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  • UF's Donovan: Schools should be free to do more to help players

    UF's Donovan: Schools should be free to do more to help players
    UF coach Billy Donovan says schools should be free to do more to help players beyond the cost of a full scholarship. Speaking two days before the Gators' Final Four matchup with Connecticut, Donovan said a lot has changed since he played in the 1987...
  • Saturday's local interest college basketball roundup: VCU shreds GW in second half, will meet St. Joseph's in Atlantic 10 final

    Men: Atlantic 10: VCU coach Shaka Smart lives for March. Smart's Rams are now in their fourth conference final in the last five seasons after wreaking “Havoc” against George Washington and pulling away in the second half for a 74-55 victory...
  • Saturday's multi-sport college and local roundup: Softball doubleheader sweep extends No. 21 CNU's winning streak to 14

    Colleges: Softball: Christopher Newport (15-3), ranked 21st in NCAA Division III, swept Roanoke 9-4 and 13-5, improving the Captains’ winning streak to 14. In Game 1, Alexis Pope drove in four runs and homered, Kelsey Lewis homered and had...
  • Teel Time: Projected NCAA tournament bracket includes six from ACC, Atlantic 10

    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- On the eve of Selection Sunday, Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski used the bully pulpit to advocate for more than the five ACC teams certain to make the NCAA tournament. And in so doing, he took a dig at the Atlantic 10....
  • Zero Respect: NCAA Shows What It Thinks Of AAC

    Zero Respect: NCAA Shows What It Thinks Of AAC
    STORRS — The last time the UConn basketball team missed the NCAA Tournament in successive years was 1988-1989. Bill Clinton was still governor of Arkansas. The Red Sox were still cursed. And the "Lethal Weapon" sequels had only reached 2, on their...
  • NCAA tournament preview: East Region

    NCAA tournament preview: East Region
    1 Virginia (28-6, ACC champion) vs. 16 Coastal Carolina (21-12, Big South champion) Virginia must prove it deserves a No. 1 seed, even after beating Duke in the ACC tournament Sunday. Winning big over the Chanticleers would be a good start. 8...
  • Gators early odds on favorite to win NCAA Tournament

    Gators early odds on favorite to win NCAA Tournament
    The Florida Gators are early favorites to win this year's NCAA Tournament according to one gambling line.  The overall top seed is an 11/2 odds on favorite to win it all this season per odds maker Bovada. Florida opens play Thursday afternoon against...
  • NCAA brackets: Scribble-drive helps get to a winner

    NCAA brackets: Scribble-drive helps get to a winner
    The NCAA tournament starts Tuesday in Dayton and ends on a Monday near Dallas. Among the 68 teams, none from Indiana made it, but one from North Dakota did. The race is on to reach four regional hubs: Anaheim, Indianapolis, Memphis and New York. Will your...
  • Nearing 70, Syracuse's Boeheim Never At A Loss For Words

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Forget the bracketologist-in-chief. The sour puss-in-chief said Wednesday he'd pick Michigan State, Louisville, Florida and Arizona to advance to the NCAA Tournament Final Four. "Those are the four best teams going into the...
  • Picking U.Va. to make Final Four amid ACC-Atlantic 10 spat

     Picking U.Va. to make Final Four amid ACC-Atlantic 10 spat
    Mike Krzyzewski is fond of referring to the basketball gods, seemingly mystical forces that produce irresistible storylines and results, especially in March. Well, when the gods punch the clock for the opening week of the NCAA tournament, here's hoping...
  • UConn's Old-Timers Napier, Giffey, Olander Add Class, Maturity To NCAA Tourney

    UConn's Old-Timers Napier, Giffey, Olander Add Class, Maturity To NCAA Tourney
    BUFFALO, N.Y. — In recent years, the NCAA Tournament has seemed at times to be but a short stop on the ever-shorter route from high school to the pros. "Kids all have their bags packed and expect to be in the NBA," said Southern Methodist coach...