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Posted on April 7th, 2024 in 2024 NCAA Men's Final Four by Malcolm Moran

By William Jones | @WillWUmoney Sports Capital Journalism Program GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Purdue Boilermakers are one game away from their first NCAA men’s basketball championship. In a 63-50 semifinal victory, the Boilermakers pushed past the North Carolina State Wolfpack to reach their first championship game in 55 years. The Boilermakers (34-4) will meet the …

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Posted on April 7th, 2024 in 2024 NCAA Women's Final Four by Malcolm Moran

By Hanna Barton | @Hannabarton00 Sports Capital Journalism Program CLEVELAND – Energetic. Loose. Silly. All have been used to describe this year’s South Carolina team. But the title no other team in the country can claim right now? Undefeated. “As much as you bring up like an undefeated season, it doesn’t feel like it because, …

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Posted on April 7th, 2024 in 2024 NCAA Women's Final Four by Malcolm Moran

By Madie Chandler | @madie_chandler Sports Capital Journalism Program CLEVELAND – The intense buildup for the national semifinal game featured Caitlin Clark’s Iowa Hawkeyes and Paige Bueckers’ UConn Huskies. But when Iowa defeated UConn on Friday night, it was on the back of sophomore forward Hannah Stuelke, whose precise post play lifted the Hawkeyes to …

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Posted on April 6th, 2024 in 2024 NCAA Women's Final Four by Malcolm Moran

By Hanna Barton | @hannabarton00 Sports Capital Journalism Program CLEVELAND — The season of perfection continues for South Carolina (37-0) as it punched its ticket to a third national championship game and became the first team since the 2016 UConn Huskies to enter the title game with an undefeated record.  The Gamecocks topped the NC …

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Posted on March 23rd, 2024 in 2024 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament by Malcolm Moran

By Justin Haberstroh | @JustinHaberstr1 Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – Purdue coach Matt Painter knows how impressive it is to take a team to the NCAA tournament after coaching it for one season. The second-round matchup for the top-seeded Boilermakers, eighth-seeded Utah State, is not one Purdue is taking lightly. Utah State’s head coach …

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Posted on March 23rd, 2024 in 2024 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament by Malcolm Moran

By Jaela Johnson | @jae_jamirah Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – The Utah State Aggies, a team that returned zero points from its roster last season, won its first NCAA tournament game in 23 years, defeating TCU, 88-72, late Friday night at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Aggies (28-6) ended the school’s 10-game tournament losing streak through …

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Posted on March 23rd, 2024 in 2024 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament by Malcolm Moran

By Justin Haberstroh | @JustinHaberstr1 Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – The top-seeded Purdue Boilermakers had taken control of their first-round game against Grambling State. Zach Edey, Purdue’s 7-foot-4 center, collected a rebound, pivoted clockwise, held the ball above his head and delivered a one-hop pass that found sophomore guard Braden Smith in stride at …

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Posted on March 23rd, 2024 in 2024 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament by Malcolm Moran

By Jaela Johnson | @jae_jamirah Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS— Tad Boyle, the coach of the Colorado Buffaloes, watched his team trade baskets with the Florida Gators at such a rapid rate that with 20 minutes left in one of their seasons, he had this thought: “’If we don’t start guarding better, we’ve got to …

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Posted on March 23rd, 2024 in 2024 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament by Malcolm Moran

By Justin Haberstroh | @JustinHaberstr1 Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time since February 28, when Tyler Kolek suffered a grade two oblique strain that turned the All-American guard into a spectator and temporarily changed the direction of Marquette’s season, the Golden Eagles were complete. Kolek scored 10 of his 18 points …

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