Latest from Chuck Culpepper

As a former player and assistant coach, the Cavaliers athletic director had seen plenty of crying locker rooms.

  • Apr 9, 2019

The Cavaliers defeated the Red Raiders in overtime to complete their remarkable turnaround from a year ago, when they became the first men's team to lose to a No. 16 seed as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

  • Apr 9, 2019

The Cavaliers and Red Raiders will play in their first men's basketball national championship game Monday night. They both reached the sport's biggest stage by playing smothering defense.

  • Apr 7, 2019

Using relentless defensive pressure and a hot-shooting second half, the Red Raiders stifled the Spartans at the Final Four and earned the right to play for a national title. Texas Tech will take on the Cavaliers at 9 p.m. Monday in Minneapolis.

  • Apr 7, 2019

Auburn, Virginia, Texas Tech and Michigan State — unentitled all — make this a national semifinal round “with a little more urgency.”

  • Apr 5, 2019

A town that traditionally bows to “King Football” has fallen for a gritty basketball team, and even one of its players said, “I’m a pretty optimistic person, but I did not see us in the Final Four.”

  • Apr 5, 2019

Mohammed Amin moved to Chicago at age 40, fell in love with the Cubs, and raised four sons including the thoroughly American Adam, who learned on his way to ESPN, “It’s not about feminine or masculine. It’s just, it’s sports.”

  • Apr 5, 2019

I remember being on the Lawn with two friends on the Saturday early afternoon of the East Region final vs. Indiana, and I remember so much about that even though we had beer . . .

  • Apr 3, 2019

This year’s NCAA tournament opened like a lamb but roared out like a magical, memorable lion.

  • Apr 1, 2019

The coach has been on administrative leave since Aug. 1, pending an investigation into what he knew about allegations of domestic abuse concerning a former assistant.

  • Aug 22, 2018
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