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Why Catholic Colleges Excel at Basketball

Photographer: Zack Lane
The New York Times

As the Final Four teams face off for the 2018 NCAA men’s basketball championship during Easter weekend, The New York Times interviewed Hofstra’s Julie Byrne, Associate Professor of Religion and the  Monsignor Thomas J. Hartman Endowed Chair in Catholic Studies, and asked her why Catholic colleges have always been so well represented in the tournament.

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