Rutgers men's basketball coach Mike Rice during a game in March.
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Responding to outrage from around the nation after videotape of men's basketball coach Mike Rice assaulting his players and spewing homophobic slurs at them was aired on ESPN, New Jersey's Rutgers University fired Rice at mid-morning Wednesday.
Louisville guard Shoni Schimmel (23) shoots in front of Tennessee center Isabelle Harrison (20) in the second half of the regional final in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament in Oklahoma City on Tuesday.
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And then there were four: Notre Dame rallied to beat Duke 87-76, while giant-killing Louisville beat No. 2 seed Tennessee to earn a trip to the Final Four.
It's the Fighting Irish's third consecutive trip to the Final Four of the women's NCAA Division 1 Basketball championship. They'll play Connecticut in New Orleans on Sunday. The Associated Press reports on Tuesday night's game:
"Skylar Diggins shook off early foul trouble to score 24 points and Notre Dame rallied to beat Duke 87-76 on Tuesday night to earn its third consecutive trip to the Final Four.
The Connecticut women cruised into the Division I basketball championship's Final Four Monday night with an 83-53 win over Kentucky. In the evening's other matchup, California squeaked by Georgia, 65-62.
From 'Morning Edition': Mike Pesca on the weekend's action
"University of Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware underwent successful surgery Sunday night to repair the gruesome open fracture of his right tibia he suffered during the Cardinals' 85-63 win over Duke in the Midwest Regional final," the Louisville Courier-Journal reported Monday morning.