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  1. Some NCAA tourney title-game tickets going for $1,000

    Apr 8, 2013, 1:35 PM EDT

    NCAA Men's Final Four - Previews

    ATLANTA — I spent the afternoon wandering around downtown Atlanta, buying overpriced knick-knacks and souvenirs to bring home, because it’s not a Final Four if you don’t purchase a pint glass and a t-shirt specifically for the memory of spending an unnecessary $50. While wandering, I got to asking about ticket prices on the street,…

  2. Dan Patrick gives his take on Jim Boeheim/reporter feud at Final Four (VIDEO)

    Apr 8, 2013, 1:04 PM EDT


    Dan Patrick gives his take on the feud between Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim and reporter Gregg Doyel following the Orange’s loss to Michigan in the Final Four this weekend. Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  3. Pepperdine assistant Jason Hart to join Andy Enfield’s staff at USC

    Apr 8, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT


    UPDATED 8 April 2013, 1:01 p.m. ET To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Former Syracuse guard and current Pepperdine assistant Jason Hart will leave the Waves and join coach Andy Enfield’s staff at USC, Pepperdine head coach Marty Wilson announced via Twitter Monday morning. Hart is a native of the Los Angeles…

  4. Previewing the National Title game: Louisville vs. Michigan

    Apr 8, 2013, 11:35 AM EDT

    Gorgui Dieng

    The last day of the college basketball season. Hard to believe it’s been five months already. And I couldn’t be more excited about the national title game. Key Player: Gorgui Dieng, Louisville Mitch McGary has played the best basketball of his career during this tournament. He’s averaging 16.0 points and 11.6 boards in these five…

  5. Rutgers to launch independent investigation of Mike Rice case

    Apr 8, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT


    Less than one week after the firing of coach Mike Rice and just days after the story deepened with news of an FBI investigation into the case, Rutgers has launched an independent investigation into the conduct of Rice and the way in which the situation was handled over the weeks and months that followed, the…

  6. Fourth time the charm as UConn eliminates Notre Dame

    Apr 7, 2013, 11:24 PM EDT

    NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament - Final Four - Semifinals

    Entering Sunday’s national semifinal there were questions as to whether Notre Dame found a way to get into the heads of the UConn Huskies. The Fighting Irish won all three prior meetings this season and were 7-1 in their last eight games against the Huskies. But it was Notre Dame that struggled mightily in New…

  7. Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall addresses team following Saturday’s loss (VIDEO)

    Apr 7, 2013, 9:59 PM EDT

    Louisville v Wichita State

    The Wichita State Shockers went on quite a run over the last three weeks, winning four games to make the program’s first appearance in the Final Four since 1965. But the Shockers fell short on Saturday night, losing to top overall seed Louisville, 70-65. Following the game head coach Gregg Marshall addressed his team in…

  8. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect National Title game

    Apr 7, 2013, 9:16 PM EDT

    Louisville Cardinals head coach Pitino sits with Michigan Wolverines head coach Beilein ahead of the NCAA men's Final Four basketball championship in Atlanta

    ATLANTA — On Monday night at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Michigan will be taking on Louisville for the right to call themselves the 2013 national champions. All things considered, the way that the NCAA tournament and the Final Four has played out could not have been more perfect, because this national title game should…

  9. Antonita Slaughter, Bria Smith help push Louisville women past California

    Apr 7, 2013, 9:13 PM EDT

    NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament - Final Four - Semifinals

    One week after hitting 16 three-pointers in their upset victory over top overall seed Baylor, the Louisville Cardinals struggled from deep. As a team Jeff Walz’ Cardinals shot 8-of-21 from distance, with leading scorer Shoni Schimmel making just one of her eight attempts. But one day after Luke Hancock (20 points) got the job done…

  10. Report: DePaul forward Moses Morgan to transfer

    Apr 7, 2013, 8:38 PM EDT

    Moses Morgan, Brandon Young, Derrell Robertson Jr.

    With a three-member recruiting class led by Morgan Park point guard Billy Garrett Jr., DePaul will have some things to sort out when it comes to their rotation in 2013-14. Oliver Purnell’s program will be without two players from this season however, as it was reported by on Sunday that junior forward Moses Morgan…

  11. Michigan point guard Trey Burke wins Naismith Award

    Apr 7, 2013, 7:24 PM EDT

    Michigan v Kansas

    In news that should surprise no one, Michigan sophomore point guard Trey Burke won yet another individual honor. The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Sunday evening that Burke, who will lead Michigan against Louisville in Monday’s national title game, is the winner of the Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T. Burke was named winner of the AP,…

  12. Drury, Amherst win Division II and Division III titles in Atlanta

    Apr 7, 2013, 6:36 PM EDT

    David Hixon

    While the NCAA used the 75th Final Four stage to honor some of the top players and teams in the history of the event, the governing body did something else that had never been done. The NCAA scheduled both the Division II and Division III title games to be played at Phillips Arena on Sunday,…

  13. Miami’s Jim Larrañaga named Naismith Men’s Coach of the Year

    Apr 7, 2013, 5:12 PM EDT

    University of Miami coach Larranaga congratulates guard Brown during the first half of their second round NCAA basketball game against Pacific University in Austin

    While Michigan’s Trey Burke has won the majority of the major National Player of the Year awards the same can be said of Miami’s Jim Larrañaga in regards to the national Coach of the Year honors. Larrañaga added another trophy to the collection Sunday, as it was announced by the Atlanta Tipoff Club that he…

  14. Michigan needs Trey Burke to break out of his shooting funk on Monday night

    Apr 7, 2013, 4:13 PM EDT

    Michigan v Syracuse

    ATLANTA — Trey Burke was phenomenal for a three minute stretch against Kansas in the Sweet 16. He scored eight points in the final minute and a half of regulation, including a 30 foot step-back three that tied the game and forced overtime. Then Burke hit the first two shots of the overtime period for…

  15. P.J. Hairston reportedly turning down NBA draft, will return to UNC

    Apr 7, 2013, 3:07 PM EDT

    P.J. Hairston

    North Carolina sophomore P.J. Hairston will not enter the 2013 NBA Draft and will instead return to school for his junior season, Jeff Goodman of is reporting. Hairston was the Tar Heels’ second-leading scorer, averaging 14.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game this past season. North Carolina finished with an overall record of 25-11,…

  16. Why Russdiculousness is a good thing for Louisville

    Apr 7, 2013, 1:55 PM EDT

    Russ Smith

    ATLANTA — On Saturday night, we got a glimpse of Russ Smith in all his glory. His dizzyingly-talented, frustratingly inconsistent glory. He shot 6-17 from the floor. He was 5-12 from the free throw line, missing the first four free throws of the game and two of six in the final minute, which left the…

  17. Gregg Marshall reportedly takes out ad in newspaper Sunday

    Apr 7, 2013, 1:33 PM EDT

    Gregg Marshall

    Gregg Marshall’s name comes up every spring as a possible mid-major coach who could make the jump to a BCS conference. This past week, though, he was focused on his team’s run to the Final Four and when they came up short against Louisville, he found a way to thank them. He reportedly took out…

  18. Melissa McCarthy, SNL parody Mike Rice Rutgers scandal (VIDEO)

    Apr 7, 2013, 12:27 PM EDT

    Melissa McCarthy

    Host Melissa McCarthy and the SNL crew had an alternative take on the events that have unfolded at Rutgers over the past week. Watch above. Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  19. Jim Boeheim, reporter feud at Final Four press conference (VIDEO)

    Apr 7, 2013, 11:31 AM EDT

    Jim Boeheim

    Questions about Jim Boeheim’s future with Syracuse had drawn attention in the weeks prior to the Final Four, but he appeared to have cleared them up before his team’s matchup with Michigan Saturday night. But’s Gregg Doyel asked the question again in the video above, drawing the response below: Q. When do you think…

  20. Report: FBI investigating possible extortion by Rutgers whistle-blower Eric Murdock

    Apr 7, 2013, 10:26 AM EDT

    Eric Murdock

    The FBI has reportedly launched an investigation to examine whether former Rutgers staffer Eric Murdock, the man who leaked videotapes that ultimately led to the firing of coach Mike Rice, tried to extort his former employer. According to a report in the New York Times, Murdock’s lawyer sent a letter to the university with a request…