Prelude to more action

NCAA Tournament news:

Underdogs are thriving in the NCAA Tournament, and they might not be done yet.

Is 2022 the year of the upset?

TV viewership for the tourney is up 15 percent.

College team news:

Defense is leading South Carolina as they enter the Sweet 16.

South Dakota’s March Madness success has elicited statewide pride.

College player news:

The Hull twins are leading defending champion Stanford to their hometown.

The Hull’s floor burns and hustle set the tone for the Cardinal.

Jacy Sheldon is shining for Ohio State.

Paige Bueckers hasn’t been the same since returning to UConn, and her coach is OK with that.

Chrislyn Carr and Christianna Carr will transfer from Syracuse.

College coach news:

Joni Taylor is leaving Georgia to become Texas A&M’s new head coach.

C. Vivian Stringer launched her legacy at Cheyney State 40 years ago.

Illinois State has extended the contract of coach Kristen Gillespie through 2026-2027.

WNBA news:

President Joe Biden has named Elena Delle Donne co-chair of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition.

The U.S. Embassy was granted consular access to Brittney Griner, and found her “in good condition.”

As a child, Sue Bird told people Larry Bird was her uncle.