They Treated Their Sports Like Business. They want the NCAA to be, too.

Tamara Statman may have owned a student ID card during the four years she played baseball at the University of Arizona, but she sometimes wondered if she should have written “Employee” instead. If practice times conflicted with the courses Statman and his teammates wanted to take, practice always took priority, discouraging some students from pursuing …

How Kansas Defeated UNC to Win the NCAA National Championship

NEW ORLEANS — Kansas, the nation’s No.1 hit in mid-March, had its national championship hopes dashed by the pandemic that swept the NCAA tournament two years ago, an invincible foe. With a long history of NCAA tournament disappointments, the perpetually serpentine Jayhawks overcame those regrets Monday night by rebounding from a 16-point deficit to return …

David McCormack vs. Armando Bacot A Game To Watch At The NCAA

In a basketball world where elite guard play and sniping are both valued and prioritized, the outcome of this national championship game can be decided by the strong, physical players who make the most impact around the rim. Armando Bacot of North CarolinaA 6-foot-10 center has had more double-doubles in 2021-22 than anyone in the …

North Carolina v Kansas Live: NCAA Championship Analysis, Updates

April 3, 2022, 7:00 PM ET April 3, 2022, 7:00 PM ET Throughout NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, several teams, including Kansas in the Final Four, wore T-shirts that showed the language in Title IX law. Credit…Chris Graythen / Getty Images for Adidas Connecticut and South Carolina marched to women’s title game They were …

Kansas vs. UNC: How to Watch, Tip Time and Analysis of the NCAA Title Match

NEW ORLEANS — It all depends on one final game. North Carolina and Kansas—two blue bloods in men’s college basketball—will meet for the Division I national championship Monday night at the Superdome. The Tar Heels (29-9) are seeking the program’s seventh NCAA title, winning championships in 1957, 1982, 1993, 2005, 2009, and 2017. 6-5 in …

Super Seniors The Secret to NCAA Tournament Success?

If this year’s NCAA basketball tournaments look a little bigger—just a little older—your eyes aren’t fooling you. Call it the silver lining of the pandemic. Before the pandemic intervened, college students had five years to complete four seasons. Athletes have always found ways to extend their eligibility for a variety of reasons, such as injuries, …

Super Seniors The Secret to NCAA Tournament Success?

If this year’s NCAA basketball tournaments look a little bigger—just a little older—your eyes aren’t fooling you. Call it the silver lining of the pandemic. Before the pandemic intervened, college students had five years to complete four seasons. For various reasons, among them injuries, one-time transfers or exemptions from competition, athletes have always been able …