No Manchester United players represented England as England failed to qualify for the 2008 European Championship Finals.
They failed to qualify for the main tournament.
As of the 75th tournament (2013), for which Kentucky failed to receive a bid, Kentucky has appeared in 52 of the tournaments. This is eight more appearances than the school with the second-mostappearances: North Carolina, which made its 44th appearance in the 2013 tourney.
In 2008, both of the 2007 finalists, Florida and Ohio State, didn't make the NCAA tournament. That has only happened one other time - in 1980 when the 1979 finalists, Michigan State and Indiana State also failed to make the tournament.
Only five schools have failed to make a single NCAA Tournament since the NCAA adopted the "Division 1" format in 1947.Northwestern is the only "BCS" conference team to never reach the tournament. The other four schools are Army, William & Mary, Saint Francis NY and The Citadel.
Zero. Texas has reached the Final Four three times ('43, '47, '03), but they have failed to advance beyond the semifinals in any of those attempts.
There may be someone that is higher, but Bill Self of Kansas is currently at 83.5% (269-53) with a Big XII conference record of 83.8% (124-24) and a lifetime record of 75.1% (476-158) across four different schools and has never had less than a 50% record at a school. In his nine seasons at Kansas, he has more conference championships (8) than losses at home (7), has never failed to make the NCAA tournament, has made the Sweet-16 67% of those seasons (6/9), the Elite-8 56% of those seasons (5/9), has won 2 final four games to advance to the Championship twice, winning one of them. Since he first took a team to the NCAA tournament in the 1998-1999 season (with Tulsa), he has never failed to take a team to the NCAA tournament (14 year streak as of now). Correct me if I missed someone that's more impressive.
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Kansas has the longest current streak dating from 1990. Kansas was on probation in 1989 and last missed the field that year.Some said that the Arizona Wildcats had the longest streak in Division I basketball with twenty-five, ignoring the fact that their 1999 appearance was vacated. Arizona failed to make the field in 2010.