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Masters Tournament Updates: Early Pairings Tee Off as Everyone Chases Matsuyama

New York Times
The New York Times April 11, 2021, 1:42 p.m. ET April 11, 2021, 1:42 p.m. ET The early hours of the final round had a more subdued atmosphere.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times The atmosphere as the first eight or 10 pairings of golfers tee off in the final round of......

NCAA Drawing Criticism for Women’s Volleyball Tournament

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Madeline Coleman Weeks after the NCAA was criticized for disparities between the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, the organization is facing a similar battle with the volleyball tournament. Multiple Division I coaches complained Thursday about the setup for next week’s......

Bellator’s light heavyweight tournament keeps former champ Ryan Bader motivated at 205

ESPN
When Ryan Bader lost his Bellator MMA light heavyweight championship to Vadim Nemkov last August, he felt sorrow and deep disappointment. The first emotion comes with the territory of losing your place at the top of the mountain. The second emotion was self-directed letdown. On his way to a second-round......

2021 NCAA tournament national championship: Reaction to the Baylor Bears’ title

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Perfect no more. After a tournament in which they blew out several teams and played one of the greatest games of all time against the 11-seed UCLA Bruins, the 1-seed Gonzaga Bulldogs saw their quest to become the first undefeated national champions since 1976 come to an inglorious end in......

N.C.A.A. Tournament Live: Stanford Faces Arizona in Final

New York Times
The New York Times April 4, 2021, 6:00 p.m. ET April 4, 2021, 6:00 p.m. ET Credit…Michelle Kondrich This year’s N.C.A.A. women’s basketball tournament has been a weekslong display of athletic intrigue and talent — and a showcase of the indignities, like a flimsily stocked workout area publicized online by......

The March Madness pain index — Whose men’s 2021 NCAA tournament losses hurt the worst?

ESPN
Call it a support group for 66 fan bases. The Houston Cougars and UCLA Bruins joined a less-than-exclusive list on Saturday night of teams whose 2021 NCAA tournament experiences have ended with a loss. Either the Gonzaga Bulldogs or Baylor Bears will join them after Monday night’s national championship, and......

Baylor Overwhelms Houston to Reach N.C.A.A. Tournament Final

New York Times
Billy Witz INDIANAPOLIS — When Jared Butler left Alabama in the summer of 2018, enrolling at Baylor just before his freshman year started, he walked into what was a middling program, one that had not reached the N.C.A.A. tournament the prior season and had been known for its early flameouts.......

Jackie-mania: The year Jackie Stiles became a phenomenon in the women’s NCAA tournament

ESPN
9:10 AM ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. Jackie Stiles had never been so happy in her life. Her fifth-seeded Southwest Missouri State women’s......

2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament: Final Four Opening Odds and Betting Preview

Sports Illustrated
After four exciting Elite Eight matchups, the 2021 Final Four of the 2021 NCAA men’s tournament is officially set. The No. 1 seed Gonzaga Bulldogs are the only undefeated team this season at 30–0 and have looked unstoppable; outscoring opponents by a combined 96 points in four tournament victories.  In......

2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament: Tuesday’s Elite Eight Betting Odds, Previews

Sports Illustrated
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Charles Barkley Destroys NCAA on NCAA Tournament Postgame Show

Sports Illustrated
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2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament: Monday’s Elite Eight Betting Odds, Previews

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc5OTQxNDk0ODM1MTI3NDE4/usatsi_15807044.jpg Frankie Taddeo After months of action, coupled with navigating through COVID-19 outbreaks and shutdowns, we have made it to the Elite Eight in the NCAA men’s tournament. The remaining eight teams consist of three No. 1 seeds (Gonzaga, Michigan and Baylor), two No. 3 seeds (Arkansas and Houston), a......

Reseeding the women’s NCAA tournament field for the Elite Eight

ESPN
1:35 AM ET Charlie Creme Close ESPN.com Charlie Creme projects the women’s NCAA tournament bracket for ESPN.com. Mechelle Voepel Close ESPN.com Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. Everyone......

The West’s Men’s NCAA Tournament Takeover Is Here

Sports Illustrated
Editor’s Note: Welcome to Morning Madness, SI’s daily newsletter during the NCAA tournament. We’ll provide you with insight, analysis, picks and more from our college hoops experts. Sign up here. INDIANAPOLIS — We bow down today before our new overlords from the West Coast, who have come to the Heartland......

The Gonzaga Bulldogs are playing like there’s no pressure to make NCAA tournament history

ESPN
INDIANAPOLIS — For the Gonzaga Bulldogs, becoming the first unbeaten team since the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers isn’t the goal. It’s just a byproduct of their actual ultimate goal: winning the NCAA tournament. And as Andrew Nembhard put it after top-seeded Gonzaga rolled through 5-seed Creighton, 83-65, the Bulldogs are trying......

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