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Posted on April 3rd, 2016 in 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four, Student Work by ztwagner

By Jay Smith |@_SmithJ_ Sports Capital Journalism Program HOUSTON — TAR…HEELS…TAR…HEELS!  The crowd of 75,505 inside NRG Stadium appeared to be split evenly between the four teams competing in Saturday night’s Final Four.  But if you closed your eyes as the horn sounded, you would’ve sworn you were in Chapel Hill. North Carolina defeated Syracuse, …

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Posted on April 3rd, 2016 in 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four, Student Work by ztwagner

By Cameron Stewart |@ThatManCam Sports Capital Journalism Program HOUSTON — Villanova senior Daniel Ochefu couldn’t stand still. In front of his locker after the Wildcats’ shocking 95-51 victory over Oklahoma, the most one-sided national semifinal game in history, the combination of exuberance and shock wouldn’t allow his oversized limbs to stop fidgeting.  “I definitely was …

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Posted on April 2nd, 2016 in 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four, Student Work by ztwagner

Sports Capital Journalism Program By Jay Smith | @_SmithJ_ North Carolina is set to face off against Syracuse on Saturday in the Final Four.  Carolina enters as the prohibitive favorite to cut down the nets, while Syracuse enters in a position you don’t hear a program with the prominence of the ‘Cuse usually fall under, the …

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Posted on April 2nd, 2016 in 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four, Student Work by ztwagner

By Cameron Stewart |@ThatManCam Sports Capital Journalism Program HOUSTON — Before the season that would turn Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield into a household name, he set some goals. Not satisfied with the Big 12 Player of the Year accomplishment he earned last season, Hield raised his expectations up a notch. Hield set three goals: win …

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Posted on April 1st, 2016 in 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four, Student Work by ztwagner

By Cameron Stewart |@ThatManCam Sports Capital Journalism Program HOUSTON — For many McDonald’s All-Americans, being handed the keys to a program from the moment they arrive on campus is a given. The Villanova Wildcats are fortunate that freshman guard Jalen Brunson isn’t like most McDonald’s All-Americans. Two of Villanova’s three leading scorers from last season, …

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Posted on April 1st, 2016 in 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four, Student Work by ztwagner

By Jay Smith |@_smithj_ Sports Capital Journalism Program HOUSTON — The leadership of the National Collegiate Athletic Association may soon become more assertive in its stance against legislation that discriminates against lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender people. NCAA President Mark Emmert and University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides, chair of the Division I Board …

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