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CHICAGO | One by one they pushed through the turnstiles, took a rally towel and, in many cases, used it to dry off from the rain.
INDIANAPOLIS | Freshman Marshall Plumlee walked onto the court set up inside Lucas Oil Stadium on Thursday and took a deep breath.
INDIANAPOLIS | Louisville forward Chane Behanan flipped on the television in his Indianapolis hotel room Saturday morning to see his coach — albeit with fewer wrinkles and less salt and pepper in his hair — standing on a sideline surrounded by Kentucky blue. He watched again and again the fi…
INDIANAPOLIS | Some of it was Hoosier crimson to be sure, but the crowd at Friday's opening game at the Midwest Regional had a definite red bend.
INDIANAPOLIS | With three region natives already advancing to the Elite Eight, Lew Wallace graduate Branden Dawson had work to do if he wanted to become the fourth.
Oregon forward E.J. Singler says even with six players on defense, the Ducks can't replicate Louisville's press.
Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo says he was sitting at the breakfast table filling out brackets with his 13-year-old son when he noticed the Midwest Region remained largely blank.
CHICAGO | Spike Albrecht poked Glenn Robinson III and told him to look out the window as the Michigan bus barreled down the Borman Expressway on Wednesday afternoon.
Kyle Yelton remembers the hot summer weekend back in college when he and three friends stopped at his parents' house in Chesterton on the way back from a road trip to Ohio.
CHICAGO | Tim Beckman stepped to the podium, looked into the camera and declared that he did not step foot on Penn State's campus this week.
Stew Robinson remembers John Feinstein sitting on the sidelines for every practice of the 1985-86 basketball season. He remembers looking up from the court and seeing Feinstein in the stands for each game. Feinstein had earned the trust of legendarily temperamental Indiana coach Bob Knight, …
Texas A&M junior Mel Dumezich was named a Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-American for the second time in as many years, the organization announced.
Ryan Reithel spent much of the 1991 baseball season riding for an hour in his parents' car from their Merrillville home to a Chicago hospital, where he was being treated for Burkitt's lymphoma.
Ekaterina Gordeeva laughs when fans approach her and her bouncy blonde 10-year-old daughter to comment on how Daria has grown.
INDIANAPOLIS | Candlestick Park was a wet, muddy mess when Zak DeOssie snapped the football to Steve Weatherford for a game-winning, Super Bowl bid-clinching, 31-yard field goal in overtime. The ball slipped low to the ground, and securing it against the bluegrass would be easy as balancing …
INDIANAPOLIS | James Brewer painstakingly decorated the New York Giants' offensive line room for Christmas, carefully crafting holiday décor and even building a faux fireplace to adorn one wall.
Rob Ninkovich remembers well the day New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton told him his only hope at an NFL career was to become a long snapper.
INDIANAPOLIS | Steve Weatherford, like every member of the Giants, has been busy this Super Bowl week. Between press conferences, practices and team meetings, there's hardly time to grab lunch with teammates or step outside the team hotel.
It's Super Bowl Media Day, and Britt Davis stands on the sidelines at Lucas Oil Stadium — the same place he'll be for Sunday's game. Davis has spent the season as a wide receiver for the Patriots, but as a member of the practice squad he has yet to take the field.
INDIANAPOLIS | Sam Beishuizen walked out of Lucas Oil Stadium on Tuesday afternoon with a white towel slung over his shoulder.
Not long ago, Sergio Brown was tackling opponents on Saturdays at Notre Dame Stadium. Although he started as a senior and had 50 tackles, he went undrafted when his college career ended in 2010.
INDIANAPOLIS | Mike Copper has followed football since his days growing up in Valparaiso. He played basketball and later coached it, but remained a steadfast Colts fan.
INDIANAPOLIS | It would be one hour before the first Patriot stepped onto Lucas Oil Stadium turf, yet rows of cameras already had lined the podium where Tom Brady was scheduled to speak at Super Bowl Media Day.
Brandon Paul leaned back, closed his eyes, and rode the wave of students carrying him across the Assembly Hall court.
Saint Xavier University will hold a special assembly on Jan. 17 to honor its football team, which won the 2011 NAIA National Championship last month with a 24-20 victory against six-time national champion Carroll (Mont.) College.
Carlos Boozer may near nirvana when he warms up in the Bulls' United Center locker room.
CHICAGO | Playing five games in eight days could have left the Bulls gasping for energy during their home opener Sunday against the Memphis Grizzlies.
CHICAGO | Derrick Rose was a high school student when he saved enough cash for his first trip to the United Center. The Denver Nuggets were coming to town, and Rose wanted to watch Carmelo Anthony play.
The tickets are printed, the basketballs inflated, the nets hung and the teams ready to, well, rumble, as The Times annual Region Roundball Rumble begins today at East Chicago Central High School.
The Times Region Roundball Rumble is returning to its birthplace in the Hammond Civic Center.
February 24, 2010. Robbie Hummel drives home from the airport after a road game at Minnesota. His roommate, graduate assistant Bobby Riddell, rides shotgun.
Start with a state-of-the-art hockey rink on a football crazy college campus, then add an Olympic champion figure skater and a renowned 1970s rock band. Recipe for disaster, or a delicious combination? Brian Boitano aims to find out today.
ROSEMONT, ILL. | Zack Novak remembers coach John Beilein pulling him aside after practice one day early in both their Michigan basketball careers.
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