Posted on March 21st, 2021 in 2021 NCAA Basketball Tournament by Malcolm Moran

Editor’s Note: Writing for, Sports Capital Journalism Program graduate student Owen Kaelble describes the pair of family histories that converged on a basketball floor in Bloomington Saturday night. Ben Vander Plas, who was named after the Bennett family, played an essential role in Ohio University’s upset victory over the defending champion Virginia Cavaliers, coached …

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Posted on April 6th, 2019 in 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four, Student Work by rgeneral

By Zach Griffith | @ZachGriffith17 Sports Capital Journalism Program MINNEAPOLIS – Although they’ve never been to the Final Four as head coaches, Auburn’s Bruce Pearl and Virginia’s Tony Bennett, whose teams will meet in a semifinal Saturday evening, have no shortage of championship-caliber experience. Pearl, who has led the Tigers to their first Final Four …

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