National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

9:25am

Sun April 7, 2013
The Two-Way

There Can Be Only One! Louisville To Face Michigan For NCAA Title

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 10:28 am

Luke Hancock, No. 11 of the Louisville Cardinals, drives for a shot attempt in the second half of the Final Four semifinal game against Wichita State Saturday.
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And then there were two.

Following Saturday's Final Four match-ups in Atlanta, the stage is set for Monday's NCAA men's basketball championship where overall No. 1-seeded Louisville will face off against Michigan to take home the coveted NCAA title.

This will be the first game between the two teams, who play in different conferences, since 1978.

Michigan vs. Syracuse

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3:16am

Sun April 7, 2013
Sports

An NCAA Basketball Star In Europe

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 2:37 pm

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With a single, devastating shot, Ali Farokhmanesh became the face of the NCAA basketball tournament in 2010.

He nailed the 3-pointer that propelled the ninth-seeded Northern Iowa Panthers to a major upset victory over the tournament favorite, Kansas Jayhawks. It also put him on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

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3:16am

Sun April 7, 2013
Sports

Old Guard And Fresh Faces Square Off At Women's Final Four

Originally published on Sun April 7, 2013 10:51 am

Louisville guard Shoni Schimmel (23) and the Louisville bench react to her 3-point shot against Tennessee in the second half of the regional final in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament in Oklahoma City on Tuesday. Louisville won 86-78.
Sue Ogrocki AP

A women's Final Four without Baylor, Stanford or Tennessee? That's happened only one other time in the last dozen years. We've become so used to it being a power party, that it's downright disorienting.

Or maybe that's just vertigo from trying to track the movements of the Final Four's breakout star, Louisville guard Shoni Schimmel. She's a big reason why two of those teams — Tennessee and Baylor — aren't in New Orleans for a chance at the title.

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5:11am

Sat April 6, 2013
Sports

Week In Sports: Assessing The Rutgers Coach Firing

Originally published on Sun April 7, 2013 9:08 am

Transcript

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon and it's time for sports.

(SOUNDBITE OF THEME MUSIC)

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4:55pm

Fri April 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Former Employee, Who Leaked Rutgers Abuse Video, Files Whistleblower Lawsuit

Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 6:48 pm

Eric Murdock as a Los Angeles Clipper in 1999.
Tom Hauck Getty Images

Eric Murdock, the Rutgers University employee who leaked video of coach Mike Rice physically and verbally abusing his players, filed a whistle-blower lawsuit against the university on Friday.

In the complaint, filed a New Jersey state court, Murdock alleges he told the school's athletic director Tim Pernetti about Rice's abusive behavior "on several occasions."

Instead of taking action against Rice, the complaint says, Murdock was fired.

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