Four Teams Advance To Elite Eight

Four teams are heading to the Elite Eight after the first day of games in the Sweet 16 on Thursday. Top-seeds Florida and Arizona both advanced with wins over four-seeds. The Gators dropped the UCLA Bruins 79-68 in the South Regional while the Wildcats rallied to beat the San Diego State Aztecs 70-64 in the West Region. Second-seeded Wisconsin dismissed sixth-seeded Baylor 69-52 and will play Arizona on Saturday night. Eleventh-seed Dayton dropped 10th-seeded Stanford to move on and play Florida in the early game on Saturday.

The East and Midwest Regions get underway on Friday. In New York, top-seeded Virginia plays fourth-seeded Michigan State in the top half of the bracket while third-seeded Iowa State meets seventh-seeded UConn in the bottom half. In Indianapolis, fourth-seeded Louisville rematches eighth-seeded Kentucky. Also in the Midwest, second-seeded Michigan battles 11th-seeded Tennessee.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 11 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 6 hours ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

8 hours 46 min ago

The Cardinals are off today before the Dodgers come to town for the start of a three-game series tomorrow night. John Lackey will start the opener for St. Louis. He's 2-and-3 with a 3.18 ERA. Los Angeles sends Mike Bolsinger to the mound. He's 3-and-0 with a 0.71 ERA.