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A title denied, Texas Tech looks forward with pain and resolve

By Zach Griffith | @ZachGriffith17

Sports Capital Journalism Program

MINNEAPOLIS – They were less than 20 seconds away from having done it. Chris Beard was about to follow in the footsteps of his mentor, Bob Knight, to become a championship coach. The Texas Tech Red Raiders were poised to assume kingship over the entire college […]

Villanova’s Eric Paschall is busy capitalizing on the second stop of his college basketball career

Editor’s note: Sports Capital Journalism Program student Aidan Wilkins, writing for NCAA.com, explains how Eric Paschall is making the most of his second stop in college basketball.

https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2018-04-02/villanovas-eric-paschall-busy-capitalizing-second-stop-his

Michigan basketball: How the scout team has helped the Wolverines to tournament success

Editor’s note: Sports Capital Journalism Program student Mike Williams, writing for NCAA.com, describes the impact that Michigan’s scout team has had on their success this season.

https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2018-04-02/michigan-basketball-how-scout-team-has-helped-wolverines

Postcard from Arizona: Reclaiming a dream on a championship night

My first sports story was to cover a girls’ softball game at William Blount High School in Maryville, Tenn.

It was cold day in early Spring. The sky was overcast and gray with a constant threat of rain. I paid to get in, not knowing any better, and I sat on the top row […]

A year later, North Carolina celebrates a championship

By Colton Bennett

Sports Capital Journalism Program

GLENDALE, Ariz. — It was not pretty. At all. The game lacked any flow. The statistics reflected North Carolina’s struggle. The Tar Heels shot 35.6 percent from the field and went 4-for-27 from the 3-point line. At the end of a season in which rebounding became a […]