With wildly different systems, Jay Wright and Tony Bennett have proven that college basketball teams can win without can't-miss recruits.
Injuries and attitude issues derailed his NBA career, but the former North Carolina star believes Ice Cube's new three-on-three summer league will let him finish on a high note.
On Thursday night, an NFL team will almost certainly select Temple's Haason Reddick in the first round of the 2017 draft, making him one of the most unlikely high picks in recent years.
In a Final Four full of unlikely participants, arguably the most unlikely of all is South Carolina's starting forward Maik Kotsar.
Sports Illustrated Kids writer Max Bonnstetter drew national attention at the NCAA tournament this weekend after he was praised for one question by a coach, and criticized for another by a newspaper reporter.
Kennard has emerged as the most consistent player on a talented Blue Devils team that struggled at times this season.
Only about 5 percent of Boy Scouts can call themselves an Eagle Scout. Among them is Josh Hart, who years before helping lead Villanova to another NCAA tournament promised his dad that he would achieve Scouting's highest ranking.
Butler opens the NCAA tournament against Winthrop as the fourth seed in the South region, the best seeding in school history.
Seven Big East teams are in the NCAA tournament, including reigning champ and top overall seed Villanova. It feels like old times for a conference that split up in 2013.
After retiring from the NBA in 2005, Kerry Kittles consulted with the Nets, earned his MBA from Villanova, and worked in finance. Still, the lure of coaching drew him back to the game, and to the Princeton Tigers.