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March Madness: Can ACC’s NCAA tournament idea work?

What about the bracket? This is not a glib question. There are glib answers—use the side of the Empire State Building, paint it on Devils Tower, convert drive-in movie screens—but it’s a serious question. How do you make a bracket for a 346-team NCAA tournament? The suggestion to expand the Big Dance to infinity and …

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John Thompson death: Georgetown coach was NCAA pioneer

Nobody knew it at the time, but college basketball needed John Thompson more than John Thompson needed college basketball. He could have remained in the high-school coaching ranks in Washington, D.C., winning games and influencing lives, but the college game needed someone strong enough to sledgehammer the status quo into rubble. Thompson was that man, …

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