National championships, multiple Final Four appearances, impressive won-loss records year after year. Whatever your criteria for deciding the best of the coaches, this year's Final Four group has it.
No. 4-ranked Maryland women’s basketball is making the Terrapins’ first back-to-back Final Four appearance in school history, and they took to the court at the Amalie Arena in Tampa to practice Saturday. Have a look at some of these photos from the day before Maryland takes on No. 1 Connecticut Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET. Want a few more galleries? Use these links below.
Grit. Hustle. Ingenuity. Passion. Those are the qualities you find in the heart of a true champion. The Badgers and Spartans have displayed those characteristics on their journey to the 2015 Final Four — the second-straight year they’ve made deep runs in the NCAA tournament. But those traits are hardly limited to those respective basketball teams. They’re regularly seen among the student body, faculty and staff, and alumni of both Wisconsin and Michigan State. When you’re not watching the games today, take a few minutes to read recent examples from BTN LiveBIG of how people from those universities apply talent,
In the summer of 2012, between Travis Trice's freshman and sophomore season at MSU, an unexplained and serious illness hit the Spartans' point guard and left doctors puzzled. Now the guard leads his Michigan State into the Final Four against Duke.
You've seen Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky wearing a GoPro action camera on the court after games and elsewhere. Both CBS and ESPN have asked about getting the footage. Who knows everything that is on the infamous GoPro camera? Only the National Player of the Year - for now.
Any other year, this would probably be the premier matchup of the Final Four. In Saturday night's first semifinal, it's Tom Izzo and Michigan State vs. Mike Krzyzewski and Duke
Next in the way of Kentucky's perfect season: Frank the Tank and his fun-loving band of Wisconsin teammates.
On Friday, Frank Kaminsky, the 7-footer who anchored Wisconsin’s run to a second straight Final Four, was the runaway choice as The Associated Press’ player of the year. Kaminsky and his team also practiced at Lucas Oil Stadium, and we’ve posted some of the best photos from USA Today. This season, Kaminsky averaged 18.7 points and 8.0 rebounds while shooting 54.9 percent from the field and 41.5 percent from 3-point range as the Badgers ran up a 35-3 record and won the Big Ten regular season and tournament titles. Read more here. Want more galleries? We got ’em.
Michigan State took to the floor at Lucas Oil Stadium on Friday in preparation for Saturday’s Final Four semifinal against Duke. Find more photos in our galleries section.
BTN airs Saturday's Michigan spring football game live at noon ET, and you can also watch it live via BTN2Go. BTN senior writer Tom Dienhart will be covering the game and lays out the five things he'll be looking for when new coach Jim Harbaugh and his Wolverines take the field.