| Dec 9, 2012
Top-ranked Mount St. Joseph basketball faced a determined Bullis School in the semifinals of the Gonzaga D.C. Classic on Saturday night.
The Gaels and the Bulldogs traded leads throughout the first three quarters until St. Joe pulled away in the fourth...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 2:25 PM
VCU versus Michigan in suburban Detroit. North Carolina against Kansas in Kansas City. A Duke-Louisville rematch in Indianapolis. North Carolina State encountering preseason No. 1 Indiana.
Much of the regional contingent in the NCAA basketball...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 9:47 PM
Midwest is toughest
The toughest? Louisville's Midwest. The Cardinals have Duke at No. 2, Michigan State at No. 3, Missouri at No. 9. Memphis, which tore through Conference USA, is a No. 6.
Next, I'd go with the East...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 8:54 PM
| Mar 13, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Connecticut defeated Butler in last season’s national championship game. My bracket had the Huskies losing to Bucknell, the Bulldogs to Old Dominion — both one-and-done.
Suffice to say I had no pool winnings to report to the IRS.
| Feb 28, 2013
RICHMOND — Spike Lee strolled into a VCU basketball practice last week. The renowned filmmaker, hoops maven and Reggie Miller foil was speaking on campus and wanted to check out coach Shaka Smart's Rams.
"All of a sudden it went from a good...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 7:55 PM
When VCU and Butler clashed at the 2011 Final Four, a popular story line was how long their respective coaches would stick around.
The Rams’ Shaka Smart was in his second season and had led them on the most improbable run in tournament history,...
| Mar 3, 2013
RICHMOND — VCU ambushed Florida Gulf Coast, Winthrop and Stetson in November. Come December, the Rams ravaged Western Kentucky, Longwood and Fairleigh Dickinson. Since New Year's, East Tennessee State, Duquesne and George Washington have drowned...
| Apr 5, 2011
HOUSTON — In one of those simple, brilliant leads that occasionally grace the sports pages, Courant beat writer Michael Arace sent 17 words back to Connecticut from St. Petersburg, Fla., on March 29, 1999.
"The UConn Huskies won the national...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 2:31 PM
Unlike the 24-7-365 bracketologists who populate cyberspace, I refrain from serious NCAA tournament field projections until late February or early March.
More for sanity and domestic bliss than anything. A double-feature of "The Fighter" and "The King'...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 9:49 PM
SPOKANE, Wash. — The UC Irvine baseball team managed four hits, all singles, against Gonzaga's Marco Gonzales, who went the distance in a 3-0 nonconference victory Sunday.
The shutout was the second straight for UCI, which was swept in the three-...