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Rutgers Coach Firing: Have We Gotten Too Soft?

Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice was fired for abusive actions towards players on the practice court. Did he go too far, or should people toughen up? Host Michel Martin asks the Barbershop guys for their take.
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'Look — My Tibia!' Louisville Player Cracks 'Top 10' Jokes

You have to give Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware credit. He's a really good sport. The sophomore who broke his leg last weekend delivered David Letterman's Top 10 list Thursday night. No. 1: "At least my bracket's not busted."
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Why College Basketball So Celebrates The Semifinalists

The NCAA men's basketball tournament is down to the Final Four. Louisville will play Wichita State and Syracuse faces Michigan. Why does college basketball celebrate the semifinalist teams almost as much as the finalists?
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Wichita Cheers Shocker's Place In Final 4

The Wichita State Shockers are returning to the NCAA men's Final 4 for the first time since 1965. Morning Edition has some fascinating history about the school that you might not know.
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Op-Ed: Rutgers Waited Too Long To Fire Abusive Coach

Rutgers University fired basketball coach Mike Rice Wednesday after a video showing Rice physically and verbally abusing players became public. Lionel Tiger, professor emeritus at Rutgers University, argues that Rice should have been fired when the school first learned of the tapes months ago.
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UPDATE: Lance Armstrong Withdraws From Swim Meet After Objection Is Raised

The fallen superstar has been banned for life from most competitions because of doping charges. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's reach doesn't extend to U.S. Masters Swimming. But swimming's international authority objected to his planned participation. Then, Armstrong withdrew.

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