Posted on April 8th, 2019 in 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four, Student Work by rgeneral | Tags: 1979 Men's Basketball National Championship, Carl Nicks, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Indiana State, Larry Bird, Michigan State, Mike Williams, NCAA, Sports Capital Journalism, Texas Tech, Virginia, Zach Griffith
By Mike Williams, Zach Griffith | @MikeWritesSport @ZachGriffith17
Sports Capital Journalism Program
Editor’s note: Sports Capital Journalism Program students Mike Williams and Zach Griffith, writing for NCAA.com, prepared for Monday night’s National Championship game between Virginia and Texas Tech by watching the 1979 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship when Larry Bird and Earvin “Magic” Johnson met. Monday’s final marks the first time in 40 years that two first-time finalists will compete for the title.