Mike Krzyzewski’s Finish at Duke Comes on His Terms

Some signs that the end might be near came last season. But Krzyzewski has remained steadfast in his program’s tenets even as his teams adapted to the game.

#basketball-college, #calhoun-jim, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #duke-university, #krzyzewski-mike, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men

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‘He Was Our Dreams’: A College Basketball Star’s Wrenching Death

Days after leading his college team to its first men’s N.C.A.A. tournament, Oscar Frayer was killed in a highway crash. Loved ones said he had finally found his footing in life.

#basketball-college, #content-type-personal-profile, #deaths-fatalities, #frayer-oscar-1998-2021, #grand-canyon-university, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Bobby Leonard, Hall of Fame Basketball Coach, Dies at 88

He coached the Indiana Pacers for 12 seasons and took them to three A.B.A. titles. The governor of Indiana called him “the embodiment of basketball.”

#american-basketball-assn, #basketball, #basketball-college, #coaches-and-managers, #deaths-obituaries, #indiana-pacers, #indiana-state-university, #leonard-bobby-1932-2021, #national-basketball-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men

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Baylor Denies Gonzaga a Perfect Season, Winning N.C.A.A. Men’s Basketball Title

The Bears’ stifling defense powered them to an 86-70 victory over Gonzaga, which was one win away from being the first undefeated champion since 1976.

#basketball-college, #baylor-university, #few-mark, #gonzaga-university, #kispert-corey, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #suggs-jalen-2001

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As N.C.A.A. Tournament Ends, So Does Life in Basketball Bubble

The travails of athletes underscore the burdens on athletes in pulling off the three-week basketball bonanza.

#basketball-college, #baylor-university, #college-athletics, #gonzaga-university, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #oregon-state-university, #student-athlete-compensation, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university

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Taxes, Chauvin Trial, N.C.A.A.: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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The Return of March Madness Brought Back Hope

The N.C.A.A. basketball tournaments, the first significant American sporting event outright canceled in 2020 because of the pandemic, brought some optimism that the country might be turning a corner.

#basketball-college, #bueckers-paige-2001, #dolores-schmidt-jean, #drew-timme, #gonzaga-university, #loyola-university-chicago, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #staley-dawn, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-connecticut, #university-of-south-carolina

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Gonzaga Beats UCLA With a Buzzer-Beater in Overtime

The Bulldogs will play Baylor for the N.C.A.A. men’s tournament championship on Monday night.

#basketball-college, #few-mark, #gonzaga-university, #kispert-corey, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #riley-cody, #suggs-jalen-2001, #university-of-california-los-angeles

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North Carolina Coach Roy Williams Retires After 3 National Titles

Williams won three N.C.A.A. men’s tournament championships in 18 seasons with the Tar Heels. At North Carolina and Kansas, he took 30 teams to the tournament in 33 seasons and reached the Final Four nine times.

#basketball-college, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #university-of-kansas, #university-of-north-carolina, #williams-roy-a

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It’s Easy (and Legal) to Bet on Sports. Do Young Adults Know the Risks?

Americans wagered $13 billion on sports in 2019. With sports betting now legal in nearly half the states, experts fear the addiction danger is not being adequately addressed.

#addiction-psychology, #athletics-and-sports, #draftkings-inc, #fanduel-com, #fantasy-sports, #gambling, #men-and-boys, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #united-states, #youth

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March Madness: An Early Look at the Men’s Final Four

Gonzaga vs. U.C.L.A. Houston vs. Baylor. Here are the ups and downs with each team.

#basketball-college, #baylor-university, #gonzaga-university, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-houston

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Gonzaga Makes Final Four With Another (Expected) Rout

The Zags’ pursuit of an undefeated season has often come on the undercard for other games during this N.C.A.A. men’s tournament.

#basketball-college, #gonzaga-university, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-michigan, #university-of-southern-california

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Another Laugher as Gonzaga Reaches the Round of 8

The three N.C.A.A. tournament victories by Gonzaga, which is trying to become the first unbeaten men’s basketball champion since Indiana in 1976, have been by 43, 16 and 18 points.

#basketball-college, #creighton-university, #few-mark, #gonzaga-university, #kispert-corey, #mcdermott-greg-1964, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #suggs-jalen-2001

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NCAA Arena, Once a Movie Star, Is Again Ready for Its Closeup

The aging movie star in Indianapolis, which was featured in the film “Hoosiers,” is too small to host national tournament games these days, but the pandemic has put it back in the spotlight.

#butler-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hackman-gene, #hinkle-fieldhouse, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men

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NCAA Acknowledges $13.5 Million Tournament Budget Gap

Financial details revealed publicly for the first time show that the N.C.A.A.’s budget for the men’s tournament was nearly double that of the women’s tournament in 2019.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball-college, #college-athletics, #emmert-mark, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women

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How The World’s Largest NCAA Men’s Bracket in Indianapolis Gets Updated

Line by line, workers update this avatar for the N.C.A.A. men’s tournament.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #indianapolis-ind, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #san-antonio-tex

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So You Want to ‘Save Women’s Sports’?

More than 20 states are considering bills to ban transgender kids from girls’ sports. If only people really cared about female athletes.

#athletics-and-sports, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #semenya-caster, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

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March Weirdness: Covering the N.C.A.A. Basketball Tournaments

From Indianapolis, San Antonio and home, writers are watching for upsets on the court, and whatever may happen off it.

#basketball-college, #indianapolis-ind, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #san-antonio-tex

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What We Learned From the First Weekend of the N.C.A.A. Basketball Men’s Tournament

The Big Ten’s teams have faltered, the Pac-12’s have excelled and the upsets have been steady.

#basketball-college, #big-ten-conference, #college-athletics, #cronin-michael-1971, #gonzaga-university, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #pacific-12-conference, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-illinois, #virginia-commonwealth-university

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Elgin Baylor, Acrobatic N.B.A. Hall of Famer, Is Dead at 86

Foreshadowing the likes of Michael Jordan, he was a star with the glamorous Lakers and was voted to the all-N.B.A. team for the league’s first 50 years.

#all-star-games, #basketball, #basketball-hall-of-fame, #baylor-elgin, #deaths-obituaries, #los-angeles-lakers, #minneapolis-lakers, #national-basketball-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men

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After 30 Years, Rutgers Finds Its Way Back to the N.C.A.A. Tournament

Steve Pikiell revived the Rutgers men’s basketball program using a trusted blueprint borrowed from his former UConn coach, John Calhoun.

#big-ten-conference, #calhoun-jim, #coaches-and-managers, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ron-harper-jr, #rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey, #steve-pikiell

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No March Madness? For Those Headed to the N.B.A., That’s Just Fine.

The N.C.A.A. basketball tournament has sometimes been a great showcase for future N.B.A. talent, but history suggests that the biggest stage of college hoops isn’t a make-or-break deal for the pros.

#anthony-carmelo, #cunningham-cade-2001, #doncic-luka-1999, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #fultz-markelle-1998, #national-basketball-assn, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men

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N.C.A.A.’s Fear of a Canceled Tournament Game Arrives

Virginia Commonwealth was bounced from the men’s basketball tournament after what its coach described as “multiple positive tests.”

#basketball-college, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #university-of-oregon, #virginia-commonwealth-university

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N.C.A.A. Tournament: Same Courts, Same Game, New Emptiness

The coronavirus pandemic means that some of the spirit of March Madness is notably missing from the self-contained tournament in Indiana.

#basketball-college, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #indianapolis-ind, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #stadiums-and-arenas

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The Mobley Brothers Turned Backyard Brawls Into Basketball Stardom

Evan and Isaiah Mobley used to face off. Now they’re teammates at U.S.C., and Isaiah may be Evan’s biggest fan: “They haven’t really seen some of the abilities that he can really do.”

#basketball-college, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #mobley-eric-1968, #mobley-evan-2001, #mobley-isaiah-1999, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #university-of-southern-california

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At This N.C.A.A. Tournament, Orange Is the New Bracket

The color orange has developed a utilitarian reputation in the United States — except in college sports, where it makes a statement.

#albers-josef, #basketball-college, #color, #football-college, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #uniforms

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March Madness: What to Watch in the First Weekend

Gonzaga will start its quest for six more wins and an undefeated season, and four teams are dealing with virus issues.

#basketball, #basketball-college, #boeheim-jim, #drake-university, #few-mark, #gonzaga-university, #izzo-tom, #kispert-corey, #krzyzewski-mike, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #norfolk-state-university, #pitino-rick, #self-bill, #suggs-jalen-2001, #university-of-connecticut

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College Athletes Seek to Use March Stage to Pressure N.C.A.A.

The #NotNCAAProperty movement is the latest iteration of long-held criticisms of how benefits for athletes have not kept up with the profits in college sports.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #emmert-mark, #income, #livers-isaiah-1998, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women

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March Madness Brings Vibrant Art and Energy to Indianapolis

For the first time, a single state is hosting the entire N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament — and its capital city is blooming with pop-up performances, poetry and art.

#art, #basketball-college, #culture-arts, #hernandez-joy-1981, #indiana, #indianapolis-ind, #lewis-shaunte, #martin-michael-kwazar, #murals, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ray-william-denton-1974

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Sister Jean Gets Another Loyola N.C.A.A. Run

After a back-and-forth with Loyola-Chicago and N.C.A.A. tournament officials, the vaccinated 101-year-old team chaplain will be allowed to cheer her beloved Ramblers in person.

#basketball-college, #chaplains, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dolores-schmidt-jean, #indianapolis-ind, #loyola-university-chicago, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #nuns

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NCAA Changes Covid-19 Quarantine Rules for March Madness Tournaments

Teams arriving in Indiana for the men’s basketball tournament were supposed to quarantine for two days. Iona, with the N.C.A.A.’s blessing, held a practice on its first day.

#basketball-college, #coaches-and-managers, #college-athletics, #emmert-mark, #iona-college, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #pitino-rick, #quarantines, #university-of-kansas, #university-of-virginia

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How the NCAA Hopes to Pull Off March Madness Amid Covid-19

Financially, the N.C.A.A. needs its men’s basketball tournament to happen. Here’s how it hopes to pull off the event, and the concurrent women’s tournament, during a pandemic.

#basketball-college, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #national-invitation-tournament, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #playoff-games, #quarantines, #tests-medical

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How to Win Your N.C.A.A. Tournament Pool

It starts not by picking bold upsets, but by looking at how your bracket challenge is set up.

#basketball, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #villanova-university

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March Madness Arrives: 68-Team N.C.A.A. Tournament Field Revealed

Gonzaga, Baylor, Illinois and Michigan were awarded No. 1 seeds as the bracket was revealed on Selection Sunday.

#basketball-college, #baylor-university, #college-athletics, #gonzaga-university, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #university-of-illinois, #university-of-michigan

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N.C.A.A. Tournament: Things to Know Going Into Selection Sunday

The field of 68 teams for the men’s N.C.A.A. tournament will include 37 at-large bids and 31 automatic qualifiers.

#baylor-university, #gonzaga-university, #indiana, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #oklahoma-state-university, #syracuse-university, #university-of-illinois, #university-of-michigan

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Virginia Pulls Out of A.C.C. Tournament Because of Coronavirus

Virginia was the last team to win the N.C.A.A. men’s tournament, in 2019, but its hopes to play for another title are now in doubt.

#atlantic-coast-conference, #basketball-college, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #university-of-virginia

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‘Vasectomy Mayhem’ Trademark Draws Complaint From N.C.A.A.

The association accused a Virginia urology practice of trying to affiliate its brand with the March Madness tournaments. It is the second dispute with the practice in five years.

#advertising-and-marketing, #basketball-college, #inventions-and-patents, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #patent-and-trademark-office-us, #vasectomy, #virginia

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For a Preview of What the N.C.A.A. Hopes to Pull Off, Look to Las Vegas

Teams from the five conferences holding their men’s and women’s basketball championships in the city hope to get through to the national tournaments without being derailed by the coronavirus.

#basketball-college, #big-west-conference, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gonzaga-university, #las-vegas-nev, #mountain-west-conference, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #pacific-12-conference, #west-coast-conference, #western-athletic-conference

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Creighton Suspends Greg McDermott Over ‘Plantation’ Pep Talk

Greg McDermott called his remarks “an awful mistake” and said he had offered to resign. He may return in time for the N.C.A.A. tournament.

#basketball-college, #black-people, #creighton-university, #mcdermott-greg-1964, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men

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Gonzaga May Miss March’s Madness

Gonzaga finally has the most dominant team in college basketball and a shot at a national championship. But what could be a historic run has none of the trappings of the N.C.A.A. tournament’s usual fanfare.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #few-mark, #gonzaga-university, #ionescu-sabrina-1997, #kispert-corey, #morrison-adam, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #university-of-oregon

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Pandemic Insurance Helped the N.C.A.A. Tournament and Others

Event cancellation insurance is a specialized realm. But during the coronavirus pandemic, it has shored up the balance sheets of sporting events around the world.

#all-england-club, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #insurance, #major-league-baseball, #ncaa-baseball-championships, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

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Valparaiso U. Drops Crusader as Mascot, Citing Ties to Hate Groups

The private university in Indiana, which is affiliated with the Lutheran Church, said the Crusader name could be associated with “aggressive religious oppression and violence.”

#basketball-college, #colleges-and-universities, #indiana, #mascots, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #valparaiso-university

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Kentucky, Duke, Kansas and North Carolina Struggling This Season

There’s the Top 25, but where are Kentucky, Duke, Kansas and North Carolina?

#basketball-college, #calipari-john, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #duke-university, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #university-of-kansas, #university-of-kentucky, #university-of-north-carolina

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John Chaney’s Message Was Always Clear, in Support of Black Athletes

“He’d say, ‘I’m not going to stick a lollipop in your mouth, I’m going to coach you like a man,’” recalled one of Chaney’s former assistant coaches.

#basketball-college, #black-people, #chaney-john, #coaches-and-managers, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #race-and-ethnicity, #temple-university, #thompson-john-iii

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John Chaney, Hall of Fame Temple Basketball Coach, Dies at 89

He won more than 500 games and six Atlantic 10 tournament championships with Temple, and he took his teams to the N.C.A.A. tournament’s regional finals five times.

#basketball, #basketball-college, #chaney-john, #coaches-and-managers, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #philadelphia-pa, #temple-university

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Hammered by Pandemic, N.C.A.A. Revenue Falls by $600 Million

Insurance helped the N.C.A.A. partly recover from the cancellation of its men’s basketball tournament — a decision that cost it more than $800 million.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #emmert-mark, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men

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Virus Cases in College Sports Prove Athletes Are Workers

They should be treated as such.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball-college, #colleges-and-universities, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women

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N.C.A.A. Crisis Shows How Biden’s Surgeon General Pick Navigated the Pandemic

Vivek Murthy was a central figure in the decision to cancel the March Madness basketball tournaments. He’s poised to have a major role in the Biden administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #basketball-college, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #murthy-vivek-h, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #surgeon-general-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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College Basketball Is Starting. Some Coaches Are Openly Asking Why.

There will be 100-plus games happening on Wednesday, as health officials urge the rest of us not to travel while the coronavirus surges.

#ackerman-val, #basketball-college, #big-east-conference, #big-ten-conference, #california-state-university-fullerton, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #iona-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #pacific-12-conference

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N.C.A.A. to Host Men’s Basketball Tournament in One City for 2021

The event, which is typically spread across the United States, could be held in its entirety in Indianapolis, organizers said.

#basketball-college, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emmert-mark, #indianapolis-ind, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men

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