College Sports HEADLINES
ATLANTA — Almost.
Rick Pitino capped the greatest week of his life with the prize he wanted most of all.
ATLANTA — At the end of February, Michigan looked nowhere near ready for March.
NEW ORLEANS — Geno Auriemma shook his head in amazement.
NEW ORLEANS — The more Louisville extends its remarkable run, the more coach Jeff Walz wants to make sure his Cardinals enjoy every moment.
ATLANTA — The basektball teams at Louisville and Michigan are used to being overlooked.
For Louisville’s Schimmel sisters, success on the basketball court during the NCAA tournament has brought their family closer together in ways they never anticipated.
The abusive actions of former Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice were not lost on Washington football players.
WOMEN’S FINAL FOUR: CALIFORNIA (32-3) VS. LOUISVILLE (28-8), 3:30 P.M., ESPN: Cal looks to cool off Cardinals
Louisville has really relished being the underdog. So much so that coach Jeff Walz doesn’t want to hear about how the Cardinals have that team-of-destiny air about them heading into the women’s Final Four.
Huskies look to reverse recent Irish dominance in rivalry NOTRE DAME (35-1) VS. CONNECTICUT (33-4), 5:30 P.M., ESPN:
NEW ORLEANS — Skylar Diggins has accomplished nearly everything she could have imagined in her career at Notre Dame. The only thing missing is a national championship.
ATLANTA — Don’t call these guys the Fab Five.
ATLANTA — Russ Smith looked at the scoreboard, then at the clock, then over at the bench.
ATLANTA — Syracuse is brimming with confidence, largely because of its suffocating style when the other team has the ball.
ATLANTA — Louisville already had the bigger names, the better team and some unfinished business after coming up short in last year’s Final Four.
Ed Rush resigned Thursday as the Pacific-12 Conference’s basketball coordinator of officials following comments during internal meetings before the league tournament that appeared to target Arizona coach Sean Miller.
ATLANTA — It seemed as if Wichita State had a better chance to make the Final Four last season. The Shockers were seeded fifth, compared with a No. 9 seed this season and playing with four new starters.
As soon as Stacey Hagensen’s last pitch popped into catcher Katie Lowery’s glove for the final out, Pacific Lutheran University’s fastpitch outlook changed forever.
Success tied to familiar names: Hardaway, Robinson, Horford.
Louisville’s Kevin Ware has taken what he said would be the hardest step in his recovery — the first one.
Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.
One mammoth upset wasn’t enough for Shoni Schimmel and plucky Louisville. Going through two of the sport’s powers, the Cardinals are Final Four bound.
The sound was the first thing.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Trey Burke and Michigan had the perfect response for everyone who said they were too young or not tough enough to make it all the way to Atlanta.
ATLANTA — An inspired Louisville squad vs. the surprising Shockers.
SPOKANE — Stanford and California were expected to settle the Spokane Regional.
OKLAHOMA CITY — At the start of her first year as Tennessee’s head coach, Holly Warlick could not have envisioned how Kamiko Williams would impact her team on the sport’s biggest stage.
NORFOLK, Va. — Skylar Diggins was already having such a great day, her coach figured she might as well make it historic.
Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie is growing weary of people expecting the Blue Devils to roll over teams in the womens NCAA tournament.
OKLAHOMA CITY — From the opening tip of the season, there was only one question in women’s college basketball: How do you stop Brittney Griner?
INDIANAPOLIS — Crying and shaken by the sight of Kevin Ware writhing on the court, his right leg splintered, Rick Pitino and his Louisville players had no idea how they were going to pull it together with a half still to play and a Final Four berth on the line.
Steve Alford was hired as UCLA basketball coach on Saturday, spurning New Mexico days after he agreed to a new 10-year deal with the Lobos for a chance to run what he called “the premier basketball program in the country.”
INDIANAPOLIS — Mike Krzyzewski and Rick Pitino are finally doing an encore.
NORFOLK, Va. — Point guards are taking center stage at the Norfolk Regional of the women’s NCAA tournament.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Connecticut’s youngest players have the Huskies back in an old and familiar spot.
SPOKANE — Andy Landers looked down at the stat sheet on the table in front of him. The numbers were almost exactly what the longtime Georgia women’s basketball coach anticipated.
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