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Postcard from Minneapolis: Understanding how writing becomes the easy part

When I was asked if I wanted to join IUPUI graduate student Mike Williams at this year’s Final Four in Minneapolis, I immediately said yes.

I knew there would be a decent amount of writing involved, but what I didn’t know is that the experience is something that will stick with me for a long […]

Worth the wait: How Virginia’s first championship became a rare triumph

By Mike Williams | @MikeWritesSport

Sports Capital Journalism Program

MINNEAPOLIS — After the confetti cannons and net cutting and the traditional playing of “One Shining Moment” within U.S. Bank Stadium late Monday night, Virginia’s Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome sat behind microphones to answer questions about their program’s first national championship. One year earlier, the […]

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 […]

Postcard from Minneapolis: Getting back to the Final Four, wondering how to do it again

I’m sitting in the media workroom several hours before Virginia and Texas Tech tip off for a men’s national championship. I need to be putting notes together to prepare for the game, but the only thing that I can think is, “This is insane! I’m here again!”

I covered the NCAA Final Four for the […]

Together again: Moncrief, Sikma reunited in Hall of Fame celebration

By Zach Griffith | @ZachGriffith17

Sports Capital Journalism Program

MINNEAPOLIS – When the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2019 was announced here this weekend, former Milwaukee Bucks teammates Sidney Moncrief and Jack Sikma said they will be honored to enter the Hall with one another in September.

“Oh, it’s special,” said Moncrief, […]