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    STORRS, Conn. — The UConn men’s basketball program’s third national title, in 2011, came after what many remember as one of the worst national championship games in the history of the tournament. Three-seeded UConn beat No. 8 seed Butler, 53-41, after the Bulldogs put together a record-low scoring performance. Butler shot just 18.8% from the field and 27.3% from beyond the arc, the Bulldogs ...

      South Carolina is two wins away from completing the 10th undefeated season in women's college basketball history. The Gamecocks headline a Final Four that features tons of star power and the return of a school to the game's grandest stage in 30 years. 

      MIAMI — If tennis and pickleball are adversaries as some say — the traditional racket sport vs. the upstart with the funny name — then mark Sunday as the first major battle in the war, with the volley of shots fired in South Florida. John McEnroe, Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick and Michael Chang are retired tennis stars with 17 Grand Slam wins among them. But Sunday they will be on the other side ...

      Baylor’s decision to let Kim Mulkey walk across the states lines over to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is the rare instance where it’s perfectly reasonable, and embarrassingly indefensible. The Outfit is back in Texas, doing her “thang.” The NCAA women’s Final Four is in Dallas this weekend, and Mulkey is there. In her second season at LSU, the Tigers are in the Final Four. Mulkey is one of those ...

      As Kentucky opened its spring football practice back on March 6, Mark Stoops said this about 2022: “There were probably things I could’ve done better, going all the way back to last winter. I’m not going to let that happen again.” So far, the UK coach is a man of his word. Last Saturday, Stoops was stewing after his team’s scrimmage. He talked of entitlement, of players not working hard ...


      While three teams are looking for their first NCAA title, UConn is pursuing a return to glory. The Huskies are the biggest name left playing basketball this season. They made the Final Four as a No. 4 seed, joining fifth-seeded Miami and San Diego State and ninth-seeded Florida Atlantic. But while Connecticut can boast four titles, the most of any school in college basketball over the last quarter-century, this week’s trip to the Final Four is the men’s first since their last championship in 2014. 

      A toxic cauldron on social media is one of the minefields players in the NCAA Tournament must navigate. In an era of increased sensitivity to athlete mental health, never have there been more outside voices scrutinizing their every move. In the third part of a series on social media's impact on March Madness, The Associated Press found that turning off social media is an option but not really a practical one.

      The NCAA has gotten mostly positive reviews for its new women's Sweet 16 format during March Madness. Hosting games it two cities instead of the traditional four set attendance records and produced higher TV ratings. The two regionals combined to set an all-time attendance mark for the Sweet 16, following up the record mark set the first weekend. 

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