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."
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.
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.
Coach Rick Pitino did something no one else has done. So did one of his players, Luke Hancock. Now Louisville has a chance for a rare double: The school's women's team plays for a national championship Tuesday night.
Louisville hasn't won the NCAA men's college basketball championship since 1986. They beat Michigan 82-76. Coach Rick Pitino added this title to the one he won at Kentucky in 1996. He's the first coach to win a championship at two schools.
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