UConn predictably won its second-straight national title on Monday night

Rarely, does the winner of the annual 68-team men’s college basketball NCAA Tournament seem inevitable from the start, especially in this day and age of NIL money and the player transfer portal. But that was the case this season when UConn was the heavy favorite to win its second-straight national title. The inevitable became a… read more

Caitlin Clark is a polarizing figure, and that’s good for women’s basketball

Guard Caitlin Clark’s historic career in women’s college basketball ended on Sunday afternoon, as her Iowa Hawkeyes fell to the South Carolina Gamecocks, 87-75, in the women’s national championship game at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio. Clark scored 30 points, but it was no match for a much deeper South Carolina squad that finished… read more

Underdog Uprising: Ricky White Ready to Lead UNLV to Greater Heights in 2024

After a stellar 2023 campaign, UNLV star receiver Ricky White seems ready to improve upon last season and set himself up for the NFL soon.

How Caitlin Clark Turned Me into a Women’s Basketball Fan

Caitlin Clark has become a phenom with her ability to make insane three-pointers. Here is how she turned me into a women’s basketball fan.

Pitt guard declares for NBA Draft after great freshman season

Football is usually the sport de jure when talking about guards, Pitt and the draft this time of year. However, basketball took center stage on Wednesday when the Panthers held a press conference to announce that freshman guard Carlton “Bub” Carrington will declare for the 2024 NBA Draft. Alongside Jaland Lowe, Carrington was part of… read more

The Final Four is the only semifinal that’s treated like a destination

UConn, N.C. State, Purdue and Alabama have earned spots in the Final Four of men’s college basketball, while UConn, N.C. State, Iowa and South Carolina have all reached the Promised Land on the women’s side. That’s right, I called it the Promised Land. After all, banners, press releases and network shows don’t spend months promoting… read more

N.C. State goes from bid stealer to the Final Four

The N.C. State Wolfpack lost in rather quiet fashion at Pittsburgh in their regular-season finale on March 9. N.C. State finished the season with a 17-14 record–including a less-than-impressive 9-11 mark in the ACC. The Wolfpack entered the conference tournament as the 10th seed and an afterthought regarding NCAA Tournament resumes. They were likely hoping… read more

The NIT was a no-win situation for Pitt

Seton Hall will take on Georgia in one NIT semifinal next week, while Utah will battle plucky Indiana State in the other. The NIT Final Four, baby! But you already knew that, right? You didn’t? Do you know if the words final four should be capitalized when discussing the NIT’s version of it? Me neither…. read more

ACC has a strong representation in the Sweet 16

The ACC spent years as the darling conference of men’s college basketball. It was where the true blue bloods of the sport–led by Duke and North Carolina–resided. Michael Jordan. Christian Laettner. Coach K. The Dean Dome. Jim Valvano. Tobacco Road. I can go on, but you get the point. If a conference ever got the… read more

The clock strikes midnight for Cinderella Duquesne in NCAA Tournament

Cinderella stories don’t always come to an end, but they usually do. At least they did for an underdog Duquesne squad that was looking to reach the Sweet 16 in a Round of 32 matchup vs. third-seeded Illinois at CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska, on Saturday night. The Dukes, who entered the tournament… read more

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