Tags: National Collegiate Athletic Assn

Six N.C.A.A. Upset Picks to Enliven Your Bracket

We call them upsets. But unless you root for the team on the wrong end of one, they are the happiest things on Earth. They should be called overjoyeds. There are two kinds of tournament underdogs. There is the team that makes an unlikely deep run — to the second weekend, the regional final, the…

N.C.A.A. Tournament: Duke and the A.C.C. Rule the Bracket

Duke was given the No. 1 overall seed in the N.C.A.A. Division I men’s basketball tournament Sunday night, starting Coach Mike Krzyzewski and his star freshman Zion Williamson on a path to what they hope will be the Blue Devils’ sixth national title. Duke (29-5) was one of three Atlantic Coast Conference teams to receive…

At Yale, a Once Respected Soccer Coach Becomes an Enigma

As Rudy Meredith was inducted into the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame in January to honor his 24-year run as Yale women’s soccer coach, he sprinkled his hallmark humor and humility throughout his remarks. He recounted how his wife was on the opposite sideline for the University of Hartford when they met in the early…