Wofford Terriers Going to the NCAA Tournament: Let’s Go Dance!

Wofford Terriers Going to the NCAA Tournament: Let’s Go Dance!

The 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Bracket was released on Sunday, and Wofford College was announced as the #14 seed, playing #3 seed Brigham Young University on Thursday in Denver, Colorado. This season Wofford won the Southern Conference Tournament, defeating the College of Charleston 77-67 to earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season.

The Terriers gathered to watch the selection show in Leonard Auditorium on campus on with an exuberant, capacity crowd on hand. On Monday evening, the team was honored by the city with a large pep rally in downtown Spartanburg (SC).

Wofford Opens NCAA Tournament Play Against Brigham Young University

Wofford Terriers Going to the NCAA Tournament: Let’s Go Dance!

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Wofford Opens NCAA Tournament Play Against Brigham Young University in Denver

Wofford Opens NCAA Tournament Play Against Brigham Young University in Denver

The 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Bracket was released on Sunday, and Wofford College was announced as the #14 seed, playing #3 seed Brigham Young University on Thursday in Denver, Colorado. The game will be played at 7:00 p.m. ET and be broadcast on CBS.

The Terriers are in the Southeast Region, with Pittsburgh as the #1 seed. Other teams in the Southeast Regional with Wofford are #6 seed St. John’s University and #11 seed Gonzaga. The winners of the two second round games will meet on Saturday.

Wofford is 21-12 on the season. This season Wofford won the Southern Conference Tournament, defeating the College of Charleston 77-67 to earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season. It marked the second straight season the Terriers have won 20 or more games.

The Terriers gathered to watch the selection show in Leonard Auditorium on campus with a capacity crowd on hand. On Monday evening, the team will be honored by the city at a pep rally in downtown Spartanburg (SC).

Wofford Will Open NCAA Tournament Play Against Brigham Young Univ. in Denver

Wofford Repeats as Southern Conference Champs, Defeats College of Charleston 77-67

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After Almost 150 Years, Denver’s “Rocky Mountain News” Says Goodbye

After Almost 150 Years, Denver’s Rocky Mountain News Says Goodbye

On Thursday, the executives from E.W. Scripps Co., the corporate owner of Denver’s Rocky Mountain News, announced their decision in the 150-year-old newspaper’s newsroom to close the Rocky Mountain News. The announcement came as metropolitan newspapers and major newspaper companies all across the country find themselves reeling, with plummeting advertising revenues and dramatically diminished share prices. Earlier this week, Hearst, owner of the San Francisco Chronicle, announced that unless it was able to make immediate and steep expense cuts, it would be forced to put the paper up for sale and possibly close it. Two other major newspapers publishing with joint operating agreements, one in Seattle and the other in Tucson, are facing closure in coming weeks.

The Rocky Mountain News was founded in 1859 by William Byers, one of the most influential figures in Colorado history. Scripps bought the newspaper in 1926 and immediately began a longtime newspaper battle with The Denver Post. That fight ebbed and flowed over the course of the rest of the 20th century, at one point resulting in penny-a-day subscriptions in the late ’90s. Perhaps the most critical step for the Rocky Mountain News occurred in 1942, when then-Editor Jack Foster saved it by adopting the tabloid style for which it has been known ever since. Readers loved the change, and circulation took off.

During the past decade, the Rocky Mountain News has won four Pulitzer Prizes, more than all but a handful of American newspapers. Its Sports Section was named one of the 10 best in the nation just this week. Last year, its Business Section was cited by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers as one of the best in the country. And its photography staff is regularly listed among the best in the nation when the top photo newspapers are judged.

The closure of the Rocky Mountain News means that like the vast majority of larger American cities today, Denver now is left with only one major newspaper, The Denver Post.

Readers can read the “Farewell Editorial” from Friday’s edition of the Rocky Mountain News here.

Final Edition: Denver’s Rocky Mountain News Says Goodbye

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