UConn rolled to its eighth national title with a 93-60 rout of Louisville. Unlike some of his veteran teams of the past, Geno Auriemma's team is just a group of freshmen that is getting started. Richard Deitsch covers the Huskies' dominance and what it means for the sport's immediate future.
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Even when its best player struggled, Louisville found a way to stay resilient. In one of the best title games ever, Louisville outlasted Michigan 82-76 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Michigan got 17 points from unheralded reserve Spike Albrecht and a tremendous all-around performance from star Trey Burke. But the Cards had Most Outstanding Player James Hancock and resilient senior Peyton Siva to guide them on a day when star player Russ Smith struggled. It was a game for the ages, and a win was in the Cards for the top overall seed.
Three players are on fire, and SI Digital has you covered on the three studs that are dominating their respective sports.
The Knicks' Iman Shumpert is keeping it old school with his high-top fade, but the NBA was not amused by his latest cut. Shumpert edged the Adidas logo onto his scalp last week, but was forced to remove it due to a violation of league rules. Get more of the best of sports and pop culture at extramustard.si.com.
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With one swing, Bo Jackson made the greatest comeback of them all: a return to baseball after hip replacement surgey. Tom Verducci's 1993 story about arguably the greatest athlete of all-time documents how the icon came back from a devastating injury.
Below the Radar
All the talk is surrounding Geno Smith and Matt Barkley, but Peter King thinks that there is a true sleeper quarterback in this draft. Just take a glance at Syracuse's Ryan Nassib, a veteran signal-caller that could boost one of the many teams needing a QB. Read about Nassib's potential and more in Peter King's MMQB.