Top overall seed Louisville will face Wichita State at the Georgia Dome next Saturday, while Michigan takes on Syracuse in the other national semifinal. The winners advance to the April 8 championship.
The two NCAA women's college basketball teams face off Sunday for a spot in the Elite Eight. Baylor has been one of the most successful women's programs in the nation, but Louisville has its own strengths. "We understand we're going up against a great team," says Baylor point guard Odyssey Sims.
Athletes used to lead the charge for social change all the time, but as sports figures started making more in endorsement deals, their politics sometimes took a backseat to their pocketbooks. Sportswriter Dave Zirin's new book is about the uneasy confluence of sports and politics over the years.
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