march madness

  • March 28, 2011  

    Close games and major upsets have left many fans’ brackets in shambles as March Madness, the men’s college basketball tournament, reaches its final games. Judy Woodruff talks to Sports Illustrated’s Maggie Gray about this year’s “unprecedented and unpredictable” men’s tournament and how the women’s competition is shaking out. Continue reading

  • March 18, 2011    

    Our serious business this week had our wonder twins (aka syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks) discussing a proposal from Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan. For the first time, a … 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 18, 2010  

    As basketball fans hail the arrival of the March Madness tournament season, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said he wants the NCAA to exclude teams from post-season play unless 40 percent of their players finish degrees. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • April 6, 2009  

    Sportswriter Seth Davis’s new book “When March Went Mad” details the extraordinary 1979 NCAA championship game that featured the match-up between Michigan State University’s Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Indiana State University’s Larry Bird. Davis talks about how the legendary game changed basketball. Continue reading

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