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#MarchMadness: Louisville Ladies Can't Sweep - UCONN Takes Home Eighth Title

Louisville’s feel-good run game to an end last night at the hands of the UCONN Lady Huskies who dominated the floor, beating the Cardinals 93-60 - the largest margin of victory ever in a women’s title game. UCONN Coach Geno Auriemma tied retired U. of Tennessee coach Pat Summitt for most championships by a women’s program with eight apiece. They now share second place in overall titles behind UCLA’s legendary […]

#MarchMadness: Louisville Crowned National Champs as they 'Win for Ware'

The Louisville men’s basketball team rallied from behind one last time in this year’s tournament to defeat Michigan, win national championship honors and earn a place in history for coach Rick Pitino. Pitino is the first coach in NCAA history to win a national title with two different teams (also with University of Kentucky in 1996), and it all happened on the same day he was named to the Naismith […]

#MarchMadness: Your Guide to the National Championship Game

Got your pom-poms handy? Who’s it going to be, fans: Louisville or Michigan? Here’s ViralRead’s dossier on each team, including probable starters and their stats and- yes- our pick for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Champion to be crowned tonight in Atlanta (game time, 9:23 p.m. ET, CBS).       LOUISVILLE: Team probable starting 5 (-vs- Wichita State) Chane Behanan, F 9.6 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.1 apg Gorgui Dieng, C […]

#MarchMadness: NCAA Women's Basketball National Championship is Set: UCONN v. Louisville

The NCAA Women’s basketball tourney wrapped up its semi-final round this weekend - sending UCONN and yet another Louisville team to the national championship game. Like their male counterparts, the Louisville ladies had to mount a second half comeback in their Final Four appearance against Cal in order to earn a trip to the big game. They took a 10-point deficit into the locker room at the half, but returned […]

#MarchMadness: Final Four Finishes - Louisville v. Michigan: It's ON!

Louisville staved off one last flicker of the wand from Cinderella’s fairy godmother, rallying from behind to defeat Wichita State. Michigan fought tooth and nail to outscore the vaunted 2-3 zone D of Syracuse, holding the Orange to only 56 points with some impressive D of their own. So now, we are set. 64 teams whittled down to these two collegiate powerhouses. Big East, Big Ten, Big Game. Two teams […]

The Moment of Encouragement: #PrayForWare Photo Goes Viral

This unbelievable image of the moment just before Kevin Ware was taken off the court, as his teammates give him encouragement, has been tweeted and re-tweeted over 2000 times. After the injury, which happened as Louisville led Duke by just one at 21-20, Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino yelled to his clearly-shaken players who were gathered at the free-throw line and according to ESPN.com said, “Hey, [Kevin] wants to talk […]

WARNING - GRAPHIC - #MarchMadness: Louisville's Kevin Ware Breaks Leg Against Duke #PrayForWare

In a freak accident during the Elite Eight matchup Between Louisville and Duke, the Cardinals’ sophomore guard Kevin Ware broke a bone in his right leg below his knee. The injury was so gruesome, other players broke down in tears. Ware made a routine leap to block a Duke 3-point shot, but landed awkwardly on one foot, crumpling to the ground. It appeared to be a compound open fracture (through […]

#MarchMadness: Your Guide to the Elite 8 - Today's Games

Oh, how very close we are getting to the Final Four! Cinderellas have waltzed into history, top seeds have been defeated. But there’s still a lot of basketball to watch, including today’s portion of the Elite 8 round. Find our analysis below. Meanwhile, you can take a look at our predictions for yesterday’s Wichita State -vs- Ohio State (dare we say?) shocker. Michigan (4) -vs- Florida (3) 2:20pm ET (CBS) […]

#MarchMadness: The 'Shock' Treatment Continues

9-seed Wichita State is on its way to the Final Four - only the fifth nine-or-higher seed to reach the Final Four since seeding began in 1979.  And they did it by vanquishing the powerful Ohio State Buckeyes. As ViralRead reported earlier, The Shockers are tough on defense — holding Pitt, Gonzaga, and LaSalle to a combined 35.5 percent shooting. They did not let up last night, allowing only 22 points in […]