DMV Madness: Eight memorable second-round NCAA tournament games involving local-ish teams

With March Madness canceled because of the coronavirus, we looked back at 16 of the most memorable first-round games involving teams from D.C., Maryland and Virginia on Thursday. After the weekend that normally would have decided the tournament’s Sweet 16, here are eight of the most memorable second-round games involving the same subset of schools. Read the full article in the Washington Post

Wojcik Gets Win in Front of Family

Denham Wojcik, son of Lael and Doug Wojcik, is a cerebral player when he’s on the basketball court. The La Lumiere junior is savvy, does the little things and plays as hard as possible for 32 minutes. Nothing less would be expected from a son of a coach, team leader and a point guard who has a scholarship offer from Harvard. Read the full article in the Wheeling News-Register


‘The man don’t sleep’: Untold stories of Wolverine slayer Cassius Winston

Michigan Statue University's Cassius Winston went to bed around 4 a.m. on Sunday, closing his eyes in the infinite silence of those predawn hours, when everyone else is long asleep. Read the full article in The Athletic

Dreams Lead Wheeling Native Doug Wojcik to Final Four

Doug Wojcik remembers it like it was yesterday. A young, bright-eyed kid, who lived on Wheeling Island, getting up each morning and picking up his basketball and heading to the outdoor courts at Belle Isle to get some shots up. “My dreams were probably a little bit bigger than most, but I was always dreaming of what could be,” Wojcik said. Read the full article in the Wheeling News-Register


Understanding Michigan State is found on the road back to Minneapolis

The Michigan State team bus rolled by the jet-black spaceship parked beside MN-55 just over five months ago. U.S. Bank Stadium is an enormous mass of angles and glass and sharp dimensions. It is impossible to miss. That's why all the necks in the bus craned to the left, looking west. They didn't know they were looking into a crystal ball. Read the full article here

Duke's young stars are one and done, and Tom Izzo's old guys made sure of it

Tom Izzo had been talking for close to an hour Saturday night, killing time until he went to meet with his players to make last-minute plans for their game Sunday in the East Region final against Duke. Read the full article in the Chicago Tribune.

Wojcik Brothers Making Mark at La Lumiere

To get where you want to go in life, sometimes tough decisions and sacrifices have to be made. The Brothers Wojcik — Paxson and Denham — (sons of Lael and Doug Wojcik) are prime examples. Read the full story in The Times Leader

In eighth year together, Michigan State's coaching staff has rare continuity

Michigan State basketball staff has enjoyed a remarkable level of continuity in recent years. Izzo, Stephens, Fife and Garland are now in their eighth consecutive season together as the program's four coaches. This year, Doug Wojcik rejoins Izzo, his former colleague, in an advisory role for the Spartans. Read more at MLive

College Basketball Signing Day

Northwestern's new duo is an odd couple and DePaul's class is in nation's top 20. Check out all the latest news from today's signing, including La Lumiere's own Paxson Wojcik, son of Lael and Doug Wojcik, inking his commitment to Loyola Chicago. Read the full article in the Chicago Tribune

Michigan State Brings Back Doug Wojcik

There is a new, yet familiar, face behind Tom Izzo’s bench these days. Former assistant coach Doug Wojcik is back at Michigan State basketball helping Izzo in an advisory role similar to what Brian Gregory did during the 2016-17 season. Read the full story in the Detroit Free Press.  


Two legends, lots of dunks and loads of memories from the last time Maryland and Navy met on the court

More than three decades later, Derrick Lewis acknowledges that he and his Maryland teammates took their opponent in the second round of the 1985 NCAA tournament a little too lightly. Hear from Doug Wojcik and other key players from the 1985 matchup in the Baltimore Sun

Three Little Wolves Commit to Maintain Loyola's Success

After the 2018 NCAA Tournament run, it’s easier for Loyola-Chicago to recruit players because of the exposure the team received. That’s evident by having three commitments from the high school class of 2019 before practice begins. It started in June when Paxson Wojcik, son of Lael and Doug Wojcik, announced he was committing to Loyola. Read Nick Schultz's entire column in the Loyola Phoenix.  


Fact or fiction? Setting the Record Straight on the Biggest Recruiting Stories

With the stretch run in recruiting upon us, where prospects are lining up visits and trimming their lists, it’s time for a check on a few items and determine if the stories surrounding these players and the programs recruiting them are fact or fiction. Get the update on Paxson Wojcik (son of Lael and Doug Wojcik) and others in the Sun Times High School Sports