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Women's basketball Final Four loaded with stars

The women's basketball Final Four features Hall of Fame coaches, star players, fabulous freshmen and, for the first time, two undefeated teams.

A guide to the NCAA men's Final Four

Following a string of NCAA tournaments with mid-major party crashers, the Final Four is going back to the big time with Florida and Wisconsin joining the Wildcats and Huskies in North Texas. Here's a rundown of what to look for.

With Patric Young down low, the Florida Gators aims high on defense

Patric Young has scored nearly 1,300 points in four years, becoming the 50th player in school history to top 1,000 points. His hook shot has become a staple in Florida's inside-out offense, and he posed problems for UConn in the teams' first meeting this season.

Tested Maryland Terrapins set to spoil NCAA women's Final Four showdown

Fourth-seeded Maryland plays Notre Dame on Sunday with both national semifinals featuring rematches. UConn beat Stanford in November, while Maryland let Notre Dame escape 87-83 on Jan. 27 in College Park.

Union question looms as Northwestern practices

Whether being a student athlete is a job is at the center of a national debate over whether college athletes should unionize. The Wildcats resumed spring practice Tuesday for the first time after a decision from a regional labor official that cleared the way for the formation of a union, setting up Northwestern as ground zero for the effort to organize athletes.

Columbia College softball sweeps Park University in doubleheader

Columbia College senior captain Marli Hayes led the charge in a doubleheader sweep over rival Park University with a pair of two-run home runs.

 

Marquette hires Duke's 'Wojo' as next hoops coach

Marquette University introduced Duke assistant Steve Wojciechowski as its next men's basketball coach Tuesday.

Bruce Pearl doing what he can at Auburn

NCAA restrictions limit what Auburn's new coach Bruce Pearl can do in his new position.

Teen German-American Green set for US debut

Julian Green, the latest German-American lured to the U.S. national team by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, is ready for make his international debut in Wednesday night's exhibition against Mexico.

Kentucky's freshmen have come of age in postseason

The way Kentucky stumbled into the postseason, not many expected the young Wildcats to put together this surprising NCAA tournament run.

Jayhawks' Wiggins off to NBA after freshman season

Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins officially headed to the NBA after his first (and last) season with the Jayhawks.

Florida finds familiar opponents in Final Four

For Florida, the Final Four might as well be dubbed the Familiar Four. Florida's only losses this season came at Wisconsin (Nov. 12) and at Connecticut (Dec. 2), and the Gators (36-2) beat Kentucky three times in the same season for the first time in program history.

Doug McDermott leads AP All-America team

Senior forward Doug McDermott of Creighton University was chosen for AP All-America team for third year in a row.

Contrast the name of the game at Final Four

Florida coach Billy Donovan has his hands full preparing for Shabazz Napier and Connecticut in the Final Four, yet couldn't help but look across at the other side of the bracket.

Fearsome Final Foursome headed to North Texas

Unlike the past few years, there will be no upstarts or Cinderella in the Final Four. These are the big boys all right, but each one has a big chip on their shoulders.

Shields, Royals to open season Monday at Detroit

Justin Verlander will make his seventh consecutive opening day start for the Tigers, and James Shields will start for the Royals.

UPDATE: Central Missouri men's basketball wins Division II title

Daylen Robinson was named tournament MVP after leading Central Missouri to the NCAA Division II title over West Liberty.

John Calipari's young Wildcats surge at the right time

If No. 8 seed Kentucky makes it to the Final Four in Dallas next week, the Wildcats (27-10) will have cut down four teams from last season's Final Four in the span of eight days to do so.

Florida advances to Final Four with win over Dayton

 

Scottie Wilbekin scored 23 points and Florida became the first team to advance to the Final Four with a 62-52 win Saturday night over the 11th-seeded Dayton Flyers in the South Region final.

Kentucky's Jon Hood remains as draft picks flow through Lexington

As Jon Hood watched Kentucky starters come and go over these last five seasons, the 6-foot-7 guard polished his scouting skills.

He didn't have much choice.

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