May 28, 2015

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The Final Four: Michigan’s Trey Burke grows as leader while proving his doubters wrong

Just three games into Trey Burke’s college career, Michigan coach John Beilein couldn’t help but think he might have a mess on his hands with a freshman starting point guard. The Wolverines had the Maui Invitational on the horizon when they played Western Illinois in November 2011. Burke shot 3-of-8 for 14 points with three Read More…

College basketball: Akron has big man in middle and big hopes for postseason

Palming a basketball in each hand, Zeke Marshall’s arms are outstretched across the entire face of a building next to the bustling student union. Akron’s 7-foot center towers above campus. On a huge billboard overlooking the soccer field now covered in several inches of wind-drifted snow, Marshall’s gigantic image — his eyes fixed straight ahead, Read More…