Tim Casey

march madness

Meet Omari Spellman, Villanova's Renaissance Man

Spellman is a poet, hopeful novelist, and the best three-point shooter on the highest-scoring team in the country.
Tim Casey
3.30.18
college basketball

Villanova and UVA Find Success Swimming Against the Stream

With wildly different systems, Jay Wright and Tony Bennett have proven that college basketball teams can win without can't-miss recruits.
Tim Casey
3.8.18
college football

The Improbable Rise of Saquon Barkley

Penn State's star running back came from a no-name high school program and became a Heisman frontrunner and likely top pick. How'd he do it? By never changing.
Tim Casey
12.28.17
BIG3

Rashad McCants is Trying to Write a BIG3 Redemption Story

Injuries and attitude issues derailed his NBA career, but the former North Carolina star believes Ice Cube's new three-on-three summer league will let him finish on a high note.
Tim Casey
6.23.17
Football

Former Walk-On Haason Reddick Is the NFL Draft's Biggest Surprise

On Thursday night, an NFL team will almost certainly select Temple's Haason Reddick in the first round of the 2017 draft, making him one of the most unlikely high picks in recent years.
Tim Casey
4.27.17
Basketball

South Carolina's Maik Kotsar Is This Final Four's Most Unlikely Participant

In a Final Four full of unlikely participants, arguably the most unlikely of all is South Carolina's starting forward Maik Kotsar.
Tim Casey
3.29.17
march madness

Meet the 13-Year-Old Basketball Writer Everyone Was Talking About This Weekend

Sports Illustrated Kids writer Max Bonnstetter drew national attention at the NCAA tournament this weekend after he was praised for one question by a coach, and criticized for another by a newspaper reporter.
Tim Casey
3.27.17
march madness

How Luke Kennard Became Duke's Most Valuable Player

Kennard has emerged as the most consistent player on a talented Blue Devils team that struggled at times this season.
Tim Casey
3.17.17
Sports

Before Conquering the Big East, Villanova's Josh Hart Earned Scouting's Highest Honor

Only about 5 percent of Boy Scouts can call themselves an Eagle Scout. Among them is Josh Hart, who years before helping lead Villanova to another NCAA tournament promised his dad that he would achieve Scouting's highest ranking.
Tim Casey
3.16.17
Basketball

How Butler Basketball Moved Beyond Plucky Underdog Status

Butler opens the NCAA tournament against Winthrop as the fourth seed in the South region, the best seeding in school history.
Tim Casey
3.14.17
march madness

Four Years After Realignment, the New Big East Is as Strong as Ever

Seven Big East teams are in the NCAA tournament, including reigning champ and top overall seed Villanova. It feels like old times for a conference that split up in 2013.
Tim Casey
3.13.17
college basketball

After The NBA and Wall Street, Kerry Kittles Returns to College Basketball

After retiring from the NBA in 2005, Kerry Kittles consulted with the Nets, earned his MBA from Villanova, and worked in finance. Still, the lure of coaching drew him back to the game, and to the Princeton Tigers.
Tim Casey
2.22.17
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