Basketball

Are Super Seniors the Secret to NCAA Tournament Success?

If this year’s NCAA basketball tournaments look a little bigger – a little older – your eyes are not deceiving you. Call it a silver lining of the pandemic. Before the pandemic intervened, college students had five years to complete four seasons of play. For various reasons – among them injuries, one-time transfers or competition …

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Rayo Vallecano vs. Salamanca UNC: How to Watch, Tip Time and Analysis of NCAA Title Game

NEW ORLEANS – It all comes down to one final game. North Carolina and Kansas – two blue bloods in men’s college basketball – will meet for the Division I national championship on Monday night at the Superdome. The Tar Heels (29-9) are seeking the program’s seventh NCAA championship, having won titles in 1957, 1982, …

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The NCAA Undervalued Women’s Basketball. Marketers Didn’t.

Follow live updates on the women’s Final Four. SPOKANE, Wash. – No one here could escape the symbolism. March Madness logos seemed to be everywhere in this small city last week, on posters, stickers, towels, electronic billboards and in hotel lobbies. The madness had come to this and the three other cities hosting the final …

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Paige Bueckers Has Performed In Minneapolis Before

MINNEAPOLIS – Brian Cosgriff first saw Paige Bueckers play when she was in second grade, during a scrimmage at the University of Minnesota. She was playing against fourth graders “and dominating.” “Paige was a peanut, she was a tiny little thing,” said Cosgriff, Bueckers’ former head basketball coach at Hopkins High School. “As a seventh …

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The Next Battleground for College Basketball: How to Divide the Money

MINNEAPOLIS – A quartet of elite college basketball teams met in Minneapolis on Friday for the Final Four of the NCAA women’s tournament. The powerhouse programs – Connecticut, Louisville, Stanford and South Carolina – had made it there by winning four games each during the competition. But reaching one of the biggest stages in college …

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South Carolina Gets Back in Championship Game With a Win Over Louisville

Throughout the course of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, Dawn Staley, South Carolina’s storied coach, has preached a message of consistency and pressure to her players: Maintain the thing. And as often happens with Staley and her players, they listened. South Carolina, the top-ranked women’s basketball team in the country, will get another shot at …

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The Duke-North Carolina Basketball Rivalry Reaches New Levels

The tobacco industrialist Washington Duke, whose fortune helped finance what became Duke University, made a final proclamation on his deathbed in 1905, according to Durham lore: “Go to hell, Carolina, go to hell.” Yes, there are rivalries. And then there is The rivalry between North Carolina and Duke, which inspires the type of obsessive fandom …

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