| Apr 3, 2011
| 2:37 PM
HOUSTON — Richmond and Cleveland State were the 1980s pioneers, charming and obscure underdogs who crashed the NCAA basketball tournament's Sweet 16.
Loyola Marymount, Rhode Island and Gonzaga went a step beyond during the '90s, reaching the...
| Apr 5, 2011
HOUSTON — In one of those simple, brilliant leads that occasionally grace the sports pages, Courant beat writer Michael Arace sent 17 words back to Connecticut from St. Petersburg, Fla., on March 29, 1999.
"The UConn Huskies won the national...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 8:27 AM
UConn and Butler gave us such a regrettable basketball game that it’s a shock it didn’t involve a Big Ten team.
To think, I missed Kirstie Alley plopping on her “Dancing With The Stars’’ partner for that?
| Apr 5, 2011
| 10:14 AM
HOUSTON — Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun lost his sister-in-law and college roommate this basketball season. Recruiting violations tarnished his Hall of Fame resume.
His players were his refuge, and Monday night they provided the ultimate comfort:...
| Apr 6, 2011
Sure, it was a rock fight. Yet to focus on the rock is to miss the fact that the UConn Huskies moved a mountain over 28 glorious days.
Sure, the game was ugly to the eye. Yet defense is beautiful to the soul to a man who Tuesday sounded like he has no...
| Apr 9, 2011
By his own calculation, UConn associate coach George Blaney had been to 36 Final Fours before 2004. He sat on the board of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. That meant Blaney always had good seats.
That does not mean he didn't want to be...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 2:31 PM
Unlike the 24-7-365 bracketologists who populate cyberspace, I refrain from serious NCAA tournament field projections until late February or early March.
More for sanity and domestic bliss than anything. A double-feature of "The Fighter" and "The King'...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 5:30 PM
INDIANAPOLIS - Brad Stevens appears to have closed the door on any rumors of him making his way down I-74.
On Sunday night the Butler head coach released a statement through the university reaffirming his commitment to being the Bulldogs head coach for...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 3:18 PM
INDIANAPOLIS - They already have a connection to the Butler basketball program and it appears will soon get another.
Fox 59 has confirmed that Ronald Nored will likely be named the head coach of the Brownsburg High School boys' basketball program at a...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 4:04 PM
The thrill of the Indiana State Basketball Tournament, for some, there is nothing like it.
"It has been so much fun and I am so happy my last game was not a loss," said senior Sam Curts, immediately following Carmel's 4A State Championship win.
| Aug 6, 2011
| 1:18 PM
Patty Viverito, the commissioner of the Missouri Valley Football Conference, caused a ripple recently when she said that she's working to expand the Football Championship Subdivision playoff field.
The field went from 16 to 20 teams just last season, the...