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Progress Reports for Trade Deadline Movers

Plus, addressing the draft stock of NCAA tournaments stars

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Matt Gaetz Investigations and Covering the Men’s and Women’s Final Four 

Bryan and David react to Gaetz’s interview with Tucker Carlson, discuss the highlights and takeaways from March Madness, and more

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Doug Gottlieb on Baylor Winning Its First Men’s Title, Plus Life Advice

Doug Gottlieb of Fox Sports joins Russillo to talk about why Baylor was so overwhelming, how Scott Drew built the program, and how he sees guys like Jalen Suggs, Cade Cunningham, and Evan Mobley projecting to the NBA

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The Baylor Bears Dominated the Indomitable Team to Win Their First Men’s NCAA Title

Monday night was supposed to mark the coronation of one of the best college basketball teams of all time. And it did—just not in the way many expected.

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The Suggs Game and Bad Lakers Omens With Ryen Russillo

Plus, Rookie of the Year sadness, Eastern Conference sleepers, and post-vaccine life

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Yankees Talk With CC Sabathia, Plus Listener Voicemails and How to Bet the Men’s NCAA Title Game

Plus, listener voicemails and how to bet the NCAA title game with Jared Smith

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Stanford Met the Moment and Overcame Arizona to Win the NCAA Title

March Madness delivered another thriller as the Cardinal held off the Wildcats to win their first national championship since 1992

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Winners and Losers of the March Madness Elite Eight

Gonzaga looks unstoppable. South Carolina is reinventing the art of the blowout. And can UCLA really qualify as a Cinderella?

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Winners and Losers of the March Madness Sweet 16

How will we remember Alabama’s buzzer-beater? Can anyone stop mustache magic? And where has all the good 3-point shooting gone?

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Young Players Who Could Be on the Move at the Trade Deadline

Plus, players to watch during March Madness

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Covering March Madness and Novelist Harlan Coben

Bryan and David recap the latest upsets and discuss the discrepancies between the men’s and women’s tournaments

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Matt James on ‘The Bachelor’ Behind the Scenes

Plus, desperate NBA teams and March Madness with Joe House

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The Three Best Upset Picks for 2021 March Madness

Rodger Sherman picks his Cinderella hopefuls for the men’s NCAA tournament

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Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu Deserved a Better Send-off

The "Triple-Double Queen" was one of the most captivating players in women’s college basketball history. It’s a shame she didn’t have the opportunity to end her record-breaking career in the NCAA tournament.

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The NCAA Had No Choice but to Cancel March Madness

A day after announcing that the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments would be played in empty stadiums, the NCAA canceled the events entirely. It’s a costly decision, but a necessary one.

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The Second Annual Duffy Awards: Part 2

Mark Titus and Tate Frazier conclude their 2018-19 college basketball season award show

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The Second Annual Duffy Awards: Part 1

Mark Titus and Tate Frazier tie a bow on the 2018-19 college basketball season by giving out their awards

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‘The Mismatch’: 10 Questions Leading Into the Playoffs

Top prospects audition for the pros in the NCAA championship game, while the still-murky NBA playoff picture continues to shift

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Virginia Won the National Title Because It Learned to Stop Fearing Death

In 2018, Tony Bennett and the Cavaliers suffered the most humiliating loss in NCAA tournament history. A year later, they beat Texas Tech to clinch the program’s first national title. The two events explain each other, and magnify each other.

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The 2019 NCAA Championship Looked a Lot Like an NBA Playoff Game

Both the Cavaliers and Red Raiders made adjustments all tournament long that cribbed from some of the most effective postseason strategies at the pro level. Monday’s overtime thriller could be a sign of where the college game is headed.

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God’s Plan: The Virginia Cavaliers Are Champions

Mark Titus and Tate Frazier break down Virginia’s first national title and wrap up all things Final Four

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Virginia Won Its First National Title and Rewrote Its Program Legacy

Tony Bennett’s Cavaliers long had a reputation as NCAA tournament choke artists. They became champions by excelling in every dramatic, unlikely, and how-did-that-just-happen moment imaginable.

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The Virginia–Texas Tech National Title Game Is an Ode to Basketball’s Best Experiments

For the first time since 1990, two schools that have never won national championships will square off for the title. How the Cavaliers and Red Raiders got here is a testament to their distinct styles.

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The Legacy of Magic Johnson and Larry Bird’s NCAA Championship Showdown, 40 Years Later

In 1979, two generational talents faced off on college basketball’s biggest stage. The game sparked a rivalry that helped shape the landscape of the sport as we know it, and four decades later it still serves as a cultural touchstone.

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Final Four Reactions and More Minnesota Thoughts

Virginia is on a redemption tour, and Texas Tech’s defense is dominant

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The Winners and Losers From the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four

Virginia and Texas Tech will play for the national championship on Monday, thanks to a clutch Guy on the Cavaliers and another defensive masterclass from the Red Raiders

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Foul Play at the Final Four: Virginia’s Late Free Throws Break Auburn’s Heart

Kyle Guy hit three free throws with 0.6 seconds remaining to snatch victory from the Tigers and send the Cavaliers to the national championship game

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Jarrett Culver Does It All. What Will Happen in the NBA?

The Red Raiders star has led Texas Tech to unprecedented levels of success by being one of the most versatile players in college basketball. For NBA scouts, that’s both a gift and a curse.

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What to Know About Each Team in The 2019 Final Four

Everything you need to know about Virginia, Auburn, Texas Tech, and Michigan State

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This Is March (in April) With Jon Rothstein

Mark Titus and Tate Frazier discuss the many sights and sounds on the ground at the Final Four in Minnesota

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How Chris Beard Built Texas Tech Into College Basketball’s Most Unlikely Juggernaut

The Red Raiders were long a Big 12 afterthought. Now they’re on the brink of a national title. The program’s meteoric rise is a credit to its transformative head coach—and a defense that’s redefining what’s possible in the modern era.

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‘The Mismatch’: First-Round Matchups We’d Like to See

Plus, even more NBA draft takeaways from the NCAA tournament