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Kentucky, Wisconsin Return to NCAA Final Four

Top seeds Kentucky and Wisconsin won their respective regional finals on Saturday to return to the Final Four for the second consecutive year. Here’s a recap of the day’s action:

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Grand Rapids Native Father Pete McCormick is Chaplain for the Notre Dame Men’s Basketball Team [Video]

All eyes are on the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

If you look closely you may find a familiar face on Notre Dame's bench.

Father Pete McCormick, a Grand Rapids native, is Chaplain for the Notre Dame men's basketball team.

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So, Charles Barkley Doesn’t Wear Pants on the Job

Charles Barkley usually gets attention for what he says, not for what he wears. Or, more precisely, for what he doesn’t wear.

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Michigan State Advances to NCAA Elite 8 with 62-58 Win Over Oklahoma [Photos]

Travis Trice had 24 points, Denzel Valentine had 18 points and Branden Dawson added six points and 11 rebounds to lead Michigan State past Oklahoma 62-58 on Friday night in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in Syracuse, N.Y.

The eight-seeded Spartans (26-11) advanced to the Elite Eight in the East Region with the triumph at Syracuse University's Carrier Dome.

Third-seeded Oklahoma (24-11) got 21 points from Buddy Hield and 16 points and seven rebounds from TaShawn Thomas.

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Young Fan in Justin Verlander Jersey Gets Surprise of a Lifetime

It's the newest trend in sports -- athletes showing up off the field right near unsuspecting fans.

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Former North Carolina Players Get Gift From Their Late Coach [Video]

To a man, the men who played under former University of North Carolina coach Dean Smith have all mentioned what a huge role model he was in their life.

From taking the lead on integration in the South, to leading young men to success far beyond the basketball court, the late coach was a tremendous influence on his players.

And now, after he's gone, he comes back into their lives with a little treat for all of them. All 180 of them.

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Hot-To-Tot Wins 2015 West Michigan Whitecaps’ Food Vote

The votes have been tallied, and the winner of the sixth annual West Michigan Whitecaps food contest is Hot-To-Tot.

The buffalo chicken and bleu cheese covered tater tot concoction will be on the menu at Fifth Third Ballpark this season.

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Wayland Union Girls’ Basketball’s Presley Hudson Named High School Athlete of the Week [Video]

Presley Hudson, a senior who led the Wayland Union High School girls' basketball team to conference and district titles this season, has been named Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Five Things We Learned From First Two Rounds of NCAA Men’s Basketball Tourney

College basketball fans have spent most of the last week gorging themselves on a buffet of hoops action, as the NCAA tournament field went from 68 to 16. Here’s what we've learned.

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Throwback Thursday: Did You Know U-M Coach Jim Harbaugh Is Screech’s Cousin? [Video]

Back when he was quarterback of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, current University of Michigan Football Coach Jim Harbaugh appeared on Saved By The Bell.

We have unearthed the footage for you. Caution: Bad acting ahead!

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Yankee Players Recreate The Great Bambino Scene From ‘The Sandlot’ [Video]

The 1993 film The Sandlot is considered by many to be high on the list of the best baseball movies of all time.

The story features a scene where a baseball autographed by Babe Ruth gets put into play in a game. The kid who stole the ball from his Dad has no idea who Babe Ruth is, much to the chagrin of his teammates, who let him know how important it is.

Now, the New York Yankees have re-created the scene, demonstrating for posterity how bad athletes trying to act can be.

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Purse Raised to $2 Million for Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft [Video]

A $2 million tournament purse certainly takes women's professional golf into the upper levels of women's golf.

That is exactly what the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft has done. The Grand Rapids tour stop is now one of the most notable tournaments on the women's tour.

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