They were the first team in 19 years to repeat as NCAA men's basketball champions and the April 13, 1992 cover of Sports Illustrated summed up the state of Duke basketball at the time with a succinct headline:
Since we're in the midst of the NCAA college basketball tournament called March Madness, inquiring minds wish to know: Why do folks strongly dislike (OK, hate) the Blue Devils of Duke?
USA Today recently dubbed the Miami Heat the team America already loves to hate. But one of the undeniable truisms of sports television is this: Hate sells.
Described as "trembling with anger'' over the news that one of his players had been snubbed from an NBA All-Star team, the general manager no longer could contain himself.
The most amazing thing about Chris Webber's buyout with the Sixers isn't that he will get paid roughly $25 million NOT to play for Philadelphia the next two seasons.