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  • • The most heart-breaking NCAA tournament bracket upsets, according to the data
    These are the 6 most surprising NCAA tournament upsets since 2014, ranked by how many fans had them correctly picked in the Bracket Challenge Game....2021
  • • March Madness: Getting to know the No. 14 seed in the NCAA tournament
    Check out the detailed history of how No. 14 seeds have fared in the NCAA tournament....2021
  • • March Madness: Getting to know the No. 15 seed in the NCAA tournament
    Check out this detailed history of how No. 15 seeds have fared in the NCAA tournament....2021
  • • March Madness: Getting to know the No. 16 seed in the NCAA tournament
    Check out this detailed history of how No. 16 seeds have fared in the NCAA tournament....2021
  • • March Madness: Getting to know the No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament
    Check out the detailed history of how No. 2 seeds have fared in the NCAA tournament....2021
  • • March Madness: How to pick NCAA tournament rematches in your bracket
    Looking at the last 12 NCAA tournaments, the data says you should choose the winner of the regular season matchup to also win in the tournament....2021
  • • Here's how many No. 1 seeds you should pick in your NCAA tournament bracket
    History tells us you should pick at least two No. 1 seeds to reach the Final Four if you're looking for a cut-and-dry rule ....2021
  • • March Madness history: Teams with the worst records to make the NCAA tournament
    Here are the teams with the worst records to make the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament since the March Madness field expanded in 1985....2021
  • • March Madness: Getting to know the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament
    Check out the detailed history of how the No. 1 seed has fared in the NCAA Tournament....2021
  • • What is March Madness: The NCAA tournament explained
    Here is everything (really!) you might want to know about March Madness — one of the biggest, most exciting and fun events in sports....2021

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NCAA Tournament injury and suspension

  • • Alumni Spotlight: The Lowe Family
    Team USAU.S. MenThe final play of Darren Lowe’s Hall of Fame lacrosse career ended with him laying on the turf…and he couldn’t have been happier. Lowe had just passed the ball to his brother, Kevin, as Team USA ran out the clock to beat Canada to win the 2002 world championship in Australia. Nearly three decades earlier, their father, Alan, had also suited up in red, white and blue to help the U.S...2020
  • • Revisiting Denver's Historic Run to the 2015 NCAA Championship
    Bill Tierney graciously, however reluctantly took a call this week to talk about the Denver men’s lacrosse team’s 2015 NCAA championship. “In days like this, you want to live in your future,” said Tierney, who like most college coaches will spend Memorial Day weekend holed up in his home waiting for the COVID-19 pandemic to ease and wondering what could have been. “I’ve never been much of a look-b...2020
  • • Underdog Week: Once an unheralded sixth round pick, Cam Atkinson has blossomed into an All Star who is rising up the Blue Jackets record pages
    Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images Cam Atkinson joined the Blue Jackets after spending time with Boston College and the AHL’s Springfield Falcons. Once he arrived in Columbus, he has consistently provided offense for a team that has often lacked both offense and consistency - all despite his small stature and low draft stock. Fans of other teams who may not be aware of Columbus Blue Jac...2020
  • • MLB announces regular season will start at least two weeks late due to coronavirus
    Major League Baseball is the latest sports organization to announce that it is suspending all games until further notice. MLB team owners had a conference call with commissioner Rob Manfred on Thursday, and the decision was made to suspend the start of the regular season and cancel spring training games due to the coronavirus outbreak. The regular season will begin at least two weeks later than or...2020
  • • NHL suspends season due to coronavirus concerns
    Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images Here’s the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic from the NHL. The NHL has released the following statement surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic: The @NHL pauses 2019-20 season. https://t.co/WMePei4clH pic.twitter.com/W5Hqmk3kX7— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 12, 2020 This comes on the heels of the NBA suspending its season indefinitely following Utah Jazz...2020
  • • What we know: Where U.S. sports stand amid the coronavirus pandemic
    From holding the NCAA tournament without fans to suspending the NBA season, this is an unprecedented time in history of American athletic endeavors.        ...2020
  • • What we know: Where U.S. sports stand amid the coronavirus pandemic
    From holding the NCAA tournament without fans to suspending the NBA season, this is an unprecedented time in history of American athletic endeavors.        ...2020
  • • Report: Spring training in Grapefruit League expected to be suspended due to coronavirus
    MLB is reportedly expected to suspend spring training in the Grapefruit League amid growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Heyman also reported that postponements and cancellations are being discussed by MLB. This news comes just minutes after a string of announcements around the NCAA that all the major men’s basketball tournaments have been cancelled. The NBA...2020
  • • Report: Buccaneers indefinitely halt all travel for scouts, coaches and staff due to coronavirus
    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are taking the threat of COVID-19 seriously. According to Rich Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the NFL franchise has “made the decision to discontinue business-related travel indefinitely for scouts, coaches and other staff” due to the growing threat of the coronavirus. There were reports that the Philadelphia Eagles had taken lesser measures on Wednesday, but this is the f...2020
  • • Colorado Avalanche prospect report: Three-goal weeks for Bowen Byram and Alex Beaucage
    Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images Notre Dame’s season is over. All NCAA hockey conferences’ regular seasons wrapped up over the weekend, so next week’s prospect report will be primarily playoff-oriented. The CHL’s regular season will end in a couple of weeks as well. Just a reminder, these prospect reports only follow Avalanche prospects who are Not Goalies and Not In The AHL (we have other ...2020

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NCAA Tournament lifestyle

  • • NHL suspends season due to coronavirus concerns
    2020
  • • The Ultimate Underdog: James Madison Seniors Redefine Culture During Championship Run
    When the right moment presents itself, a quiet leader will become a catalyst. In the fall, senior Haley Warden saw the potential in her James Madison women’s lacrosse team. Warden, a quiet leader by nature and a workhorse at heart, cried as she shared that belief with her teammates.  “I voiced how confident I was in our team making the national championship,” Warden said. “Our confidence needs to ...2018
  • • Remembering Mike Schambach, the Competitor, Family Man and Mentor
    That laugh. If you ever heard Mike Schambach laugh, even once, you remember it. He smiled often, a wide grin splashed above his dimpled chin, but when you really got him going, he’d break out into this sort of slow, high-pitched cackle that would inevitably get everyone else cracking up, too. And for all the passion and love Schambach brought to everything in life, simply being with his friends an...2018
  • • Way-Early 2019 Rankings: No. 15-No. 11 (Division I Women)
    2019 has a tough act to follow. The 2018 college lacrosse season sent us on a wild ride, a journey that on Memorial Day ended with first-time champions in five of six divisions, men and women. It’s entirely too early to predict what’s in store for next spring. We’ll try, anyway.  Way-Early 2019 Rankings Division I MenNo. 25- No. 21No. 20- No. 16No. 15- No. 11 No. 10- No. 6 - Thursday, June 7 No. 5...2018
  • • Scott Marr Has Albany on Doorstep of First Final Four — Again
    This article appears in the May/June edition of US Lacrosse Magazine. Don’t get the mag? Join US Lacrosse today to start your subscription. T hree days after this season of enormous expectations had taken its first wrong turn — after Albany had brought its bruised but unbeaten top-ranked team to UMBC on April 6 and limped out of Baltimore tasting a stunning 11-7 loss to the 3-7 Retrievers — the Gr...2018
  • • Why UNC's Blue-Collar, Fun-Loving Cloutier Always Comes Up Clutch
    I n conversations about Chris Cloutier, the phrase “blue collar” always comes up. It’s fitting, too, for a kid from Kitchener, Ontario, which started as a manufacturing city, whose mom is a police officer and whose father is a mechanic. They’re roots that Cloutier, now a junior attackman at North Carolina, hasn’t lost sight of either. His first summer back from college, he worked at a steel mill, ...2017

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NCAA Tournament trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • NBA Rookie Watch: Who to keep an eye on
    While the 2020 NBA draft class will always be remembered for being a bit unconventional, the talent throughout the class was never questioned. With COVID-19 protocols putting a damper on the combine and team workouts, and with the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament, some college athletes suffered greatly by losing a chance to improve their […] The post NBA Rookie Watch: Who to keep an eye o...2021
  • • Lonzo Ball vs. De’Aaron Fox: Relive their electric 2017 NCAA tournament battle
    Before becoming top-5 picks in the NBA draft, De'Aaron Fox and Lonzo Ball faced each other in the 2017 Sweet 16, with Kentucky getting the win over UCLA. Watch the best plays from their matchup here....2020
  • • Blake Griffin highlights: NCAA tournament top plays
    Future No. 1 overall NBA draft pick Blake Griffin played in two NCAA tournaments with the Oklahoma Sooners, making the Elite Eight in 2009. Watch his best March Madness highlights here....2020
  • • Magic Sign 2019 First-Round Draft Pick Chuma Okeke
    The Orlando Magic have announced that they’ve signed rookie forward Chuma Okeke, who was drafted 16th overall by the Magic in the 2019 NBA Draft. Okeke, 22-years-old, missed the 2019-20 season after tearing his left ACL in Auburn’s win over North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament. Okeke’s rookie deal will be a typical four-year pact […] The post Magic Sign 2019 First-Round Dr...2020
  • • Former UMass Lacrosse Star Hannah Burnett Loving Life as NFL Scout
    When the news broke in July that the New York Giants had just hired the first woman in the NFL franchise’s 95-year history to work full-time in its scouting department and that she played college lacrosse at UMass, you might have assumed Bill Belichick had something to do with it. All roads intersecting football and lacrosse seem to lead back to New England. But Hannah Burnett has never encountere...2020
  • • Alumni Spotlight: The Lowe Family
    Team USAU.S. MenThe final play of Darren Lowe’s Hall of Fame lacrosse career ended with him laying on the turf…and he couldn’t have been happier. Lowe had just passed the ball to his brother, Kevin, as Team USA ran out the clock to beat Canada to win the 2002 world championship in Australia. Nearly three decades earlier, their father, Alan, had also suited up in red, white and blue to help the U.S...2020
  • • Revisiting Denver's Historic Run to the 2015 NCAA Championship
    Bill Tierney graciously, however reluctantly took a call this week to talk about the Denver men’s lacrosse team’s 2015 NCAA championship. “In days like this, you want to live in your future,” said Tierney, who like most college coaches will spend Memorial Day weekend holed up in his home waiting for the COVID-19 pandemic to ease and wondering what could have been. “I’ve never been much of a look-b...2020
  • • US Lacrosse Announces National Lacrosse Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020
    CoachesEventsOfficialsPlayersPress ReleaseThe National Lacrosse Hall of Fame announces the addition of eight new inductees as the Class of 2020. The 2020 inductees are: Rob Bordley, Roy Condon, John Desko, Ericka Leslie, Lisa Griswold Lindley, Laura Harmon Schuman, Joe Seivold, and Amy Appelt Slade.  The newest members will be officially inducted in a ceremony on Saturday, October 17, at The Grand...2020
  • • Underdog Week: Once an unheralded sixth round pick, Cam Atkinson has blossomed into an All Star who is rising up the Blue Jackets record pages
    Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images Cam Atkinson joined the Blue Jackets after spending time with Boston College and the AHL’s Springfield Falcons. Once he arrived in Columbus, he has consistently provided offense for a team that has often lacked both offense and consistency - all despite his small stature and low draft stock. Fans of other teams who may not be aware of Columbus Blue Jac...2020
  • • Carmelo Anthony shares story how Michael Jordan chose him over LeBron James for Jordan Brand
    Coming out of a single collegiate season at Syracuse and winning the national championship in the NCAA tournament, NBA star forward Carmelo Anthony was essentially the second most-talked-about prospect in the 2003 draft after high school phenom LeBron James. Before eventually forging a friendship with James, Anthony, 35, had bragging rights over the former first-overall […] The post Carmelo ...2020

NCAA Tournament stats and results

  • • This season proves college basketball, as usual, is college football's chaotic cousin
    College football has excitement, color, and is played on an epic scale. What it doesn’t have is variety at the top. In that category, the NCAA Tournament wins by a couple of touchdowns. Or by 20 points, whichever sport you prefer....2020
  • • How To Set Athletic Goals in Uncertain Times
    CoachesInstructionalThe following article is part of a content partnership with TrueSport, a positive youth sports movement powered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). TrueSport has partnered with more than 20 sport NGBs to promote a positive culture of youth sport with expert content and programming. Despite canceled or modified sport seasons, your athletes still need goals to stay motivated ...2020
  • • Watch every bucket from Glen Rice's epic 1989 title run for Michigan
    In 1989 Michigan's Glen Rice set NCAA tournament records with 75 field goals, 184 points and 27 three-pointers. Here's is every shot he made from the field in six games as he led the Wolverines to the NCAA title....2020
  • • David Robinson's incredible 50-point performance in 1987 first round
    In The Admiral's final game with the Navy Midshipmen, he finished his historic college career with a bang, scoring 50 points. Watch every point from David Robinson's incredible performance against Michigan in the 1987 NCAA tournament here....2020
  • • 1950 NCAA tournament: Bracket, scores, stats, records
    Here's a look into the 1950 NCAA tournament. CCNY won the national championship....2020
  • • 1942 NCAA tournament: Bracket, scores, stats, records
    Here's everything you need to know about the 1942 NCAA tournament. This includes the bracket, scores, stats and records....2020
  • • 1943 NCAA tournament: Bracket, scores, stats, records
    Here's everything you need to know about the 1943 NCAA tournament. This includes the bracket, scores, stats and records....2020
  • • 1951 NCAA tournament: Bracket, scores, stats, records
    Here's a look at the 1951 NCAA tournament, including the bracket and final scores....2020
  • • 1940 NCAA tournament: Bracket, scores, stats, records
    Here's everything you need to know about the 1940 NCAA tournament. This includes the bracket, scores, stats and records....2020
  • • 1941 NCAA tournament: Bracket, scores, stats, records
    Here's everything you need to know about the 1941 NCAA tournament. This includes the bracket, scores, stats and records....2020

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  • • How To Set Athletic Goals in Uncertain Times
    2020
  • • Former UMass Lacrosse Star Hannah Burnett Loving Life as NFL Scout
    2020
  • • Alumni Spotlight: The Lowe Family
    2020
  • • Revisiting Denver's Historic Run to the 2015 NCAA Championship
    2020
  • • US Lacrosse Announces National Lacrosse Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020
    2020
  • • Underdog Week: Once an unheralded sixth round pick, Cam Atkinson has blossomed into an All Star who is rising up the Blue Jackets record pages
    2020
  • • Bill Walton: College basketball stats, best moments, quotes
    Here's everything you need to know about Bill Walton's career at UCLA, including in the NCAA tournament....2020
  • • Bill Walton's best college basketball moments, stats and quotes at UCLA
    Here's everything you need to know about Bill Walton's career at UCLA, including in the NCAA tournament....2020
  • • Jack Allard: COVID-19 'Took Me to My Knees,' Grateful for Lacrosse Family
    Jack Allard likened it to a long nap. He fell asleep in one hospital bed in New Jersey and woke up in another in Philadelphia. The normally clean-shaven 26-year-old had a thick ginger beard and a tube penetrating his neck, the other end of it attached to a ventilator. Twenty days had passed. Allard had no idea he had gone viral — literally and figuratively. “I always thought my next US Lacrosse Ma...2020
  • • Watch Kris Jenkins' iconic game-winner from every angle
    The 2016 NCAA tournament ended with a shot heard around the world. Take in all the sights and sounds from one of college basketball's greatest moments when Villanova defeated North Carolina 77-74 on Kris Jenkins' buzzer beater.....2020

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  • • NCAA Tournament 2017: Darius Rucker cries after South Carolina advances to Final Four
    The famous singer can't help but shed a tear after his Gamecocks landed in the Final Four on Sunday...2017
  • • Jack Allard: COVID-19 'Took Me to My Knees,' Grateful for Lacrosse Family
    2020
  • • NCAA Tournament 2017: Kansas did something not seen in 22 years
    Another 90-point game has the Jayhawks easily into the Elite Eight. Oregon, beware...2017
  • • Here's why Purdue is a legit contender to win the NCAA Tournament title
    It's tough to find a weakness for the Boilermakers, who won their 13th consecutive game Saturday...2018
  • • NCAA Tournament 2017: De'Aaron Fox and Bam Adebayo in tears after UNC loss
    The Wildcats fell short in the Elite Eight, and two star freshmen broke down in tears in the locker room...2017
  • • NCAA Tournament 2017: Re-seeding the 16 teams in the March Madness Sweet 16 field
    How deep is this Sweet 16? We ranked the teams, and North Carolina doesn't make the top five...2017
  • • The next time we see Kentucky vs. Wichita State, it can't be in NCAA Tournament
    Big programs need to start scheduling the Shockers, who were painfully mis-seeded and paid the price Sunday...2017
  • • 10 potential NCAA Tournament Cinderellas: Don't sleep on New Mexico State
    The 21-3 Aggies and these other teams could be a tough out in March Madness...2018
  • • NCAA Tournament 2017: Upset Kentucky fans burn TV, couch following UNC loss
    The Big Blue Nation rioted in the streets after missing an opportunity to advance to the Final Four...2017
  • • NCAA Tournament 2017: South Carolina holds off Florida, makes first Final Four
    The Gamecocks beat the Gators in the Elite Eight and advance to the Final Four for the first time...2017
  • • Indiana fires Tom Crean after nine seasons, on heels of NIT exit
    Crean led the Hoosiers to two outright Big Ten titles, missed the NCAA Tournament this season...2017
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    Shamorie Ponds is aiming to end the Red Storm's NCAA Tournament drought. The post Big City Dreams appeared first on SLAMonline....2017
  • • 2018 NCAA Tournament: Selection committee has Virginia as No. 1 overall seed
    The Cavaliers, Villanova, Xavier and Purdue were the top seeds in the committee's midseason bracket...2018
  • • 2017 NCAA Tournament: Sweet 16 brackets, predictions for increasingly mad March
    With Villanova, Duke and Louisville out, our experts re-pick their brackets starting with the Sweet 16 field...2017

NCAA Tournament schedule, game

  • • March Madness: How to pick NCAA tournament rematches in your bracket
    2021
  • • Lonzo Ball vs. De’Aaron Fox: Relive their electric 2017 NCAA tournament battle
    2020
  • • Chris Paul highlights: NCAA tournament top plays
    Before he was dominating defenses in the NBA, Chris Paul led Wake Forest to back to back NCAA tournaments. Paul won the ACC Rookie of the Year and was named a First Team Consensus All-American before declaring for the 2005 NBA Draft. See where it all started for the iconic CP3 here....2020
  • • Two Historic Squads Named Team of Distinction Winners
    Press ReleaseU.S. WomenUS Lacrosse has named the 1976 Cornell University men’s lacrosse team and the 1989 U.S. Women’s World Cup Team as the winners of its 2020 Team of Distinction Awards, recognizing outstanding contributions and impact to lacrosse made by an entire team during a specific era of participation.  The 1989 U.S. Women’s World Cup Team, sponsored by the United States Women’s Lacrosse ...2020
  • • College basketball's Gavitt, Holzman plan on having NCAA tournament fields, sites as scheduled
    NCAA.com's Andy Katz spoke with NCAA Senior Vice President of Basketball Dan Gavitt and NCAA Vice President of Women's Basketball Lynn Holzman on the sport's 2020 return. Here are some insights from the conversation....2020
  • • Former UMass Lacrosse Star Hannah Burnett Loving Life as NFL Scout
    2020
  • • Ja Morant vs. Markus Howard: Their 2019 NCAA tournament battle
    The 2019 NCAA tournament first round saw future lottery pick Ja Morant and Murray State taking on scoring phenom Markus Howard and Marquette. Morant won the matchup, logging a triple-double and propelling the Racers to a blowout win. Watch all the best highlights from the two stars here....2020
  • • Alumni Spotlight: The Lowe Family
    2020
  • • Revisiting Denver's Historic Run to the 2015 NCAA Championship
    2020
  • • US Lacrosse Announces National Lacrosse Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020
    2020

NCAA Tournament rumors, scandals

  • • Watch Paul Jesperson's half-court buzzer-beater to beat Texas
    Northern Iowa's Paul Jesperson banks in the half-court buzzer-beater to beat Texas in the 2016 NCAA Tournament....2021
  • • The Mario Chalmers buzzer beater, from every angle
    Kansas' Mario Chalmers hit one of the biggest shots in NCAA tournament history back in 2008 to send the national championship game into overtime against Memphis. The Jayhawks would pull away in OT after Chalmers' heroics. Watch the iconic shot from every angle....2020
  • • Watch Kris Jenkins' iconic game-winner from every angle
    2020
  • • Watch the full game: Rhode Island beats Oklahoma, Trae Young in 2018 NCAA tournament
    After barely missing the game-winning tip at the buzzer, Rhode Island went on to knock off Oklahoma in overtime, 83-78, in Trae Young's only NCAA tournament game....2020
  • • Watch full game: UConn tops Clemson on George's buzzer beater in 1990 Sweet 16
    UConn's Tate George hits a game-winner with time expired to help the Jim Calhoun-led UConn Huskies past Clemson in this full 1990 Sweet 16 game in the NCAA tournament. Burrell threw the ball from the baseline with 1.0 seconds left to help lead UConn to the 71-70 win....2020
  • • NHL suspends season due to coronavirus concerns
    2020
  • • Colorado Avalanche prospect report: Three-goal weeks for Bowen Byram and Alex Beaucage
    2020
  • • 9 best March Madness buzzer beaters of all time
    Watch the 9 best March Madness buzzer-beaters from the NCAA tournament, including Kris Jenkins, Christian Laettner (of course!), U.S. Reed and more....2019
  • • Why Stephen Curry is the NBA’s most underrated star
    It seems rather ludicrous on the surface. He’s won two NBA MVP awards and could be on the verge of winning his fourth title in five seasons. But since his days as a high school baller in North Carolina, Stephen Wardell Curry has been underestimated. First, it was the Duke Blue Devils failing to offer the smallish guard a scholarship. Curry would ultimately have to tag along with a small school in ...2019
  • • NCAA Tournament 2019: Duke's Coach K consoles weeping UCF player after gut-wrenching loss
    Krzyzewski stopped to console one UCF player whose career ended on the fate of a missed tip-in at the buzzer...2019

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