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Is It the Shoes or the Soul? In Honor of Air Jordan on his 50th

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 04.17.2013 | Sports
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

As the congratulatory wishes come in to mark the 50th birthday of Michael Jordan, one the greatest basketball players of all time, I am struck by the iconic image of MJ in flight and what it represents for all of us.

Villanova Pulls Off ANOTHER Upset

AP | DAN GELSTON | Posted 03.28.2013 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA — Ryan Arcidiacono took the inbounds, heaved the ball, and ducked. Hundreds of Villanova students trampled the court like a bull r...

Missouri Guard Leaves School Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

AP | By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 11.30.2012 | Sports

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Suspended Missouri guard Michael Dixon left the team Thursday after two sexual assault claims became public this week. ...

First Impressions

AP | JOHN MARSHALL | Posted 11.30.2012 | Sports

A decade ago, Butler beating North Carolina would have been huge news, an upset that sent shockwaves throughout college basketball. When the Bulldo...

COURT RUSHING TIME: Miami Stuns Michigan State

AP | STEVEN WINE | Posted 11.29.2012 | Sports

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- The Michigan State Spartans have battled early season injuries, and Wednesday night's loss was part of the healing process. Wit...

Preseason College Basketball Rankings Released

AP | JIM O'CONNELL | Posted 12.26.2012 | Sports

Tom Crean didn't look like any of the other people in the Maui airport that day. He had just coached his third, fourth and fifth games in his first s...

Legendary UConn Coach Retires

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 11.13.2012 | Sports

STORRS, Conn. — As Jim Calhoun stood in his office at Gampel Pavilion, waiting for his final news conference as Connecticut's basketball coach, ...

Wildcats Won And Done

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 06.02.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS — Before his confetti-flecked suit gets back from the cleaners, John Calipari will be on the road. Such is life for a coach who rec...

Anthony Davis Does It All.. But Score

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 06.02.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS — A few weeks ago, Kentucky coach John Calipari asked his players how they helped the team when they weren't scoring. Anthony Davis...

Kentucky Wins National Championship

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 06.02.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS — No matter where Anthony Davis and his buddies go to make their millions, their ol' Kentucky home will long remember this champions...

Kansas A Team Of Destiny?

AP | DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 04.02.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- Charlie Weis was quick to tweet his support of the Jayhawks when they punched their ticket to the national championship game. It was no...

LIVE: Kentucky vs. Louisville

Posted 03.31.2012 | Sports

Kentucky. Louisville. Rick Pitino. John Calipari. Final Four. Winner adds to their legacy while getting a shot for more in the national championship g...

AP's College Hoops Player Of The Year

AP | Posted 03.30.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- Anthony Davis is The Associated Press' college basketball Player of the Year, the first Kentucky player and second freshman to win the ...

Final Four Preview: Kansas vs. Ohio State

Posted 03.29.2012 | Sports

By Zach Hayes, Rush The Court It was clear from the first game of the season that everyone’s favorite breakout player, Kansas’ Thomas Robinson,...

The Dream Game

Posted 03.29.2012 | Sports

By Joshua Lars Weill, Rush The Court It was bound to happen someday. Despite Kentucky’s clear antipathy toward playing in-state archrival Louisv...

Frank Martin Leaves Kansas State For SEC

AP | PETE IACOBELLI | Posted 05.27.2012 | Sports

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Prepare for "The Stare" at South Carolina games next season. The Gamecocks hired fiery Frank Martin from Kansas State to re-en...

State Rivals Battle In Final Four

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 03.29.2012 | Sports

BY PAUL NEWBERRY, The Associated Press ATLANTA -- Think Kentucky vs. Louisville is a big deal during the regular season? Try the Final Four. ...

Kentucky Advances To Final Four

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 05.25.2012 | Sports

ATLANTA — Kentucky could've cut the nets down at halftime. Actually, the Wildcats probably would've been good skipping the ceremony altogether....

LIVE: Kentucky vs. Baylor

Posted 03.25.2012 | Sports

Two down, two to go. There are two more Final Four spots up for grabs on Sunday and the third-seeded Baylor Bears will try to knock out the top overal...

LIVE: Louisville vs. Florida

Posted 03.24.2012 | Sports

When talking about the time Billy Donovan and his Florida Gators captured their first national title in 2006, Donovan's former coach (as both a player...

Kansas vs. NC State Live Updates

Posted 03.23.2012 | Sports

The Sweet 16 concludes with a game between No. 2 Kansas and No. 11 North Carolina State in the Midwest Region. The Jayhawks blew out Detroit quite...

Sweet 16 Notebook

AP | JIM LITKE | Posted 05.23.2012 | Sports

Welcome to the all-Carolina-most-of-the-time edition of Bracket Racket, your one-stop shopping for all things NCAA on tournament game days. It's been...

No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 7 Florida

AP | JOHN MARSHALL | Posted 03.24.2012 | Sports

PHOENIX -- Rick Pitino once told Billy Donovan that he should stick to finance and not go into coaching. Donovan has done all right for himself in ...

No. 1 Syracuse vs. No. 2 Ohio State

AP | HOWARD ULMAN | Posted 03.24.2012 | Sports

BOSTON -- Get ready for another Big East vs. Big Ten matchup in the NCAA East regional. So far the conferences are tied at one victory apiece. B...

Ohio State Moves On

AP | JIMMY GOLEN | Posted 05.22.2012 | Sports

BOSTON — Ohio State won the Battle of the Buckeye State and advanced to the NCAA regional finals for the first time since 2007. Deshaun Thomas ...