Yes, Butler is the sentimental favorite heading into tonight's NCAA championship game against Duke. But as an Indiana school, it has a long basketball history.
On Monday Obama played basketball with kids. He threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Nationals-Phillies game. Next up, the NCAA finals in men's basketball, which the president will 'absolutely' be watching.
On Monday, a man walks on cracked mud caused by underground water that leaked to the surface during Sunday's 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Mexicali, Mexico.
Coach Brad Stevens has earned his pay for Butler's Cinderella run into the Final Four.
The men's Final Four begins Saturday in Indianapolis. Will Butler have a home-court advantage? Will Michigan State be blown out again? The Monitor's master of trivia knows all.
A US Army soldier scans an eye of an Afghan suspect at a local police station in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on March 24.
St. Johns' basketball coach Norm Roberts got fired because he didn't bend the rules. He's one of the few NCAA basketball coaching changes so far.
Sports author John Feinstein offers a primer on March Madness and the drama surrounding the NCAA basketball tournament.
Wins don't turn into profits for NCAA basketball tournament teams because their expenses are high.