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UConn women rout Maryland, return to title game

...three-peat for UConn, which won three consecutive championships from 2002-04.Making the Final Four seems like a rite of spring for the Huskies (37-1) lately as the team has appeared in the last eight national semifinals.UConn had cruised...
Maryland coach tired of UConn's dominance

...they were happy to be here. That's not the goal for this year's team."Making the Final Four feels like a rite of spring for the Huskies lately as the team has appeared in the past eight national semifinals, winning four championships...
Tennessee musician writes piano ballad about Masters Tournament

...features piano and harmonica. Its lyrics summarize an experience that Stone calls "an Ameri can treasure" and "a rite of spring."Stone, 63, is returning to Augusta this week to give away several hundred copies of his album to patrons and...
Pleasant Woodman wins feature race at Aiken Spring Steeplechase

...colorful dresses and personalities. The steeplechase featured five races, all run under a blue sky, a change from last year's rain and cold temperatures."It's wonderful. It's the first rite of spring, always," Campbell said.
See the Big Three on the first tee

...Jock Hutchison and Fred McLeod, a pair of major championship winners, starting the tournament. By the 1980s, the rite of spring had evolved with the trio of Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead and Byron Nelson all hitting opening tee shots. Former CBS analyst...
ASU spring film series starts next week

...Chanel & Igor Stravinsky -- It is Paris, 1913. At the Theatre Des Champs-Elysees, Igor Stravinsky premieres The Rite Of Spring. Coco Chanel is mesmerized, but the enraged audience boos and a near riot ensues. Seven years later, Chanel meets...
Applause | Music | Things to Do | Life
Spring can take a much greater toll than winter

...would be replaced by tan.All around him, other bears -- black, brown, pink and yellow -- were pursuing a similar rite of spring. He greeted them with a wave and a grunt and began pushing the mower across his backyard."Look what I have done...
Metro | Glynn Moore | Glynn Moore
Huskies, Cardinal have experience on their side

INDIANAPOLIS --- Playing in the Final Four has become an annual rite of spring for Connecticut and Stanford.The two veteran teams hope that their experience will buoy them to another national championship...
College | Sports | College Sports
Masters Tournament tops an enticing menu

...and Gary Woodland or the sage experience of some of the veterans who are always factors every April.These opening rites of spring give the competitors and fans much to hope for this year. On a week as engaging as this one, drink deep.
Masters News | Scott Michaux | Scott Michaux
Syracuse faces Yale in quarterfinals of lacrosse tournament

...seniors on the Syracuse roster are focused on reaching the Final Four for the first time, something that once was a rite of spring for the Orange. Syracuse advanced to the national semifinals 22 consecutive years (1983-2004) but hasn't won...