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Underdogs bring the madness in NCAA tournament

Underdogs bring the madness in NCAA tournament

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under Columns

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is the home of the unpredictable — they don’t call the tournament “March Madness” for nothing. This year’s tournament has lived up to the moniker in the form of two teams: the University of Maryland Baltimore County and Loyola University Chicago. The...

UNC Tar Heels wins the dance, defeats Gonzaga

Matt Chimenti-Carmen, Sports Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under March Madness, Sports

Saturday night was a big night in the college basketball world, as the 4 remaining teams squared off at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. As a reward for their success, the NCAA grants the remaining four teams the opportunity to play in a professional football stadium. This traditio...

Upsets continue as Final Four is confirmed

Matt Chimenti-Carmen, Staff Writer

April 1, 2017


Filed under March Madness, Sports

The college basketball world was blessed with a plethora of great March Madness games this weekend. The Elite Eight kicked off Saturday night March 25 when the No. 1 seeded Gonzaga University stacked up against the No. 11 seeded Xavier University. Gonzaga was the first team to punch their ticket to the F...

Looking at the matchup: what to know about each team’s seasons before the round of 64

Looking at the matchup: what to know about each team’s seasons before the round of 64

Zach Falls, Senior Staff Writer

March 15, 2017


Filed under March Madness, News, Sports

The Men's basketball team will take on Purdue University in the round of 64 of the NCAA tournament, March Madness. After a nail biting finish, the team finished their run through the America East conference undefeated with a 56-53 win over the University at Albany in Saturday’s championship at...

After a narrow victory, Cats will dance in March Madness

After a narrow victory, Cats will dance in March Madness

March 14, 2017


Filed under March Madness, News, Sports

For the first time since 2012, Vermont men’s basketball is going dancing. The Catamounts punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament with a 56-53 win over the University at Albany in the America East championship Feb. 11 in front of a sold-out Patrick Gym. Vermont started the game with back-to-ba...

March Madness update: just four teams still standing

John Suozzo

April 1, 2016


Filed under Columns, Sports

March Madness is always filled with unbelievable upsets and finishes. This year’s tournament is no exception. There were many surprises in the early rounds, none more shocking than initial wins by Middle Tennessee State University and Stephen F. Austin University. The Michigan State Spartans, coming of...

Kentucky’s (almost) domination

Kentucky’s (almost) domination

April 3, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

The overwhelming favorite entering the annual “March Madness” college basketball tournament were the University of Kentucky Wildcats, posting an undefeated record in the regular season. But, as years before have shown, a terrific regular season does not guarantee anything when it comes to this c...

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