Scrubbed: March Madness leads long list of canceled sports

New York (AP), March 13 – The world’s sports schedule cratered at warp speed Thursday, with one of the biggest events on the U.S. calendar, the fun-filled and colorful college basketball tournament known as March Madness, becoming the first mega-event to be scrubbed due to fear of the spread of the coronavirus. Leaders at all […]

What to watch between Michigan, Villanova in NCAA title game

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A wild, entertaining season and one of the maddest Marches in college basketball history has reached its pinnacle. Villanova and Michigan, prolific offense vs. stifling defense, a national title on the line, Monday night in San Antonio. The Wildcats and their horde of long-range shooters are playing for their second title […]

NCAA Latest: Michigan, Loyola in Final Four; bluebloods next

The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 11:45 p.m. The bluebloods will take center stage Sunday to determine the last two entrants in the Final Four. No. 1 seed Kansas and No. 2 seed Duke will face off in the Midwest Region final in the only region that got its top two seeds […]

No. 16 UMBC stuns No. 1 Virginia 74-54 to make NCAA history

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It finally happened — a 16 ousting a 1 in March Madness.The University of Maryland-Baltimore County stunned the college basketball world by pulling off the most shocking upset in men’s NCAA Tournament history, hammering Virginia 75-54 on Friday night to become the first No. 16 seed ever to beat a No. […]

Hall of Fame coach vs future Hall of Famer for NCAA title

RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Sports Writer GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Roy Williams has been here before. Just last year, in fact. And five times altogether, playing for the NCAA championship. Twice he got to celebrate winning the final game of the season with the Tar Heels, pushing their total to five tournament titles. For […]

No Repeat: Villanova fails down stretch while carrying crown 

TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The crown may have been too heavy for Villanova. One title will have to do. Saddled with huge expectations and external pressure to repeat as NCAA champions, the Wildcats wilted down the stretch on Saturday and were knocked out of the tournament 65-62 by eighth-seeded Wisconsin, […]

Trump declines ESPN invite to fill out NCAA bracket on-air 

The Associated Press President Donald Trump won’t be filling out an NCAA Tournament bracket on ESPN this March, unlike his predecessor, Barack Obama. ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz says the network expressed its “interest to the White House in continuing the presidential bracket. They have respectfully declined.” Obama, a basketball fan, would join the network on-camera […]