Topic: Jim Calhoun
For college hoop fans eager to embrace a bona fide March Madness NCAA basketball tournament underdog, look away from the brackets and root for the referee. The guys in zebra shirts will confront challenges even greater than matching up against Kentucky or Syracuse.
There are questions every year about why certain teams are invited to the NCAA basketball tournament and others not. The author looks at the 2012 'March Madness' field.
A few weeks ago, there were 68 teams. Now, only one - the University of Connecticut Huskies - stand alone as 2011 NCAA tournament champions. Along the way, there were thrills, upsets and outstanding individual performances, which this annual ritual never fails to supply in abundance.
04/05/2011 10:58 pm
The University of Connecticut used an outstanding defensive effort to propel themselves past Butler Monday night for the Big East school's third NCAA national basketball championship in the last 12 years.
04/05/2011 12:36 pm
NCAA championship ends in disappointment for second year for Butler. UConn beat the Indiana underdog 53-41, making it UConn's third national title.
04/05/2011 01:12 am
Reaching this point in the NCAA tournament represents a major achievement in careers that began modestly, even for Coach K.
03/24/2011 11:49 am
Charging less to watch women devalues their play and perpetuates economic disparities.
04/03/2009 01:00 am
College basketball is great entertainment but needs reform
03/30/2009 01:00 am