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  1. UConn's title win a sore sight

    Pat Forde

    HOUSTON -- It was a fun NCAA tournament. It was a fun NCAA tournament. It was a fun NCAA tournament. Keep saying that for as long as it takes to rid your brain of the memory of how it ended. Otherwise, you might be scarred for life. Throu...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  2. 2011 NCAA national championship game: UConn Huskies' win over But...

    Pat Forde

    UConn completed an improbable run in capturing the national championship, but it was an ugly victory in more ways than one.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2011
  3. Rick Pitino tabs Butler to beat UConn

    Pat Forde

    HOUSTON -- Rick Pitino is the only coach in America who has beaten the two teams that will play Monday night for the national title. His Louisville Cardinals walloped Butler 88-73 way back in mid-November. The Cardinals were 2-1 against Connecticu...

    Blog | April 04, 2011
  4. Dream lives for Bulldogs, Huskies

    Pat Forde

    HOUSTON -- For the record, Milan lost in the Indiana high school Final Four on its first improbable visit, in 1953. The Indians wrote the storybook ending the next year. Just thought I'd point that out for everyone who has loved the serendipitous ...

    Blog | April 03, 2011
  5. 2011 NCAA national championship game: Butler Bulldogs win over UC...

    Pat Forde

    In an age of seemingly endless cases of malfeasance in college athletics, a Butler title would be a breath of fresh air.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2011
  6. 2011 NCAA national championship game: Rick Pitino tabs Butler Bul...

    Pat Forde

    Rick Pitino, whose Louisville Cardinals were the only team to beat both UConn and Butler this season, thinks the Bulldogs have an edge over a fatigued Huskies team.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2011
  7. NCAA tournament: Butler Bulldogs to play Connecticut Huskies for ...

    Pat Forde

    Is Butler ready to fulfill its destiny as a modern-day Milan? The Bulldogs will have to go through UConn in the title game if it's to happen.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2011
  8. Bulldogs will try to slow down Rams

    Pat Forde

    HOUSTON -- For the Butler Bulldogs, hitting their stride meant decelerating to a walk. They're better when they're slower. The more deliberate the game, the more of a half-court skirmish it becomes, the greater the chance that Butler out-executes ...

    Blog | April 01, 2011
  9. NCAA president addresses integrity

    Pat Forde

    HOUSTON -- Mark Emmert's first Final Four media address gave him the chance to do what the president of the NCAA usually does at this point: Brag on the basketball tournament, and brag on the overall state of college athletics. His points were val...

    Blog | March 31, 2011
  10. VCU stakes claim as all-time Cinderella

    Pat Forde

    In 2009, ESPN published a College Basketball Encyclopedia. My contribution to the 1,000-plus pages of hoops awesomeness was an essay on Cinderella. In it I listed the sweetest 16 Cinderella runs in NCAA tournament history, revisiting the magic mom...

    Blog | March 31, 2011
  11. Shaka Smart has always had something to prove -- NCAA tournament

    Pat Forde

    Shaka Smart has always fought for everything he's gotten. He's always had something to prove. And his VCU team has followed his lead all the way to the Final Four in Houston.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2011
  12. Shaka Smart has always had something to prove -- NCAA tournament

    Pat Forde

    Shaka Smart has always fought for everything he's gotten. He's always had something to prove. And his VCU team has followed his lead all the way to the Final Four in Houston.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2011
  13. NCAA tournament: Answering three pressing questions about Final F...

    Pat Forde

    With one of the strangest Final Fours in history, is it time to challenge some assumptions we've long held about college basketball?

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2011
  14. NCAA tournament: Answering three pressing questions about Final F...

    Pat Forde

    With one of the strangest Final Fours in history, is it time to challenge some assumptions we've long held about college basketball?

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2011
  15. It was nearly the greatest...

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- You thought it was going in, didn't you? I did. From my angle on press row, I thought when Butler's Gordon Hayward rushed up the right sideline with the ball, and teammate Matt Howard leveled Duke's Kyle Singler with a crushing bli...

    Blog | April 06, 2010
  16. Butler's Hayward hears from a tennis hero

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Like most of the Butler Bulldogs, star forward Gordon Hayward has been congratulated into a daze this week. So many handshakes, back slaps, texts and phone calls -- so hard to keep them all straight. But one stands out for Hayward:...

    Blog | April 02, 2010