Four things to watch in the 2021-22 season as Trae Young’s Hawks look to build on their conference finals run

So… the Atlanta Hawks nearly made the NBA Finals three months ago. There’s really no other way we can start this than saying that, no writerly flourish on one of the most surprising things to happen...

Dribble Handoff: The most anticipated college basketball nonconference matchups of the 2021-22 season

The stage was set last season for the ultimate nonconference college basketball showdown. Gonzaga and Baylor were scheduled to play on Dec. 5 in Indianapolis in a meeting of No. 1 vs. No. 2. Then, like...

Candid Coaches: What are the vaccination rates in college basketball heading into this season?

CBS Sports college basketball writers Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander surveyed more than 100 coaches for our annual Candid Coaches series. They polled everyone from head coaches at elite programs to assistants at smaller Division I...

Candid Coaches: Who will be the best player in college basketball this season?

CBS Sports college basketball writers Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander surveyed more than 100 coaches for our annual Candid Coaches series. They polled everyone from head coaches at elite programs to assistants at some of the...

College basketball’s top 10 super seniors: Villanova’s Collin Gillespie lead group back for bonus season

More than a year and a half after the arrival of COVID-19 forced the cancelation of the 2020 college basketball postseason, the fallout from relaxed eligibility rules due to the pandemic will finally be felt in...