4:12 AM EDT, Fri March 27, 2015

Kentucky prepared to face “Press Virginia”

CLEVELAND — Kentucky coach John Calipari expects West Virginia to press his top-ranked team from start to finish in the Sweet 16.The Wildcats, who are seeking to become the first school to go unbeaten since Indiana’s national title team in 1976, have faced presses all season, but not one quite like they’ll see from the Mountaineers (29-5) — or “Press Virginia” as they’ve been nicknamed. Calipari knows West Virginia excels at “creating havoc” and forcing teams into turnovers.Read full article >>

Spartans show their grit by advancing to Sweet 16

EAST LANSING, Mich. — When Tom Izzo walked into the media room at the Breslin Center, the place was already full of reporters who had been listening to football coach Mark Dantonio’s briefing about the start of spring practice.Read full article >>

Pitino: Kentucky’s Calipari his choice for coach of the year

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Count Louisville coach Rick Pitino among those who believes Kentucky’s John Calipari deserves national coach of the year honors.Asked Tuesday about the U.S. Basketball Writers Association voting Virginia’s Tony Bennett ahead of the coach of top-ranked and unbeaten Kentucky (36-0), Pitino said he would’ve selected his in-state archrival.Read full article >>
UVa freshman LB Stalker getting crash course in college football

UVa freshman LB Stalker getting crash course in college football

C.J. Stalker is one of two UVa early enrollees getting a head-start on college football life. But unlike fellow newbie Grant Polk, Stalker doesn’t have the benefit of training wheels. He’s been plugge

Monday’s Sports In Brief

PRO FOOTBALLLOS ANGELES — Former NFL star Darren Sharper removed all doubt that he drugged and raped women, taking the first of several steps to own up to sex assaults in four states that will send him to federal prison for about nine years.Read full article >>

After another early NCAA tournament exit, next season shows promise for U-Va.

When Virginia players seemed to run out of answers for why their season ended prematurely, they’d talk about next year. Thoughts of next year might ease the pain of a second straight NCAA tournamentloss to Michigan State, this time in the round of 32.Read full article >>
CSN Washington Mar 23, 2015

Given time to think, Virginia forward apologizes for calling out teammates

After an emotional outburst following Virginia's NCAA Tournament loss to Michigan State where forward Darion Atkins called out his teammates' effort, a day later the senior changed his tune.

Virginia’s Bennett USBWA’s national coach of the year

ST. LOUIS — Virginia coach Tony Bennett has been named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association national coach of the year.Bennett guided Virginia to a 30-4 record, including a 28-2 mark in the regular season. The award is based on the regular season.Read full article >>

Virginia’s record season ends early in disappointment

The record book will show that Virginia’s 2014-15 season was among the best in program history.But it came to a quick end in the NCAA Tournament after another slow start — a recurring problem all year.Read full article >>

Izzo, Krzyzewski have their teams headed back to Sweet 16

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two of college basketball’s most respected coaches are back in familiar territory.Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans reached the Sweet 16 for the seventh time in the last eight years with a 60-54 upset of second-seeded Virginia on Sunday.Read full article >>

Trice leads Michigan State over Virginia again 60-54

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Travis Trice received a text message Sunday from Golden State Warriors forward and former Michigan State player Draymond Green that read: “Don’t let this be your last game.”The Spartans’ senior guard texted back, “It won’t.”Read full article >>

INSIDE THE MADNESS: SDSU takes on stomach bug; curtain back

Notes and tidbits from around the NCAA Tournament on Sunday:___SAN DIEGO STATE BATTLES STOMACH BUG, NOT JUST DUKERead full article >>

No. 2 seed Virginia makes early exit from NCAAs again, 60-54

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Another stellar regular season ended with an early exit from the NCAA Tournament for the Virginia Cavaliers.Coach Tony Bennett’s team spent the majority of the season ranked in the top five in the nation, only to fail to reach the Sweet 16 after the second-seeded Cavaliers lost 60-54 loss to No. 7 seed Michigan State on Sunday.Read full article >>
CSN Washington Mar 22, 2015

Virginia's Atkins calls out teammates for effort in loss

University of Virginia forward Darion Atkins was understandably not pleased after his team's loss to Michigan State in the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament.

Tom Izzo again shows March excellence with Michigan State’s upset of Virginia

CHARLOTTE — Tom Izzo, that springtime master, walked through a crowded hallway after another win that should have never happened. The Michigan State coach looked at a cluster of reporters, smiled that sly smile of his, and shrugged.Read full article >>

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