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  • Michigan State forward Adreian Payne, top, blocks a shot by Virginia forward Akil Mitchell during second half of a regional semifinal at the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, early Saturday, March 29, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Michigan State outlasts Virginia 61-59, heads to Elite 8Mar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Branden Dawson had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Michigan State beat top-seeded Virginia 61-59 on Friday night to advance to East Regional final. The fourth-seeded Spartans (29-8) will play Connecticut (29-8) on Sunday with a Final Four berth at stake. The seventh-seeded Huskies beat third-seeded Iowa State 81-76 earlier Friday.

     
  • FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2013 file photo Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter (2) passes the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan in Evanston, Ill. Colter has become the face of a movement to give college athletes the right to form unions and bargain. After a decision this week by a regional director of the National Labor Relations board, he also could leave a legacy as the athlete who formed the foundation of a dramatic overhaul of college sports that could potentially give athletes a chance to fight for a piece of an industry that generates billions based on their performance. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

    Family plays key role in Colter’s union pushMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kain Colter’s grandmother often spoke about rights and equality, values she brought home from her job managing an office of a Colorado law firm. Those conversations planted a seed for Colter, who would go on to become a quarterback at Northwestern University — and the face of an exploding movement to give college athletes the right to form unions and bargain.

     
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  • Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky (44) shoots over Baylor center Isaiah Austin (21) during an NCAA men’s college basketball tournament regional semifinal, Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif.

    Wisconsin routs Baylor 69-52Mar 27, 2014 12:00 AM

     
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  • Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter, second from right, took a leading role in establishing the College Athletes Players Association, or CAPA, which would take the lead in organizing the players now that the National Labor Relations Board said football players at Northwestern University can create the nation's first college athlete's union.

    Will union decision shake up college sports?Mar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    In a stunning ruling that could revolutionize a college sports industry worth billions of dollars and have dramatic repercussions at schools coast to coast, a federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation's first union of college athletes.

     
  • Clemson’s Rod Hall, left, steals the ball from Illinois’ Malcolm Hill during the second half of an NCAA college basketball National Invitational Tournament game in Clemson, S.C., on Sunday, March 23, 2014.

    Illini eliminated from NITMar 23, 2014 12:00 AM

     
  • Undercover horse-racing video tough to watch — but absolutely necessary Mar 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    People in the horse racing industry often say they wish they would get more coverage, more publicity. Well, ready or not, here it comes, and it’s most definitely not the type of pub they were hoping for.

     
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    Lawmakers want another Big Ten university in IllinoisMar 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Two suburban Republican are pushing to make another public Illinois university a Big Ten Conference school in hopes of keeping students from traveling out of state to go to college. Another suburban lawmaker calls the idea futile and a distraction from the legislature's pressing business. And the Big Ten says lawmakers have no say on which universities are admitted.

     
  • Nebraska's Terran Petteway (5) reacts after a foul call during the second half of a second-round game against Baylor in the NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 21, 2014, in San Antonio. Baylor won 74-60. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Nebraska falls in first NCAAs since ‘98Mar 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Nebraska coach Tim Miles couldn’t fix the cold shooting or sloppy passes. The Big Ten coach of the year did see one thing he could correct: an overlooked shot clock error. Nope. These Huskers weren’t even going to get that right. Miles was instead ejected while trying to alert officials to the mistake, and 11th-seeded Nebraska would soon join their coach out of the NCAA tournament, falling to No. 6 seed Baylor 74-60 in the second round Friday.

     
  • Michigan State's Adreian Payne, right, shoots over Delaware's Barnett Harris in the second half during the second round of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, March 20, 2014. Michigan State won 93-78. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Payne scores 41, Michigan State tops Delaware 93-78Mar 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    There was the barrage of 3-pointers, the left-handed spin move, the steady work in the post, the can’t-miss free throw shooting. Pick a skill and Adreian Payne has it. The 6-foot-10 senior put everything on display Thursday in a career-high, 41-point performance that helped Michigan State look every bit a March Madness favorite as the fourth-seeded Spartans beat Delaware 93-78.

     
  • Dayton's Vee Sanford, center, puts up a shot against Ohio State during a second-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Robert Kirkham) TV OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; BATAVIA DAILY NEWS OUT; DUNKIRK OBSERVER OUT; JAMESTOWN POST-JOURNAL OUT; LOCKPORT UNION-SUN JOURNAL OUT; NIAGARA GAZETTE OUT; OLEAN TIMES-HERALD OUT; SALAMANCA PRESS OUT; TONAWANDA NEWS OUT

    Boom! Dayton stuns Ohio State, 60-59Mar 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Dayton is re-configuring the college basketball map in Ohio. It no longer runs through Columbus after Vee Sanford’s layup with 3.8 seconds left secured 11th-seeded Dayton’s 60-59 victory over sixth-seeded Ohio State in the second round of the of the NCAA tournament on Thursday. “I guess they called us the little brother, or whatever,” Flyers guard Jordan Sibert said. “We can’t be called that anymore.”

     
  • Illinois guard Rayvonte Rice (24) takes the ball to the hoop against Boston University forward Travis Robinson (24)during the second half of their NCAA mens NIT college basketball game Wednesday in Boston. Illinois defeated Boston University 66-62 in a come-from-behind victory late in the second half advancing to the second round of the NIT Tournament.

    Rice scores 28, Illinois rallies past BU in NITMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Rayvonte Rice scored seven straight points late in the game and finished with 28, rallying Illinois past Boston University 66-62 on Wednesday night in the first round of the NIT.

     
  • DePaul players celebrate after defeating St. John’s last week in the final of the Big East women’s tournament at the Allstate Arena. DePaul will face Oklahoma on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

    DePaul women ready to go against OklahomaMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    The DePaul women are back in the NCAA basketball tournament for the 12th season in a row.

     
  • Coaches Tom Izzo, left, of Michigan State and Bo Ryan of Wisconsin are going to help Mike Imrem win a billion dollars, as the story goes.

    A billion reasons to get excited for the tournamentMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    You know that contest worth $1 billion for a perfect NCAA Tournament bracket? Don't bother entering. The odds are astronomical against you because I'm a shoo-in to win it.

     
  • Michigan State forward Adreian Payne, left, cuts the net with Lacey Holsworth, who is battling cancer, after the Spartans defeated Michigan 69-55 in the Big Ten tournament title game Sunday in Indianapolis.

    Michigan State star forges bond with ailing girlMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    No kid is a bigger fan of Michigan State's Adreian Payne than 8-year-old Lacey Holsworth. The cancer-stricken girl quickly befriended Payne when she met him during one of her hospital stays two years ago, and their relationship has become a feel-good story.

     
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