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Notre Dame couldn’t repeat as NCAA champs, but its seniors leave an amazing legacy anyway

Aidan Wilkins | @AidanJWilkins

Sports Capital Journalism Program

Editor’s note: Sports Capital Journalism Program student Aidan Wilkins, writing for NCAA.com, discusses how despite falling short in a second-straight National Championship game, Notre Dame’s seniors left a dominant legacy during their four years in South Bend.

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Four decades of the women’s college basketball poll: History and impact

By Frank Gogola | @FrankGogola

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS – Tennessee and UConn were on a collision course. The Volunteers started the 1994-95 season ranked No. 1 in the AP poll; the Huskies were No. 4.

Before the season, ESPN had scheduled a game for Martin Luther King Day at 1 p.m. to fill […]

Postcard from Indy: Taking advantage of the opportunity

“Nice. What a cool opportunity.”

That was Syracuse senior Cornelia Fondren’s response when I introduced myself as “Frank Gogola, a graduate student from IUPUI right here in Indy” during Saturday’s open locker room session ahead of the Women’s Final Four at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

After I finished interviewing Fondren, she asked me if I knew […]

Postcard from Indy: Excitement, experience permeate Women’s Final Four

Forty minutes after turning on my recorder, Rebecca Lobo, ESPN analyst and star of the 1995 UConn championship team, stopped talking to reporters.

Her answers to questions ranged from thoughts on UConn’s chances, specific players, such as Breanna Stewart and Moriah Jefferson, and coach Geno Auriemma. She also rightfully disdained people who criticized UConn’s domination […]

UConn seniors leave legacy with 4th consecutive national championship

Rebecca Harris | @MsRebeccaHarris

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — With eight minutes to go in the first quarter of Tuesday’s national championship game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, UConn’s Gabby Williams passed to Moriah Jefferson. Jefferson took a brief look at her coach. Huskies coach Geno Auriemma rolled his hands to signal that they needed […]