On why they did not choose UConn as one of the “Magic Eight” teams most likely to win the NCAA Tournament:

“Double-figure wins over Alabama, Iowa State, and Marquette prove this team can beat anyone in the country, but winning six straight in March is hard to bet on with how it’s played lately.”

Sports Illustrated editors, Feb. 15, 2023

On why he unwittingly declined a call from President Joe Biden congratulating him on an NCAA Championship:

“It doesn’t come up on your caller ID like Joe Biden … I just assumed when the President calls, it would be someone interrupting your call saying, ‘The President is on the line.’”

Dan Hurley, head coach of men’s basketball, The Athletic, April 24, 2023

On China depleting Africa’s donkey population for the collagen in their hides:

“There is no definitive data in human beings showing that people look younger when they receive donkey collagen or any other form of collagen.”

Distinguished Professor of Pharmacy Practice C. Michael White, Newsweek, Feb. 17, 2023

On underestimating long COVID due to the American emphasis on work ethic:

“Disability is often a secret we keep.”

Laura Mauldin, professor in the departments of Human Development and Family Sciences and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The Atlantic, April 19, 2023

On Michigan State students who had survived prior mass shootings:

“I really do think that the generation growing up since Sandy Hook has had to wrestle with completely different things that we really can’t understand unless we’re living it.”

Alyssa Hadley Dunn, professor of education, The New York Times, Feb. 14, 2023

On CEO Elon Musk being found not liable for allegedly fraudulent tweets about a possible Tesla buyout:

“This is only going to embolden him to act as he sees fit.”

Minor Myers, professor of corporate law, Reuters, Feb. 3, 2023


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