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The NBA Age Limit Is (March) Madness - By Pat Garofalo March 27, 2015 | 1:15 p.m. EDT

“I’m very much in favor of high school kids going pro,” said Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino last week.

Pitino, who will lead his Louisville Cardinals against North Carolina State on Friday in the Sweet Sixteen round of this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament, was commenting on a perennial question regarding America’s beloved March Madness: the validity of the NBA’s age limit, which essentially pushes aspiring pros into college basketball whether they have any desire to attend college or not. 142 more words


The night at Staples Center

The Staples Center is the basketball capital of the world. With its futuristic look and cascading lights atop the arena, the venue is absolutely one of the most identifiable in all of sports. 172 more words


Trevor Manuel named Class A first team all-state

EAST LANSING – Trevor Manuel would have liked to finish his high school career by playing for a second state title at Breslin Center on Saturday. 486 more words


March is my favorite month

Wow. The Sweet 16 just happened and I’m sitting on my laptop at 1 in the morning writing this for some unknown reason. I just love the NCAA Tournament. 1.724 more words


Important dates and announcements going forward

Here are all of the key dates you’ll need to know going forward:

March 28: Journal News coach of the year finalists announced, 10 a.m. 134 more words


The End of the Road: Ossining falls in Federations semifinal

ALBANY – Tears aren’t all that common for Ossining.

Maybe tears of joy from two Slam Dunk Tournament silver balls, five Section 1 Tournament gold balls or three Class AA state championships; but rarely tears of sadness. 187 more words


Regional Finals schedule

For the first time, Elite Eight games will be on cable.

Saturday on TBS, with Inside March Madness airing at 5 p.m.:

6:09 p.m. Eastern from Los Angeles… 69 more words

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