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From the archives: When the Confetti Falls | Reflections on a first Final Four

Cory Collins of The Sporting News covered the 2014 Final Four in Arlington, Texas while a graduate assistant for the sports journalism program on the IUPUI campus. Here is his reflection on the weekend that led to Connecticut’s national championship.

By Cory Collins | @CoCoCoryCollins

Rarely had it sounded so sweet.

Despite some-70,000 bodies standing […]

Weekly Roundup: March 21 to 27

By Sports Capital Journalism Program Staff | @SportsCapJour

The Boston Globe’s Bob Ryan gives his two cents on what would happen if this year’s Warriors faced off against the 1985-86 Celtics.

From Sam Anderson, of The New York Times Magazine: Bill Walton’s Long, Strange Tale of NBA Survival.

A look at Katie Blackburn, the most […]

Syracuse’s press produces stunning comeback, Final Four trip

Syracuse’s Tyler Lydon cuts down the net after the Orange pulled off an improbable comeback to down 1-seed Virginia on March 27 in Chicago and earn a trip to the Final Four.

By Jack Carney | @jackwcarney

Sports Capital Journalism Program

CHICAGO – With 10:02 left in the second half of the NCAA Midwest […]

Virginia Cavaliers left to wonder what happened after Elite Eight collapse

By David Mackey III | @davidmackey_iii

Sports Capital Journalism Program

CHICAGO — The lights were dim. There was an uncomfortable silence in the Virginia Cavaliers’ dressing room. Many of the players held their head in their hands in disbelief. “What happened?” sophomore guard Mariol Shayok asked teammate Isaiah Wilkins. There were no words. Wilkins shook […]

Elite Eight video preview: Virginia vs. Syracuse

By Jack Carney and David Mackey III

Sports Capital Journalism Program

Jack Carney and David Mackey III, Sports Capital Journalism Program grad students, preview the Elite Eight matchup between ACC rivals Virginia, the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Regional, and No. 10 seed Syracuse. They break down what each team needs to do […]