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Weekly Roundup: April 24 – April 30

Noam Scheiber (@noamscheiber) of The New York Times profiles Doris Burke and her rise to being one of the top analysts in the NBA.

Matt Bonesteel (@MattBonesteel) of The Washington Post describes one of the more unique traditions in the NHL and how some Tennessee Titans players got involved with it.

Brittany Bronson (@BrittanyBronso1) of […]

Inside and Out, Mavunga, Mitchell Lead Ohio State to Big Ten Final

By Ryan Gregory | @Ryan_Gregory_

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS – A 26-point, 21-rebound night by Ohio State senior Stephanie Mavunga powered the Buckeyes to a 10th Big Ten championship game with a dramatic 90-88 semifinal victory over Minnesota.

Mavunga, a fifth-year senior from nearby Brownsburg, blocked seven shots, including two in the final 20 […]

Minnesota overcomes Gustafson’s Record 48 Points to Reach Semis

By Ryan Gregory | @Ryan_Gregory_

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS – Despite a record-setting performance by Iowa’s Megan Gustafson, the fifth-seeded Hawkeyes fell to fourth-seeded Minnesota, 90-89, in a quarterfinal of the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament.

Gustafson, Iowa’s 6-foot, 3-inch junior center, scored 48 points, the most by any player – male or female […]

Two-time defending champion Maryland reaches Big Ten semifinal

By Cynthia Maldonado Perez | @CDMP427

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS – The second-seeded Maryland Terrapins, two-time defending champions of the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament, extended their perfect record and reached a semifinal for a third consecutive year when they defeated 10th-seeded Minnesota, 92-80, on Friday night.

Maryland (28-2) will play sixth-seeded Michigan State […]

Minnesota’s Rachel Banham surpasses 3,000 points, but Northwestern advances

By Emily Kennedy | @Emily_AKennedy

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS – “March is made for people who love basketball,” Northwestern coach Joe McKeown said. “And, you know, if you’re a basketball player, this is when you want to keep playing, and we get to play tomorrow.”

For a month and a day, the Wildcats had […]