Memorial Stadium in Terre Haute was once the “finest minor league baseball stadium around” and would minor league baseball from 1901 to 1956.
It’s not every day that the city of Lethbridge, with a population of about 100,000, hosts a world championship. But it did just that March 30-April 7 when the Pioneer World Men’s Curling Championship came to town.
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament’s Final Four returned to Minneapolis in grand style after an 18 year hiatus. After the host city witnessed Christian Laettner’s iconic buzzer heater in 1992 and an epic comeback in the 2001 semifinal en route to championships, more Duke heroics with the current lineup was anticipated.
March Madness is associated mainly with one thing: basketball. The name itself just conjures up images of buzzer beaters, cinderellas, and thrilling performances. But there’s a different March Madness and it comes in the form of the NCAA men’s ice hockey tournament which culminates in the Frozen Four. This year the East regional took place at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island.
The Atlantic Coast Conference has changed, and with it so has its postseason tournament. Instead of being a weekend event, it’s now an almost weeklong event. Instead of a field of eight local teams, it’s now a field of 15 teams across 10 different states. Instead of an annual event in Greensboro, it moves along the eastern seaboard year-by-year. As they say, it’s not your daddy’s ACC anymore.
The time is now for a new basketball arena for Longwood, and it will now be possible after a $15 million gift for alumnus Joan Brock this week.