A federal probe and criticism from an N.C.A.A. commission led by Condoleezza Rice have done little to change how shoe companies in youth basketball operate.
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An illness ended Tucker Halpern’s basketball career, but eight months in bed led him down a career path he didn’t expect: into music, as part of the dance pop duo Sofi Tukker.
Condoleezza Rice and her commission have ideas for cleaning up college basketball. But they don’t challenge the longtime requirement that the players be amateurs.
Bazley, a top high school prospect, is set to skip college for the N.B.A.’s development league. More players like him might follow in his footsteps.
The scope of the college basketball recruitment corruption scandal grew, with prosecutors saying that money was funneled to players who went to Kansas and N.C. State.
What makes Villanova the class of college basketball is a sustainable model of success that draws top players who sacrifice to play for the Wildcats.
Every year, Marc Tracy goes into the men’s N.C.A.A. tournament with a handful of ideas and narratives. Then events blow them up.
Behind the hot shooting of Donte DiVincenzo, the Wildcats concluded their dominant run through the 2018 N.C.A.A. tournament.
Ogunbowale hit a 3-pointer with 0.1 of a second left to give the Irish its first championship since 2001.
The current game has lost some of its majesty and innocence. But no matter how hard the adults try to spoil it, they cannot. There’s too much magic.
It’s not quite David vs. Goliath, but Villanova should be considered a strong favorite over Michigan. Here’s how they match up.
The Wildcats, who won the national title in 2016, beat Kansas on Saturday night with a barrage of 3-pointers.
Led by Moritz Wagner, the Wolverines beat the enthralling underdogs from Loyola to advance to the N.C.A.A. men’s championship game.
Mississippi State did the unthinkable last year, beating UConn with a late jumper in the national semifinals. Notre Dame did it this year. On Sunday, they’ll meet in this year’s final.
The Irish have now beaten UConn, the juggernaut of women’s basketball, four times in the national semifinals since 2001.
The Bulldogs, who defeated UConn in last year’s Final Four, beat Louisville in overtime on Friday night after tying the score with a late 3-pointer in regulation.
Michigan faces Loyola-Chicago in Saturday’s first semifinal, and two No. 1 seeds, Villanova and Kansas, meet in the second.
Maguire University has attended every Final Four weekend since 1963. That’s pretty good for a school that doesn’t exist.
Porter Moser denies he was behind the disappearance of a rival coach’s sport coat during a game years ago, but the tale of what became of it might make Sister Jean blush.
Before it won its only N.C.A.A. championship in 1963, it played the “Game of Change,” sending out an integrated team to face an all-white one from Mississippi State.