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Stories with person: John Thompson
  • Column: Former shoe peddler tries to upend NCAA 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 5:00 pm
  • There are those who would argue that Sonny Vaccaro helped create the biggest problem in college sports when he began handing out money in the late '70s to basketball coaches so players would wear Nike shoes.

  • Huskies again star in the underdog role 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 2:24 pm
  • ARLINGTON, Texas - The Connecticut Huskies lost their coach, their teammates, their chance to play at the NCAA tournament for a year. They were castoffs, unwanted mutts without a home, told they had no chance.

  • Sharp shooter: Kerr talks defense 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 4:45 am
  • Welcome back to latest edition of BracketRacket, the one-stop shopping place for all offbeat NCAA tournament needs. Today's rundown kicks off with a shooter talking about defense, and includes a jolting experience in the West, the most-tweeted team and celebrities at Madison Square Garden.

  • College athlete union raises plenty of questions 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 7:40 pm
  • CHICAGO - Vince Dooley is sure relieved he's not running an athletic program these days.