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Michael Whitmer

Whitmer joined the Globe in 2001, and has covered golf since 2009 and the Patriots since 2011. A graduate of Miami University, he has worked at newspapers in Georgia and North Carolina, and also spends part of the year working on the Globe’s sports copy desk.

Latest stories

MICHIGAN STATE 76, LOUISVILLE 70

Michigan State beats Louisville in OT to reach Final Four

By , Globe Staff

The seventh-seeded Spartans (27-11) are back in the national semifinals for the first time since 2010.

EAST REGIONAL FINAL

It’s no surprise that Rick Pitino and Tom Izzo have gone this far

By , Globe Staff

Louisville and Michigan State have overachieved, but given the consistent success of their coaches, we shouldn’t be surprised.

Louisville 75, North Carolina State 65

Louisville outlasts North Carolina State to advance to Elite Eight

By , Globe Staff

Montrezl Harrell scored 24 points and Terry Rozier had 17 points and 14 rebounds as Louisville outlasted North Carolina State on Friday to advance to Sunday’s Elite Eight.

NCAA Tournament

Abdul-Malik Abu went from Hyde Park youth league to N.C. State

By , Globe Staff

Abu, who also played two seasons at Marblehead High, wants to take the Wolfpack to the next level.