Are Super Seniors the Secret to NCAA Tournament Success?

If this year’s NCAA basketball tournaments look a little bigger – a little older – your eyes are not deceiving you. Call it a silver lining of the pandemic. Before the pandemic intervened, college students had five years to complete four seasons of play. For various reasons-among them injuries, one-time transfers or competition waivers-athletes were … Read more

Women’s Basketball Is Flourishing in Minnesota, Home of the Final Four

Visitors walking out of the baggage claim area at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport this weekend were greeted by a local celebrity. “Welcome to Minneapolis,” said Lindsay Whalen, in a recorded message broadcast over the loudspeaker. Whalen is a Minnesota native who helped lift the University of Minnesota women’s basketball team to its only Final Four … Read more

A High School Reunion at the Final Four

NEW ORLEANS – Brandon Slater, a senior forward at Villanova, is at the Final Four with one goal: winning a national championship. And if accomplishing that goal means beating some of his former high school teammates, then so be it. Slater is one of four players in the Final Four who were high school teammates … Read more