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  1. It's Awesome, Baby!

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    In honor of Dick Vitale's 75th birthday today, here are 10 of the coach-turned-broadcaster's signature words and catchphrases -- known as "Vitalisms" -- and their meanings. 1. Diaper Dandy: An exceptional freshman 2. P.T.P.: A prime-time play...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  2. Remembering Maggie Dixon

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    Today, on what would have been her 37th birthday, we remember Maggie Dixon, the beloved former women's basketball coach at Army. After playing four years of varsity ball at San Diego, Dixon turned to coaching at the suggestion of her older brothe...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  3. 5 Fast Facts from historic night

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    The 2014 NCAA tournament is a wrap. And a historic one at that. The Connecticut Huskies routed the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 79-58 Tuesday night in Nashville to win the NCAA women's basketball national championship. Here are five fast facts about the...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  4. A double-double for UConn?

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    Phase 1 of the plan starts with tonight's tipoff at 9:10, ET in Arlington, Texas. That's when Connecticut will officially start looking to do what only Connecticut has done before -- win the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournaments in the same s...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  5. 12 Perfect pairs

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    With just the semifinals standing in the way of a clash of unbeatens between UConn (38-0) and Notre Dame (36-0) in the NCAA women's basketball tournament, we look back at the 12 previous NCAA championship games between perfect teams. Auburn vs. O...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  6. Beginning of an Era

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    On this day in 1995, Geno Auriemma and Connecticut won their first women's basketball national championship with a 70-64 win over Pat Summitt and the Tennessee Lady Vols. Led by Naismith Player of the Year Rebecca Lobo and All-American Jennifer Rizzo...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  7. The Best Ever?

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    On this day in 2002, Connecticut beat Oklahoma 82-70 to win its third women's basketball national championship. That team is widely considered the best women's college basketball has ever seen. Led by Sue Bird, Swin Cash, Asjha Jones, Diana Taurasi a...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  8. First shining moment

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    On this day in 1939, Oregon beat Ohio State 46-33 in the first championship game of the NCAA tournament. The inaugural tournament featured eight teams in a single-elimination format. Despite playing on the losing team, Buckeyes senior Jimmy Hull was ...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  9. Happy 59th, Ann Meyers Drysdale

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    Happy birthday to basketball legend Ann Meyers Drysdale, who turns 59 today. A standout athlete at Sonora High School in La Habra, Calif., Meyers became the first high school student to play for the U.S. national team in 1974. The first female athlet...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  10. Feeling upset this March?

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    They call it March Madness for a reason. Ahead of Saturday's tipoff of the 2014 NCAA women's basketball tournament, we're flashing back to three of the biggest upsets, starting with the most recent, in first-round history. 1. Ball State 71 , Tenne...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  11. Perfectly Prepared

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    With UConn and Notre Dame both boasting perfect records heading into the NCAA tournament, 2014 goes down in history as just the second time two schools enter the women's tournament unbeaten. In 1998, Tennessee (33-0) and Liberty (28-0) put their unbl...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  12. Ready for the Madness?

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    With just one weekend left to prepare for Selection Sunday and Monday, basketball fans everywhere are gearing up for the annual binge-watching tradition affectionately known as March Madness. Here are five fun facts about the yearly event featuring t...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  13. Flashback: Babe adds to legend

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    On this day in 1954, Babe Didrikson Zaharias won the LPGA Sarasota Open for the second consecutive year. A three-time medalist in track at the 1932 Olympics and an All-American basketball player, Didrikson Zaharias didn't start playing golf until 193...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  14. ACC spotlight: 5 Irish facts

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    The ACC tournament gets underway today in Greensboro, N.C., and top-seeded Notre Dame looks to win the title in its first year as a member. The Irish won the regular-season title with a 16-0 conference record and earned a double-bye. They open with a...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  15. McDonald's game by the numbers -espnW

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    There's more than one way to look at the rosters for the 2014 McDonald's All American Game. This time, we go the numbers route.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2014
  16. 5 Facts For Notre Dame-Maryland

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    No. 2 Notre Dame (18-0) looks to keep its undefeated season alive as it takes on No. 6 Maryland (16-2) in College Park (7 p.m. ET, ESPN2 and WatchESPN). Here are five fast facts about the rivalry. 1. Maryland leads the series 4-2. The Terps won th...

    Blog | January 27, 2014