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Michigan’s Seniors Complete a Three-Year Journey

By Mike Williams | @MikeWritesSport

Sports Capital Journalism Program

SAN ANTONIO — Three years ago, the University of Michigan basketball team was watching the NCAA tournament at the end of a disappointing season. This weekend, fifth-year senior Duncan Robinson and senior Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman are poised to lead Michigan back to the national championship game for […]

Postcard from Indy: Excitement, experience permeate Women’s Final Four

Forty minutes after turning on my recorder, Rebecca Lobo, ESPN analyst and star of the 1995 UConn championship team, stopped talking to reporters.

Her answers to questions ranged from thoughts on UConn’s chances, specific players, such as Breanna Stewart and Moriah Jefferson, and coach Geno Auriemma. She also rightfully disdained people who criticized UConn’s domination […]

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 […]