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Final Four

Louisville Survives Wichita State's Upset Bid

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 06.06.2013 | Sports

ATLANTA — Russ Smith looked at the scoreboard, then at the clock, then over at the bench. Louisville needed a run, but he had no idea where it ...

LIVE: Louisville vs. Wichita State

Posted 04.06.2013 | Sports

Will the clock strike midnight for the No. 9 Wichita State Shockers? Louisville, the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, will look to end Wic...

Jordan Schultz

Final Four Coaches: Rick Pitino, Jim Boeheim Bring Strategy, Pedigree To NCAA Tournament

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 04.06.2013 | Sports

One of the classic adages in sports is that players win games and coaches lose them. The Final Four features two of the all-time great coaches in Loui...

Jordan Schultz

How Does Wichita State Match Up To Louisville's Offense?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 04.05.2013 | Sports

A No. 9 seed in the Final Four against the tournament's top overall seed sounds like a done deal. But you can throw expectations out the window becaus...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 06.05.2013 | New York
Len Berman

Just three games into the new baseball season, and there's only one 3-0 team. Hint: It's the team many pick to win it all this year for the first time since when?

Jordan Schultz

Final Four Scouting Report: What Are Each Team's Strengths?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 04.04.2013 | Sports

Getting to the Final Four has a lot to do with circumstance and, of course, some luck, but each remaining team has a clear blueprint for success. As w...

Jordan Schultz

Whose Play In The Final Four Has Surprise Potential?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 04.04.2013 | Sports

During March Madness, star power is good, but one can never underestimate the X factor. A case in point, when Michigan All-American Trey Burke went...

Mirror Neurons, Empathy and Epinephrine Drive Louisville to Final Four After Kevin Ware Falls Hard

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 06.03.2013 | Sports
Wallace J Nichols

We'll eventually hear Kevin Ware's version of the injury, but from experience I know that on impact his brain and body instantly coursed with the hormone epinephrine which elicits the classic fight or flight response, intense focus, and often masks or dulls the initial searing pain.

Jordan Schultz

Final Four Teams' Scouting Report: Weaknesses For Wichita State, Syracuse, Michigan and Louisville

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 04.03.2013 | Sports

This is not 2012 and we do not have a Kentucky, a dominant unit with seemingly endless lottery and first-round picks. While each team left is peak...

Jordan Schultz

NCAA Final Four Best NBA Prospects

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 04.03.2013 | Sports

The NCAA Tournament is always a coming-out party for certain players as well as a negative expose for others. Of course, we have our marquee names...

Pizza Hut's Big Promise To Wichita State

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.03.2013 | Sports

Final Four school Wichita State University has 14,898 students -- and every one of them could get free pizza for a day if the Shockers win the nationa...

Mid-Majors To Reach Final Four

Posted 04.03.2013 | Sports

The clock hasn't struck midnight yet for Wichita State, which became one of the few schools in the history of the NCAA Tournament to reach the Final F...

Who Is Winning The Competition Between Sports And Religion?

David Briggs | Posted 06.03.2013 | Religion
David Briggs

Survive and advance is one mantra of teams in the NCAA basketball tournament culminating in the Final Four. One strategy for churches struggling in a sports-obsessed culture may be a similar strategy: Adapt and advance.

Final Four Odds

Posted 04.02.2013 | Sports

The Final Four is finally set. There's one No. 1 seed remaining (Louisville). There's one Cinderella team still dancing (Wichita State). There's one z...

The Maddest March Yet

AP | NOAH TRISTER | Posted 04.02.2013 | Sports

-- Welcome back to BracketRacket, your one-stop shop for all your NCAA tournament needs. Today, we take stock of the appallingly low number of perfe...

The One Person Who Is Not 'Shocked'

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 06.01.2013 | Sports
Shannon Sutherland

My father is a proud and unwavering fan of everything Wichita State. He believes they have the best tennis team, business school, basketball team, theater program and cafeteria food. I, on the other hand, am not.

The Evolution of the Final Four

Jake Fischer | Posted 06.01.2013 | Sports
Jake Fischer

Thus, as the NCAA Tournament celebrates its 75th anniversary with an eye-popping competition, the tourney's championship game has certainly come a long way from it's original 1,000 seat location.

Huffington Issue 43

Posted 06.01.2013 | Huffington

This week in Huffington, we present a wide-ranging package on the gun control debate. From a profile of the NRA's first political president, who spoke...

'We Got Beat By A Better Team'

AP | MICHAEL MAROT | Posted 06.01.2013 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski knows all about what it takes to win the national title. He wasn't ready to hand the NCAA tournament ...

PREDICT: Louisville vs. Wichita State

Posted 03.31.2013 | Sports

The last No. 1 seed standing will take on the lone Cinderella team still hanging around in one national semifinal. No 1 Louisville will face No. 9 Wic...

Final Four Schedule

Posted 04.03.2013 | Sports

The 2013 Final Four is locked in. In another mad March, only a single No. 1 seed is heading to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta for the national semifinals...

Final Four Set

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 05.31.2013 | Sports

ATLANTA -- An inspired Louisville squad vs. the surprising Shockers. A new group of Fab Wolverines vs. the stingiest zone defense in college basketba...

Final Four Bound

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 05.30.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON — When played to perfection, there's nothing quite like Syracuse's aggressive, half-court 2-3 zone defense. It's 40 minutes of trapp...

Obama Reveals Final Four Picks

AP | Posted 03.20.2013 | Sports

BRISTOL, Conn. -- President Barack Obama is picking Florida, Indiana, Louisville, Ohio State to reach the Final Four. President Obama filled out an...

March Madness: Exploitation at Its Finest

Domonique Foxworth | Posted 05.17.2013 | Sports
Domonique Foxworth

Knowing all that we know about the professionalization of college sports, we the fans, boosters and alumni, stand by while young men are exploited. Not only do we endorse this system through our complacency, but some of us also deliberately oppose change.