Ben Billman’s NCAA Basketball Top 16

On February 11, the NCAA men’s basketball selection committee will reveal the top 16 teams up to this point in the season. This has...

High Expectations for College Basketball Teams in 2017-18

It is late April, and that means it is time to focus on the NBA Playoffs, the NHL Playoffs, Major League Baseball, the NFL...

Beyond the Sport

“Ball is life.” That is the phrase that so many kids and young basketball players throw around as a means of proving how committed...

Ben Billman’s NCAA Basketball Mailbag No. 3

Selection Sunday continues to creep closer, and most teams only have a handful of conference games remaining before the conference tournaments begin. The time...

Reviewing Tournament Success from the ‘One-and-Done’ Era

The 2017 NCAA tournament was packed with fantastic freshmen. Jayson Tatum was primed for a breakout performance for Duke. Lonzo Ball was ready to...

March ‘Madness’ is Amplified Because Players Aren’t Paid

And so, the madness begins. Eleven months ago, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the governing body of amateur college sports in the United...

International Basketball Federation Signs Sponsorship Deal with Chinese Internet Giant

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has signed a 9-year sponsorship deal with the Chinese Internet giant Tencent Inc., according to which the Chinese group...

Ben Billman’s NCAA Basketball Mailbag No. 2

We are one week closer to March Madness. I have fielded some more questions about the current basketball season. If you have any questions...

College Basketball Preview – The Mid Majors

College basketball season begins on Friday. Each team starts off with the dream that maybe, just maybe, they can win a national championship. Villanova...

The Case for Student Athletes

Despite being a star on the University of Wisconsin basketball team, Nigel Hayes is currently struggling to work his way into the NBA. While a...

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