• USA Today

    USA TODAY Sports Bracketology: Virginia tumbling in wrong direction for March

    Virginia is officially in a funk.  The Cavaliers have now lost four in a row and six of their last eight after Monday night's overtime loss to Miami, a team that's now vastly improved its standing while veering away from the bubble. Nevertheless, UVA could probably lose out and still be in the field of 68. But it's the Cavs' seeding that's been taken a beating. Once in the No. 2 seed range, they're now at the No. 5 line — which remember is upset city against a 12-seed Cinderella, typically — and flirting with a No. 6 seed. For a program that won the ACC in 2014 and 2015 and went to the Elite Eight last season, this is the first time in a while a Tony Bennett-steered Virginia team has fallen from

  • Flying coach: Many universities are using private planes
    Associated Press

    Flying coach: Many universities are using private planes

    Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try to attract athletes, raise money and reward coaches with jet-set vacations. Some schools spend millions of dollars a year flying their coaches and executives on scores of trips around the country, and some pass the cost on to students and taxpayers. The Associated Press requested documents from dozens of public universities and found that at least 20 own or share ownership of planes for school business, often employing a few full-time pilots to fly them.

  • Freak Show Podcast: Do Syracuse, Michigan St. deserve at-large bids?
    The Dagger

    Freak Show Podcast: Do Syracuse, Michigan St. deserve at-large bids?

      Michigan State is in unfamiliar ground when it comes to fighting for NCAA tourney spot (By Jamie Squire/Getty Images) On the inaugural edition of the Freak Show Podcast, NCAAB version, Brad Evans and Stephen Bardo run the floor discussing various hot