1. Michigan State Shows It Can Weather Any Punch in Sweet 16 Slugfest vs. Virginia

    It was fitting that the defensive showdown between Michigan State and Virginia took place at Madison Square Garden...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 5,530 reads 6 comments

  2. Why the Dayton Flyers Are the Cinderella Team of This NCAA Tournament

    To be anointed the Cinderella team of the NCAA tournament, it's not enough to simply be a victorious band of hoopsters who have a double-digit seed next to their name in the bracket...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 19,453 reads 34 comments

  3. Steve Alford Silences Critics, Has UCLA Humming and in the Sweet 16

    Stephen F. Austin had a great run this season, but it was no match Sunday night for the UCLA team coached by Stephen T. Alford...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 8,534 reads 12 comments

  4. Syracuse's Late-Season Collapse Complete After Upset Loss to Dayton

    Syracuse long has been famous for its 2-3 zone defense. But it was banished from the NCAA tournament Saturday night because of an 0-of-10 offense...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 6,659 reads 37 comments

  5. Duke's Stunning Upset to Mercer Shows Jabari Parker Isn't Invincible

    Top-three draft pick. NBA All-Star. Contender for MVP. All of that and plenty more seems fairly assured for Jabari Parker as a pro...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 11,302 reads 84 comments

  6. Rick Pitino's Anger at Selection Committee Justified After Thriller vs Manhattan

    When Rick Pitino went off this week about what a rotten deal Louisville was dealt with its opening matchup in the NCAA tournament, as reported by The Associated Press ( via ESPN...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 16,693 reads 18 comments

  7. Is the NCAA Tournament Really a Bad Thing for the US Economy?

    Most employees have an annual performance review in which the bosses grade their work. But this week is when that judgmental process should get flipped, giving the people a chance to rate those who are calling the shots...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 129,781 reads 29 comments

  8. 2014 NCAA Tournament Has All the Ingredients to Be One of the Best Ever

    What's your favorite NCAA tournament in recent memory? Florida's repeat championship seasons of 2006-07? Kansas needing overtime to claim the 2008 Final Four? How about the 2009 ...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 45,363 reads 63 comments

  9. Big East Basketball Seeks to Rise from the Ashes and Reclaim Its Prestige

    If you're a college hoops junkie, don't you have to be rooting for the Big East this year? Yes, by Madison Square Garden standards, the Big East tournament is woefully short on marquee teams...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 3,513 reads 6 comments

  10. Patrick Reed Channels Tiger Woods to Take 2014 WGC-Cadillac Title

    The golfing world is long accustomed to seeing a man dressed in red and black take charge on the final day of a PGA Tour event and stride off the 18th green with a record-setting victory...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 14,770 reads 22 comments

  11. Florida Completes SEC Dominance, Shows Kentucky Is Nowhere Near Elite

    John Calipari got his wish on Saturday, the one about hoping "the light goes on" for his Kentucky team. But unfortunately for the Wildcats, that glow was the beacon of an oncoming locomotive known as the Florida Gators...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 18,845 reads 120 comments

  12. Rory McIlroy's Comeback on Hold After Final-Round Collapse at 2014 Honda Classic

    The Honda Classic is where most golfers begin their road to Augusta and the Masters in earnest, and it looked as if Rory McIlroy was in cruise control as Sunday's fourth round began...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 15,179 reads 11 comments

  13. Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Win Transforms 2014 Daytona 500 from Disaster to Delight

    This is why real NASCAR fans don't bail out on the Daytona 500 just because there are tornado warnings and there's a record rain delay...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 150,929 reads 56 comments

  14. Inside the Final Medal Count at the 2014 Winter Olympics

    As the curtain comes down in Sochi without the 2014 Winter Olympics delivering an indelible signature moment, several teams are entitled to walk away feeling they turned in the top performance...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 100,410 reads 73 comments

  15. Slalom Gold Cements Teenager Mikaela Shiffrin as America's Darling in Sochi

    Mikaela Shiffrin won Alpine skiing gold in grand style Friday, averting near-disaster in the slalom with a clutch recovery one would never expect from an 18-year-old...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 11,515 reads 5 comments

  16. Revenge on America's Mind in 2014 Olympic Men's Hockey Showdown with Canada

    It's tough for an American to get angry at a Canadian, much less feel full-blown contempt. But that will change on Friday, when the U.S...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 77,541 reads 79 comments

  17. Lauryn Williams Just Misses on Making Olympic History in Bobsled

    Lauryn Williams wrapped herself in an American flag within moments of exiting her bobsled Wednesday, and flashed a gold-medal smile even though she knew the medal of that color had just slipped away...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 7,287 reads 3 comments

  18. Mikaela Shiffrin Fifth Amid Tough Conditions in Olympic Debut

    Mikaela Shiffrin survived an Olympic debut plagued by fog, rain and heavy snow on Tuesday, but America's teen skiing sensation left Sochi 's slopes with her future looking bright as ever...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 102,304 reads 1 comments

  19. Steve Holcomb Drives USA to Historic Bobsled Medal at Winter Olympics

    The U.S. broke its 62-year Olympic medal drought in the two-man bobsled Monday by the blink of an eye. That description no doubt will sit well with driver Steve Holcomb, whose ...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 16,983 reads 3 comments

  20. Sochi 2014: Dominant Dutch Speedskating Makes More History with Another Sweep

    From the start of the Sochi Winter Olympics , the Dutch speedskaters have been amazing, getting a pair of medal sweeps early on at the long-track oval...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 18,885 reads 7 comments

  21. U.S. Speedskaters Out of Excuses After Men Flop in Olympic 1,500 Meters

    So much for blaming the suits. The U.S. long-track speedskating team is out of alibis now that a change in uniforms for Saturday's men's 1,500-meter race failed to prevent another miserable American finish at the Olympics...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 12,384 reads 15 comments

  22. Sochi Olympics Fashion Ranges from Wacky Uniforms to Wardrobe Malfunction

    The Winter Olympics are the height of athletic achievement in the snow and on the ice. But sometimes the athletes' wardrobes eclipse the buzz over who won the gold...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 98,551 reads 1 comments

  23. Russia's Olympic Hockey Team Is Great, but U.S. Won't Need a Miracle to Win

    As the U.S. hockey team prepares to face Russia on Saturday it's impossible not to reflect back on the greatest game ever played between the two superpowers...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 34,316 reads 44 comments

  24. Evgeni Plushenko Makes a Painful Exit Amid Controversy at Sochi

    Throughout a dazzling career that's seen him win four Olympic medals, adoring crowds have often begged Evgeni Plushenko for encores...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 113,803 reads 28 comments

  25. Don't Shed Tears for Shani Davis Yet: Speedskating Star Eying 1,500-Meter Glory

    Yes, it would have been great to see Shani Davis make good on his bid for a three-peat in speedskating's 1,000 meters...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 7,774 reads 5 comments