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Bears QBs, Ozzie Guillen on White Sox Struggles, and More

Plus, discussing the most hated Duke players of all time after JJ Reddick announced his retirement from the NBA

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College Recruiting Stories With Rasheed Wallace, Robert Horry, and Amar’e Stoudemire

Plus, Matt Taibbi on ‘Hate Inc.,’ and more recruiting stories from James Posey, Jermaine O’Neal, and Jarrett Jack

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The Giannis Legacy Game, Syracuse’s Buddy Boeheim, and Tuesday Night Trivia

Plus, JJ closes the show with some wager talk and a few picks from Jeff Money

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“It Haunts All of Us”

In this excerpt from "It Just Feels Like Loss," the finale of The Ringer’s narrative podcast series ‘What If? The Len Bias Story,’ those who watched Bias play reflect on his memory

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How NIL Is Working One Week in, and Why You Have a Problem With It

Russillo chats with SI’s Ross Dellenger, Mackenzie Landry of Matchpoint Connection, and Brandon Landry, the founder and CEO of Walk-Ons, to talk all things NIL

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“I Was Scared Shitless”

In this excerpt from "Who Can You Trust?," the sixth episode of The Ringer’s new narrative podcast series ‘What If? The Len Bias Story,’ Bias’s childhood friend Derrick Curry reflects on the unjust drug policies passed in the wake of Bias’s death

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“I Loved Leonard Bias Like He Was My Son” 

In this excerpt from "Someone Had to Pay," the fifth episode of The Ringer’s new narrative podcast series ‘What If? The Len Bias Story,’ legendary Maryland coach Lefty Driesell discusses the charge he faced in the wake of Bias’s death

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“Just Poison”

In this excerpt from "They Weren’t Grown Men," the fourth episode of The Ringer’s new narrative podcast series ‘What If? The Len Bias Story,’ investigators shift their attention to the cocaine that killed Len Bias

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Even the Supreme Court Thinks NCAA Amateurism Is a Farce

A unanimous ruling from the nation’s highest court might not be a death knell for the NCAA’s business model, but it clearly and devastatingly exposes the facade upon which the entire enterprise rests

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“Let Me Take a Hit”: Spencer Haywood and Cocaine in the NBA 

In this excerpt from Episode 3 of ‘What If? The Len Bias Story,’ Hall of Famer Haywood recalls freebasing cocaine for the first time after moving to Los Angeles

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“It Couldn’t Be True”

In this excerpt from "He’s Gone," the second episode of The Ringer’s new narrative podcast series ‘What If? The Len Bias Story,’ Bias’s family, teammates, and local media gather at the hospital as confusion and shock build

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“I Knew Death Was Coming”

In Episode 1 of ‘What If? The Len Bias Story,’ The Ringer’s new narrative podcast series, Len’s mother Lonise describes the premonition that weighed on her before her son’s death 

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Coach K Built a Basketball Empire

Mike Krzyzewski is stepping down after more than four decades as the head coach of Duke. Love it or hate it, his program was one of the most successful organizations in sports history.

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Former Knicks Coach Mike Woodson and How to Bet the NBA Playoffs With Jared Smith

Plus, reacting to the Islanders’ Game 3 loss to the Penguins and the Yankees’ third straight win over the Rangers

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What Jalen Suggs and Jalen Green Show Us About the Changing Paths to the NBA

In his single season with Gonzaga, Suggs increased his profile and boosted his draft stock. But with players like Green honing their skills while getting paid in the G League, will the traditional route stay the popular one?

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Matt Gaetz Investigations and Covering the Men’s and Women’s Final Four 

Bryan and David react to Gaetz’s interview with Tucker Carlson, discuss the highlights and takeaways from March Madness, and more

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Doug Gottlieb on Baylor Winning Its First Men’s Title, Plus Life Advice

Doug Gottlieb of Fox Sports joins Russillo to talk about why Baylor was so overwhelming, how Scott Drew built the program, and how he sees guys like Jalen Suggs, Cade Cunningham, and Evan Mobley projecting to the NBA

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The Baylor Bears Dominated the Indomitable Team to Win Their First Men’s NCAA Title

Monday night was supposed to mark the coronation of one of the best college basketball teams of all time. And it did—just not in the way many expected.

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The Suggs Game and Bad Lakers Omens With Ryen Russillo

Plus, Rookie of the Year sadness, Eastern Conference sleepers, and post-vaccine life

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Yankees Talk With CC Sabathia, Plus Listener Voicemails and How to Bet the Men’s NCAA Title Game

Plus, listener voicemails and how to bet the NCAA title game with Jared Smith

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Stanford Met the Moment and Overcame Arizona to Win the NCAA Title

March Madness delivered another thriller as the Cardinal held off the Wildcats to win their first national championship since 1992

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Winners and Losers of the Final Four and a March Madness Instant Classic

Jalen Suggs became a legend, Drew Timme took the most important charge in basketball history, and Gonzaga set the stage for a perfect national title game. Plus: Arizona stunned UConn and told everybody what it thinks.

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Winners and Losers of the March Madness Elite Eight

Gonzaga looks unstoppable. South Carolina is reinventing the art of the blowout. And can UCLA really qualify as a Cinderella?

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Winners and Losers of the March Madness Sweet 16

How will we remember Alabama’s buzzer-beater? Can anyone stop mustache magic? And where has all the good 3-point shooting gone?

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Winners and Losers of the Second Round of March Madness

All hail Cameron Krutwig, college basketball king. Plus, Buddy Boeheim is a walking bucket … and where are all the buzzer-beaters?

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Covering March Madness and Novelist Harlan Coben

Bryan and David recap the latest upsets and discuss the discrepancies between the men’s and women’s tournaments

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Cade’s Ceiling, LeBron Injury Ripples, Trade Talk, and Poku Corner With Ryen Russillo

Plus, Bill and Russillo discuss the updated NBA MVP odds

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Winners and Losers of the First Round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament

The long-awaited return of March Madness brought stunning upsets, busted brackets, and a toothpaste tube used as motivation. Plus, the NCAA’s hypocrisy was on full display yet again.

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Matt James on ‘The Bachelor’ Behind the Scenes

Plus, desperate NBA teams and March Madness with Joe House

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Gonzaga Outgrew Its Crystal Slipper. Now It’s the Best Program in College Hoops.

Once seen as a lovable underdog, Gonzaga has transformed into college basketball’s model program. Is this the NCAA tournament the Zags finally win it all?

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Three NBA Draft Prospects Who Could Shoot Their Way Up Big Boards in March Madness

Shooting just keeps becoming more and more valuable for basketball teams, and the draft fates of Corey Kispert, Nah’Shon Hyland, and Trey Murphy III could rest on how many shots they drain during the NCAA tournament

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The Three Best Upset Picks for 2021 March Madness

Rodger Sherman picks his Cinderella hopefuls for the men’s NCAA tournament