The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.
President Barack Obama is picking Florida, Indiana, Louisville, Ohio State to reach the Final Four.
Congressional Democrats unveiled legislation Thursday to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines like those used in the school massacre at Newtown, Conn., even as they acknowledged an uphill battle getting the measures through a divided Congress.
Schools in the Washington area will have counselors and some extra police patrols as students return to class following the school shooting in Connecticut.
The seven Big East schools that don’t play FBS football, including Georgetown, have decided to leave the conference and pursue a new basketball framework.
In our politically-charged town, it’s important to make friends and influence people on the other side of an issue if you want to get something done in the nation’s capital. But when Randy Edsall did just the opposite upon his arrival at Maryland, the Friedgen-accustomed media was left scratching their heads. The reason for his treatment of media members may lay in his past.