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How a ‘reasonable, mitigated’ risk and Gonzaga’s Rockne led the Zags to the Final Four

By Mark Alewine

Sports Capital Journalism Program

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Rev. Robert Spitzer sat at his desk, staring at an invoice. The invoice stared back at him.

The plan to build a new campus basketball arena at Gonzaga University had been discussed to death. Every resource had been exhausted. Time was running out to […]

North Carolina, Oregon face a confrontation in the paint

By Colton Bennett

Sports Capital Journalism Program

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Everything points to the Final Four matchup between Oregon and North Carolina becoming a bruising game on the inside. North Carolina (31-7) is making a record 20th Final Four appearance. The Tar Heels are averaging 39.9 points per game in the paint this season and […]

Sports Capital Journalism Program at the 2017 Men’s and Women’s Final Four

INDIANAPOLIS – Five students from the Sports Capital Journalism Program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will cover the NCAA men’s and women’s Final Four basketball tournaments in an unprecedented series of opportunities for sports journalism students.

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Last year’s meeting with UConn driving Mississippi State

by Rebecca Harris

[Originally published on NCAA.com]

 

DALLAS — This Mississippi State team may look like the one that lost to UConn by 60 points in the Sweet 16 last year, but the 2016-17 squad is older, wiser and, ultimately, better. Now, it has a chance at redemption, this time in the Women’s Final Four.

Unlike […]

Weekly roundup: March 21-March 27

Sad news came to northern Indiana and the entire broadcasting world with the news of Jeff Jeffers’ passing this week.

Yahoo Sports gives us a narrative of the late Jerry Krause, basketball architect and possible Hall of Famer.

Finding the loophole in sports journalism rules, Erik Brady rooted for Michigan’s story.

Ten years ago a UNC mascot […]