College Basketball Top 50: UCLA Returns On Eve of 2013

December 30th, 2012
Top 50's Top 50 Power Ranking is your weekly dive into the national college basketball scene.  The CHN Top 50 is brought to you before all the other polls late Sunday night. Arrows represent notable moves. (Also: Check out the weekly Non-BCS Top 25 Ranking.)

Jon Teitel's McDonald's All-American Lineup Projections

June 5th, 2012
UCLA leads the way with five former All-AmericansProjected lineups for all 31 teams with McDonald's High School All-Americans on their rosters,
Plus 2 teams whose All-American will no longer be with his prior team
(All-American year in parentheses)
Incoming 2012 All-Americans in Bold
Underclassmen who have declared for draft in italics

UCLA (7)
G: Larry Drew II (2008)
G: Tyler Lamb
F: Shabazz Muhammad (2012)
F: Travis Wear (2009)
F: David Wear (2009)

James Donaldson on 'Standing Above the Crowd'

April 8th, 2012
Washington State great James Donaldson

Part one: James Donaldson

Jon Teitel: Why did you decide to write the book, and how has it been received so far?

Jon Teitel's Forgotten Legends: Washington State's James Donaldson (Part 1)

April 8th, 2012
Washington State great James Donaldson

In the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Washington State great James Donaldson. After two seasons of limited playing time Donaldson would eventually become the school's all-time leading shot blocker, going on to play a long professional career in both the NBA and Europe. 

Jon Teitel: You were born in England but grew up in California. Why did your family make the move to the US?

NCAA Tournament Interviews: Arizona's Miles Simon

March 18th, 2012
Miles Simon helped lead Arizona to a national titleRecently CHN writer Jon Teitel was able to catch up with Miles Simon, one of the heroes of Arizona's 1997 national championship team. Names MOP of that tournament, Simon is now a color commentator for ESPN. This month he's teaming up this year with Allstate (a new corporate partner of the NCAA), and their "Team Mayhem" (comprised of some past tournament heroes like Dereck Whittenburg and Joey Rodriguez) will be attending the Final Four at "Bracket Town".

Jon Teitel: You played at Arizona for Hall Of Fame coach Lute Olson. What made him such a great coach?

Baylor vs Colorado: Prediction

March 16th, 2012
Baylor guard Pierre Jackson

(3) Baylor vs. (11) Colorado: South Region



Thursday's Action Underwhelms But Colorado & VCU Win

March 16th, 2012
Darius Theus' shot gave VCU a 3-point lead

The first full day of action in the NCAA tournament didn't produce the number of surprises that many fans both expected and wanted, with just two lower-seeded teams advancing to Saturday's action. While one should come as no surprise to the country the other finds itself carrying the banner for an entire its first season in the league. Here are the key happenings by location, highlighted by wins for Colorado (Albuquerque) and VCU (Portland).