado State’s new senior transfer, Antwan Scott, overcoming family obstacles while still succeeding on the court.

  15. Assigned Reading: Building Canada’s next Andrew Wiggins

    Sep 11, 2014, 11:49 AM EDT

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    Daniel is already being groomed as the next Andrew Wiggins.

  16. Assigned Reading: Duquesne guard’s battle with cancer

    Sep 9, 2014, 11:50 PM EDT

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    An inspiring profile about the Duquesne junior guard.

  17. Assigned Reading: Michael Hausfeld, the man taking on the NCAA

    Jul 27, 2014, 1:35 PM EDT

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    Ed O’Bannon’s lead attorney didn’t even know who he was when he first met him.

  18. Assigned Reading: Marvin Clark’s path to choosing Michigan State

    Jun 1, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

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    The process that led to Marvin Clark picking Michigan State.

  19. Assigned Reading: Reliving Syracuse’s six-overtime win over UConn in 2009

    Mar 7, 2014, 12:26 PM EDT

    Julie Jacobson/Associated Press

    A look at the 2009 Big East quarterfinal between UConn and Syracuse, nearly five years after the game was played.

  20. Assigned Reading: Memories of Dean Smith should continue to last

    Mar 2, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT


    Dean Smith, the legendary North Carolina basketball coach, who amassed 879 wins, won two national titles and reached the Final Four 11 times, celebrated his 83rd birthday on Feb. 28. Though for years now the Hall of Fame coach has endured an ongoing struggle with dementia. John Feinstein of the Washington Post published a story on Saturday,…

  21. Assigned Reading: Caris LeVert’s defining moment

    Feb 28, 2014, 8:01 PM EDT

    Caris LeVert

    Five freshmen joined the Michigan basketball team to start the 2012-2013 season. Glenn Robinson III and Nik Stauskas cracked the starting lineup. Mitch McGary would later join them, as he was the breakout star during the NCAA tournament. Then there was Spike Albrecht, who scored his 17 first half points in an exciting national championship…

  22. Assigned Reading: Chane Behanan’s fresh start with John Lucas and Colorado State

    Feb 15, 2014, 12:01 PM EDT

    University of Louisville's Chane Behanan dunks the basketball over the North Carolina A&T's defense during the first half of their second round NCAA basketball game at the Rupp Arena in Lexington

    As the college basketball season rolls along into mid-February, one of the forgotten players of the year is former Louisville forward Chane Behanan. Well, its not as if Behanan is forgotten, but he transferred to Colorado State after being kicked out of Louisville and now he isn’t playing until next season. But Behanan is on…

  23. Assigned Reading: Marquette’s Buzz Williams and his work with children

    Feb 7, 2014, 2:34 PM EDT


    Throughout college basketball there are many great stories about the good deeds being done by coaches and players, with many using their stature to help those who are less fortunate. One such story is that of Marquette head coach Buzz Williams, who is using his status to help children. When hired as the head coach…

  24. Assigned Reading: Sports Illustrated’s ‘The art of the steal’

    Jan 25, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

    Fuquan Edwin, Russ Smith

    I really enjoyed “The art of the steal” by Sports Illustrated‘s Brian Hamilton on Thursday, which broke down many of the nation’s best at producing steals. The piece takes an in-depth look into the thought process and methodology of players such as Jordan Adams at UCLA, Briante Weber at VCU, Fuquan Edwin at Seton Hall and…