Fun fact: The first-ever NCAA Men's Division I Basketball tournament was held in Evanston in 1939? Did you know that despite hosting the first tournament, Northwestern University has yet to make an appearance? Or that only one Illinois college has won the national championship in the tournament's 75-year history?
After spending several Marchs in front of a television, I have finally come to a conclusion about sports: I love the underdog.
Tonight, I got schooled. It was just a regular night in teacher training, delving into the depths of the niyamas, the ethical codes of yoga. Just ...
It's time to usher in the annual rite of spring known as March Madness. While Cinderella grabs millions at the box office, a record number of small-screen viewers will be on the lookout for another kind of Cinderella who can prevent the Kentucky Coronation.
The Pac-12 got their sixth and seventh straight NCAA Tournament wins as Arizona topped Ohio State and Utah took care of Georgetown before 17,370 fans at the Moda Center.
While the Los Angeles Clippers have closed the gap on the fifth playoff spot after the Dallas Mavericks' loss Wednesday night, the Kings are still trying to figure out how to win under new head coach George Karl.
Arizona won the Pac-12 Tournament behind three strong outings from its veteran forward Brandon Ashley. The Oakland, California native has been named NetScouts Basketball's National Player of the Week for games from March 9th to March 15th.
March Madness is here -- is your bracket ready? If you're not sure who you should choose to win, perhaps these friendly and athletic animals can help you!
Two weeks ago, former NBA player Larry Sanders spoke out about his struggles with anxiety and depression and his exit from the league. While mental illness is quite common, it is rarely discussed.
Whenever it was, and whatever it was, thank you, college basketball. You did the impossible. You turned me into a loyal sports fan, and I couldn't be more grateful.
Rules should ordinarily be upheld, and adolescents should be taught the function that rules serve. Yet enforcing rules that do not take into account the violator's knowledge and intention undermines adolescents' trust in authority.
On the eve of March Madness my mind floods with memories. The impact of college and professional basketball on our sons began when they were toddlers. Today, thirteen years later, many things have changed though their passion for basketball remains.
The evidence is clear: the sport of basketball is quickly becoming more global and will soon decrease the seemingly large distance between itself and football (American dubbed "soccer") on the world's popularity scale.
To me, these statistics are staggering. How does a person make millions of dollars over his career, yet go broke within five years of leaving his sport? How is this even possible?
Herbert "Doc" Koenig is a security guard in the building where I work. He don't need no stinking badge (he has an ID card with a photo of his goateed visage and the word "Doc" under it) and he doesn't carry a pistol, mainly because he is one. But he does have a rapier wit that could disarm the most suspicious intruder.