Final Four news load

Notre Dame:

Skylar Diggins is ready for her final shot at a championship.

Hustle is making it happen for Jewell Loyd.

There was nothing simple about getting to New Orleans.

The Irish are bracing for another close encounter.


Coach Geno Auriemma says whatever he can to motivate players.

For the Huskies, the frosh might be the key.

UConn doesn’t want Notre Dame to get in their heads.

One columnist says the Huskies will win this one in the first 39 minutes.


Point guard Brittany Boyd sets the pace for the Golden Bears. She has matured.

Cal is expecting the unexpected from Louisville’s defense.

Cal is a bear of a team when it comes to rebounds.

The Bears are happy to be part of the Big East invitational.

Coach Lindsay Gottlieb’s approach has lead her team to the Final Four.


Coach Jeff Walz keeps the Cardinals believing.

He is also basking in the Final Four glow.

Monique Reid’s heart makes up for a bum knee.

Far from the reservation, the Schimmel sisters lead Louisville.

Shoni Schimmel blogs.

Yesterday’s parade:



Layshia Clarendon interview.

Sara Hammond interview.

Skylar Diggins interview.


Final Four practices.

The Final Four offers a good mix.

The Four is an intersection of fading eras.

Cal and Louisville aim to take away each other’s strengths.

Great moments in UConn-Notre Dame history.

The roads for Kelly Faris and Skylar Diggins lead to the same place.

Final Four tidbits. (Writer Richard Kent misspells Brittney Griner’s name, though)

Brittney Griner is sad that the Baylor Bears aren’t there.

The collected wisdom of Rebecca Lobo.

Duke Coach Joanne P. McCallie analyzes the Final Four.

Fullcourt’s mid-major All-American team.

Other college news:

Pat Summitt is proud of Holly Warlick and the Lady Vols.

Former Volunteer-turned Denver Bronco Peyton Manning will donate $500,000 to the Pat Summitt Foundation.

Elon Coach Charlotte Smith has written a book.

Will the resignation of the Rutgers men’s coach affect Vivian Stringer?

The fear and loathing behind the Brittney Griner NBA tryout backlash.

Ohio Coach Bob Boldon has added Tavares Jackson and Kate Schrader as assistant coaches.

Penn State Coach Coquese Washington credits the outgoing seniors with the Lions’ revival.

Minnesota Coach Pam Borton says she has her AD’s support.