Back to back! UConn fans gather to celebrate another basketball championship

[ad_1] HARTFORD, Conn. — Thousands of fans lined the streets of downtown Hartford on Saturday to fete the UConn men’s basketball team following its second straight NCAA championship, its sixth in the past 25 years. The players and coaches paraded on a double-decker bus with an open-air top and lifted the national title trophy from … Read more

BYU coach Mark Pope in talks with Kentucky to succeed John Calipari, reports say

[ad_1] FILE – BYU coach Mark Pope speaks during the Big 12 men’s college basketball media day Oct. 18, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo. Pope was negotiating with Kentucky to succeed John Calipari, multiple outlets reported Thursday night, April 11. Pope, who played for Kentucky’s 1996 national championship team, was close to finalizing a deal, … Read more

Caitlin Clark tells fans ‘this place will always be home to me’ as she bids farewell to Iowa

[ad_1] IOWA CITY, Iowa — Caitlin Clark got a final chance to say goodbye to Iowa fans on Wednesday, and of course there was a big crowd waiting. Clark, who became major college basketball’s all-time leading scorer this season on the way to being the consensus national player of the year, was honored along with … Read more

What are the next steps for women’s college basketball after title game drew 18.9 million?

[ad_1] South Carolina’s 87-75 victory over Caitlin Clark and Iowa in the women’s NCAA championship game averaged 18.9 million viewers on ABC and ESPN, making it the second most-watched non-Olympic women’s sporting event on U.S. television. The audience for Sunday’s game — where the Gamecocks capped an undefeated season by winning their fourth national title … Read more

UConn concludes a dominant run to its 2nd straight NCAA title, beating Zach Edey and Purdue 75-60

[ad_1] GLENDALE, Ariz. — A basketball beatdown. A coaching clinic. A double-digit domination. Take one guess who finished off a romp through college basketball again. You bet, it’s UConn — a team built to win now, and often, and by a lot every time it takes the court. Coach Dan Hurley’s Huskies delivered the latest … Read more

Purdue’s Zach Edey laid it all out in the NCAA title game. It wasn’t enough to top UConn

[ad_1] GLENDALE, Ariz. — Zach Edey kept a stoic expression as he descended the steps from the court to leave UConn’s championship celebration behind. It was the start of a long walk, and Edey seemed determined to keep his composure even as there were glimpses of the emotions teeming within. He briefly put both hands … Read more

18.7 million: Early figures from NCAA women’s title game make it most-watched hoops game in 5 years

[ad_1] BRISTOL, Conn. — South Carolina’s victory over Caitlin Clark and Iowa in Sunday’s women’s NCAA championship game had a preliminary audience average of 18.7 million on ABC and ESPN. The only sporting events in the United States to draw a bigger TV audience since 2019 have been , the World Cup and the Olympics. … Read more

Caitlin Clark’s college career is over but her impact on the game is not. The numbers back that up

[ad_1] Most points. Highest scoring average. Most 3-pointers in a season. Most 3-pointers in a career. Most national scoring titles. And so on, and so on, and so on. Caitlin Clark’s college career is over. And the stats she leaves behind are going to be in the record books — the Iowa ones, the Big … Read more

Dawn Staley and South Carolina in good place to keep dynasty rolling and repeat as champions

[ad_1] CLEVELAND — Dawn Staley and South Carolina have cemented their place as the next dynasty in women’s basketball. With two NCAA titles in the past three seasons and 109 wins in the last 112 games, it’s hard to argue with that. It doesn’t look like it’s going to end any time soon with most … Read more

Kentucky coach John Calipari talking with Arkansas about open job, according to multiple outlets

[ad_1] LEXINGTON, Ky. — Longtime Kentucky coach John Calipari was in negotiations to potentially leave and take the men’s basketball coaching job at Arkansas, multiple outlets reported late Sunday. Arkansas officials have been in discussions with Calipari about the opening, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported, citing anonymous sources. ESPN, also citing anonymous sources, reported that Calipari … Read more