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Medcalf: Bo Ryan's departure a sign of changing times

Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan's decision to retire after this coming season is only the beginning. Prepare yourselves, because other big names who aren't getting any younger might not be far behind.

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Recruiting: Wisconsin recruiting after Ryan

With Bo Ryan's announcement that he will step down after 2015-16, the narrative changes for Wisconsin on the recruiting trail. The No. 1 target remains forward Maverick Rowan, however.

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Looking ahead: Villanova Wildcats

Unfortunately for last season's strong Villanova team, March is all anyone remembers. Jay Wright's next squad should return to the NCAA tournament.

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Looking Ahead: Connecticut Huskies

Connecticut has reason for optimism with a promising recruiting class and two key graduate transfers set to play next season.

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Summer targets: Georgetown Hoyas

Georgetown will lose top scorer D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, meaning coach John Thompson III will target scoring point guards this summer as the Hoyas prepare to open a new practice facility.


John Gasaway @JohnGasaway

Leaders who think are few but they are indeed found playing at different speeds and speaking in both old- and new-school brogues.

John Gasaway @JohnGasaway

Ryan wins because he's not just another guy trying to be like Bo Ryan or Tony Bennett. He wins because he's a leader who thinks.

John Gasaway @JohnGasaway

Throw a stick at D-I and you'll hit 100-plus guys happy to play in the high 50s and/or think like it's the 1980s. They can't touch Ryan.

John Gasaway @JohnGasaway

Attributing Bo Ryan's success to mere pace or to his (apparently misleading) old school affect gets the equation precisely backward.

Jay Bilas @JayBilas

From the bottom to the top, that’s a nice dream. How you make it out? I had a nice scheme. I gotta go to work.