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.
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.
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.”
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.
The travails of athletes underscore the burdens on athletes in pulling off the three-week basketball bonanza.
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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.
The Bulldogs will play Baylor for the N.C.A.A. men’s tournament championship on Monday night.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Line by line, workers update this avatar for the N.C.A.A. men’s tournament.
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From Indianapolis, San Antonio and home, writers are watching for upsets on the court, and whatever may happen off it.
The Big Ten’s teams have faltered, the Pac-12’s have excelled and the upsets have been steady.
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.
Steve Pikiell revived the Rutgers men’s basketball program using a trusted blueprint borrowed from his former UConn coach, John Calhoun.
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.
Virginia Commonwealth was bounced from the men’s basketball tournament after what its coach described as “multiple positive tests.”
The coronavirus pandemic means that some of the spirit of March Madness is notably missing from the self-contained tournament in Indiana.
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.”
The color orange has developed a utilitarian reputation in the United States — except in college sports, where it makes a statement.
Gonzaga will start its quest for six more wins and an undefeated season, and four teams are dealing with virus issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It starts not by picking bold upsets, but by looking at how your bracket challenge is set up.
Gonzaga, Baylor, Illinois and Michigan were awarded No. 1 seeds as the bracket was revealed on 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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“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.
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.
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.
They should be treated as such.
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.
There will be 100-plus games happening on Wednesday, as health officials urge the rest of us not to travel while the coronavirus surges.
The event, which is typically spread across the United States, could be held in its entirety in Indianapolis, organizers said.