15 must-watch players on USA TODAY Sports’ preseason men’s college basketball All-America teams

The 2021-22 men’s college basketball season is here. And so are the top-rated players. USA TODAY Sports examines 15 must-watch players with our preseason All-America list. After a COVID-affected 2020-21, this year’s veteran-laden cast of stars...

College basketball predictions: Expert picks for 2022 Final Four and NCAA Tournament champion

It’s been two years since college basketball had a normal opening day. But we are finally back. Hallelujah, praise be to Bill Raftery. A sport that has waited 20 months to hold games under mostly normal...

Top 10 impact freshmen: Ranking college basketball’s best newcomers entering the 2021-22 season

Two of the top-five recruits in the 2020 class a year ago turned pro in favor of playing college basketball. The year before, No. 1 overall recruit James Wiseman played a total of three games for...

College basketball odds: Breaking down the teams that can legitimately win the 2022 NCAA Tournament into tiers

As players rolled back to campus across the country in August, I ranked the top college basketball contenders and separated them into tiers to help sort which teams are good — and perhaps not so good —...

College basketball coaches on hot seat: Who might need a good season in 2021-22 to save their job

Last preseason’s Coaches on the Hot Seat column featured the names of five power-conference coaches whose job security seemed iffy, at the time of publication, for one reason or another. Four of them lost their jobs....

CAA’s shameful ban on James Madison’s ‘student-athletes’ is the worst of college sports

We should know better than to look toward college sports looking for logical solutions to problems, for cooler heads to prevail or for grown-ups to actually look out for the welfare of the so-called student-athletes as...

Best of the Rest: Mid-major college basketball preview, picks, predictions for teams outside power conferences

Over the previous two weeks we’ve thoroughly previewed and predicted what to expect in men’s college basketball’s Major Seven conferences; linked here you will find said previews for the AAC, ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big...

College hoops schedule at MSG opens with Coach K farewell

NEW YORK (AP) Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski begins his farewell season with a final appearance on the sideline at Madison Square Garden, highlighting the 2021-22 college basketball schedule at ”The World’s Most Famous Arena.” With capacity...

2021-22 CBS college basketball schedule: CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network to show more than 280 games

Friday, November 12Veterans Classic at the U.S. Naval Academy: Richmond vs. Utah State, 6 p.m. Veterans Classic at the U.S. Naval Academy: Virginia Tech vs. Navy, 8:30 p.m. Stanford at Santa Clara, 11 p.m.Monday, November 15Penn...

United States of College Basketball 2021-22: Where every team ranks in each state, from top to bottom

One week.  One week until college basketball season returns, and returns the way we want it to be. The way it needs to be. The way it hasn’t been in two years. Fans in seats, full...