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Posted on April 6th, 2016 in 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four, Sports Media News, Student Work by ztwagner

By Cameron Stewart | @ThatManCam Sports Capital Journalism Program HOUSTON — The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the 10 members of its class of 2016. Shaquille O’Neal, Allen Iverson, Yao Ming, Sheryl Swoopes, Zelmo Beatty, Tom Izzo, John McLendon, Darell Garretson, Cumberland Posey, and Jerry Reinsdorf will be enshrined on September 9 at Springfield, …

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Posted on April 6th, 2016 by ztwagner

Although the 2016 Final Four in Houston was my first experience as a member of the media during the event, it was not my first encounter at the Final Four. That was back in 2006, when I was a 13-year old basketball fanatic. The Final Four came to Indianapolis, and as a basketball-crazed boy in …

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Posted on April 5th, 2016 by ztwagner

By Jay Smith |@_SmithJ_ Sports Capital Journalism Program HOUSTON – Thirteen and one-half seconds. Two miracle shots. One national champion. Those 13.5 seconds will forever live in college basketball folklore. As the buzzer sounded, Kris Jenkins’ 3-point shot sent the Villanova Wildcats into a frenzy, their 77-74 victory over the North Carolina Tar Heels one …

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Posted on April 5th, 2016 in 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four, From The Director by ztwagner

Sports Capital Journalism Program By Malcolm Moran |@malcolm_moran “Excuse me.” The voice behind me spoke softly. I was standing on the basketball floor at NRG Stadium, a few feet from the steps that led up to the newly-constructed victory stand for the Villanova Wildcats. From the moment Kris Jenkins launched the shot that won a …

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Posted on April 4th, 2016 in 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four, Sports Media News, Student Work by ztwagner

By Jay Smith |@_SmithJ_ Sports Capital Journalism Program HOUSTON — The late Andrew Smith of Butler University and his widow Samantha were honored by the United States Basketball Writers Association with the organization’s Most Courageous Award on Monday. The presentation marked the first time that the award, which was created in 1978, has honored two …

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Posted on April 4th, 2016 in 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four, Student Work by ztwagner

Sports Capital Journalism Program By Jay Smith |@_SmithJ_ An NCAA champion will be crowned on Monday as Villanova is set to square off against North Carolina.  The Tar Heels will be playing for the sixth national championship in their program’s storied history, while Villanova looks to earn its second title, and first since the historic …

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Posted on April 4th, 2016 in 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four, Student Work by ztwagner

By Cameron Stewart | @ThatManCam Sports Capital Journalism Program HOUSTON — When Villanova seniors Ryan Arcidiacono, Daniel Ochefu, Patrick Farrell and Henry Lowe arrived on Villanova’s campus as freshman, it seemed unlikely that they’d be ever be 40 minutes away from winning a national title. The season prior to their arrival was a dark spot in …

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Posted on April 4th, 2016 in 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four, Student Work by ztwagner

By Jay Smith | @_SmithJ_ Sports Capital Journalism Program HOUSTON — Roy Williams hasn’t been the most laid back coach in the country.  And the past two years have been anything but laid back for the North Carolina Tar Heels and Ol’ Roy.  Williams is coming off of two offseason knee surgeries.  He’s had a shoulder …

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