Final Four Focus
  • Calipari stays poised through first national championship victory Apr 3, 2012 | No Comments

                                      By Audrey Snyder NEW ORLEANS — John Calipari wrapped his outstretched arms around his freshman sensation, Anthony Davis, and together they headed toward the ladder. Minutes after Calipari won his first national championship, the head coach of the […]

  • Players balance academics with March Madness Apr 1, 2012 | No Comments

    By Audrey Snyder NEW ORLEANS — As soon as the Louisville Cardinals step on the airplane for a road game, there’s a dominant presence in the front seat. The players carry their bags and try to shuffle past him, but they hear his stern voice and freeze in their tracks. “Show me your computer and […]

  • Discussion of one and done takes center stage Mar 30, 2012 | No Comments

    By: Audrey Snyder NEW ORLEANS — The questions surrounding freshman Anthony Davis’ future are plentiful. As Kentucky’s All American prepares for the biggest game of his career, he feels the burden of trying to carry the Wildcats to their eighth National Championship. “I know I’m going to be nervous,” Davis said as he tugged on […]

  • What’s the buzz for Final Four? Mar 26, 2012 | No Comments

    By Myron Metcalf ESPN.com It makes sense. The Big Man in the Big Easy. This year’s Final Four will feature the nation’s top frontcourt standouts. All season long, they’ve racked up accolades as the undeniable leaders for their respective programs. Jared Sullinger, Thomas Robinson and Anthony Davis are three premier big men whose performances in New Orleans will determine […]


Honorees
2012 Hall of Fame inductees
Apr 2, 2012 | No Comments

By Audrey Snyder NEW ORLEANS — The official induction must wait until September, but the 12 newest additions to the Basketball Hall of Fame were on hand to discuss their recent honor before Monday night’s NCAA championship game. The class, including former players, coaches, a contributor, a team, and a referee spoke about what the […]

New Orleans
Will the dome make a difference?
Mar 30, 2012 | No Comments

By Audrey Snyder NEW ORLEANS — The five steps leading up to the basketball court are just enough to set the floor apart from the black padded chairs that outline the hardwood’s perimeter. The raised court means four teams made it to the biggest stage, and the surrounding seats, more than 74,000 of them, will […]


NCAA
Calipari stays poised through first national championship victory
Apr 3, 2012 | No Comments

                                  By Audrey Snyder NEW ORLEANS — John Calipari wrapped his outstretched arms around his freshman sensation, Anthony Davis, and together they headed toward the ladder. Minutes after Calipari won his first national championship, the head coach of the […]


Players balance academics with March Madness
Apr 1, 2012 | No Comments

By Audrey Snyder NEW ORLEANS — As soon as the Louisville Cardinals step on the airplane for a road game, there’s a dominant presence in the front seat. The players carry their bags and try to shuffle past him, but they hear his stern voice and freeze in their tracks. “Show me your computer and […]


Discussion of one and done takes center stage
Mar 30, 2012 | No Comments

By: Audrey Snyder NEW ORLEANS — The questions surrounding freshman Anthony Davis’ future are plentiful. As Kentucky’s All American prepares for the biggest game of his career, he feels the burden of trying to carry the Wildcats to their eighth National Championship. “I know I’m going to be nervous,” Davis said as he tugged on […]



Kansas
Taylor’s career ends on a sour note

                              By Audrey Snyder NEW ORLEANS – At the bitter end of Tyshawn Taylor’s career at the University of Kansas, the pain was not the result of tweets or emails or Facebook messages, sources of irritation he said were once so […]

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Kentucky
Calipari stays poised through first national championship victory

                                  By Audrey Snyder NEW ORLEANS — John Calipari wrapped his outstretched arms around his freshman sensation, Anthony Davis, and together they headed toward the ladder. Minutes after Calipari won his first national championship, the head coach of the […]

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Louisville
Kentucky vs. Louisville : Gameday Photostory

The top-seeded Kentucky Wildcats advanced to the national championship game with an emotional 69-61 victory over the Louisville Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans Saturday evening. The game marked the first time the intense rivals met in the Final Four. Kentucky (37-2) will meet the Kansas Jayhawks Monday night. Louisville finished its season […]

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Ohio State
Buckeyes’ hopes of a National title shatter

By Malcolm Moran NEW ORLEANS – At the sudden and bitter end of Ohio State’s season, Jared Sullinger, the powerful Buckeye sophomore forward, was on his back in the middle of the Superdome court. Aaron Craft, the sophomore point guard, stood with his arms outstretched, his palms facing toward the roof, his eyes looking toward […]

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Sights & Sounds
Reflections of the Final Four

By Audrey Snyder It’s hard to believe how fast the time flies between the sounding of the final buzzer to the removal of the cameras and tables that once surrounded the court. The stadium seats empty, the video board blank and all that remains can be swept up into a few piles of glittering, cut-out […]

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