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Postcard from Minneapolis: Bob Ryan, Mike Breen and me

Mere hours after landing in Minnesota on Thursday, I found myself in the lobby of the Courtyard by Marriott near U.S. Bank Stadium, dumbfounded, listening to the legendary Bob Ryan tell Mike Williams and I his favorite Larry Bird stories.

I was like a kid in a candy store, leaning against the wall and sharing […]

Virginia basketball: De’Andre Hunter scored a career-high 27 points on the night when his team needed him most

By Mike Williams | @MikeWritesSport

Sports Capital Journalism Program

Editor’s note: Sports Capital Journalism Program student Mike Williams, writing for NCAA.com, writes how Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter saved his best performance of his young career for when his team needed him most – in the national championship game.

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Jarrett Culver’s second half surge not enough to lift Texas Tech past Virginia in national championship game

By Zach Griffith | @ZachGriffith17

Sports Capital Journalism Program

Editor’s note: Sports Capital Journalism Program student Zach Griffith, writing for NCAA.com, describes how Jarrett Culver’s second-half performance helped elevate Texas Tech to overtime in the national championship but wasn’t enough to push the Red Raiders past Virginia.

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Two college basketball writers watched that Bird vs. Magic game for the first time

By Mike Williams, Zach Griffith | @MikeWritesSport @ZachGriffith17

Sports Capital Journalism Program

Editor’s note: Sports Capital Journalism Program students Mike Williams and Zach Griffith, writing for NCAA.com, prepared for Monday night’s National Championship game between Virginia and Texas Tech by watching the 1979 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship when Larry Bird and Earvin “Magic” Johnson […]

Dissecting the shocking final seconds that lifted Virginia over Auburn in the Final Four

By Zach Griffith | @ZachGriffith17

Sports Capital Journalism Program

Editor’s note: Sports Capital Journalism Program student Zach Griffith, writing for NCAA.com, breaks down the final seconds of the Virginia and Auburn Final Four game that changed the fortunes of two unforgettable seasons.

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