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What elements of college basketball’s pandemic season are here to stay? | ESPN
A one-site NCAA tournament? Games scheduled on the fly? The end of handshake lines? Some necessities of the season of COVID-19 could be adopted full time.

College basketball coaches furious with ‘wild west’ transfer portal | New York Post
In a shade over two weeks, seven different St. John’s players have entered the transfer portal. Penn State and DePaul currently have seven players...

Top 10 March Madness buzzer-beaters: Where Jalen Suggs’ 3-pointer ranks among NCAA Tournament game-winners -
Suggs’ bucket vs. UCLA on Saturday in the Final Four was the latest memorable game-winning shot in the Big Dance, but is it the best?

10 best college basketball national championship teams since 2000, ranked |
These are the 10 best men’s college basketball national championship teams since 2000, as ranked by’s Andy Katz. He didn’t rate ‘Nova last this time, but the 2018 ‘Cats could be higher.

Keeping good company: Gonzaga's Jalen Suggs joins iconic list of NCAA Tournament greats who've beat the buzzer | The Spokesman-Review
Christian Laettner vs. Kentucky, Kris Jenkins vs. North Carolina and now Jalen Suggs vs. UCLA

The March Madness pain index -- Whose 2021 NCAA tournament losses hurt the worst? | ESPN
Sixty-six teams have been eliminated from the NCAA tournament. We ranked them in order of the eliminations that brought the most pain.

NCAA women's basketball championship score: Stanford survives against Arizona to win first title since 1992 -
Haley Jones was named the Most Outstanding Player in the tournament

NCAA tournament fan dies from COVID-19 days after attending game | Indy Star
A 23-year-old college student died after a brief illness days after attending the NCAA Tournament in Indianapolis.

Jordan, Russell, Magic won NCAA, NBA titles, but it's become rare feat | USA TODAY
At one time, the hallmark of a successful NBA player could be traced to his college team’s track record. But that's no longer the case.

March Madness: Tales from 2021 NCAA tournament bubble - Sports Illustrated
It's been an entertaining—and long—three weeks for those in the Indianapolis bubble for the men's Big Dance.

Winners and Losers of the Final Four and a March Madness Instant Classic - The Ringer
Jalen Suggs became a tournament legend, Drew Timme took the most important charge in basketball history, and Gonzaga set the stage for a perfect national title game.

Undefeated college basketball teams: How many national champions went unbeaten in NCAA Tournament era? | Sporting News
Gonzaga has a chance to become the first team since Indiana in 1975-76 to finish the season undefeated. Breaking down every such team in college basketball history.

Field Hockey Falls to Connecticut, 3-0, After Scoreless First Half and Strong Defensive Game - Villanova University
The second meeting in as many days between Villanova (4-8, 3-7 BIG EAST) and No. 7 Connecticut (9-1, 8-1 BIG EAST) was a competitive one.

Football: Villanova rolls to 44-17 win over Maine - Villanova University
The Wildcats routed the Black Bears over the weekend.

Men's Lacrosse: Wildcats Defeat Friars 13-6 on Saturday Afternoon - Villanova University
Led by a career high seven goals by Keegan Khan the Villanova Wildcats defeated the Providence Friars for the second time this season by a final of 13-6.

Women's Track: Grayce French Extends Own School Record in Discus at Philadelphia Big 5 Meet - Villanova University
Graduate student Grayce French (Ridgeland, S.C.) broke the school record in the discus for the second time in a span of nine days at the during the Philadelphia Big 5 meet.

Men's Track and Field: Anczarski Moves Up to Fifth Place in School History in the Discus at Philadelphia Big 5 Meet - Villanova University
Graduate student Jadyn Anczarski (Ringtown, Pa.) recorded a personal best mark in the discus for the second time in three outings this spring.

Golf: Noah Peck Places Second at Rolling Green Intercollegiate - Villanova University
All six golfers in the Villanova lineup carded scores of 76 or better and junior Noah Peck (Hunt Valley, Md.) was the individual runner-up.

Water Polo: Wildcats See Three-Game Winning Streak End in 16-12 Loss to LIU - Villanova University
After rallying to tie the score on two separate occasions in the second quarter, Villanova (5-3, 1-1 MAAC) saw the tables turned as LIU (2-0, 2-0) pulled away

Field Hockey: Wildcats Fall to No. 7 Connecticut, 8-0 - Villanova University
In the first of two games between the teams this weekend, No. 7 Connecticut (8-1, 7-1 BIG EAST) tallied an 8-0 victory over Villanova.

Baseball: McNary Grand Slam Punctuates Wildcats 16-5 Win over Saint Joseph’s - Villanova University
Junior shortstop Dylan McNary (Jefferson, Mass.) hit a grand slam and Villanova (11-2) kept rolling with its biggest offensive output of the season.

Baseball: Rotondo Homers Again, Win Streak at a Dozen For Unstoppable ‘Cats - Villanova University
Senior center fielder Chris Rotondo (Redding, Conn.) hit a three-run home run in both ends of a doubleheader.