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  • Recognizable names winning have NCAA tournament ratings soaring

    Recognizable names winning have NCAA tournament ratings soaring
    Through the first weekend, the NCAA men's basketball tournament is producing large TV numbers, some of the biggest ever. CBS and Turner were beaming about the ratings in a release. Game coverage on CBS won Saturday night's Nielsens and the strong...
  • NCAA tournament Week 1 is hardly garden-variety as seeds get scattered

    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...
  • Duke back to form in NCAA tournament after lifeless loss

    Duke back to form in NCAA tournament after lifeless loss
    Mike Krzyzewski sounded more confused than angry after his Duke team lost to Notre Dame in the ACC tournament semifinals. Watching the somnolent Blue Devils, he said, "was like an out-of-body experience." Tempering Krzyzewski's reaction to the 74-64...
  • The unsung heroes of the NCAA tournament

     The unsung heroes of the NCAA tournament
    Their job is to make the head coach look good. And to leave opposing players in tears. When the brackets are revealed on Selection Sunday, the players celebrate. Parents make travel plans. Head coaches knock out media responsibilities. The assistants in...
  • UConn Fans Take It On The 9 p.m. Chin Again ... Thanks TV, NCAA

    UConn Fans Take It On The 9 p.m. Chin Again ... Thanks TV, NCAA
    STORRS — Kentucky men vs. the field? UConn women vs. the field? Who'd you take? This is the chic thing to debate, to argue in the hours before the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournaments. "It concerns me every time I hear it," Geno...
  • With top-heavy bracket, look for chalk to prevail in NCAA tournament

     With top-heavy bracket, look for chalk to prevail in NCAA tournament
    At the risk of alarming Virginia and Duke faithful, a confession: Bracket chaos has followed me like a stray puppy for the last five NCAA tournaments. Our fling began in 2010 where many flirtations commence: New Orleans. There I saw Old Dominion, an...
  • On college basketball's best day, no one in Illinois is asked to dance

     On college basketball's best day, no one in Illinois is asked to dance
    At Valparaiso, they welcomed fans into the student union to revel in the return to an NCAA tournament the Crusaders coach, Bryce Drew, helped make special 17 years ago with a shot famous enough to use in commercials. At Notre Dame, the ACC champs all...
  • Big Ten winners and losers on Selection Sunday

    Big Ten winners and losers on Selection Sunday
    Couldn't Scott Barnes have lied? C'mon, Mr. NCAA Selection Committee Chairman. Did you really have to admit that Wisconsin would have been a No. 1 seed regardless of how the Big Ten tournament played out? OK, OK. We appreciate the honesty. And it's...
  • Signs point to Northwestern's NCAA breakthrough in 2015-16

    Signs point to Northwestern's NCAA breakthrough in 2015-16
    Northwestern players celebrated Big Ten victories this season with locker-room eruptions, circling their coach and spraying him with water while jumping up and down. Chris Collins loved it. "At Duke, people got spoiled to the winning," he said. "You'...
  • Notre Dame coach Mike Brey loses his life coach — his mom

    Notre Dame coach Mike Brey loses his life coach — his mom
    Shortly after taking the job at Notre Dame in July 2000, Mike Brey wanted an excuse to get out of the office so we met for lunch in downtown South Bend to discuss what made him the coach he was. I was a columnist at the South Bend Tribune and Brey had...
  • Bruins hope their NCAA tournament bubble doesn't burst Sunday

    Bruins hope their NCAA tournament bubble doesn't burst Sunday
    The weekend was a numbers-lovers paradise that took us from Friday the 13th horror (ask Virginia and Duke) to the celebration of Pi Day (3.14159 …), where it was hard to differentiate the conferences from the circumferences. From there, all...