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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?

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.

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.

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.

Rutgers Men's Basketball Coach Fired Over Abusive Behavior Toward Team

Rutgers University fired its men's basketball coach Mike Rice on Wednesday after a video of him physically and verbally abusing players was aired on ESPN. There are still questions about how the university did or did not respond when it learned of the abuse months ago.

When Players Step Off The Court, Should Colleges Step Up?

Basketball player Kevin Ware was released from the hospital after a gruesome injury in an NCAA tournament game on Sunday. In her Can I Just Tell You essay, host Michel Martin questions how fans and colleges treat players on and off the court.