Kansas senior guard Angel Goodrich, a Native American, is proud of her Cherokee heritage and she provides a positive role model.
Another great read, this one from ESPN.com's Jason King, on the long, hard journey Jamari Traylor endured to become a Kansas basketball player.
Fred Hoiberg, in his third season as Iowa State's coach, is bringing back the glory years he was part of as Cyclones player.
C.J. Barnes of Basketball Prospectus has plenty of evidence and reasons as he defends Texas coach Rick Barnes.