| Mar 28, 2015
| 3:05 PM
Remember former football coaches Ara Parseghian and Dan Devine? Both won national championships at Notre Dame, but Parseghian was beloved and Devine was vilified.
In the era of Ara, which lasted from 1964-74, the Irish won two national championships....
| Mar 26, 2015
| 3:15 PM
Former Elgin Maroons star Arie Williams went to Barry University only after Tampa withdrew its scholarship offer.
Two years later, however, it's apparent the 3-point ace and former Courier-News Player of the Year caught a break after he helped the...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 8:20 AM
Editor's note: In 1948, Betty Mullen was a 15-year-old Weissport resident who qualified for the Olympic swimming trails. Although she didn't qualify for the team that competed that year in London, Mullen eventually set world records and competed in the...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 5:10 PM
A trip to West Lafayette on March 18 was a homecoming of sorts for Valparaiso assistant baseball coach Ben Wolgamot.
Wolgamot played two seasons for Purdue, earning all-conference honors at second base in 2008. The game marked his first against the...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 4:37 PM
Illinois coach John Groce has preached the mantra "toughness and togetherness" since arriving in Champaign three seasons ago. But it was the lack of those two qualities that caused the end-of-season collapse, he said.
Groce reflected on the Illini's...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 4:32 PM
In an age when athletes dye their hair to change their luck or enhance their image, Maryland guard Richaud Pack went blonde this week to support his team.
Not the Terps, who left for Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday in advance of the program's first NCAA...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 3:08 AM
The No. 4 Maryland women's basketball team has had plenty to celebrate over the past few weeks. Among the highlights were an 18-0 record in Big Ten Conference play, a regular-season title and a conference tournament championship in the Terps' inaugural...
| Mar 22, 2015
| 8:43 PM
The calendar said March 1, but Tom Izzo knew better. It's not March until the brackets come out.
So on the day that followed Feb. 28, Izzo set a lineup at Wisconsin that didn't include his most important player. He benched the bruising Branden Dawson,...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 10:00 PM
A preview of the NCAA tournament's Midwest Regional:
THURSDAY :: LOUISVILLE, Ky.
1 Kentucky (34-0, Southeastern champion) vs.
16 Play-in winner (See matchup below)
Kentucky, the tournament’s top overall seed, has a deep roster. No men’...
| Mar 21, 2015
| 2:42 PM
There are often several ways to dissect what one college basketball team has to do to beat another in the NCAA tournament, particularly if the teams are close in terms of talent and pedigree.
In assessing what fourth-seeded Maryland (28-6) needs to do...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 5:17 PM
In the opening game of his amazing weekend against Oklahoma earlier this month, it wasn't the at-bat in the first inning in which Kyle Wood drilled a three-run double that provided him the most satisfaction.
Nor was it the plate appearance in the third...