Category Archives: college basketball

And the streak goes on…

WINGATE — There are no ugly wins in February, Wingate University men’s basketball coach Brian Good says. “The only ugly ones are in November or December,” he said after his team’s 85-77 South Atlantic Conference victory over Newberry on Wednesday … Continue reading

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Tournament time 2012, Part 1

Six days into March and I’ve already seen both sides of the Madness. My Spring Break from teaching always begins or ends with a marathon of basketball coverage. I follow two NCAA Division II conference tournaments each season, and I … Continue reading

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Almost an upset: It’s tournament time, Part 3

Would the scrappy underdog pull the upset, or would the perennial championship contender dig down deep and find a way to win? Yeah, I know it sounds like every cliche in the book, but it’s tournament time and the cliche’ … Continue reading

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Basketball again: It’s tournament time, Part 2

“About 80 percent of basketball is improvisation.” — Lincoln Memorial men’s basketball coach Josh Schertz. That’s a quote from last weekend that has stuck with me as another basketball season — or at least my in-person reporting on it — … Continue reading

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A little more self-publishing: An introduction

I’ve been covering the Winthrop University women’s basketball team for the The Herald in nearby Rock Hill, S.C., this season. I’ve enjoyed the assignment and the players and their coach, Bud Childers, have been fun to work with. The Eagles … Continue reading

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Blundering through the bracket

A few thoughts while watching my NCAA tournament bracket take some heavy hits this afternoon — right now Washington, which I had back home in Seattle by now, is beating New Mexico, and Northern Iowa is hanging on against my … Continue reading

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Falling from grace

I don’t think it’s morbid, but it’s just out of a general curiosity about life’s transitions that I tend to pay attention to the deaths of people who are or have been newsmakers. Regular readers of this blog may have … Continue reading

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