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

As ‘avalanche’ hits NCAA and paying players debate continues, change is coming

[ad_1] With College Football Playoff expansion and NCAA men’s basketball tournament rights totaling $2.4 billion annually and women’s basketball’s most marketable player in history — Iowa’s Caitlin Clark — launching her sport to unprecedented television viewership, collegiate sports appear healthy, vibrant and lucrative. That goes for everyone except the participants. Questions are brewing from college … Read more

Inside John Calipari’s move to Arkansas, in his own words

[ad_1] John Calipari sat in his hotel room in Phoenix on Friday when a close friend, John H. Tyson, reached out to discuss an important decision. People with knowledge of the conversation say Tyson, the billionaire chairman of Tyson Foods and a longtime major donor at the University of Arkansas, wanted to pick the Kentucky … Read more

No double-teams, no 3s: The UConn defensive math that strangled Purdue and won a title

[ad_1] GLENDALE, Ariz. — Connecticut assistant coach Luke Murray went to sophomore center Donovan Clingan sometime in the middle of this season with a declaration. UConn was going to face Purdue in the national championship, and he’d better get familiar with Zach Edey. Murray and Clingan discussed how they would play the hypothetical matchup, and … 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

UConn’s desire to dominate is a sight to behold

[ad_1] Follow live coverage as UConn, Purdue play for the national championship today GLENDALE, Ariz. — Hassan Diarra brought his hand to his mouth, checking for blood. Alabama’s Rylan Griffen had caught him with a swinging elbow on a move to the basket in the waning moments of a game already decided. Now Diarra was … 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

UConn’s bid for repeat title has reached its final challenge: Purdue and star Zach Edey

[ad_1] GLENDALE, Ariz. — UConn has blown through the NCAA Tournament again to reach college basketball’s final night, this time with a chance to claim the first repeat championship in 17 years. The final test is facing a Purdue team that spent an entire season proving it had recovered from one of the rarest of … Read more