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March 26, 2018

BOSTON — With all of the underdogs and upsets that have upended the NCAA tournament, no one has managed to come close to Villanova.

The 2016 national champions are headed back to the Final Four, thanks to a fourth straight double-digit victory in a month of March where they’ve played…

APTOPIX NCAA Texas Tech Villanova Basketball

March 25, 2018

Orientation was pretty interesting last fall when first-year women’s lacrosse coach Bridget Walker gathered among the student population.

She mingled among the gathering and looked for the most athletic-looking young ladies she could find.

“You look athletic,” Walker told one…


March 25, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. — In a tournament defined by unpredictability, there will finally be a regional final that makes sense.

No. 1 Kansas and No. 2 Duke will square off in the Midwest final Sunday for the last spot in the Final Four — and the stakes are huge even by Elite Eight standards.


NCAA Duke Basketball

March 25, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. — Napheesa Collier had 16 points and 11 rebounds to help top-seed UConn beat Duke 72-59 on Saturday and advance to the Elite Eight for the 13th consecutive season.

UConn (35-0) will face defending national champion South Carolina on Monday night in trying to reach an 11th…

NCAA Duke UConn Basketball

March 22, 2018

DURHAM — Duke and Kentucky are viewed as the masters of the one-and-done era, winning championships with extraordinarily young rosters.

Both programs have a chance to do it again.

After several potential one-and-done phenoms were bounced from the NCAA Tournament in the opening weekend, the…

NCAA Rhode Island Duke Basketball

March 22, 2018

RALEIGH — N.C. State coach Kevin Keatts said sophomore Omer Yurtseven intends to pursue a professional career or transfer.

Keatts said in a statement Wednesday that the Turkish 7-footer had notified him of his plans and that the program will grant Yurtseven’s release.

“Omer and I…

March 20, 2018

The preseason poll might have only served as a little motivation, but barring a collapse, the USA South softball predictions taken late in the winter were wrong.

Coach John Brackett's N.C. Wesleyan squad is better than the middle-of-the-road label put on it when the Bishops were predicted to finish…


March 12, 2018

Underdogs are a big part of NCAA Tournament lore and almost every year a few double-digit seeds make a surprising run deep into the bracket. Here are a few of the candidates — from No. 10 all the way to No. 16 — that could wreck some brackets over the next couple weeks.

No. 10…

March 12, 2018

From the top seed in the NCAA Tournament — Virginia — to those that barely made it into the bracket — Arizona State and Syracuse — it feels as though everyone involved in March Madness is on the bubble this year.

College basketball is in trouble.

The brackets came out Sunday,…

ACC North Carolina Virginia Basketball

March 10, 2018

There is a grainy cell phone video from December, 2015 that Linwood Battle still likes to talk about, still likes to show anyone wanting to look.

It’s of his son, Shyheim, on the left with a teammate after the final game of his freshman season with the Rocky Mount Gryhpons.

Shyheim, wearing a…

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