| Apr 4, 2015
| 4:15 PM
Kansas free safety Cassius Sendish has been invited to the Ravens' local prospect day, according to sources.
The Ravens' workout is set for April 21 at their training complex.
He's graded as a later-round draft pick.
Sendish is a Waldorf native...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 3:31 PM
The glow of a most improbable postseason still white hot, Shaka Smart could have bailed on VCU weeks after steering the Rams to the 2011 Final Four. He could have exited in 2012, ’13 or ’14, too.
North Carolina State, Illinois, UCLA, Wake...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 10:01 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — Shaka Smart has been a hot coaching commodity since leading Virginia Commonwealth to the Final Four in 2011. He had reportedly shunned several big-time offers, but the lure of Texas was finally too much to turn down.
| Apr 1, 2015
| 10:20 PM
UCLA reached the championship game of the women's NIT with a 69-65 victory over host Michigan on Wednesday night at Ann Arbor, Mich.
Kari Korver scored 19 points for the Bruins (18-18), who will play at West Virginia in the title game Saturday at noon...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 11:47 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas athletic director Steve Patterson is scheduled to travel Thursday to meet with Virginia Commonwealth coach Shaka Smart to make an offer to coach the Longhorns, a person with knowledge of the trip told The Associated Press....
| Mar 27, 2015
| 3:05 PM
ALBANY — If you haven't noticed, the UConn women exist in an alternate universe where the air is rarefied and expectations can be overwhelming.
Where else in college sports does the fan base make Final Four reservations in the time between...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 1:38 PM
As someone who has lived in the Baltimore-Washington region since 1981, I am sympathetic to the fact that no "local" teams are still alive in the NCAA men's basketball tournament with Virginia Commonwealth (which I'm not sure is even local), Georgetown,...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 7:04 PM
CLEVELAND — The blessing of being the son of an Olympic athlete meant Mike Brey grew up in a house where excellence wasn't requested from his mother, Lehighton High School graduate Betty Mullen Brey, but required.
It brought its own sense of...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Joey Ptasinski didn't enjoy the 200-mile trip to American last month.
The Lafayette shooting guard didn't like missing six of the nine 3-pointers he took during that game and hates losing. But what made the trek to Washington, D.C. unfavorable was that...
| Mar 22, 2015
| 10:55 PM
This year's NCAA field was not trimmed, from 68 to 16, as much as it was hacked with garden shears.
The East saw its top seedlings turned into compost. ------------
FOR THE RECORD:
NCAA tournament: In the March 23 Sports section, a column about Week 1...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 8:54 PM
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — In the 2008 national championship, with Kansas trailing Memphis by three and 10.8 seconds left in the game, coach Bill Self called for his team to run a play called "Chop."
The play, designed to provide multiple scoring...