Category: College Basketball


New Orleans and March Madness: The Top 10 Games

  • March 28, 2012
  • By Lenny Vangilder

When your city has hosted the NCAA men’s basketball championship game four times previously, and those four games have been decided by a total of 11 points, you have a pretty good starting point on assembling a list of the greatest tournament games played in New Orleans.

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Robin Roberts returning to roots for jersey retirement

  • February 4, 2011
  • By Lenny Vangilder

Robin Roberts

On a spring day in 1979, a senior women’s basketball recruit was returning from a visit to LSU to her home in Pass Christian, Miss., and as she had done many times before, noticed a sign along Interstate 12 while driving through Hammond.

Southeastern Louisiana University. Next Exit.

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Two men who paved one career path

  • January 28, 2011
  • By Lenny Vangilder

I often hear from others who marvel about the enjoyment that comes from working in, and writing about, sports. I’ve thought a lot in the past week about two of the people that helped lead me to that career path, generating emotions from one extreme to another.

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