Thursday, April 10 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-04-10 18:43:26 GMT
UCONN NCAA Women's and Men's Championship coaches, Geno Auriemma and Ollie Ring, are scheduled to ring the closing bell at the NYSE today.This honor comes after both the men and women undefeated HuskiesMore >
After winning the NCAA Women's and Men's national championships, the head coaches for both teams are expected to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange Thursday.More >
The University of Connecticut men's basketball team plans to fly back home with the national championship that will be celebrated at a campus rally on Tuesday just hours before the women's team plays for...More >
UConn forward DeAndre Daniels got a chance to storm the court at Gampel Pavilion as a fan on Tuesday night, joining thousands of other UConn students in celebrating the school's dual national basketball titles.More >
Breanna Stewart and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis each scored 14 points to help Connecticut move closer to knocking off Notre Dame in the first NCAA championship showdown between undefeated teams as the Huskies took a...More >
Geno Auriemma and UConn reached the top of women's college basketball in unprecedented fashion. After winning a record ninth national championship - they stand alone.More >
Tuesday, April 8 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-04-08 18:47:30 GMT
UConn will be playing for more than just another title Monday night.Gov. Dannel Malloy announced that he agreed to a wager with Gov. Steve Beshear of Kentucky.Malloy put Connecticut wine, beer and chocolateMore >
Gov. Dannel Malloy won his wager with Gov. Steve Beshear of Kentucky when the Huskies defeated the Wildcats, 60-54, in the national championship game in Arlington, TX, on Monday night.More >
This is the first of a 2-part series looking at some of the best players in the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Part 1 looks at standouts from the Big 6 conferences. Part 2, coming Thursday, will discuss the best of the mid-majors.
(RNN) – The commoners are creeping closer, but basketball's nobles still hold the castle surrounding the NCAA national championship.
Teams from the Big 6 – ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Big East, Pac 12 and SEC – have won the last 22 titles. The most recent time a squad outside the major programs walked away from the Big Dance as champions was in 1990, when UNLV won it all.
Last season was a return to dominance for the power schools; only Ohio of the Mid-American Conference and the Atlantic 10's Xavier made it into the second week of play.
That bucked the trend of previous tournaments when mid-majors broke past the gates of the Sweet Sixteen – most notably Butler, which was in the final game two years in a row.
But 2012 was also an outlier in the terms of the talent pool. Many top freshman from 2011 stayed in school another year – most at Big 6 programs – and the incoming class of newbies was one of the strongest in a decade.
With that pool a little more shallow, the Butlers, Gonzagas and New Mexicos have a much better chance of ending that 22-year streak.