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Freshmen Rule College Basketball, Unless the Rules Change
Duke and Kentucky have dominated the one-and-done era, but a looming discussion about possible N.C.A.A. rules changes may change the landscape.



At North Carolina, a Sigh of Relief and a New Championship Banner
At the Tar Heels’ annual men’s basketball tip-off event, a favorable ruling from the N.C.A.A.is subtext but no longer a concern.



N.C.A.A.: North Carolina Will Not Be Punished for Academic Scandal
The academic fraud case involved fake classes that U.N.C. athletes were steered into over two decades.



The Corruption at the Heart of March Madness
A federal inquiry lays out unscrupulous competition for star players.



N.C.A.A. Restores Championship Events to North Carolina
The sports association’s action follows the state’s decision to repeal a law that many had viewed as anti-gay.



Kelsey Plum Is a Lot Like James Harden. But Is It a Left-Handed Compliment?
Plum, the top pick in the W.N.B.A. draft on Thursday, is a prolific lefty like Harden. But she hopes that female players will soon be a measuring stick.



U.N.C.'s Joel Berry II on Tar Heels Win
Joel Berry, a point guard for the North Carolina Tar Heels, spoke after guiding his team to victory over Gonzaga in the N.C.A.A. basketball championship in Arizona. He led all scorers with 22 points.



Tar Heels, After Letting One Slip, Hold On Tight This Time
Previous defeat leading to present triumph was a common theme throughout the tournament, as the Tar Heels drew on their title heartbreak last year to get past Gonzaga.



N.C.A.A. Championship: How North Carolina Won Its Sixth Title
The Tar Heels won a sloppy game against Gonzaga, pulling away in the final minutes to give Coach Roy Williams his third championship at U.N.C.



North Carolina’s Obsession With the Rebound Pays Dividends
Tar Heels Coach Roy Williams drills it into his players: box out. It played a key role late in a Final Four victory over Oregon. Now comes Gonzaga, another rebounding power.