A look at Monday’s NCAA men’s national championship basketball game.
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The opening chapter of how the Rebels went from a team under Lon Kruger that made four NCAA fields his last five years to one that just concluded the worst season in program history begins in 2011, when Nigel Williams-Goss was a sophomore at Findlay Prep.
Former Bishop Gorman High star Zach Collins told anyone who would listen that he wouldn’t want to be South Carolina players facing him in a Final Four game Saturday, and he was dead serious.
The story of how Reggie McKenzie went from burning on a hot seat as the Raiders began the 2014 season by losing their first 10 games to building an AFC playoff team.
Those who play for Frank Martin are unabashed in their defense of his style, adamant that what those watching at home see does not paint the entire narrative.
Dillon Brooks and his assertive nature will be on the college game’s biggest stage Saturday, when the Ducks carry the banner of the Pac-12 against North Carolina in the Final Four.
Perhaps more amazing than owners voting 31-1 on Monday in favor of allowing relocation for owner Mark Davis and his Raiders from Oakland to Las Vegas was that gambling was barely mentioned before ballots were cast.
Las Vegas has been awarded an NFL franchise in the Raiders and done so in overwhelming fashion, as owners voted 31-1 on Monday to allow Mark Davis to move his team from Oakland.
Owners of the league’s 32 teams have gathered in Phoenix for their spring meetings, and atop the agenda is whether to allow the Oakland Raiders to relocate to Southern Nevada.
Nigel Williams-Goss and Zach Collins help the Zags make history with blowout win of Xavier in West Regional championship.
The Zags, a powerful program from the not-so-mighty West Coast Conference, have knocked down what had been an impenetrable fortress impeding their universal acceptance as part of the game’s elite.
Przemek Karnowski is a big reason many think Gonzaga will defeat Xavier on Saturday in the West Region final and reach the Final Four for the first time.
Mark Few’s team is an Elite Eight win against Xavier on Saturday from advancing as a No. 1 seed out the West Regional and to Phoenix next week.
Gonzaga meets West Virginia in a Sweet 16 game Thursday, and it seems a lifetime ago for former Bishop Gorman High star Zach Collins when he arrived at school to the daily challenges of teammates.
It’s not possible to watch an entire day’s worth of NCAA Tournament games when you spend time in a press room writing on one result while so many others are playing out across the country.
Two decades ago this month, Arizona’s basketball team won its only national title by beating Kentucky, a moment that caused many to believe a geographical shift of sorts had taken afoot in the college game.
Immediately advance your regular-season champion to the tournament final and make everyone else fight it out for the right to meet it for the automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.
The Raiders need 24 votes in favor to be approved for relocation to Las Vegas, and one thing in Mark Davis’ favor is that the NFL no longer is run by its old guard.
Oregon basketball is still a nightmare to play. It still has guys who defend laterally until you get past them, and then others who are just as quick and long and bouncy who go horizontal.
In this ever-advancing storyline of the Raiders relocating to Las Vegas and playing in a 65,000-seat domed stadium, the most significant form of progress occurred earlier this week in Florida.
From the second a ridiculous 62-52 overtime loss to San Diego State ended on Thursday, how UNLV takes the next steps of improvement is squarely on the shoulders of coach Marvin Menzies.
As crushing as it was to be down 21 at halftime, climb to within five with 9:47 remaining and then watch Gonzaga pull away, the Gaels won’t be denied a place in the NCAA bracket this time.
Some disappointments are too profound to hide, so there is no use trying to minimize the effect losing the co-main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson had on UFC 209.
Former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans never stopped craving for his next challenge long enough to digest the ones that helped define his greatness.
Golden Knights general manager George McPhee seems all business all the time, driven by that nervous edge and batch of butterflies to win big for owner Bill Foley.
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