New University of Minnesota men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino’s arrival at Williams Arena wasn’t quite the reception Tubby Smith received six years ago.
Rick Pitino is one proud papa. A day after his son Richard Pitino agreed to become the next head coach at Minnesota, Rick Pitino proclaimed the 30-year-old up-and-comer “more than ready” for the challenge.
The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.
The Final Four teams heading into the NCAA tournament are an interesting mix, to say the least. From a Big Ten team with the one national player of the year candidate still in the running […]
It happens seemingly every game of the NCAA tournament, most of the season, for that matter: Officials blow their whistles, huddle, then head over to the TV monitors to review a play.
Russ Smith, nicknamed ‘Russdiculous’ for his frenetic style of play, has been simply wonderful in the tournament.
The NCAA has announced the pool of 10 officials who will work the Final Four.
Overcoming all sorts of adversity has been the norm for the Syracuse Orange of late.
If you didn’t see it, you probably have heard about it. A healthy 20-year-old old athlete jumping to block a shot, then landing in some awkward way that caused his lower leg to snap.
Florida Gulf Coast is without question the story of the tournament — but they’re not going to beat Florida.
In 2012, President Obama’s men’s bracket ranked 2,347,421 out of 6.45 million entries, placing him in the 63.6th percentile.
Louisville’s pressure. Jim Boeheim’s postgame press conferences. HAVOC. Coach K’s drive for five. Get pumped, people — it’s tourney time!
Russ Smith last spoke with his former high school coach, Jack Curran, less than three weeks ago. They talked about how well Smith had been playing for Louisville this season.
It’s a rarity at this level, in any sport, for a head coach to have had no playing experience in college. It hasn’t prevented Williams from guiding Marquette to the Sweet 16 the last two seasons and a 60-30 regular season record in the Big East.
It’s that time again! See which teams hoops expert Jon Rothstein has moving on from each region in this year’s NCAA Tournament.
Yesterday was a relatively drama-free Selection Sunday. Joe Lunardi was a perfect 68 for 68, as Middle Tennessee State, St. Mary’s, Boise State, and La Salle claimed the final spots in the field. Louisville, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Indiana earned the top seeds.
Louisville earned the top overall seed in the NCAA tournament Sunday, while Kansas, Indiana and Gonzaga also received No. 1s after a topsy-turvy regular season and another round of weekend upsets.
The Big East tournament will have a touch of a wake to it this week. When games end, there will be plenty of reminiscing about rivalries and talk of what is to come.
A nice trip to the Bahamas sure sounded like a great way for the Golden Gophers to spend the Thanksgiving weekend until they looked at the competition waiting for them.