Final Four

Niels Giffey #5 of the Connecticut Huskies reacts after hitting a basket as Ryan Boatright #11 looks on agianst Iowa State Cyclones during the regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Huskies, Spartans One Step Closer

Michigan State and Connecticut both won Friday night in the East Regional semifinals and they will play Sunday with the winner heading to North Dallas for the Final Four.

03/29/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Obama Picks Michigan St. To Win NCAA Tournament

The president’s picks are in. President Barack Obama is picking Michigan State to win the NCAA men’s basketball championship over defending-champion Louisville.

03/19/2014

NCAA logo (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

10 Things To Know As Selection Sunday Nears

Pencils ready (it has to be a pencil with a large eraser because there will be plenty of changes). Pristine bracket hot off the printer. It’s time to pick, change, rethink and settle.

03/14/2014

Bruce Springsteen performs live on stage with the E Street Band at Mt Smart Stadium on March 1, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

The Boss! Springsteen To Headline March Madness Music Festival

Springsteen and the E Street Band will close the free, three-day festival on April 6 at Reunion Park, the downtown lot where the NCAA Final Four was played in 1986.

03/04/2014

Louisville’s Chane Behanan attempts a shot in the second half against Michigan’s Mitch McGary during the 2013 NCAA national championship game at the Georgia Dome on April 8, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Louisville Holds Off Michigan, Wins Third National Championship

Rick Pitino capped the greatest week of his life with the prize he wanted most of all.

04/08/2013

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Five Things: Cards Find A Way And Reserves Shine For Wolverines

Tonight, the No. 1 overall seed takes on a team once ranked No. 1 and now playing its best basketball. On one side is Louisville, the favorite when the field was announced, trying to keep the national championship trophy in the state of Kentucky.

04/08/2013

Mike Rice (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Giglio: Mike Rice Fallout Puts Further Damper On Collegiate Athletics, Final Four

The jig is up for the NCAA. No longer is the product pure or different than the money-grabbing, greedy professional product. Enjoy the Final Four for what it is this weekend: Basketball. Nothing more, nothing less.

04/05/2013

Trent Lockett #22 of the Marquette Golden Eagles fights to control the ball against Michael Carter-Williams #1, C.J. Fair #5 and Rakeem Christmas #25 of the Syracuse Orange. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Will Michigan Be Able To Beat Syracuse’s Vaunted 2-3 Zone Defense?

Some get paid millions to try and solve the riddle facing the Michigan coaching staff at the Final Four this weekend. How do you score against the Syracuse 2-3 zone defense? Lately, there seems to be no answer.

04/05/2013

Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals in the 2013 NCAA Tournament (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Rothstein: What You Need To Know Ahead Of 2013 Final Four

Can the Shockers continue their surge? It all depends on how they handle Louisville’s relentless pressure.

04/05/2013

Richard Pitino (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Bold Hire At Minnesota, Old Big East’s New Name & More NCAA Notes

Give Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague credit. After firing Tubby Smith and striking out on Fred Hoiberg and Mick Cronin, Teague made a bold hire with Richard Pitino.

04/04/2013

Chane Behanan  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Rothstein: 4 Unsung Players In The 2013 Final Four

Chane Behanan would be a star in any other program, but at Louisville, he’s just a piece to the puzzle.

04/02/2013

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Five Things: Motivated Cardinals Prevail And Wichita State Stays Alive

Even with limited drama—none of the regional finals were particularly thrilling—the NCAA Tournament is a wonderful thing, the perfect blend of fairness and unpredictability.

04/01/2013

Only Michigan (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images), Syracuse (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images), Louisville (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) and Wichita State (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) left in NCAA Tournament.

NCAA Tournament Down To Final Four: Michigan, Syracuse, Louisville And Wichita State

After a season of uncertainty, there’s a clear favorite heading to the Final Four. The Louisville Cardinals.

04/01/2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 30:  Malcolm Armstead #2 of the Wichita State Shockers smiles in the second half while taking on the Ohio State Buckeyes during the West Regional Final of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Staples Center on March 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Wichita State Shocks Mighty Ohio State in West Regional Final

Malcolm Armstead scored 14 points, Fred Van Vleet bounced in a big basket with 1 minute left, and ninth-seeded Wichita State earned its first trip to the Final Four since 1965 with a 70-66 victory over Ohio State on Saturday.

03/30/2013

Brad Stevens (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Is This Year’s NCAA Tournament Really Up For Grabs? It’s Time To Find Out

64 teams. 32 contests. All going down in an exhilarating — and, yes, exhausting — two-day mosh pit of hoops.

03/21/2013

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