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  1. NCAA board votes to allow autonomy for five power conferences

    Brian Bennett

    The power conferences in major college sports just got a little more powerful.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2014
  2. NCAA plan could give major conferences more authority on own issu...

    Brian Bennett

    The NCAA Division I Board of Directors endorsed a plan on Thursday that would change the way college sports is governed and give the five major conferences the authority to make many of their own rules.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  3. Shockers add tourney title to perfect run

    Brian Bennett

    ST. LOUIS -- The commemorative T-shirts Wichita State received for winning the Missouri Valley Conference tournament Sunday were far from perfect. The back of the shirt contained the tournament bracket, and it had Indiana State listed as the winner. ...

    Blog | March 09, 2014
  4. Shockers stay calm, cruise into MVC final

    Brian Bennett

    ST. LOUIS -- The best and maybe only chance of someone knocking off Wichita State in the early rounds of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament would have involved the Shockers seizing up from the pressure of remaining undefeated. So, yeah, abo...

    Blog | March 08, 2014
  5. Five things: Wichita State rolls vs. Aces

    Brian Bennett

    ST. LOUIS -- Make it 32-0. No. 2 Wichita State continued its flawless record into the postseason on Friday afternoon, rolling past Evansville 80-58 in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament quarterfinals at the Scottrade Center. The Shockers...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  6. Louisville gets signature win by a whisker

    Brian Bennett

    CINCINNATI -- Louisville's 58-57 road win Saturday bore some resemblance to Rick Pitino's new facial hair. Not always smooth. Definitely some scraggly patches. But, like the beards Pitino and his players began sporting before Valentine's Day, the...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  7. Tough Bearcats don't get rattled

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- As a 17-point lead evaporated against a hail of turnovers and dunks the other way, Cincinnati found its motto for resolve: Keep calm, and get the ball to Sean Kilpatrick. Senior guard Kilpatrick's steady hand and unflappable ...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  8. Memphis makes an American statement

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Memphis and Louisville are old rivals, dating back to their days as league partners in the Missouri Valley, Metro and Conference USA. For one more year, they're playing together in the same conference. And on Thursday ...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  9. Mark Hollis of Michigan State Spartans gets new contract

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis was awarded a new contract Monday that could nearly double his current salary and could renew every year.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2012
  10. Final Four: Battle stations are being readied in state for Kentuc...

    Brian Bennett

    Rationality is in short supply in the state of Kentucky this week. The most epic sports duel the state has ever seen arrives on Saturday night, when bitter rivals Kentucky and Louisville meet in the Final Four. Neutrality is not an option.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2012
  11. It's title or bust for Big Blue Nation

    Brian Bennett

    When Kentucky won the national championship in 1996, Alexander Wolff began his Sports Illustrated cover story this way: "They scarcely celebrate their national championships at Kentucky. They revive them, yes, and cherish them, most certainly. But c...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  12. Kentucky has all the answers vs. Iowa State

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- What are you gonna do? Seriously, how are you going to beat Kentucky in this NCAA tournament? That's what Iowa State -- and maybe the rest of America -- must be thinking after watching the preposterously gifted Wildcats break ou...

    Blog | March 18, 2012
  13. Rapid Reaction: Kentucky 87, Iowa State 71

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky comfortably survived the first weekend of the NCAA tournament in its own backyard, and now we have a pretty sweet rematch on tap for next week in Atlanta. But first, here's a quick look at the No. 1 seed Wildcats' 87-71...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  14. Crowder makes the difference for Marquette

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- You'd never know it now by looking at his sculpted body, but Marquette's Jae Crowder used to be pudgy, to put it kindly. Going into his junior year of high school, Crowder was a 5-foot-11 point guard. He weighed 235 pounds. "...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  15. Rapid Reax: Marquette 62, Murray State 53

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Here's a quick look at No. 3 seed Marquette's 62-53 victory over No. 6 seed Murray State at the KFC Yum! Center. Overview: The storyline going into this game was that these teams were mirror images of each other. That proved tru...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  16. Previewing Louisville: Saturday's games

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Thursday's slate of second-round games at the KFC Yum! Center didn't offer a lot of intrigue. All four higher seeds won by an average of 16 points. Maybe they were just setting the stage for a dramatic doubleheader Saturday. On ...

    Blog | March 17, 2012