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

5 days 16 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Senior Bethany Coons. Bethany finished the basketball season at Union averaging 11 points and eight assists per game. Coach Dusty Weiskopf says Bethany is good at handling the basketball and teams would find it difficult to press Union when Bethany was in the game because of her lateral movement. When combining her scoring and assist averages, Bethany was contributing about 25 points per game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 day 11 hours ago

On March 24, 2015, Lufthansa Airlines pilot Andreas Lubitz steered a planeful of passengers into the French Alps, killing 150 people in a grisly act of murder/suicide.

The logical first question the world is asking is why? We ask this not only to make some sort of rational sense out of the irrational act, but also so that we can try to prevent something like it from happening again.

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SPORTS CORNER

1 hour 12 sec ago

Jordan Lennerton's RBI double in the eighth inning helped the Detroit Tigers rally for a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Grapefruit League play on Saturday. Miguel Cabrera crushed a two-run home run in the first inning, and Alex Avila added a solo shot in the seventh for the Tigers. Shane Greene allowed three runs -- one earned -- on three hits with three walks and six strikeouts in five innings on the mound.