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Letters to the Editor

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 15:46:47 -0500

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N.C.A.A. Leaves North Carolina in a New Spot: Sapped of Sports Pride

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 20:25:52 -0500

The N.C.A.A., frustrated by a North Carolina law restricting gay and transgender rights, will not host seven championship events in the state.



N.C.A.A. Moves Championship Events From North Carolina, Citing Anti-Gay-Rights Law

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:03:09 -0500

The organization, following the N.B.A.’s decision to move its All-Star Game out of Charlotte, said, “N.C.A.A. championships and events must promote an inclusive atmosphere.”



Pat Summitt, Tennessee Basketball Coach Who Emboldened Women’s Sports, Dies at 64

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 06:43:01 -0500

Summitt led the Tennessee women’s basketball team to eight national titles in 38 seasons, winning more games than any other Division I coach, male or female.



N.C.A.A. Extends Basketball Deal With CBS Sports and Turner Through 2032

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:00:46 -0500

The eight-year deal extends the existing contract, which was set to run through 2024, for an additional $8.8 billion.



Mighty UConn Faces a Future of Rising Powers

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 20:15:48 -0500

Even Coach Geno Auriemma seems to be predicting that the Huskies will not go undefeated next season, saying his returning players “are in for a rude awakening.”



UConn Wins Record Fourth Straight Title

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 22:40:15 -0500

The Huskies claimed their sixth undefeated season in team history, and Coach Geno Auriemma secured his 11th championship to surpass the U.C.L.A. men’s coach John Wooden for the most titles in college basketball.



A Team Sets a High Bar, and Then Surpasses It Yet Again

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 16:22:30 -0500

Coach Geno Auriemma has turned great players into great teams known for sharing, transitioning and defending.



For Villanova, a Perfect Play Unfolds in a Wildcat Minute

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 10:44:25 -0500

Months of preparation gave Kris Jenkins a clean look at the basket in the final moment of Villanova’s championship victory over North Carolina.



Villanova Wins N.C.A.A. Championship on Last-Second Shot

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 23:29:22 -0500

Villanova and North Carolina traded 3-pointers in a frantic final minute, including a buzzer-beater by Kris Jenkins that gave the Wildcats their first men’s basketball title since 1985.