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Posted on March 22nd, 2021 in 2021 NCAA Basketball Tournament by Malcolm Moran

By Devin Voss | @DevinVoss23 Sports Capital Journalism Program WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Wisconsin Badgers defeated the North Carolina Tarheels 85-62 Friday night at Mackey Arena, giving the Badgers their 39th NCAA tournament win in 25 appearances. This also marks Wisconsin’s 11th win in its last 13 opening games and gives the Badgers a …

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Posted on April 3rd, 2018 in 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four, Student Work by Jonathan Sauber

By Aidan Wilkins | @AidanJWilkins Sports Capital Journalism Program SAN ANTONIO — Villanova head coach Jay Wright had just cut down the net. He smiled as he gazed toward the crowd. He pumped his right fist just once, as if signaling that the job was done. His Villanova Wildcats had just captured their second national …

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Posted on November 27th, 2017 in Weekly Roundup by Mark Alewine

Brian Burnsed (@brianburnsed) of NCAA Champion Magazine and Sports Capital Journalism alum profiles cross country runner Sierra Hargrave of Lyndon State College. Andrew Carter (@_andrewcarter) of the Raleigh News and Observer writes on the how the University of North Carolina’s relationship with Nike grew into a global brand. Ari Wasserman (@ariwasserman) of The Athletic details the strange injury …

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Posted on October 24th, 2017 in Weekly Roundup by Mark Alewine

Dan Wolken of USA Today wrote that if Jim Harbaugh fails to achieve his lofty expectations at Michigan, it will have more to do with the university than Harbaugh. Ronald Blum of the Associated Press told the story of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill and his journey to the World Series. Tyler Kepner of …

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Posted on October 17th, 2017 in Weekly Roundup by Mark Alewine

Peter Gammons of The Athletic chronicles the incredible game three between the Astros and Red Sox in the American League Division Series. Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated detailed Justin Verlander’s embrace of the Astros analytical approach and his dominant play since joining the club this season. Baxter Holmes of ESPN the Magazine tells the story …

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Posted on April 4th, 2017 in 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four by Mark Alewine

By Mark Alewine Sports Capital Journalism Program GLENDALE, Ariz. — Nigel Williams-Goss crouched in the south end of the court, staring at the floor. He was alone, his freshly-sprained ankle throbbing in pain, while North Carolina celebrated on the opposite side of the floor. Just 7.2 seconds remained in Gonzaga’s magical season, and in a …

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Posted on April 2nd, 2017 in 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four by Mark Alewine

By Colton Bennett Sports Capital Journalism Program GLENDALE, Ariz. – This North Carolina team insists it is not looking for revenge. The Tar Heels aren’t seeking to exorcise last year’s demons. They want to win the national title, plain and simple. Last year, North Carolina’s dreams of a title were ended by the simple flick …

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