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Top US Sports City: Pittsburgh

Having NFL, NHL champions gives it a leg up on Penn. rival Philadelphia

(Newser) - With championship NFL and NHL teams and solid college squads, Pittsburgh is America’s top sports city, the Sporting News rules. “Sports fans in Western Pennsylvania have had a lot to be proud of these last 12 months. Pittsburgh truly is the City of Champions,” says Mayor Luke... More »

Georgetown Win Clinches Big East

Alabama stuns Vandy; Wisconsin beats Northwestern

(Newser) - John Thompson III accomplished something today his father never did – he led Georgetown to consecutive Big East regular season titles. The 11th-ranked Hoyas battled No. 12 Louisville and hung on to win in the final minute of the game, 55-52. Georgetown, winners of five straight, head to MSG next... More »

Rice's 46 Points Not Enough to Beat Tar Heels

No. 14 Butler blows out Detroit, Purdue moves into tie atop Big Ten

(Newser) - Tyrese Rice and Boston College must be trying to figure out what it takes to beat No. 3 North Carolina. Rice scored 46 points and the Eagles led by 18 at home in the second half, only to lose the ACC game 90-80 today, reports the Associated Press. Tyler Hansbrough... More »

IU Survives First Without Sampson

Boycotting players come back as Hoosiers edge Northwestern

(Newser) - Jordan Crawford ended his boycott long enough to score 21 points and help No. 15 Indiana hold off Northwestern 85-82 in a Big Ten win last night, reports the Associated Press. Crawford and five other Hoosiers skipped practice yesterday in protest of the buyout of coach Kelvin Sampson, let go... More »

No. 9 Butler Holds Back Cleveland State

Conference leaders Drake and Purdue both gain road victories

(Newser) - Butler made up for a loss earlier in the season to Cleveland State with an improved defensive game in a 51-46 win over the Vikings. Matt Howard and A.J. Graves led the Bulldogs, who lead the Horizon league at 13-2, with 17 and 15 points respectively. The teams combined... More »

Vanderbilt Beats South Carolina in Last Second

Beasley carries Kansas St., Michigan St. cruises past Northwestern

(Newser) - Shan Foster led the way with 21 points, but it was Jermaine Beal who saved day today for No. 23 Vanderbilt. Beal drove the length of the court and hit a short fadeaway with 0.6 left to lift the Commodores to a 66-65 SEC win over South Carolina today,... More »

Hoosiers Hang on Versus Pesky Northwestern

No. 11 IU tightens defense in second half, breaks losing streak

(Newser) - Indiana used a 2-3 zone defense and dominance on the boards to slow pesky Northwestern, winning 75-63 at Assembly Hall to break a two-game losing streak and improve to 18-3 overall. The Wildcats apparently didn't have an answer for Indiana's Eric Gordon and DJ White, who scored 29 and 26... More »

Arizona's Offense Smokes No. 6 WSU

UCLA Loves beating Oregon, Michigan State hammers Northwestern

(Newser) - Chase Budinger had 22 points as Arizona beat red-hot No. 6 Washington State 76-64 last night in a Pac-10 game, the Arizona Republic reports. The Wildcats hadn't beaten an opponent ranked this high since beating Oklahoma State in the 2005 NCAA Tournament. The Cougars, 16-2, were holding opponents to 52.... More »

No. 25 Badgers Best Wolverines

Super frosh Gordon leads No. 11 Indiana past Iowa, Penn State beats Northwestern

(Newser) - No. 25 Wisconsin got 25 points from reserve freshman Jon Leuer and beat Michigan 70-54 to open Big Ten conference play. The Badgers improve to 11-2 with the win and both losses were to Top Ten teams, Marquette and Duke. On the flip side, Michigan fell to 4-9 and is... More »

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