College Basketball Pioneer Don Haskins Dies at 78

College Basketball Pioneer Don Haskins Dies at 78

The glow from Don Haskins’ greatest triumph was mostly a memory when Disney decided to take another look.

Then came the movie “Glory Road” and a whole new generation learned what Bob Knight already knew about his old friend’s career — and legacy.

“Don got more out of his teams and players than any coach who has ever coached college basketball,” Knight said.

Haskins, the Hall of Fame coach credited with helping break color barriers in college sports in 1966 when he used five black starters to win a national basketball title for Texas Western, died Sunday. He was 78. [Sports Illustrated]

Top 10 Politically Active College Towns

College campuses have a long history of breeding political discourse and social revolution, as students experiencing their first taste of social freedom begin to learn how they can affect change.

A number of college towns welcome and foster these environments, where left- and right-leaning students and teachers come together to learn, debate, and contribute to the political climate of the area. These ten cities have emerged as hotbeds of student political activity. [Campus Corner]

College Cheerleaders vs Pro Cheerleaders

On this first weekend with college football and the NFL back-to-back a popular debate is likely to arise. Which type of football is better, college football or the NFL?

We agree it’s a good discussion, but we prefer to address more perky, er, pertinent matters. Which cheerleaders are better? [FanIQ]

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