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In TV Ratings for NCAA Finals, an Upset

Women outdraw the men on TV

(Newser) - Two stats from the NCAA finals tell an interesting story about the state of men's and women's college basketball. More:
  • Women win: For the first time ever, the women's championship game outdrew the men's game in TV viewers, per the Hollywood Reporter . The women's contest

UConn Joins Elite Group With 2nd Straight NCAA Title

Not many other teams have consecutive repeat wins

(Newser) - UConn delivered the latest of its suffocating basketball beatdowns Monday night, smothering Purdue for a 75-60 victory to become the first team since 2007 to capture back-to-back national championships, the AP reports. Tristen Newton scored 20 points for the Huskies, who won their 12th straight March Madness game—not a...

A Year After Infamous Trash Talk, an Iowa-LSU Rematch

Winner of the Elite Eight matchup will head to Final Four

(Newser) - It's been nearly a year since LSU beat Iowa to win the 2023 women's college basketball championship, a victory that was followed by drama over LSU player Angel Reese taunting Iowa player Caitlin Clark , and many people disagreeing with Jill Biden's suggestion that both teams come visit...

Highest Scorer Ever Is Ending College Career

Caitlin Clark announces she's entering the WNBA draft

(Newser) - The top scorer in the history of major college women's basketball will pass on a chance to pad her totals. Caitlin Clark announced Thursday that she is ending her collegiate career with the Iowa Hawkeyes at the end of the season, ESPN reports, and going pro. Clark is projected...

Hall of Famer Lefty Driesell Invented Midnight Madness
Only Lefty Driesell Won
100 Games at Four Schools

Only Lefty Driesell Won 100 Games at Four Schools

While at Maryland, coach held the first Midnight Madness

(Newser) - Lefty Driesell, a Hall of Fame college basketball coach whose accomplishments were clouded by his temper and the death of star Len Bias, died Saturday. He died at his home in Virginia Beach at age 92, the Washington Post reports. Driesell won 786 games over 41 seasons and is the...

College Star Caitlin Clark Is Floored by Fan
College Star Caitlin Clark
Is Felled by Fan

College Star Caitlin Clark Is Felled by Fan

They inadvertently collided when Ohio State fans stormed the court after beating Iowa

(Newser) - College basketball phenom Caitlin Clark of Iowa was shaken up after a collision on the court of Ohio State University on Sunday, but the unusual thing is that she collided with an Ohio State fan, not player. Watch the moment here . It happened as Ohio fans stormed the court after...

After Heart Scare, LeBron's Kid Returns to Basketball

Bronny James resumes full-contact practice with USC team

(Newser) - Bronny James returned to full-contact basketball practice on Thursday for the first time since suffering cardiac arrest in July, paving the way for the son of Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James to make his college debut with Southern California, the AP reports. "He's excited," USC coach...

5-Foot-8 Player Tries Jump Ball Against His 7-Foot-4 Rival

Alas, Samford's Dallas Graziani did not come out on top against Purdue's Zach Edey

(Newser) - The college basketball season has only just begun, but the Athletic thinks we already have a top contender for "image of the year." In the Samford-Purdue game Monday night, Samford sent out 5-foot-8 Dallas Graziani to take the jump ball against the Boilermakers' 7-foot-4 Zach Edey. A mere...

LeBron James' Son Suffers Cardiac Arrest

18-year-old was practicing with USC's basketball team at the time, is now recovering at hospital

(Newser) - The 18-year-old son of LeBron James—a basketball star in his own right—went into cardiac arrest Monday while practicing with his USC team, reports TMZ . Freshman Bronny James was rushed unconscious to the hospital but is now out of the ICU and in stable condition, according to the report....

Hall of Fame College Coach Resigns After DUI

West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins publicly apologizes

(Newser) - A giant name in college basketball might be done with the game after being arrested Friday night on charges of drunken driving. West Virginia's Bob Huggins publicly apologized and resigned as coach on Saturday, reports ESPN . "I am solely responsible for my conduct and sincerely apologize to the...

Podcaster Loses Job Over Coach's Words

West Virginia's Bob Huggins used a homophobic slur, twice

(Newser) - West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins will keep his job after twice uttering a homophobic slur and dissing Catholics in a radio interview. A podcaster who aired his comments in full isn't so lucky. The controversy started Monday, when Huggins was being interviewed on WLW-AM radio, reports the Cincinnati ...

Basketball Tourney Goes From 'Madness' to 'Unprecedented'

After Alabama, Houston losses, no No. 1 seeds will advance to Elite 8 for first time ever

(Newser) - March has gone from madness to unprecedented. With Miami's win over Houston and San Diego State's takedown of Alabama on Friday night, the men's NCAA Tournament won't have a No. 1 seed in the Elite Eight for the first time since seeding began in 1979. "...

Only 787 Brackets Are Intact. This Shot Is One Reason

Furman's upset of Virginia and Princeton's upset of Arizona busted almost everyone's

(Newser) - Millions of college basketball fans filled out brackets for this year's NCAA tournament. After two big upsets on day one, only 787 remain intact, says the league. The culprits, or heroes, on Thursday were Princeton and Furman, explains ESPN . No. 15 Princeton upset No. 2 Arizona, and No. 13...

This Year's Biggest Snub in NCAA Bracket

Rutgers men are out

(Newser) - For college basketball fans, it's a great time of year. Unless, this year, those fans happen to root for Rutgers. The NCAA unveiled its 2023 bracket for March Madness over the weekend, and Rutgers didn't make the cut among the men's teams. In the eyes of the...

College Player's Pre-Game Ritual Comes Under Fire
College Player's Pre-Game
Ritual Seen as Awful Timing
the rundown

College Player's Pre-Game Ritual Seen as Awful Timing

Alabama's Brandon Miller undergoes a fake pat-down, even after link to fatal shooting

(Newser) - Before his team's win on Saturday, star Alabama player Brandon Miller did his usual pre-game ritual: After his name was announced in the starting lineup, a teammate gave him a fake weapons pat-down. Watch it via video tweeted by WVTM sports anchor Ryan Hennessy. The problem? Last week, court...

First the Team Was Shut Down. Now Their Coach Is Out

Greg Heiar fired from men's basketball team at New Mexico State amid hazing claims

(Newser) - Greg Heiar is out. Just days after New Mexico State indefinitely shuttered its men's basketball program amid allegations of hazing, the team's new head coach has been fired, reports ESPN . News of the termination came via a letter to the college community from Chancellor Dan Arvizu, who noted...

Uber Eats Delivery Guy Interrupts College Game
Uber Eats Delivery Guy
Interrupts College Game

Uber Eats Delivery Guy Interrupts College Game

Somebody ordered McDonald's at Duquesne's game

(Newser) - The refs had to briefly stop the Duquesne-Loyola college basketball game Wednesday night for the weirdest of reasons: A wayward Uber Eats delivery person started wandering onto the court, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . Watch the moment here . The unidentified man looked a little lost while carrying a bag of food...

Brutal Practice Sends 5 Players to Hospital

Concordia in Chicago investigates allegations team was being punished for curfew violation

(Newser) - A Chicago college has postponed games and replaced its head basketball coach at least temporarily after five players were hospitalized following a team practice that the school called "a particularly high-intensity, collegiate-level circuit training." Concordia University said it's investigating, as is its conference, CBS News reports. The...

College Player's First Points 'Electrified' the Crowd

Watch Hansel Emmanuel, who has just one arm, make a crowd-pleasing dunk for NSU

(Newser) - Hansel Emmanuel scored his very first points as a college basketball player over the weekend, but that achievement for Louisiana's Northwestern State University is earning more headlines than your run-of-the-mill player's first baskets. That's because the 6-foot-6 teen has just one arm, though that hasn't stopped...

CBS Announcers Repeatedly Mock Native American Player's Name

They referred to Wichita forward Isaiah Poor Bear-Chandler as 'Pooh Bear'

(Newser) - Two CBS Sports Network broadcasters have apologized for mocking a player's Native American name during a Wichita State basketball game against Grand Canyon University. Chris Walker and Chick Hernandez repeatedly referred to Wichita forward Isaiah Poor Bear-Chandler as "Pooh Bear," Deadline reports. "Who got that offensive...

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