Louisville surges past N.C. State to reach Elite Elight

...the spark of the Wolfpack's attack, finished with eight points on 3 of 14 shooting.Before the game, Pitino promised a surprise and Gill delivered. Gill, who averaged 2.4 points during the season, hit a runner and a 3 from the right corner in a span...

UGA Week: Brendon Todd's perseverance finally pays off

...My first go around most of the tracks on tour were a little struggle. I know I'll have a couple of moments that week that are going to surprise me and I'll probably have to rally hard that week. But I know I can play there."

Westminster classmates team up to win pro-am in Texas

...a great pro for us."Howell didn't know he was playing with Hooks until he arrived on the first tee. It was a welcome surprise, and Howell and Hooks led the way as the team claimed a two-shot victory."He was reading putts, finding golf balls...

N.C. State surprises top-seed Villanova

N.C. State is back in the Sweet 16, attacking one of the top teams in the nation for 40 minutes and stunning Villanova 71-68 on Saturday night. The Wolfpack went wild as the final horn sounded and danced around the court in celebration.

Gonzaga gets past North Dakota State

...Lawrence Alexander, who sent last year's Oklahoma game into overtime with a tying 3, had 19 points. That was no big surprise.But when Werner, the 6-foot-6, 240-pound forward who can dribble and drop the baby hook, started going off in the...

Mayor offers surprising lunch invitation

To my surprise, after several columns critical of Mayor Hardie Davis, he called Friday and invited me to lunch. If I hadn't been lying down...

Few surprises await Gamecock women entering NCAA Tournament

...didn't. The Gamecocks leaped from the sideline chairs when their name appeared atop the Stanford Regional."Last was just a surprise," Coates said. "It was very crazy, especially my first year being here and we're a No. 1 seed."South Carolina...

Free agency's first week in the NFL was full of surprises

NEW YORK - Maybe everyone should have known from the way the Super Bowl ended that the beginning of the NFL's business season would be wild.

What must new prez be?

...achievement as a scholar, teacher, and mentor.One who has a life experience that demonstrates that the academic world holds few surprises.One who understands that the academic world is an integral part of a larger community worthy of trust as well as a source...

James Webb III making a name for himself at Boise State

...can do pretty much whatever they need me to do," Webb said.If that caliber of play surprises people back home, well, it came as somewhat of a surprise in Idaho, too. After transferring from North Idaho College and sitting out last season...