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  • Urban Meyer apologizes to LGBT community for slight

    03/09/2012 7:51:22 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 52 replies
    Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer sent an apology letter to a lesbian and gay advocacy group on campus for his plans to use lavender football jerseys as a form of punishment to players in practice according to and the OSU campus newspaper, The Lantern. The lavender jersey would be given to a player caught "loafing" - or a moment of deceleration - for the second time during a conditioning drill. The concept was created by Ohio State strength and conditioning coach Mickey Marotti. The school will now use a different color.
  • Sources: Auburn’s Varez Ward at center of federal point-shaving probe

    03/08/2012 3:57:01 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 15 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 3-8-2012 | Charles Robinson
    Suspended Auburn University point guard Varez Ward is under investigation by federal authorities in an ongoing point-shaving probe, Yahoo! Sports has learned. Three sources with knowledge of the case said the FBI has been investigating Ward since late February after he and guard Chris Denson were suspended by the Tigers prior to a Feb. 25 home game against Arkansas. Two sources said Denson was also questioned as part of the point-shaving investigation, but he was cleared of any wrongdoing and returned to the team after sitting out the loss to the Razorbacks. The sources said additional players have been questioned...
  • NCAA: Don't bring Fighting Sioux name to playoffs

    03/01/2012 2:02:29 AM PST · by servo1969 · 22 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 29, 2012 | Dale Wetzel
    BISMARCK, N.D. -- University of North Dakota teams risk forfeiting any post-season games if their athletes, cheerleaders or band wear or display the school's Fighting Sioux nickname and American Indian head logo, an NCAA official said Wednesday. Bernard Franklin, an NCAA executive vice president, said in a letter to university provost Paul LeBel that the university "must forfeit competition" if "it has not adhered to this requirement" in any post-season games that UND teams have been invited to play in. "We ask that the university take measures to minimize or eliminate the presence of the imagery or nickname brought to...
  • Buzz Williams nearly incites a Morgantown riot with celebration dance

    02/26/2012 10:17:37 AM PST · by moviefan8 · 10 replies
    Yahoo - The Dagger Sports Blog ^ | February 25, 2012 | Jeff Eisenberg
    Having already delivered a potentially fatal blow to fading West Virginia on Friday night, Marquette coach Buzz Williams couldn't resist taking a parting shot at the Mountaineers immediately after the final buzzer. As John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" played over the loudspeakers at WVU Coliseum, Williams celebrated a 61-60 win by pantomiming a ballroom-style dance right in front of the student section. Williams' dance inspired a reaction from the student section reminiscent of what happens when a lit match is tossed on a kerosene-soaked pile of kindling. West Virginia students were so livid with the Marquette coach that...
  • WVU in Select Company (Some very interesting WVU facts)

    01/25/2012 1:09:45 PM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 12 replies
    OrangeBowl ^ | 2012 | John Antonik
    So, West Virginia has won three different BCS bowl games in the last six years - with three different coaches no less. What to make of this? Well, first of all, it puts the Mountaineers in a pretty select group of college football programs that have won three or more of these since the system was created in 1998 – eight programs to be exact. There’s Ohio State, USC, Florida, LSU, Texas, Miami and Oklahoma that have won at least three BCS bowl games in the last 14 years. And now, um, catch your breath here, West Virginia. That’s right,...
  • An inside look at alleged point shaving scheme at U of San Diego

    01/25/2012 12:28:16 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 14 replies ^ | 10/25/12 | Michael McKnight
    On the morning of April 11, 2011, University of San Diego basketball coach Bill Grier received a surprise visit at his home from two FBI agents who told him that one of his former players, USD's alltime leading scorer Brandon Johnson, and another ex-USD player named Brandon Dowdy were being charged in federal court at that very moment with trying to fix games. That information was shocking enough, but when the agents told Grier about the third defendant linked to USD basketball, former assistant coach T.J. Brown -- a man Grier thought highly of even as he dismissed him in...
  • Alabama is shutting out LSU 12-0 in the BCS National Championship Game

    01/09/2012 7:50:35 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 125 replies
    ESPN ^ | 01-09-2012 | Staff
    Alabama just intercepted a pass at the LSU 32 with 7:00 left in the third quarter.
  • Penn State: Matt McGloin knocked out by teammate

    12/17/2011 7:40:14 PM PST · by rintense · 30 replies
    CBS Sports Blog ^ | 12/17/11 | Tom Fornelli
    There hasn't exactly been a lot of good news about the Penn State football program in recent months, and the program got a bit more on Saturday. There are multiple reports coming out of State College that quarterback Matt McGloin got into a fight with receiver Curtis Drake following practice on Saturday. A fight that ended with McGloin being knocked out cold. The details of what happened or what caused the fight are still sketchy at this point, but apparently there was a heated exchange during practice, and when Drake approached McGloin in the locker room after practice, things went...
  • Cincy, Xavier disgrace their sport and their schools

    12/12/2011 11:23:40 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 28 replies ^ | 12/11/11 | Pat Forde
    On the day after their basketball teams lost all self-control and sullied the reputations of their universities in the annual “Crosstown Shootout” game, the schools came back 24 hours later with punishments that further diminished the two. They took one of the worst on-court episodes in recent history and basically brushed it off with soft suspensions and hollow words. Cincinnati’s Yancy Gates dropped an unsuspecting Kenny Frease with a sucker punch to the face, then punched another player, then tried like heck to go after several more but was restrained. He got only six games. If I were a Cincinnati...
  • No. 6 Virginia Tech shuts down No. 24 UVa, 38-0

    11/26/2011 8:45:46 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 7 replies
    AP ^ | 2011-11-26 | Hank Kurz Jr.
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - All week long, the chatter about Virginia being on the rise left out an important fact in the mind of Virginia Tech's players: They were still the best in the commonwealth until proven otherwise. The No. 6 Hokies showed they were tops Saturday night, blanking the No. 24 Cavaliers 38-0, their first shutout loss at home in 172 games - since a 55-0 defeat to Clemson on Sept. 8, 1984.
  • Don't Hatch A Rematch

    11/22/2011 8:09:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | November 22, 2011 | Brian McNicholl
    There is a problem with the Bowl Championship Series, but it’s not the one you probably think. College football doesn’t need a playoff. A traditional playoff system – an eight-team or even four-team bracket – brings nothing in the way of advantages over the current system and probably would make things considerably worse. Don’t tell me the traditional architecture for playoffs is the only – or even most – accurate way to determine a champion. The St. Louis Cardinals just won the World Series under that system despite having fewer wins in the regular season than any other team that...
  • NCAA Football schedule - Week 12

    11/17/2011 4:12:58 PM PST · by Perdogg · 40 replies
    Thursday, November 17 TIME (ET) MATCHUP 8:00 PM ET North Carolina at No. 8 Virginia Tech 8:00 PM ET No. 20 Southern Miss at UAB 8:00 PM ET Marshall at Memphis Friday, November 18 TIME (ET) MATCHUP 8:00 PM ET No. 2 Oklahoma State at Iowa State 8:00 PM ET Toledo at Central Michigan Saturday, November 19 TIME (ET) MATCHUP 12:00 PM ET Citadel at No. 12 South Carolina 12:00 PM ET Indiana at No. 15 Michigan State 12:00 PM ET No. 16 Nebraska at No. 18 Michigan 12:00 PM ET No. 17 Wisconsin at Illinois 12:00 PM ET Louisville...
  • Now That We Have Your Attention, Mr. President…

    My long-time friend Giuliana called me from San Diego on Sunday. She mentioned that a friend of her Navy SEAL husband stationed at Coronado Island had tickets to a very special NCAA basketball game that was played on the Aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson out in San Diego on Veterans’ Day. You may recall that it was the USS Carl Vinson that handled the disposal at sea of Osama Bin-Laden’s body recently. She was told that because the tickets were for “special VIP” seats, she would be subjected to an intensive background check. Why a background check for an NCAA...
  • George Will: Power of College Sports Threatens Education

    11/12/2011 8:49:23 AM PST · by Publius804 · 31 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11 Nov 2011 | George Will
    A few millennia from now, when archaeologists from an ascendant Brazil or Turkey or wherever sift the shards of American civilization and find the ruins of the Big House in Ann Arbor, Mich., they will wonder why a 109,901-seat entertainment venue was attached to an institution of higher education. Today, the accelerating preposterousness of big-time college football is again provoking furrowed brows and pursed lips. But there probably were few of either among the 20 million who Saturday night watched Alabama's student-athletes play those of LSU. These teams' head coaches' salaries are $4.6 million and $3.75 million, respectively, and their...
  • Penn State decision harsh? Consider this Penn State decision harsh? Consider this

    11/11/2011 1:10:27 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 31 replies ^ | 11/11/11 | ERic Black
    The decision of Penn State’s trustees to fire the storied football coach Joe Paterno and the president of the university is a strong, and a fairly unusual, statement in our sports-obsessed society that there are more important things than winning. A friend calls my attention to an even more dramatic case that I wouldn’t have remembered on my own in which a university president made an even stronger statement by suspending the entire basketball program for three years to try to purge it of a culture of corruption. Does the name Quintin Dailey ring a bell? I’m a sports fan,...
  • Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe Announces Lawsuit Against NCAA Alleging Civil Rights ViolationsCopyright...

    11/02/2011 1:05:33 PM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies ^ | 11/01/2011 | n/a
    Speaking at the tribal headquarters of the Spirit Lake Sioux Nation, attorney Reed Soderstrom announced a lawsuit against the NCAA alleging copyright infringement and civil rights violations. The Sioux tribe supports the University of North Dakota’s “Fighting Sioux” nickname and logo, but the NCAA has deemed them to be “hostile and abusive.” Soderstrom alleges that the NCAA has violated “the religious and first amendment rights of the Dakota Sioux tribes.” He also alleged a double standard in the application of the NCAA’s policy against the use of Native American names and imagery. “Though the NCAA has decided ‘Fighting Sioux’ is...
  • Congressman (D-IL Bobby) Rush compares NCAA to Mafia

    11/01/2011 2:50:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/1/11 | Frederic J. Frommer - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic congressman compared the NCAA to the Mafia over how it controls the lives of student athletes. "I think they're just one of the most vicious, most ruthless organizations ever created by mankind," Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush said of the NCAA at a congressional forum on college sports Tuesday. "I think you would compare the NCAA to Al Capone and to the Mafia." Rush made the accusations at the forum called to look at the impact of "back-room deals, payoffs and scandals" in college sports. The NCAA declined to respond to Rush's comments. The congressman spoke...
  • Tribe sues NCAA to let school use name

    11/01/2011 2:16:12 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 23 replies
    upi ^ | Nov. 1 2011
    The Spirit Lake tribe Tuesday sued the NCAA for blocking its attempt to let the University of North Dakota use the sports nickname Fighting Sioux. Tribal attorney Reed Soderstrom said the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court challenges the NCAA's policy banning the use of Native American names and imagery by collegiate athletic teams. He said the suit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association was brought on behalf of more than 1,004 members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe "in direct response to their attempt to take away and prevent the North Dakota Sioux Indians from giving their name forever...
  • Spirit Lake takes legal action against NCAA

    11/01/2011 10:47:32 AM PDT · by GOP_Party_Animal · 24 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | 11/1/2011 | Herald Staff Report
    Spirit Lake Tribal Council representatives announced this morning that legal action has been taken against the NCAA over the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo. According to attorney Reed Soderstrom, representing the Committee of Understanding and Respect, and Archie Fool Bear, individually and on behalf of 1,004 petitioners from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the lawsuit against the NCAA was filed in response to their ruling on the nickname and subsequent sanctions. The lawsuit involves 12 counts, including copyright infringement, lack of jurisdiction and “intentional infliction of emotional distress on the Sioux people.”
  • Penn State students block Illinois FG to win game

    10/30/2011 2:58:17 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 25 replies
    youtube ^ | 10-30-11 | n/a
    Great field level camera work that shows you what it is actually like to be on the field at the end of a game like that. You hear every sound and see every player chest bump.
  • Timeless Wisdom Gained on the Collegiate Gridiron...

    10/19/2011 10:30:25 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 19, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    "Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy  than to fumble this football"  - John Heisman Fighting Irish GameDay "When you win, nothing hurts."  -Joe Namath @ Alabama "It isn't necessary to see a good tackle-  you can hear it." -Knute Rockne @ Notre Dame "My advice to defensive players: Take the  shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad humor."   -Bowden Wyatt  @ Tennessee "Motivation is simple. You eliminate  those who are not motivated." -Lou Holtz  @ Arkansas "If you want to walk the heavenly streets of gold,  you gotta know the password: "Roll, Tide, roll!" -Bear Bryant ...
  • Retiring 'Fighting Sioux' nickname may cost $750,000

    10/19/2011 5:33:10 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 30 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-19-11 | Chuck Haga
    UND officials have estimated the cost of retiring the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo at nearly $750,000, not counting the cost of changes that may occur at the privately-held Ralph Engelstad Arena. University President Robert Kelley sent the estimates last week to a budget analyst and auditor with the North Dakota Legislative Council, in response to a request made by Rep. Mike Schatz, R-New England. Schatz, who has declared that he will not support an attempt in next month's special legislative session to clear the way for retirement of the name and logo, said he asked for the cost information...
  • NCAA Football Schedule Week 5 Sept 29 - Oct 2nd

    09/29/2011 1:13:07 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 32 replies
    TIME (ET) MATCHUP 8:00 PM ET No. 16 South Florida at Pittsburgh 8:00 PM ET Houston at UTEP Friday, September 30 TIME (ET) MATCHUP 8:00 PM ET Utah State at Brigham Young Saturday, October 1 TIME (ET) MATCHUP 12:00 PM ET No. 14 Texas A&M vs. No. 18 Arkansas* 12:00 PM ET Minnesota at No. 19 Michigan 12:00 PM ET Northwestern at No. 24 Illinois 12:00 PM ET Mississippi State at Georgia 12:00 PM ET Penn State at Indiana 12:00 PM ET Rutgers at Syracuse 12:00 PM ET Toledo at Temple 12:00 PM ET Tulane at Army 12:00 PM ET...
  • Alcatraz and the notorious prison's sports history

    09/29/2011 10:22:55 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 1 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/24/11 | Baxter Holmes
    As I wrote in Saturday's editions of The Times, there will be a one-on-one basketball tournament on Alcatraz Island Saturday night, featuring 64 players from the U.S. and abroad playing for $10,000....Early prison code banned inmates from interacting with the outside world, but once a year, they played the World Series over the loudspeakers in the yard. “That was the only time I was there when they were allowed to listen to any kind of radio program,” Heaney said Then in the 1950s a radio system was installed for inmates to listen on headsets in their cells. That coincided with...
  • College Football Surrenders to the SEC

    09/26/2011 2:06:29 PM PDT · by 6ppc · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/26/2011 | Darren Everson
    The rest of college football formally surrendered to the Southeastern Conference Sunday, ending a decades-long war that had become hopelessly one-sided. The surrender took place just outside Appomattox, Va. SEC officials declined to explain why this site was chosen. "What began 85 years ago in Pasadena has been finished today," the SEC said in a statement, referring to Alabama's 1926 Rose Bowl victory over Washington, which established Southern schools as a threat. "This is our sport now."
  • Big East NOW History (College Football)

    09/19/2011 8:26:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies ^ | September 19, 2011 | annem040359
    When you have two very well-known colleges, Syracuse and Pittsburgh who have made it official that they are looking at joining the Atlantic Coast Conference in college athletics,(ACC); it marks the death knell of the Big East in college football and most likely, in its other sports, including basketball. What took me by surprised is that it was Syracuse and Pittsburgh, both basketball powerhouses in regards to men’s college basketball and for Syracuse, its men’s college basketball program headed by the legendary head coach Jim Boeheim who lead his team to the NCAA’s men’s college basketball championship in 2003. What...
  • Source: OU, Texas talking Pac-16

    09/03/2011 4:12:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies news services ^ | September 3, 2011
    The concept of the Pac-16 is again being actively discussed by Pac-12 officials as well as officials at Oklahoma and Texas, a source close to the situation told ESPN's Joe Schad. The source said those schools know the opportunity to join the Pac-12 is their decision. Oklahoma State is expected to follow Oklahoma's lead and Texas Tech is a possibility as the fourth school.
  • Artist says Fighting Sioux emblem misunderstood by 'politically correct' people

    08/24/2011 12:59:31 PM PDT · by GOP_Party_Animal · 37 replies
    Fargo Forum ^ | 24-Aug-2011 | Chuck Haga
    GRAND FORKS – The image Bennett Brien created a dozen years ago, borne into a cauldron of zealous admiration and bitter controversy and destined apparently for retirement by the end of this year, should not be called a logo, the artist insists. “It’s not a logo,” he said. “It’s a symbol.” And the symbolism of the Native American man depicted in his design for the University of North Dakota has been misunderstood, he said.
  • Duty, Honor, Football: What West Point could teach Miami.

    08/23/2011 4:02:24 AM PDT · by rhema · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/22/11 | WILLIAM MCGURN
    The honor code at West Point possesses an admirable directness: "A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do." In those few words the United States Military Academy sends a clear message about what the institution expects of its cadets. Of its 12 words, the last five are the most difficult. Plainly it's not enough to behave honorably oneself. The code comes to mind while reading the sordid news about the University of Miami's football program. The Hurricanes have been in the headlines since last week, when Yahoo! Sports ran a story about a former booster—now serving...
  • Renegade Miami football booster spells out illicit benefits to players

    08/16/2011 5:29:09 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 22 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 8-16-11 | Charles Robinson
    Renegade Miami football booster spells out illicit benefits to players Charles Robinson By Charles Robinson, Yahoo! Sports 2 hours, 34 minutes ago KEARNEY, N.J. – A University of Miami booster, incarcerated for his role in a $930 million Ponzi scheme, has told Yahoo! Sports he provided thousands of impermissible benefits to at least 72 athletes from 2002 through 2010. In 100 hours of jailhouse interviews during Yahoo! Sports’ 11-month investigation, Hurricanes booster Nevin Shapiro described a sustained, eight-year run of rampant NCAA rule-breaking, some of it with the knowledge or direct participation of at least seven coaches from the Miami...
  • aTm, FSU, Clemson and Missouri to the SEC as per ESPN

    08/13/2011 8:37:28 AM PDT · by pburgh01 · 44 replies
    Can't be about politics all the time huh? Anyways semi political as the BCS system maybe coming to a swift end with the apparent formation of 4 super conferences and the Big-10, Pac-10 and the ACC\Big East look to consolidate and create a defacto playoff system.
  • More than dozen college coaches involved in possible Ponzi schemeRead more:

    07/20/2011 2:52:32 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 8 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 7/19/2011 | Pablo S. Torre
    More than a dozen current and former college coaches -- including Texas Tech's Billy Gillispie, Arizona's Lute Olson, Baylor's Scott Drew and Gonzaga's Mark Few -- are believed to have lost investments most recently valued at over $7.8 million combined with the late Houston-area businessman and AAU basketball operator J. David Salinas, sources close to the matter tell According to documents reviewed by, the value of Gillispie's investment alone was purported to be $2.3 million; Olson's, $1.17 million; Drew's, $621,000; Few's, $353,000. Salinas, who committed suicide on Sunday amid a months-long investigation into his businesses by the U.S....
  • Buckeyes to vacate 2010 wins Ohio State will give up it's 12-1 season and the Sugar Bowl win

    07/08/2011 11:20:55 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 56 replies
    wtvn ^ | 8 July 2011 | staff
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- Ohio State will vacate their 12 win 2010 season along with a victory in the Sugar Bowl as part of self-imposed punishment for NCAA rules violations. The recommendations also include a two-year probation that would not cost the Buckeyes any scholarships or ban them from post-season play. Ohio State is asking the NCAA to go easy on it because it says former-coach Jim Tressel was the only official that knew of infractions. The university also announced it has reached an agreement with Tressel to change his resignation to a retirement. In a release Ohio State said...
  • ESPN special featuring Joe Paterno, Mike Krzyzewski airs tonight (8PM)

    06/30/2011 4:08:56 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 14 replies · 1+ views ^ | 6-30-11 | Dustin Hockensmith
    The ESPN special filmed on Penn State's University Park campus earlier this month is set to air at 8 p.m. tonight on ESPN, followed by a 9 p.m. showing on ESPNU. The special features Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski and is titled "Difference Makers: Life Lessons with Paterno and Krzyzewski". State football coach Joe Paterno, left, and Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski meet at Penn State in State College, Pa., for the taping of an ESPN show "Difference Makers: Life Lessons with Paterno and Krzyzewski." The show was filmed in front of a...
  • NCAA Baseball Div 1 super regional schedule

    06/09/2011 9:24:51 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    Fri-Sat-Sun (best of 3) Mississippi State at Florida 12pm (Game 1 & Game 2) Stanford at UNC 3pm (Game 1 & Game 2) Texas at Arizona State 7pm (Game 1 & Game 2) Oregon St at Vanderbelt 8pm ( 9pm Game 2) Game 3 , if Necessary, TBD Sat-Sun-Mon (best of 3) UC Irvin at UVA 1pm ( Game 1 & Game 2) Texas AM at FSU 430pm (1pm Game 2) UConn at South Carolina 6pm (7pm Game 2) Dallas Baptist at Cal 8pm (10pm Game 2) Game 3 , if Necessary, TBD
  • USC stripped of 2004 BCS national championship

    06/06/2011 3:28:01 PM PDT · by SmithL · 36 replies
    The Bowl Championship Series has stripped Southern California of its 2004 title and will leave that season without a BCS champion.
  • Jim Tressel tenders resignation

    05/30/2011 11:36:46 AM PDT · by safetysign · 55 replies
    ESPN ^ | 05/30/2011 | staff
    Jim Tressel, who guided Ohio State to its first national title in 34 years, resigned Monday amid NCAA violations from a tattoo-parlor scandal that sullied the image of one of the country's top football programs.
  • Lacrosse shot of the year! (Vanity)

    05/15/2011 1:20:36 PM PDT · by MarkL · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/15/2011 | Me
    Finally a story posted about Lacrosse that had nothing to do with death, arrests, or rape! With Stony Brook's loss last week to Hartford, I wasn't too interested in who would win the NCAA LAX championship. As I was watching the quarter-final game between Maryland and UNC, there was a play that was just unbelievable. I was wondering what the heck was going on. Everybody was fooled, including the cameramen.
  • The Justice Department And The BCS

    05/09/2011 1:52:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies ^ | May 9, 2011 | SoundOffSister
    Now that the birth certificate issue has finally been laid to rest, the President announced that he has far more important things to do. Immediately after that announcement, the President flew to Chicago for an appearance on Oprah, and then on to New York for two fundraisers. This week, “importance” shifted to college football. The Justice Department sent a letter Tuesday to the National Collegiate Athletic Association stating that “serious questions continue to arise” over whether the Bowl Championship Series—the sport’s much-criticized method for choosing a champion—complies with antitrust laws. Every year, it seems that the only folks who like...
  • NCAA needs more academic focus (Kemba Walker)

    04/21/2011 9:57:42 AM PDT · by chickadee · 29 replies
    The Miscellany News ^ | 4/20/2011 | Nik Trkulja
    Kemba Walker has read a book. You read that right: Walker, the University of Connecticut (UConn) star guard and NCAA Men's Basketball National Champion, Walker has just admitted to finishing his first book "cover-to-cover," in an interview for Sports Illustrated. While for many that is in fact an achievement, for a junior in college who will be graduating this May, who undoubtedly should have read quite a few texts over the years, it is an embarrassment. The incident once again illustrates the fantasy that is the life of a superstar Division I student-athlete.
  • Mich. St. Spartans, UNC Tarheels to play on an aircraft carrier (Carrier Classic on Veterans Day)

    04/14/2011 4:54:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Deseret News ^ | 4/13/11
    Spartans, UNC to play on an aircraft carrierBy Reporter, Deseret News Published: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 12:11 a.m. MDT SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Sports Commission has confirmed that Michigan State and North Carolina will play in the Carrier Classic on Veterans Day, the first NCAA basketball game to be played aboard an aircraft carrier. The commission, working with Morale Entertainment Foundation, says it has received written commitments from the two schools and that approval from the U.S. Navy is expected soon. Organizers haven't announced which aircraft carrier will host the Nov. 11 game.
  • 3 with University of San Diego ties charged in conspiracy to fix games

    04/12/2011 11:15:06 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 6 replies
    SignonSanDiego ^ | April 11, 2011 | Mark Zeigler
    SAN DIEGO — Brandon Johnson became the University of San Diego’s all-time leading scorer for men’s basketball during a game on Feb. 13, 2010, but it was something else that allegedly happened in the same month that was the subject of a federal indictment unsealed Monday. He is accused of fixing a game for money. Johnson was one of 10 people indicted on a variety of charges that included sports bribery, illegal sports bookmaking and marijuana distribution. Two others had ties to USD’s basketball program: former player Brandon Dowdy and former assistant coach Thaddeus “T.J.” Brown. Johnson was arrested in...
  • N.C.A.A.’s Double Standard

    04/12/2011 9:40:48 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 25 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 8, 2011 | Joe Nocera
    I don’t know about you, but I had a hard time stomaching the sight of Jim Calhoun holding the championship trophy after Monday’s final game of the N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament. Not because it was a lousy game (though it was), but because Calhoun, the pugnacious coach of the University of Connecticut “program” — as the big-money Division I teams are called — shouldn’t have been allowed anywhere near the gym. Just weeks earlier, the N.C.A.A. had sanctioned him for “failing to create an atmosphere of compliance” with its recruiting rules. To put it more bluntly: UConn cheated. Among the...
  • Dog helps man pick winning NCAA tourney bracket

    04/04/2011 6:25:24 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | 4 Apr 2011 | Pat Curtis
    It’s safe to say not many people, when they filled out their NCAA basketball bracket, picked Butler and Connecticut to meet in the championship game. But, one person from Des Moines did – with a little help from his dog. Dan Bolsem has a 7-year-old Red Heeler he named Phoenix, a nod to both the city in Arizona and his admiration for the actor Joaquin Phoenix. The 36-year-old photo journalist at KCCI-TV has already won his office pool after using Phoenix as inspiration. “I had my dog pick all dog names,” Bolsem said. “If there wasn’t a team with a...
  • NCAA Championship Game LIVE THREAD-(GO BUTLER!!)

    04/04/2011 5:15:12 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 65 replies
    TCRLAF | 4-4-11 | TCRLAF
    HERE WE GO FOLKS!!! "... This is for all the small schools, that never had a chance to be here."-HOOSIERS My favorite line, from one of the greatest movies of all time. You just have to be from Indiana, before class tournaments began, having experienced Hoosier Hysteria first-hand, to understand what this really means.
  • Final Four - NCAA Basketball Thread

    04/02/2011 2:27:18 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 62 replies
    VCU (11) v Butler (8) -3.5 O/U 110 - 6:09pm EDT CBS-TV Kentucky (4) v UConn (3) +2.5 O/U 110 - about 8:49pm EDT CBS-TV
  • WELCOME To Final Four Weekend In Houston/Indianapolis,NCAA's,April 2-3,2011

    04/02/2011 5:05:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies ^ | April 2,2011 | Biggirl
    Good Morning And WELCOME To Final Four Weekend! Enjoy the upcoming college b-ball games this weekend!
  • BCS conducts shallow probe as party rages on

    03/31/2011 9:50:10 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 6 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Mar 30, 2011 | By Dan Wetzel
    The Bowl Championship Series is so troubled by the graft exposed in Tuesday’s Fiesta Bowl corruption report that it appointed a special “task force.” Among the members is an athletics director who accepted a free Caribbean cruise from the Orange Bowl just last summer. Yes, there’s nothing like having a guy – in this case, Southern Mississippi’s Richard Giannini – who takes lavish gifts from one bowl game to judge another bowl game for giving out lavish gifts.
  • Wrestling, Sport for Our Times

    03/30/2011 6:14:51 AM PDT · by rhema · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | 3/30/11 | JAMES FREEMAN
    The official sport of the "new normal" recently held its annual championships in Philadelphia. Think of college wrestling as the athletic version of an austerity program. Wearing almost nothing, coached by men who make next to nothing, and with no hope of professional careers because they don't exist, 34 competitors in each weight class arrived on the mats of the NCAA tournament. Of course, all but one in each of the 10 weight classes left disappointed. As consolation prizes, many received significant facial bruising and at least one, defending champion Darrion Caldwell of North Carolina State, a dislocated shoulder. Was...
  • Tournament Challenge: Two have all four [2 entries of 5.9 million pick Final Four correctly]

    03/28/2011 7:10:54 AM PDT · by rhema · 17 replies
    ESPN ^ | 3/27/11
    And then were two. More than 5.9 million brackets were filled out for's Tournament Challenge, but exactly two went 4-for-4 in picking Final Four teams. Only 1,093 brackets had three of the Final Four correct, while 2.1 percent had two right. A total of 27.6 percent had one Final Four team, while the vast majority of you -- 70.3 percent -- don't have a single team left. The improbable VCU-Butler matchup definitely busted the most brackets, as just 192 brackets correctly predicted VCU and Butler to meet in the national semifinals. Overall, 36,732 (0.6 percent) had Butler in the...