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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 […]

Weekly Roundup: February 13 – February 19

Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) of ESPN deciphers what is real from the winning streak of the Utah Jazz.

Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) of Sports Illustrated gives his opinion of the Indianapolis Colts’ hire of Frank Reich as their new head coach.

Mike Jensen (@JensenOffCampus) of The Philadelphia Inquirer profiles Marcus O’Sullivan, the Villanova track coach who has […]

Postcard from Houston: A decision, a dream and a story to write

I still remember the day fondly, sitting on my couch on one blazing Arizona summer day. Fall courses of the final semester of my undergrad career at Arizona State University were set to begin. I was coming to a crossroads, not sure where to go or what to do next. Grad school was a […]

Postcard from Houston: How the Final Four gave me my One Shining Moment

Although the 2016 Final Four in Houston was my first experience as a member of the media during the event, it was not my first encounter at the Final Four.

That was back in 2006, when I was a 13-year old basketball fanatic. The Final Four came to Indianapolis, and as a […]

Jenkins beats buzzer, propels Villanova to national title

By Jay Smith |@_SmithJ_

Sports Capital Journalism Program

HOUSTON – Thirteen and one-half seconds. Two miracle shots. One national champion. Those 13.5 seconds will forever live in college basketball folklore. As the buzzer sounded, Kris Jenkins’ 3-point shot sent the Villanova Wildcats into a frenzy, their 77-74 victory over the North […]