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IPPOLITO: Wright Calls Right Play

IPPOLITO: Wright Calls Right Play

North Carolina senior guard Marcus Paige’s game-tying shot seemed like destiny or a prayer answered. As the ball descended from its arc, rattled inside the rim and fell through the net with the grace of a feather, it was one of the greatest and most memorable basketball shots — college[Read More…]

by April 8, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
BARTON: Upsets Captivate Fan Base

BARTON: Upsets Captivate Fan Base

Each year, March Madness captivates the attention of an entire nation. Whether Cinderella 15 seeds like Middle Tennessee State (25-10, 13-5 Conference USA) shock fans by upsetting a tournament favorite, Michigan State (29-6, 13-5 Big 10), or Ivy League champions Yale (23-7, 13-1 Ivy League) knock off Baylor (22-12, 10-8[Read More…]

by March 22, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
MCLAUGHLIN: Selection Committee Falls Short

MCLAUGHLIN: Selection Committee Falls Short

How is it that in just two years of having its own playoff selection committee, college football has already shown that it is incredibly more adept at ranking its teams at year-end than the NCAA basketball selection committee? College basketball has been picking teams for its March Madness tournament since[Read More…]

by March 18, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top

NCAA Football Needs Its Own March Madness

Football is highest on the perch when it comes to money and popularity in college athletics. But when it comes to crowning a champion, football has always fallen far below its competitors, namely basketball. March Madness is the perfect blend of youthful optimism and big-time entertainment. It dominates the airwaves[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Reaction to Ware Injury All Wrong

It was a weekend of March Madness heroics. Trey Burke turned in a crunch-time performance for the ages, carrying his No. 4 seed Michigan Wolverines to an unthinkable comeback win over top-seeded Kansas. LaQuinton Ross nailed a deep three to push Ohio State past an upstart Arizona team and into the Elite[Read More…]

by April 5, 2013 0 comments Sports

HOLLANDER | Searching for Answers After Another Early Exit

With a few minutes remaining in the second half of Friday’s first-round game against Florida Gulf Coast, Georgetown fans began streaming out of the Wells Fargo Center, disheartened by another postseason campaign that ended just as it was beginning. The essential facts are familiar: The Hoyas have reached the top 10 of[Read More…]

by March 26, 2013 0 comments Sports

Georgetown Crushes Belmont, Ending Tourney Drought

COLUMBUS, Ohio — It’s finally over. Third-seeded Georgetown ended an NCAA tournament losing streak dating back to 2008 by beating No. 14 seed Belmont Friday afternoon. “I will be misleading if I were to say it was not a relief,” Head Coach John Thompson III said. During their 74-59 thumping[Read More…]

by March 17, 2012 0 comments Sports

March Madness: Tips For a Winning Bracket

I’ve been doing bracket pools for as long as I can remember, because low-stakes gambling is the sacrament of Kentucky’s two official religions: College basketball and horse racing. Today, in an attempt to impart some of that wisdom upon you — and to prove that my brain hasn’t turned to[Read More…]

by March 16, 2012 0 comments Sports

Calling All Hoya Fans to Report to Duty

The stroke of midnight last Friday didn’t bring its usual fever-pitched excitement to McDonough Arena for the college basketball season’s official kickoff. On a night when the Hoyas trotted out legends of the past — Greg Monroe, Jeff Green, Roy Hibbert, Patrick Ewing Jr., Reggie Williams, John Duren and Patrick[Read More…]

by October 21, 2011 0 comments Uncategorized

East Region Breakdown

The Ohio State Buckeyes may be the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament, but they have arguably the most treacherous road to the Final Four of a top seed in any of the four regions. The East is home to national champion coaches Jim Boeheim of Syracuse and Roy[Read More…]

by March 17, 2011 0 comments Sports