COLLEGE BASKETBALL FINAL FOUR MARCH MADNESS NCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

RECRUITING BUILDING PROGRAMS FOR 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAMS

by Matt Norlander The season is over, but hiring season still rolls on. There are jobs still to be filled in college basketball. Many of them are closing in a hurry, though. Fred Glass says he wants Indiana University basketball to be a perennial contender, and the school’s athletic director is willing to spend like one to get […]

COLLEGE BASKETBALL FINAL FOUR MARCH MADNESS

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL HALFTIME BREAKDOWN

By JOE DRAPE, VICTOR MATHER and ZACH SCHONBRUN   1st Half: Brunson Buries a Big 3 Jalen Brunson buries his first 3-pointer, with Michigan’s defenders conspicuously absent. Michigan misses, and it’s 37-28 Villanova, with the Wildcats also getting the last shot with 12 seconds to play. Donte DiVincenzo? Slam dunk by the revelatory Donte DiVincenzo. His season high was […]

COLLEGE BASKETBALL FINAL FOUR MARCH MADNESS

JEFF CAPEL HIRED AT PITTSBURGH-CHRIS MACK HIRED AT LOUISVILLE

Jeff Eisenberg, The Dagger, writes the Duke assistant many thought might be Mike Krzyzewski’s successor isn’t waiting around for the legendary Blue Devils coach to retire. Jeff Capel has instead accepted an offer to become the next head coach at Pittsburgh, the school confirmed Tuesday afternoon. Jeff Eisenberg, The Dagger, also writes Texas-Arlington fired Scott Cross after 12 seasons, […]

COLLEGE BASKETBALL FINAL FOUR MARCH MADNESS

NCAA FINAL FOUR SET MICHIGAN-VILLANOVA-KANSAS AND WHO? LOYOLA CHICAGO

Joedy McCreary writes Duke started another season at No. 1 but ended it before the Final Four. Now the Blue Devils await the NBA draft decisions from several potential one-and-done freshmen with next year’s top recruiting class arriving over the summer. Stephen Hawkins writes Texas Tech coach Chris Beard gathered his seniors in a tight circle […]