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  • Alex Sarkissian caps career in NCAA Division I final

    Alex Sarkissian caps career in NCAA Division I final
    After a fine regular season, Alex Sarkissian capped his exceptional collegiate career with a memorable playoff run. It’s something Sarkissian, a Pepperdine University men’s tennis player and former Glendale Community College standout, said he...
  • College baseball regionals set to begin; a primer

    Cal State Fullerton needed every victory in its end-of-the-regular-season seven-game winning streak to advance to an NCAA Division I baseball regional for the 23rd consecutive season. The Titans (32-22) got Coach Rick Vanderhook back from a 16-game...
  • UC Irvine, ace Andrew Morales look to ignite postseason run

     UC Irvine, ace Andrew Morales look to ignite postseason run
    Andrew Morales and UC Irvine were on their way to an NCAA playoff bid that seemed a foregone conclusion. Morales was 40-1 as a college pitcher, including 9-0 this season, when Irvine began a series against Cal State Fullerton two weeks ago. But a...
  • UCLA, seeking tough basketball foes, will play Gonzaga, Kentucky

     UCLA, seeking tough basketball foes, will play Gonzaga, Kentucky
    UCLA hasn't had the toughest nonconference men's basketball schedule in recent years, but that is changing. The Bruins announced Wednesday they added a sixth brand name to their early 2014-15 schedule — perennial West Coast Conference power...
  • Teel Time: NCAA selection chairman talks non-conference schedules; take note, Virginia

    Mike Tranghese, then commissioner of the Big East, is the first NCAA selection chairman I recall touting non-conference strength of schedule. The year was 2001, and Tranghese’s panel had not only included 16-14 Georgia in the bracket but also seeded...
  • Virginia has only itself to blame for not making NCAA field

    Virginia has only itself to blame for not making NCAA field
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Middle Tennessee State has one top-100 victory. Virginia boasts eight. The Blue Raiders defeated two teams that made the NCAA tournament. The Cavaliers bested four. Yet when the NCAA unveiled its 68-team bracket Sunday, Middle...
  • Who Ya Got? (For March Madness, Stupid, What Else?)

    Who Ya Got? (For March Madness, Stupid, What Else?)
    As anyone who even remotely follows college basketball understands, no one knows anything about what will happen in this year’s NCAA tournament. Total crapshoot even for a tournament that’s intended to be a crapshoot. Last year’s...
  • Teel Time: NCAA alters bracketing rules for basketball tournament

    Teel Time: NCAA alters bracketing rules for basketball tournament
    Virginia endured a 26-point beating from Florida in the teams’ opening NCAA basketball tournament game in 2012. Had the new bracketing guidelines that the NCAA unveiled Thursday been in place then, the Cavaliers and Gators would not have met. To...
  • After Tennis: Raney enjoys her new racquet

    After Tennis: Raney enjoys her new racquet
    It would be more dramatic to think of a tennis racquet gathering dust in Natalie Raney's home. But in reality there are no tennis racquets. There isn't even tennis apparel or tennis merchandise there. To put it simply, when it comes to tennis for Raney:...
  • News of the Weird: The Toilet Club

    News of the Weird: The Toilet Club
    Beginning in 2011, about three dozen people in Tokyo have been meeting every Sunday morning at 6 a.m. on a mission to scrub down, one by one, the city's grungiest public rest rooms. “By 7:30,” according to an Associated Press reporter who...
  • Friday's college multi-sport roundup: Younger Verlander, Gloucester's Burney spark ODU to win at JMU

    In college baseball Friday, Ben Verlander and Gloucester High graduate Joey Burney belted home runs to help Old Dominion win 7-4 at James Madison in a series opener in Harrisonburg. Verlander, batting .398 this season, is showing he's much more than just...