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West Virginia Stuns Kentucky

Backup point guard Joe Mazzulla leads Mountaineers into Final FOur

(Newser) - It's almost heaven, West Virginia. Da'Sean Butler and the Mountaineers are off to the Final Four for the first time since 1959. Injury replacement Joe Mazzulla scored a career-high 17 points in his first start this season and No. 2 seed West Virginia handled a cold-shooting, top-seeded Kentucky team stocked... More »

Cornell Shocks Wisconsin, Gains Sweet 16

Big Red will face Kentucky; Ohio State outlasts Ga. Tech

(Newser) - Louis Dale scored 26 points, Ryan Wittman added 24, and No. 12 seed Cornell upset fourth-seeded Wisconsin, 87-69, today in Jacksonville, becoming the first Ivy League team since Penn in 1979 to advance to the round of 16.The Big Red (27-8) will play top-seeded Kentucky in the East Regional... More »

Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, Syracuse Top Brackets

Jayhawks snag overall No. 1 seed

(Newser) - Overall No. 1 seed Kansas leads the field of 65 NCAA tournament teams, with Kentucky, Duke, and Syracuse—late-season slump and all—topping their respective brackets. The 32-2 Jayhawks, who won the 2008 title, captured this season's Big 12 tournament and will tangle with Syracuse in one semifinal if the... More »

Coach Calipari Leaves Memphis for Kentucky

(Newser) - John Calipari, who turned the University of Memphis into a college basketball title contender, will leave to coach at the University of Kentucky, WREG-TV reports. Kentucky received permission to negotiate with Calipari yesterday in a bid to replace Billy Gillispie, unceremoniously dismissed Friday, the AP adds. The deal between Calipari... More »

Kentucky Men Busted for Hanging Obama Effigy

University of Kentucky outraged after Obama figure found hanging from tree

(Newser) - Two men have been charged with disorderly conduct for hanging an effigy of Barack Obama from a tree on University of Kentucky property earlier this week, the Louisville Courier-Journal reports. The men, one of them a student, also face charges for breaking into a fraternity house and taking items used... More »

Glory Road Coach Haskins Dead at 78

Beloved icon broke race barriers in college ball

(Newser) - Don Haskins, the beloved coach famous for smashing racial barriers in college basketball during the 1960s, died yesterday at age 78, reports the El Paso Times. Haskins, one of the winningest coaches in the history of collegiate basketball, is best known for his groundbreaking decision to start five black players... More »

Colleges Apply Lessons From Shootings

Many rethink privacy concerns as they assess risky students

(Newser) - In the wake of shootings on college campuses, administrators around the nation are forming threat-assessment groups and rethinking policies about sharing information on troubled students, the AP reports. "If a student is a danger to himself or others, all the privacy concerns go out the window,” said an... More »

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