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  • Even the best NCAA tournament teams have their flaws

    Even the best NCAA tournament teams have their flaws
    Only the very best teams in college basketball have advanced to the NCAA tournament's round of 16. Take Dayton versus Stanford in the South Regional … please. Dayton finished fifth in the Atlantic 10 Conference and absorbed a 26-point loss this...
  • Anybody Notice Which College Team Has Foothold In New York?

    Anybody Notice Which College Team Has Foothold In New York?
    NEW YORK — Each has a story to tell and all of them paid a lot of dollars to tell it. Yet in the end, the message that their passion sends is the same: Hey, John Swofford! Hey Jim Delany! Hey, ACC, Big Ten and the other power brokers in college...
  • No state surpasses Virginia's history of NCAA tournament upsets

    No state surpasses Virginia's history of NCAA tournament upsets
    This weekend's Final Four is more old school than a two-handed set shot. Past champions, power conferences, oversized budgets. Kentucky, Wisconsin, Florida, Connecticut. This was not preordained. Wichita State was absolutely Kentucky's equal, and the...
  • Capitol Steps: Courant Columnist To Make Good On Boast After UConn Men Win It All

    Capitol Steps: Courant Columnist To Make Good On Boast After UConn Men Win It All
    And so I walk. ... "Color me not convinced. Call me the Doubting Pitino if you want, but I'll carry this banner from the state Capitol to Gampel Pavilion if UConn wins the national championship." Those are the 30 words that got me into trouble. Those...
  • Lehighton community to come together Sunday to help a former Indians athlete

    Lehighton softball coach Greg Poremba says sports is not only about winning and losing. "Sports are about people," he said. That's why the benefit softball game he has helped to arrange on Sunday afternoon at Christman Field in Franklin Township is...
  • Lafayette men entrenched in a real defensive funk

    Joey Ptasinski displays a fiery on-court persona from time to time. The junior guard recognizes that one of his long-range jumpers or fast-break finishes at the rim can ignite the Lafayette faithful and, most importantly, his teammates. But the fire...
  • Events honoring Hilliard and Bednarik spotlight Liberty's sports legacy

    Events honoring Hilliard and Bednarik spotlight Liberty's sports legacy
    Two Liberty High sports icons. Two different sports. Two very different generations. But make no mistake, while they are two very different people, Chuck Bednarik and Darrun Hilliard featured the same work ethic and desire to succeed. That's why a...
  • Villanova-bound Coyer twins close high school careers in state all-star basketball game

    In the biggest basketball game of her career, before a capacity crowd of 7,500, Caroline Coyer was upstaged by a teammate. This was unfamiliar territory for Coyer, a dynamic, decorated and in-demand point guard at Oakton High School. But when Princess...
  • Phelps finishes sixth in 200 free at Charlotte UltraSwim

    Swimming Phelps is sixth in 200 free at Charlotte UltraSwim In a field loaded with six Olympians, Michael Phelps of Fells Point came in sixth in the 200-meter freestyle final Friday at the Charlotte UltraSwim in Charlotte, N.C. Ryan Lochte was in...
  • Big East troubles rekindle Notre Dame-to-ACC chatter

    Big East troubles rekindle Notre Dame-to-ACC chatter
    Just when you thought it was safe to break out the sunscreen, shag bag and patio furniture. Just as you finalized plans to vacation at the beach, ballpark or fishing hole. Along comes conference realignment chatter. Again. So much for a relaxing spring...
  • Davidson strengthens Atlantic 10 basketball

    Last year, Davidson declined an invitation to join the Colonial Athletic Association. This week, the Wildcats accepted membership in the Atlantic 10. Ah, the power of television and men's basketball. Both the Richmond-based CAA and Newport News-...
  • Jeff Jones energized by opportunity at Old Dominion

    NORFOLK — Each year at the Final Four, Jeff Jones hosts a large dinner. The guest list tops 30 and includes coaches and administrators with whom he has worked. They reunite, lie about their handicaps and chow on Jones' dime. Thursday night's...