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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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Michigan adjusts, goes inside to beat Louisville

By Michael Williams

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — Basketball is a game of runs and adjustments. At halftime, Michigan coach John Beilein made the adjustment that the seventh-seeded Wolverines would need to secure the 73-69 upset over the second-seeded Louisville Cardinals.

The Cardinals came into the game with the 19th ranked perimeter defense, holding […]

Kentucky’s patience and defense lead to the Sweet 16

By Joe Spears

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — For the second time in four years, the second round of the NCAA Tournament featured a game between John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats and Gregg Marshall’s Wichita State Shockers.

That’s where the similarities end though. Their first matchup featured the Shockers as a No. 1 seed losing […]

Beilein, Pitino compete for a spot in the Sweet 16

By Michael Williams

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — Two schools with proud basketball traditions will square off in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament.  Michigan and Louisville tip off on Sunday afternoon at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Michigan Wolverines are making the 22nd official NCAA Tournament appearance.  Five appearances have been removed […]

Kentucky, Wichita State meet again

By Michael Williams

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS – The last time the Kentucky Wildcats and Wichita State Shockers met in the NCAA tournament, the Shockers were on a team-record 35-game win streak and held a No. 1 seed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament.  The eighth-seeded Wildcats narrowly edged past the Shockers in a 78-76 […]