Final Four

One-and-done leaves real college basketball hanging

April 7, 2014
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One-and-done leaves real college basketball hanging   ARLINGTON, Texas – The one-and-done model works well for Kentucky. John Calipari, coaching a new cast of Kiddie Cats, is going after his second NCAA national championship in three years. But the model isn’t working for college basketball. When Kentucky’s five freshmen starters take the floor against Connecticut on…

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NCAA Tournament: No. 1 Gators top Big Dance card

March 17, 2014
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NCAA Tournament: No. 1 Gators top Big Dance card   ATLANTA — Billy Donovan has nothing to defend about his University of Florida basketball team. The Gators’ No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, a 32-2 record and both the SEC regular-season and tournament titles speak volumes. Superlatives not needed. But Donovan was quick…

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CBS’ Tracy Wolfson: Horrific injury shows need for sideline reporters

April 5, 2013
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CBS’ Tracy Wolfson: Horrific injury shows need for sideline reporters

Tracy Wolfson was about four feet from Kevin Ware when the unthinkable happened Sunday afternoon. “I didn’t see the actual fall,” Wolfson said. “Everyone was watching the game. The fall isn’t what you’re looking at. I heard him when he hit the ground. I was probably one of the first people who realized what took…

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National inspiration Kevin Ware thriving in spotlight after injury forced him out of his shell

April 4, 2013
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National inspiration Kevin Ware thriving in spotlight after injury forced him out of his shell

Rick Pitino has observed Kevin Ware this week and been amazed at the transformation in his formerly taciturn guard. “I’m blown away by the whole thing,” Pitino told Yahoo! Sports on Wednesday. “I’m watching him in these interviews and thinking, ‘Is this Kevin Ware?’ “ This is indeed Kevin Ware. The new Kevin Ware, who…

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Updating the 64-Team Dream College Football Bracket with the Final Four

April 2, 2013
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Updating the 64-Team Dream College Football Bracket with the Final Four

By now your bracket is complete and utter shambles. There’s far more red than green on this once former proud piece of paper, and college basketball’s postseason has once again conquered. And then there were four. March Madness has gone from 68 to the Final Four, and the postseason is now just a few games away from…

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Kevin Ware’s injury not the worst adversity Louisville coach Rick Pitino’s had to handle

April 2, 2013
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Kevin Ware’s injury not the worst adversity Louisville coach Rick Pitino’s had to handle

Kevin Ware did the hardest part. Lying on the court in what had to be immeasurable pain, bone jutting out of the skin below his knee, Ware exhorted his Louisville basketball teammates to win the Midwest Regional in his absence. That moment of wherewithal ranks among the most amazing things I’ve seen in a sporting…

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Orange’s Michael Carter-Williams says foe must play ‘perfect game’ to beat Syracuse’s Zone

April 1, 2013
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Orange’s Michael Carter-Williams says foe must play ‘perfect game’ to beat Syracuse’s Zone

The tide is coming fast now – an orange sea rising, crashing, rolling, licking at your feet, flying at your head. You look up and see a forest of hands. You look down and see hands, too. And you wonder how this is possible. You ask how this is happening. And this is when they…

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Joe Theismann: ‘My heart goes out to Kevin Ware’

April 1, 2013
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Joe Theismann: ‘My heart goes out to Kevin Ware’

Joe Theismann was one of several former NFL stars to express sympathy toward Louisville sophomore guard Kevin Ware after he suffered a horrific leg injury in Sunday’s Midwest Regional against Duke. With the Cardinals leading the Blue Devils 22-20 with 6:33 left in the first half, the game was postponed for nearly 10 minutes after…

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Michigan Dominates Florida to Reach the Final Four

April 1, 2013
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Michigan Dominates Florida to Reach the Final Four

In one of the more dominant performances of the NCAA tournament, Michigan defeated Florida by a score of 79-59 to advance to the Final Four. The first half was all about the Wolverines, as they were simply more prepared to play. They scored the first 13 points of the game, and they continued to pound…

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Louisville turns horror into emotional victory, head back to Final Four

April 1, 2013
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Louisville turns horror into emotional victory, head back to Final Four

It was as horrifying and gruesome an injury as we’ve seen on a basketball court. As Louisville’s Kevin Ware lay prone near the Louisville bench, a bone sticking out of his leg after a Theisman-esque right leg injury, his teammates dissolved into tears and grief. Coach Rick Pitino wiped away tears. Teammate Chase Behanan walked…

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