Twenty-seven years ago, a broke singer-songwriter from Michigan scrawled some lyrics on a bar napkin and created the enduring, iconic soundtrack to the NCAA basketball finale. Here’s how “One Shining Moment” became the most reliable tearjerker in sports.
Syracuse never really had a chance against the son of a steelworker who can do it all.
At least now we know where he went to college.
This Wichita State fan knows what’s up.
Louisville made a furious rally thanks to some hyperaggressive defense, a flurry of threes, and one very questionable tie-up.
The 11-time NBA-champion coach is live-tweeting Wichita State vs. Louisville, and he’s doing it like a master of the form.
“I could play ball tomorrow if I really wanted to.”
As many March heroes as we could cram in — without giving any love to the evil empires at Duke, Kansas, and Kentucky.
Trey Burke was the obvious star of Michigan’s two-minute flurry of achievement against Kansas, but without two other youngsters stepping up, the tourney’s hottest team would be sitting at home right now instead of prepping for Syracuse.
In addition to being a Wolverine-esque Superguy, injured Louisville guard Kevin Ware seems like a pretty swell bro as well.
In honor of Jim “The Antagonist” Boeheim’s trip to the Final Four.
The NCAA abandoned its pay-once-and-watch-anywhere app for one that requires a cable-TV subscription — and it’s been a huge success.
The Wolverines did beat Florida, so I guess it worked. But boy is this weird.
Hilarious gag may have cost Arizona a game.
Fake Twitter and Facebook accounts have been created to try to build someone a following by pretending to be the injured Louisville player.
Creating a fake Kevin Ware Twitter account is about as classless as it gets.
Kevin Ware suffered an unspeakably gruesome broken leg in today’s Elite Eight game against Duke. WARNING: This video is graphic.
Michigan’s Mitch McGary might be the breakout player of the 2013 NCAA Tournament. And based on this play, he also might be magic.
The Buckeyes can’t get it done, and the Big Ten is almost finished.
Not a great day for Junior Cadougan, but it could have been a lot worse.
Perennial powers on the one hand, bloodthirsty underdogs on the other. Let’s go.
If you ever screw up, call Chuck.
“A COLD-BLOODED THREE.” Indeed, Kevin Harlan.
One surprise of this year’s tournament has been a bunch of goofy white dudes who can get up and throw it down.
The president jumps out in front against his Republican rival, but DC hoops bragging rights are still up for grabs.
Jeff Withey may be one of the biggest guys in the tournament, but he’s not all height. Dude can ball.
Florida Gulf Coast: accredited since 1997, Sweet 16-worthy since 2013!