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UConn's 78th Straight Yields Another Title

Huskies top Stanford in season's closest game

(Newser) - The University of Connecticut women's basketball team rallied tonight after a horrible first half to beat Stanford, 53-47, for its second consecutive undefeated championship season. The Huskies finished this season 39-0 and have won 78 games in a row. Coach Geno Auriemma's squad is now in position to challenge the... More »

Obama's Final Four: Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Villanova

President picked winner in ESPN entry last year

(Newser) - President Obama predicts Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, and Villanova to be the final four teams in this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament. Obama filled out a bracket for ESPN for the second consecutive year. This time, he's also making picks for the women's tournament, selecting Connecticut, Notre Dame, Stanford, and... More »

UConn, Stanford, Tennessee, Nebraska Get Top Seeds

Defending-champion Huskies bring along 72-win streak

(Newser) - The University of Connecticut's defending champions earned the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA women's basketball tournament, putting their record winning streak on the line. Geno Auriemma's Huskies have won 72 consecutive games, but none of them have come against Pat Summitt's Tennessee squad, which got another No. 1... More »

Alabama's Ingram Wins Heisman

Running back is the first Crimson Tide player to get honor

(Newser) - Mark Ingram completed the trophy case at Alabama, delivering the first Heisman to a school that boasts one of the richest histories in college football. The tough-running sophomore tailback turned tearful after winning the Heisman Trophy tonight in the closest vote in the award's 75-year history. He finished 28 points... More »

Alabama's Ingram Will Win Heisman

Site that's picked past 7 winners tabs Tide RB

(Newser) - Many observers believe Alabama running back Mark Ingram is going to be this year’s Heisman Trophy winner as college football’s top player—and a blog that’s correctly predicted the past seven recipients is one of them. Stiff Arm Trophy has Ingram nosing out Stanford running back Toby... More »

Notre Dame Finally Fires Charlie Weis

Revolving door more like wheel of fortune: school owes coach $10M

(Newser) - After months of speculation, Notre Dame pulled the trigger on Charlie Weis today, firing its head football coach with 6 years and at least $10 million left on his contract. Saturday's loss to Stanford, which left the Fighting Irish with a 6-6 record in Weis' fifth year at the helm,... More »

Lady Vols Win Back-to-Back Championships

Tennessee downs Stanford 64-48 to win school's eighth title

(Newser) - Tennessee’s 64-48 victory over Stanford in the national championship game was won in an unusual way for the Lady Vols: they did it with defense. Coach Pat Summit employed a press to slow down the Cardinal’s potent offense and bring back-to-back titles to Tennessee, according to the Tennessean.... More »

Feuding Coaches Won't Face Off in Finals

With Auriemma out, Summitt is focused on game

(Newser) - Pat Summitt's feud with Geno Auriemma won't be settled on the basketball court this year, now that his Huskies are out of the NCAA Women's Tournament. And unless both UConn and Summitt's Lady Vols make it to the Final Four next year, the quarrelling coaches won't be meeting any time... More »

Wiggins, Stanford Upset UConn

Cardinal advance to women's national championship game

(Newser) - Stanford is on its way to the women’s national title game after knocking off No. 1 UConn tonight, 82-73. Senior Candice Wiggins had a game-high 25 points and led in rebounds, as well, with 13. Kayla Pederson did her part and tacked on another 17 for the Cardinal. The... More »

Wiggins, Stanford Top Maryland, Head to Final Four

Senior's 41 points lead Cardinal to first Final Four in 11 years

(Newser) - Candice Wiggins scored 41 points as the Stanford Cardinal beat the top-seeded Maryland Terrapins 98-87 to advance to the Women's Final Four for the first time in 11 years. The three-time Pac-10 player of the year went 10-for-22 from the field, including 5-of-11 on 3-pointers, and made 16-of-19 free throw... More »

Terps Advance Through Vandy to Round of 8

Stanford women pass Pittsburgh to set up match with Maryland

(Newser) - The Maryland Terrapins are on their way to the Spokane Regional finals after a decisive 80-66 defeat of Vanderbilt, reports the Washington Post. The top-seeded Terps followed the lead of Crystal Langhorne, who put up 28 points and nine boards and helped keep the Commodores from ever truly threatening a... More »

Size Doesn't Matter As Texas Beats Stanford

Longhorns overcome Cardinal's twin towers, advance to South final

(Newser) - D.J. Augustin had 21 points, seven assists and triggered a 20-3 second half run as Texas broke open a one-point game and defeated third-seeded Stanford, 82-62. Augustin scored eight points during that stretch and fed Damion James on a big-time dunk that brought a roar from the partisan crowd.... More »

Appel, Stanford Cruise Against Cleveland State

OK State tops ETSU, Marist roars past DePaul

(Newser) - Jayne Appel posted a career-best 33 points, 29 in the first half, as the Stanford Cardinal crushed first-timers Cleveland State last night, 85-47. Kaley Klein posted 16 points for 15th seeded Cleveland State, who won a mere eight games last year, the AP reports. Stanford will take on either UTEP... More »

Stanford Survives Marquette, Coach's Ejection in OT Victory

As Brook Lopez saves the day with last second shot

(Newser) - Stanford's coach Trent Johnson has a lot to thank Brook Lopez for, the AP reports. With Johnson ejected for after consecutive technical fouls in the first half, Lopez took the reins on the court, bruising Marquette's hopes to the tune of 30 points, including the game-winning shot with 1.3... More »

Stanford Closes Book on Cornell

No. 3 proves greater than No. 14, if only in sports

(Newser) - Cornell entered today’s game against Stanford with a 16-game winning streak, and watching the first 10 minutes or so of the game would have led some to believe they could pull off No. 17, and a huge upset in the process. Then the Stanford Cardinal came alive, going on... More »

UCLA Slips by Stanford to Win Pac-10

Even without a healthy Love, Bruins complete sweep of Cardinal

(Newser) - With one key player on crutches and another on the sidelines, No. 3 UCLA knew its was going to need help from other places in the Pac-10 championship game against No. 11 Stanford today. Luckily for the Bruins, Darren Collison was more than happy to help out, reports the Los ... More »

No. 2 Memphis Roars Into Postseason Play

USC upsets No. 7 Stanford, No. 20 Drake reaches MVC final

(Newser) - No. 2 Memphis finished its Conference USA schedule with authority today with a 94-56 win over UAB, reports the Associated Press. Joey Dorsey led the way with 16 points and 12 rebounds as the Tigers won their fourth straight and finished 16-0 in conference. The Tigers led by 36 points... More »

UCLA Wins Pac-10 Title in OT

No. 3 Bruins storm from behind to shock No. 7 Stanford

(Newser) - No. 7 Stanford dominated most of regulation, but unfortunately for the Cardinal No. 3 UCLA took control in overtime for a 77-67 win last night, reports the Associated Press. The win clinches the Pac-10 title for the Bruins, who swept the second-place Cardinal in the season series, and puts UCLA... More »

Lopez Lifts Stanford Past Washington St.

No. 8 Cardinal comes back to set up Pac-10 showdown with UCLA

(Newser) - No. 8 Stanford's Brook Lopez took it upon himself today to make sure Thursday's Pac-10 battle with No. 4 UCLA means something. The 7-foot sophomore scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half, pulled down six rebounds and had four blocks as the Cardinal came back to beat... More »

Stanford Has the Goods in Win Over Cal

79-69 win puts Cardinal in close 2nd; Bears' NCAA hopes quashed

(Newser) - Anthony Goods finally burst out of his slump (no more than seven points in the last seven games) to surge to a 20-point game in Stanford's 79-69 defeat of Cal. The Golden Bears had a struggling star of their own to contend with, as Ryan Anderson couldn't find the basket... More »

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