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  1. Forever Young

    Charles P. Pierce

    Once again, it's lovely when a small Southern school is able to reach for its dream in the NCAA tournament. It does warm the heart to see the slipper once again fit on Cinderella, though in this case, it's a high-end Jimmy Choo. I...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  2. Vote Hoiberg

    Charles P. Pierce

    The end of Sunday's game was impossibly frantic, but the Mayor kept his cool. Fred Hoiberg is such a fixture in Ames, Iowa, that he has been called the Mayor since his playing days at Iowa State, and Ames is not a town with a lot of fixtures tha...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  3. We Went There: The NCAA Tournament East Regional

    Charles P. Pierce

    I don't give away my basketball heart easily. I thought they were dead against Davidson, and I thought Butler had more of everything. The old loyalties never die, but whatever it was that the selection committee, and their coaches, and they themselve...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  4. First Four, the NCAA tournament and Dayton

    Charles P. Pierce

    The drama of the NCAA tournament has already begun in Dayton.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2013
  5. Ohio State-Cincinnati: On Rivalries and History

    Charles P. Pierce

    You know it's the day before the basketball starts because the banality hits high tide just after noon and doesn't recede until they throw the ball up Thursday night. It so happens that Cincinnati and Ohio State have managed to play their way into th...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  6. Watching the demise of a once-mighty basketball super-conference

    Charles P. Pierce

    A visit to Madison Square Garden on the occasion of the championship game.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2012
  7. The Pride of the SWAC

    Charles P. Pierce

    The bands play with pride and purpose. The bands have histories, just as their schools do. The bands have nicknames. The Prairie View A&M Marching Storm. The Texas Southern Ocean of Soul. And the Southern University Human Jukebox. The bands have...

    Blog | March 17, 2014