It’s a tradition in the United States that a sports team is invited to the White House by the President after winning a championship. The first championship team believed to have visited the White House is the 1924 Washington Senators after claiming the World Series. NBA, NHL, MLB, NFL and NCAA championship-winning teams have become a regular occurrence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave since Ronald Reagan made it commonplace in the 1980s. Continue reading “UNC Coach Roy Williams Unsure if Team Will Visit President Trump, White House”
The third month of each year means one thing for sports fans in the United States: March Madness. While most people in the country are quite familiar with the college basketball tournament (and fill out brackets), others around the world might not be as familiar with the Big Dance. Continue reading “What is March Madness?”
Yao Ming stands at a towering 7 ft. 6in (2.3m), but his impact on the National Basketball Association and the game’s growth in his home nation of China dwarfs his skyscraper-like stature. Continue reading “Yao Ming’s Influence on NBA, Basketball in China”
My fingers were trembling as I typed: “#Duke players sitting on bench with a look of disbelief. #Lehigh about to pull off one of best upsets in tournament history.”
My “#Lehigh” feed on TweetDeck was so relentless I had to remove it for the fear of my computer crashing during one of the biggest moments in March Madness history.
C.J. McCollum grimaced as he sat on the away team bench at Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, Va.
His face was a look of anger, disappointment and frustration.
The then-Lehigh University senior guard, who was leading the nation in scoring, had one white Nike high-top shoe on, but his left foot and ankle were tightly wrapped with athletic tape.