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6 Best Dressed Players At The 2014 NBA Draft

Athletes have long been known for having great style and the 2014 draft class did not disappoint.

06/27/2014

Lots of hot dogs.  (Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/GettyImages)

NCAA Approves Unlimited Meals, Snacks For Athletes; ‘Hefty Lefty’ Weighs In

The move occurred eight days after Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier complained during the Final Four that he sometimes went to bed “starving” because he couldn’t afford food.

04/16/2014

Shabazz Napier of the Connecticut Huskies cuts down the net after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA national championship game at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Shabazz Napier Lands Cover Of Sports Illustrated After UConn Wins NCAA Title

SI released the cover for its April 14 issue on Tuesday, the morning after UConn beat Kentucky 60-54 for the national championship.

04/08/2014

Head coach Kevin Ollie of the Connecticut Huskies cuts down the net after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Five Things: UConn’s Defense, Foul Shooting Fuel Championship

What kid of tournament was this? Unpredictable and exciting from start to finish. Just look at the UConn Huskies.

04/08/2014

UConn's Shabazz Napier celebrates on the court after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA championship game on April 7, 2014. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Shabazz Napier Earns Spot Among UConn Greats With 2nd NCAA Title

Napier turned in one final masterpiece as a college player Monday night, lifting the Huskies to a 60-54 win over Kentucky and bringing home a championship hardly anyone not wearing a UConn uniform thought was possible.

04/08/2014

The Connecticut Huskies celebrate after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

UConn Beats Kentucky 60-54, Wins NCAA Title

Shabazz Napier scored 22 points and Connecticut won its second NCAA title in four years, beating all those Kentucky freshmen 60-54 in the championship game Monday night.

04/08/2014

The Connecticut Huskies celebrate after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Connecticut Wins NCAA Title, 60-54 Over Kentucky

Shabazz Napier scored 22 points and Connecticut won its second NCAA title in four years, beating all those Kentucky freshmen 60-54 in the championship game Monday night.

04/07/2014

Aaron Harrison #2 of the Kentucky Wildcats hits the game winning shot as Josh Gasser #21 of the Wisconsin Badgers defends during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at AT&T Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. The Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Wisconsin Badgers 74-73. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Five Things: Kentucky And UConn To Play For Title

The wildest NCAA Tournament of the modern era culminates with an 8 seed versus a 7 seed for the championship. Kentucky, a 74-73 winner over Wisconsin on Saturday, will face Connecticut, which upset Florida 64-53.

04/07/2014

Kentucky's Aaron Harrison (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images), UConn's Shabazz Napier (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

UConn, Kentucky Ready To Battle It Out In Improbable NCAA Title Game

Neither was around in last year’s tourney — Connecticut because of a tournament ban over academic issues; Kentucky because it didn’t make the field. And neither looked like title contenders at times this season.

04/07/2014

Shabazz Napier (L) and Ryan Boatright of the UConn Huskies react after a play against the Michigan State Spartans during the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Final Four: UConn Star Napier Trying To Shed Walker’s Shadow

Shabazz Napier can shoot, drive and dish, hit big shots, pick off passes, carry a team down the stretch of a game and a season. Sounds an awful lot like another recent UConn star: Kemba Walker.

04/04/2014

Shabazz Napier #13 and the Connecticut Huskies celebrate with the trophy after defeating the Michigan State Spartans to win the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

UConn Players’ Loyalty After Postseason Ban Pays Off

The Huskies were punished for the mistakes made by players over the four previous years. While five players left the program, others remained loyal to UConn.

04/03/2014

Shabazz Napier #13 of the Connecticut Huskies cuts down the net after defeating the Michigan State Spartans to win the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

UConn Guard Shabazz Napier: ‘We Motivated Ourself With The Sanctions’

“We motivated ourself with the sanctions,” guard Shabazz Napier said. “We were motivated with people doubting us and it worked out well.”

04/03/2014

Niels Giffey #5 of the Connecticut Huskies cuts down the net after defeating the Michigan State Spartans to win the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Total Dominance: UConn Men, Women Both In Final Four For 4th Time

The feat has also been accomplished by Duke, Oklahoma, Texas, Michigan State and LSU. But UConn is the only school to do it more than once.

04/02/2014

Ryan Boatright #11 of the Connecticut Huskies calls a play against the Villanova Wildcats during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Connecticut Guard Ryan Boatright

On Friday, after Iowa State had cut a 17-point deficit to four with two minutes left, Boatright made what his coach called the play of the game.

04/01/2014

Andrew Harrison #5 of the Kentucky Wildcats poses with the trophy after defeating the Michigan Wolverines 75 to 72. (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Five Things: Miller Brothers Bounced And Florida Is Still The Favorite

Kentucky, the preseason No. 1 that entered the Big Dance unranked, has reached the Final Four as an eight seed. The Wildcats will face Wisconsin, which upset top seed Arizona in a thriller.

03/31/2014

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