Preamble to Elite Eight, second round

NCAA Tournament:

The Irish have shown their mettle against Duke. That game is tonight at 4 p.m./7 p.m.

Louisville is back for more against the Lady Vols. That game is tonight at 6 p.m./9 p.m.

A new era has begun for Cal basketball.

Louisville’s upset of Baylor caught the attention of many. Cardinal Coach Jeff Walz told his players to enjoy every minute.

Other college news:

Wisconsin-Green Bay is facing transition.

Illinois found success in Coach Matt Bollant’s first year.

Despite their WNIT loss, James Madison is set.

Maryland will try for a healthy season next year.

Nebraska will look to stay strong next season without Lindsey Moore.

Texas A&M’s early exit from the tournament isn’t going over with fans.

Emotions carried Iowa through the season.

Florida State Coach Sue Semrau has won the Kay Yow Heart of a Coach Award.

Jamie Van Kirk is leaving North Dakota State.


Candace Parker rolled her ankle during a UMCC Ekaterinburg game. I hope it’s not serious.

The Minnesota Lynx are sitting on the outside of this year’s WNBA draft.