In the Washington Post, Michael Wilbon, wrote a Sports Column entitled They Gave It There Best Shot. In this article Wilbon put his own spin on the conclusion of the Maryland Terrapins dramatic season. Wilbon uses the phrases "an up-from-the-canvas-at-the-count-of-nine feel to it" and "pedal-to-the-medal effort" to describe Maryland's season ending loss to the Michigan State Spartans in the sweet sixteen of the NCAA tournament. Also in this article Michael Wilbon recaptures the accomplished careers of Maryland seniors Steve Blake, Tahj Holden, and Drew Nicholas labeling there career at Maryland as the "most glorious era of University of Maryland basketball." This article is a great sports column because it gives Wilbon's opinion to the Terrapins theatrical season.
Also in the Washington Post, William Gildea, wrote a Sports Advance Story, entitled Kentucky is Waiting to Exhale. This article is introducing the Elite Eight match up between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Marquette Golden Eagles in Minneapolis. This article also focuses on the health of senior guard Keith Bogans who is suffering from a badly sprained ankle. He suffered the injury in the Wildcats sweet sixteen victory over Wisconsin. The Kentucky Wildcats and their fans are anticipating that the wait be long enough for Bogans to get relief from his badly sprained ankle. This article also includes both team records and their game history. This article is a Sports Advance Story because it promotes and draws attention to a major upcoming sports event.
Steve Argeris, of the Washington Post, wrote a Straight Sports Story, titled Bison's Edge into the Next Round: Howard 71, UMES 69. This article included specific highlights from the game. It also included player stats that were key in the victory. Howard was led in scoring by Mac Wilkerson who scored a career high 21 points, Kyle Williams scored 15 and Ron Williamson scored 14 points as the Bison advance to play Delaware State in the next round.