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O’Neal, Iverson, Izzo part of 2016 Hall of Fame class

By Cameron Stewart | @ThatManCam

Sports Capital Journalism Program

HOUSTON — The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the 10 members of its class of 2016.

Shaquille O’Neal, Allen Iverson, Yao Ming, Sheryl Swoopes, Zelmo Beatty, Tom Izzo, John McLendon, Darell Garretson, Cumberland Posey, and Jerry Reinsdorf will be enshrined […]

Postcard from Houston: A decision, a dream and a story to write

I still remember the day fondly, sitting on my couch on one blazing Arizona summer day. Fall courses of the final semester of my undergrad career at Arizona State University were set to begin. I was coming to a crossroads, not sure where to go or what to do next.  Grad school was a […]

Postcard from Houston: How the Final Four gave me my One Shining Moment

Although the 2016 Final Four in Houston was my first experience as a member of the media during the event, it was not my first encounter at the Final Four.

That was back in 2006, when I was a 13-year old basketball fanatic. The Final Four came to Indianapolis, and as a […]

Jenkins beats buzzer, propels Villanova to national title

By Jay Smith |@_SmithJ_

Sports Capital Journalism Program

HOUSTON – Thirteen and one-half seconds. Two miracle shots. One national champion. Those 13.5 seconds will forever live in college basketball folklore. As the buzzer sounded, Kris Jenkins’ 3-point shot sent the Villanova Wildcats into a frenzy, their 77-74 victory over the North […]

How the poised, resilient Wildcats won a championship

By Cameron Stewart |@ThatManCam

Sports Capital Journalism Program

HOUSTON — When Phil Booth knocked down a pair of free throws to put the Villanova Wildcats ahead by 10 points over the North Carolina Tar Heels with 5:29 remaining in the national championship game, a title seemed secure. The Wildcats had made it […]