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There are few sounds in sport better than the slamming of a high-flying alley-oop, or the subtle swish of a fade-away jumper. Except maybe the roar of the crowd after that last second buzzer beater from half court.

So to celebrate college basketball playoff season, we’ve brought some of our best brownball-related content off the bench.


Pickup-Basketball Artist
Hoops Nation author Chris Ballard shares his unofficial primer on the unwritten rules of playing pickup basketball.


Courting Disaster?
Is Experience Life‘s director of business operations and resident geezer tempting fate to be out on the basketball court at his age?

Join a Game Near You


This handy app uses GPS to notify you when you’re near a court with a pickup game in progress and also lets you check out future games.

Performance-Enhancing Workouts


Basketball Training
Our fitness experts tackle your questions on getting in shape for basketball.


Build Explosive Power Workout
Lightning-fast, full-body training amps up your athleticism — for sports, or whatever life throws your way.

Best Foot Backward
Running backward can be a helpful training technique for preventing and recovering from stress injuries, improving balance and performance, and burning extra calories.



Want to increase your power, refine your reflexes, decrease your chance of injury, and sculpt your bod? Hop to it with this high-energy plyo primer.

Cager Profiles


Dikembe Mutombo: The Giver
Former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo talks about reaching out to connect with your community — and transforming the world.


Playing It Cool: Ricky Rubio
A career-threatening injury taught NBA star Ricky Rubio to slow down, stay cool, and have some fun.



Team Player: Sheryl Swoopes
On the court with teammates and at home with her son, WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes loves to share life’s pleasures and challenges with others.

Check out the NCAA’s interactive brackets.

The men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments tip off on March 17, and March 20, 2015 respectively. Here’s hoping your favorite team wins it all!

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