Their team might have lost Saturday night, but VCU's students are still the biggest winners of the Final Four weekend. The generosity and thoughtfulness of VCU put its students on the trip of a lifetime.
Apr 3 10:44 AM ET | By Sarah Spain
You think the players and coaches at Saturday's Final Four were nervous? The moms and dads did more sweating and hand-wringing in the stands than VCU coach Shaka Smart did working the sideline. Meet a few of the proud parents.
Apr 3 2:02 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
Have you got your Final Four gameday menu set? If not, Top Chef's Brian Malarkey is here to help. Malarkey has created dishes for each of the men's Final Four squads, so whichever colors you're wearing, there's a meal for you!
Apr 1 7:49 AM ET | By Sarah Spain
Nothing says baseball like snow, rain and temperatures in the 30s and 40s! Weather permitting, 12 baseball teams will start their 2011 seasons today, and for six, the dream of a perfect 162-game season will end. (Waaah, waaah!)
Mar 31 2:12 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
Former Penn State basketball player Tyler Smith has spent the past three years in Japan playing hoops for the Hitachi Sunrockers. Smith talked to espnW about what it was like to be in Japan in the midst of one of the worst natural disasters of our time.
Mar 31 | By Sarah Spain
Just a few days into the Barry Bonds trial and baseball's home run king already has been made to look like a selfish, violent, small-balled, sexually incompetent philanderer. No matter the verdict in this one, Bonds comes out losing.
Mar 30 7:14 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
Watching the standings in the NBA and the NHL has become nearly as entertaining as watching the games themselves. The puppies nipping at the heels of the big dogs look to sneak their way into the playoffs with late-season wins.
Mar 31 6:47 AM ET | By Sarah Spain
Tiger Woods released his own mobile app Wednesday, a program designed to help golfers improve their swing. espnW's Sarah Spain thinks other sports figures should follow suit.
Mar 24 6:20 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
The NFL lockout has left hundreds of players unemployed, wondering when they'll see their next paycheck. espnW's Sarah Spain has a few tips for some of the league's most employable guys.
Mar 23 7:12 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
With the end of the regular season in sight, the Knicks risk entering the playoffs with zero mojo. Melo and Co. have lost six of their last seven games, they'll try to rebound against the Magic. Lotta hoops and hockey to get you through this hump day.
Mar 23 11:59 AM ET | By Sarah Spain
For the best Notre Dame team in decades, Sunday's season-ending loss to FSU came all too soon. Stifling defense and surprising offense helped the Seminoles sour a winning season for Big East player of the year Ben Hansbrough and the Irish.
Mar 21 12:24 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
If you thought the big shots and buzzer-beaters ended with your weekend, think again. The women's NCAA tournament continues tonight with two of the top-seeded teams in action. Find out how the Stanford seniors could make tonight an historic one.
Mar 21 1:04 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
The 11th-seeded VCU Rams stunned No. 3 seed Purdue with a decisive 94-76 win Sunday night. With a few days off before their Sweet 16 matchup with Florida State, the players are excited to head back to Virginia as newly minted stars.
Mar 21 12:24 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
The Madness continues today, with another 16 ways for my bracket to get busted. (Alright, alright, even more busted.) Here's what we're watching.
Mar 18 5:16 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
Thursday afternoon hoops legend Lisa Leslie surprised Mater Dei High School's Kaleena Mosquada-Lewis with a big honor. espnW's Sarah Spain talked to Leslie about breaking the big news, her keys to success and her pick for this year's NCAA champion.
Mar 18 10:44 AM ET | By Sarah Spain
A Montenegrin soccer player has complained to FIFA and UEFA, claiming his former team, Kuban of the Russian Premier League, threatened and beat him into signing his own termination papers.
Mar 15 5:15 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
Quick, find Tru TV on your channel lineup! The new 68-team NCAA tournament starts tonight and you don't wanna miss a minute of the Madness. Four teams meet in two of the new First Four games tonight hoping to play their way into the "real" brackets.
Mar 15 2:31 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
Liberty guard Cappie Pondexter recently joined a long line of sports figures who would have been wise to keep their mouths shut. espnW's Sarah Spain says some topics will always be out of bounds in sports.
Mar 14 6:24 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
Sunday the men's NCAA brackets were released, Monday we learn the pairings for the women. Find out who makes the cut, who has the easiest path to the final and who has to go through UConn. Here are the games -- and selection specials -- we're watching.
Mar 14 12:23 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
The three referees who botched Wednesday's St. John's-Rutgers game have voluntarily withdrawn from the Big East tournament. Here are a few other sports figures who should follow suit.
Mar 10 | By Sarah Spain
March Madness hasn't officially begun, but college hoops fans are already in prime tourney shape, calling in sick to watch their favorite teams, stretching out lunch at their local bar, or, at the very least, checking scores instead of e-mail.
Mar 10 12:37 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
On Monday, a British soccer player was slapped with a red card after taking down a nearly naked streaker. espnW's Sarah Spain thinks the quick-thinking streaker's striker should have been rewarded, not reprimanded for his tackle.
Mar 9 10:27 AM ET | By Sarah Spain
Maya Moore and company look to get past Notre Dame tonight to earn UConn its fourth straight Big East title. Meanwhile, the UConn men opened up their Big East tournament play against conference doormat, DePaul, this afternoon.
Mar 8 2:06 PM ET | By Sarah Spain