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Jerry Colangelo is Prepared With a Plan B and a Plan C If Coach K Doesn’t Return to Team USA

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

There was a time when the rest of the world looked like it was catching up to the United States when it came to basketball on the international level. In 2002, at the FIBA World Championships, the U.S. failed to win a medal. In 2004, at the Summer Olympics, the ...

Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski: USA Basketball Made Me a Better Coach

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Life continues to go pretty well for Mike Krzyzewski. His Duke Blue Devils are again expected to contend for a national championship and have survived a turbulent college hoops season despite losing Ryan Kelly for about the past two months. He's also got a couple gold medals to fall back on, ...

Rulon Gardner Defends Wrestling as an Olympic Sport

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

The International Olympic Committee stunned many on Tuesday by voting wrestling out of the 2020 Summer Games. It was one of several sports on the ballot up for consideration, but given its history with the Games and participation rate, it didn't appear in jeopardy. Former gold medalist Rulon Gardner says ...

Dwyane Wade: What Happened in L.A. During the Offseason Was Great

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

With the way that Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh came together in Miami, Wade probably couldn't have afforded to come out and discredit the big moves in Los Angeles during the offseason. But he probably didn't have to come out and say that the moves were great, either. Yet ...

Hurdler LoLo Jones Scoffs At Her Critics, Looks Ahead to Rio

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Everywhere you turned during the Olympics, it seemed like there was a heartwarming story. That's what we've come to expect in the media during the patriotic sporting event. But that certainly wasn't the case for USA hurdler LoLo Jones, who heard criticism from plenty of folks, from writers to her ...

Charles Barkley Says the Lakers Are the Favorites in the Western Conference

Friday, August 17th, 2012

When it comes to basketball, this summer has been wild. Not only did the United State’s Men’s Basketball team bring back the gold medal from London, but there were numerous moves made in the offseason and it sets up for some great story-lines in 2013. The team that made the ...

Mike Krzyzewski Finishes His Olympic Career On Top

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Everyone around college basketball knows how great of a coach Mike Krzyzewski is. His resume speaks for itself. Now, everyone around the country knows as well. In his final game as Head Coach of the Olympic team, the United States won a back-and-forth affair against Spain and made sure that ...

Winning Gold Medals Never Gets Old For Jerry Colangelo

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

When Jerry Colangelo took over as the director of Team USA basketball in 2005, he vowed to change the culture of the program and restore the glory. The mission was accomplished in the 2008 Summer Olympics, but was fully reaffirmed this past weekend when Team USA lived up to expectations ...

Marc Gasol Claims It’s Not In Spain’s DNA To Intentionally Lose to Brazil, Believes A Disciplined Team Can Beat USA

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Earlier this week Spain was at the center of an Olympic controversy with many in the media wondering if the team intentionally threw a game against Brazil in the 4th quarter on the final day of group play. The loss cost Spain the top seed in the group, which in ...

Team USA Assistant Coach Jim Boeheim: Team is Playing Well, Other Teams Are Simply Improving

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

It was interesting to watch Team USA's men's basketball team through the early stages. Yes, they have arrived at the knockout stage with an unblemished record, but they got a scare from Lithuania over the weekend are looked like they'd get another from Argentina Monday before producing a big second-half ...