college basketball

  • UNC Celebration of a Century
    February 9, 2015  

    Dean Smith, former head coach of men’s basketball at the University of North Carolina, has died at age 83. He led his team to two national championships and earned a place in the Hall of Fame, but is best remembered for his mentorship to players, including Michael Jordan. Judy Woodruff speaks with sportswriter John Feinstein about how Smith strived to do the right thing on and off the court. Continue reading

  • December 22, 2010   BY Imani M. Cheers  

    The University of Connecticut women’s team broke the record Tuesday for the longest NCAA Division I basketball winning streak, surpassing the John Wooden led-UCLA men’s teams of 1971-74 . In front of a sold-out home crowd, the Huskies dominated 20th-ranked … Continue reading

  • March 18, 2010  

    As the annual college basketball tournament known as March Madness begins, there is a proposal to block men’s college basketball teams that don’t graduate at least 40 percent of their players. Judy Woodruff talks to a sports journalism professor for more on athletics and academics. Continue reading

  • March 9, 2010  

    The University of Connecticut made women’s basketball history on Monday, clinching its 71st consecutive win in a game against Notre Dame. Judy Woodruff talks to Christine Brennan of ABC Sports and USA Today about the win and upcoming championship tournament. Continue reading

  • April 7, 2009  

    In other news, a federal judge dismissed former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens’ corruption conviction and Vermont’s state legislature voted to override the governor’s veto of a bill allowing same-sex marriages. Continue reading