ncaa basketball http://nwpr.org en The Ides Of March Madness: 'Who's Gonna Stop Prospero?' http://nwpr.org/post/ides-march-madness-whos-gonna-stop-prospero What if William Shakespeare's plays faced off in a tournament, like basketball squads spewing Elizabethan verse? That's the idea behind a bracket that pits 32 of the bard's plays against each another, in a contest arranged by New York's New Victory Theater.<p>Much like the NCAA basketball tournament that inspired it, the theater has been tallying votes and <a href="http://newvictorytheater.blogspot.com/">updating its bracket</a> on its road to Stratford-upon-Avon.<p>But for some Shakespearean scholars, merely emulating the college tourney's machinery is not enough. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:58:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 43604 at http://nwpr.org The Ides Of March Madness: 'Who's Gonna Stop Prospero?' Spring May Not Be Outside, But It's On The Court http://nwpr.org/post/spring-may-not-be-outside-its-court Spring is here, and if you can't tell from the temperature outside, you know because yesterday saw the start of the NCAA tournament, in which 68 teams will compete over the next three weeks. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:22:00 +0000 Lev Grossman 43262 at http://nwpr.org Spring May Not Be Outside, But It's On The Court The Ducks Are In The Sweet 16 http://nwpr.org/post/ducks-are-sweet-16 <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">The Ducks have made it to the sweet 16. The</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;"> University of Oregon men's basketball team was seeded 12 in the NCAA Tournament. But they defeated fourth</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;seeded Saint Louis Saturday night, 74 - 57.</span></p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 23:29:57 +0000 Rachael McDonald 24833 at http://nwpr.org The Ducks Are In The Sweet 16 Gonzaga Fans Nervous After Rocky Opening Game http://nwpr.org/post/gonzaga-fans-nervous-after-rocky-opening-game <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/032213JR_Opila_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga University basketball fans are jittery after a near-loss for the small Catholic school with high hopes for March Madness. Gonzaga's men's basketball team narrowly won its first game in the national tournament on Thursday when it played Louisiana's Southern University.<p>The Zags next play Wichita State on Saturday.<p>“I'm so nervous! It was very frustrating to watch us just throw bricks in the air," says Gonzaga University senior Andrew Opila. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:02:28 +0000 Jessica Robinson 24729 at http://nwpr.org Gonzaga Fans Nervous After Rocky Opening Game No. 1 Ranking Delights Gonzaga's Devout Fan Base http://nwpr.org/post/no-1-ranking-delights-gonzagas-devout-fan-base <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/030413JR_ZagsFans_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>SPOKANE, Wash. - Basketball fans in the Inland Northwest are in a very good mood today. The new Associated Press poll for men's college basketball ranks Gonzaga University number one in the country. It's a first for Gonzaga – and the state of Washington.<p>Traditional basketball powers like Indiana and Duke,just couldn't hold their grip on the top spot. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 01:12:52 +0000 Jessica Robinson 23721 at http://nwpr.org No. 1 Ranking Delights Gonzaga's Devout Fan Base