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Posted on March 30th, 2021 in 2021 NCAA Basketball Tournament, Featured, From The Director by Malcolm Moran

Editor’s Note: Days before his 30th anniversary Final Four as the lead play-by-play voice of CBS Sports, Jim Nantz spoke with students at the IUPUI Sports Capital Journalism Program in a session moderated by program director Malcolm Moran. Nantz spoke about his career path, his advice on identifying opportunities in the business, the importance of …

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Posted on April 6th, 2021 in 2021 NCAA Basketball Tournament by Malcolm Moran

Editor’s Note: Writing for NCAA.com, Sports Capital Journalism Program graduate student Alex Burr covered the end of Gonzaga University’s hope to become the first undefeated NCAA men’s basketball champion in 45 years. https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2021-04-06/gonzaga-comes-short-quest-perfect-season-first-title

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Posted on April 6th, 2021 in 2021 NCAA Basketball Tournament by Malcolm Moran

By Alex Burr | @alexburr4 Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — All the pieces were there. The testing, the isolation, the sacrifice, all of it could lead to the type of perfection that had not taken place in a college basketball season in 45 years. The Gonzaga Bulldogs reached the national championship game, the first …

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Posted on April 5th, 2021 in 2021 NCAA Basketball Tournament by Malcolm Moran

By Alex Burr | @alexburr4 Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – The highly-anticipated matchup that didn’t happen is the one that will define college basketball history Monday night. The Gonzaga Bulldogs and Baylor Bears, whose scheduled meeting here on December 5 was canceled because of positive COVID-19 tests within the Gonzaga program on, will decide …

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Posted on April 4th, 2021 in 2021 NCAA Basketball Tournament by Malcolm Moran

Editor’s Note: Writing for the website NCAA.com, Sports Capital Journalism Program graduate assistant Alex Burr describes the game-winning shot by Gonzaga freshman Jalen Suggs that propelled the Bulldogs into the national championship game for the second time in four tournaments. Gonzaga defeated UCLA 93-90 in a game that was immediately ranked among the greatest in …

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Posted on April 4th, 2021 in 2021 NCAA Basketball Tournament by Malcolm Moran

By Alex Burr | @alexburr4 Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – There were 3.3 seconds left in overtime in the national semifinal between undefeated Gonzaga and UCLA, and more and more it appeared a spot in the championship game would be decided by another overtime. Johnny Juzang of the Bruins had made a layup off …

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Posted on April 4th, 2021 in 2021 NCAA Basketball Tournament by Malcolm Moran

Editor’s Note: Sports Capital Journalism Program graduate assistant Alex Burr, writing for NCAA.com, discovers 18 statistical markers in Baylor’s 78-59 victory over Houston in a national semifinal game of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday night. The Bears (27-2) advanced to the national title game for the first time since 1948. …

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Posted on April 3rd, 2021 by Malcolm Moran

Cory Collins covered the 2014 Final Four in Arlington, Texas while a graduate assistant for the sports journalism program on the IUPUI campus. Here is his reflection on the weekend that led to Connecticut’s national championship. By Cory Collins | @CoCoCoryCollins Rarely had it sounded so sweet. Despite some-70,000 bodies standing in the spacious confines …

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