Women's Sweet 16 features new format and historic field
The Sweet 16 features a new format and a bit of history when it begins later this week. The NCAA changed its setup for the women's tournament this season, trimming the traditional four regional sites to two. Seattle and Greenville — a city of 71,000 in South Carolina about halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina — will each host eight teams before sending the winners on to Dallas for the Final Four. It is also just the second time since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1994 that two of the No. 1 seeds didn't reach the regional semifinals after Mississippi and Miami knocked out Stanford and Indiana, respectively.news.yahoo.com
Indiana women open March Madness with rout of Tennessee Tech
Sydney Parrish had 19 points and eight rebounds and Lilly Meister added seven points and three blocks in her first career start to lead top-seeded Indiana past Tennessee Tech 77-47 in the first round of the women's NCAA Tournament.
Houston leaders and NCAA plan for Final Four Tournament at NRG Stadium
The countdown is on! In less than two weeks, the NCAA Men’s Final Four will be in Houston. Houston is known for hosting big events like the Rodeo, the Super Bowl, and the World Cup, and this big event is also expected to bring in thousands of fans and millions of dollars to the city.
Defending champ Ohio State, Wisconsin advance in Frozen Four
Sloane Matthews, Makenna Webster and Hadley Hartmetz each scored and defending champion Ohio State eased by Northeastern 3-0 on Friday in the NCAA women's Frozen Four. Top-seeded Ohio State (33-5-2) seeks its second championship in program history on Sunday against Wisconsin in an all-WCHA final. The Badgers (28-10-2) will play for their seventh championship.news.yahoo.com
Miami's Cavinder twins reach March Madness after transfer
Women’s basketball practice at Miami had been over for 30 minutes. The Cavinder twins were still working. Haley and Hanna Cavinder made their way around the 3-point arc, one shooting, then the other, over and over with a couple male practice players rebounding.news.yahoo.com
The road to the Final Four runs through Houston — in more ways than one – Houston Public Media
Unless UH wins it all, the winner of the NCAA men's basketball national title might have to go through the No. 1-seeded Cougars. And they'll have to win a pair of games in Houston, which is hosting this year's Final Four.houstonpublicmedia.org
No. 7 Texas rolls past No. 3 Kansas 76-56 for Big 12 title
Dylan Disu overcame early foul trouble to score 18 points, Marcus Carr and Sir’Jabari Rice added 17 apiece, and seventh-ranked Texas silenced a heavily pro-Kansas crowd in a 76-56 romp over the third-ranked Jayhawks in the finals of the Big 12 Tournament.
Iowa athletics department to cover full race bias settlement
The University of Iowa's president says a race discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Iowa by former football players will be settled using funds entirely from the school instead of having taxpayer money cover half of the $4.2 million deal.
Tennessee suspends coach Tony Vitello over NCAA violation
Tennessee suspended baseball coach Tony Vitello on Friday for the Volunteers' weekend series with Dayton while university officials, Vitello and the NCAA handle a violation in the program. Josh Elander is replacing Vitello as acting head coach, and the university said in a statement an update will be provided Monday. “Coach Vitello has acknowledged his mistake and accepted full responsibility,” Tennessee said in the statement.news.yahoo.com
NCAA gives Miami 1-year probation for recruiting violation
Miami has been placed on probation for one year after the school and NCAA said women's basketball coaches inadvertently helped arrange impermissible contact between a booster and two players who signed with the Hurricanes. Hurricanes coach Katie Meier will not have to miss any more games; she served a three-game suspension to start the season in anticipation of the NCAA's ruling. “Boosters are involved with prospects and student-athletes in ways the NCAA membership has never seen or encountered," the NCAA said.news.yahoo.com
AP source: Michigan's Harbaugh refuses to agree on charge
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh told NCAA investigators in multiple meetings this week that he will not agree to an unethical conduct charge, according to a person familiar with the situation. Michigan announced two weeks ago that it received a notice of allegations from the NCAA that the governing body is looking into potential rules infractions within the football program. The investigation involves impermissible texts and calls — including some by Harbaugh — to high school prospects during part of a pandemic-related dead period for contact with potential recruits.news.yahoo.com