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Past articles by Brian:

Probe of student's death contradicts ND's story

INDIANAPOLIS — Despite insisting the weather was uneventful — even beautiful — the day Declan Sullivan toppled to his death last fall while filming football practice, members of the University of Notre Dame athletic department worried about the safety of another student videographer and initially kept her from going up in a lift because of stiff winds, newly released records show. → Read More

Notre Dame routs Maryland 45-21

Irish nearly flawless in rolling up 508 yards of offense against helpless, hapless Terrapins → Read More

Is Louisville a national title contender without Donovan Mitchell?

Louisville lost its best player from last season, guard Donovan Mitchell. How will the Cardinals account for his departure to the NBA? → Read More

With Miles Bridges back, Michigan State looks poised for national title run

Michigan State basketball: With Miles Bridges back for his sophomore season, the Spartans look ready to make a run for the national title. → Read More

Why high school players should be invited to the NBA draft Combine

NBA draft: High school players should be invited to the combine. → Read More

What's the next step for Minnesota's Amir Coffey?

Minnesota basketball: After he showed promise as a freshman in 2016-17, could Gophers sophomore Amir Coffey lead the program to a top-four finish in the Big Ten in 2018? → Read More

Can Evans, Washington, Cumberland lift Cincinnati into the nation's elite?

Cincinnati basketball: Bearcats could be ready to join nation's elite in 2017-18. → Read More

Will Press Virginia have a postseason breakthrough?

West Virginia basketball: Could Mountaineers enjoy postseason breakthrough in 2018? → Read More

Coaching grades: Which programs made the best hires this off-season?

Coaching grades: Which college basketball programs made the best, worst hires this off-season? → Read More

Jimmy Butler Is The Bulls' Last Bastion Of Hope

Jimmy Butler has to be the best player in the Bulls' NBA playoff series for Chicago to beat out the Celtics. → Read More

Kentucky forward Bam Adebayo to stay in NBA draft

Kentucky Wildcats forward Bam Adebayo will remain in the NBA draft. → Read More

Redemption: North Carolina creates new ending to familiar championship path

Though UNC players insisted they didn't think about last year's defeat, their win over Gonzaga in the national title game came with the unmistakable air of achieving a dream that had once been denied. → Read More

David vs. Goliath? Nope: Gonzaga has already closed the gap between it and North Carolina

Gonzaga technically plays in a small conference (the WCC), but the program is hardly a mid-major, a notion the Zags affirmed with their run to the national championship game against North Carolina on Monday night. → Read More

Jordan Bell leads Oregon to a victory over Kansas that was 78 years in the making

Oregon stunned Kansas behind brilliant performances from Jordan Bell and Tyler Dorsey to advance to its first Final Four in 78 years. → Read More

Can anybody stop Kansas's offense? The numbers indicate it'll be tough

Kansas showed what makes it so terrifying in the Sweet 16. If the Jayhawks keep up their offense, they may coast toward the national title. → Read More

Sweet 16 thoughts: Florida-Wisconsin delivers the drama we’ve been waiting for

How’s that for drama? The NCAA tournament finally delivered the ending it was missing in Florida’s overtime win over Wisconsin. Plus, other thoughts from Friday’s action. → Read More

Behind Frank Mason, No. 1 Kansas finds killer instinct in rout of No. 4 Purdue

Behind Frank Mason and Devonte' Graham, Kansas throttled Purdue to advance to the Elite Eight. → Read More

Tyler Dorsey lifts Oregon in thriller over Michigan to advance to Elite Eight

Tyler Dorsey's acrobatic layup secured Oregon's 69–68 thrilling win over Michigan, putting the Ducks in the Elite Eight for the second year in a row. → Read More

Illinois gets savvy by poaching Brad Underwood from Oklahoma State

Illinois made a sharp hire by prying Brad Underwood away from Oklahoma State. → Read More

No. 11 USC persists to pull out stunner over No. 6 SMU in memorable thriller

USC led for all of 76 seconds, but overcame two separate double-digit deficits to upset SMU, 66–65, in Tulsa. → Read More