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Giant-Killing Louisville Women Look To Keep Charmed Run Alive

The Louisville women haven't beaten UConn in 20 years — including a 22-point loss to the Huskies in the 2009 women's national championship game. And Connecticut breezed in their last matchup in January. But as any tournament watcher knows, January is ancient history when it comes to March — and April — madness.
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Being A 'Hot Poet' And A 'Hot Basketball Player

In an essay for Sports Blog Nation, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Stephen Dunn reflects on his path from college basketball player to poet. "What basketball and poetry have in common," he writes, "is that they each provide opportunities to be better than yourself — opportunities for transcendence."
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Sports Roundup: 'Smarmy' Pro Golf And A Maddening March

Tell Me More host Michel Martin recaps the big stories in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. She's joined by Tell Me More editor Ammad Omar, who's a heartbroken Michigan fan, and sports columnist Kevin Blackistone.
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Will Coach Rick Pitino Make Good On His Promise?

With Louisville's victory over Michigan Monday night to win the men's NCAA basektball tournament, it's time for the coach to be true to his word. Rick Pitino earlier pledged that he would get a tattoo if his team won the championship. They won.

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