Tag: NCAA

‘One-and-Done’ Rule Hurts Student-Athletes

‘One-and-Done’ Rule Hurts Student-Athletes

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11/10/2017

When the Philadelphia 76ers selected Markelle Fultz with the first round pick in the 2017 NBA Draft this summer, they did so after the 19-year-old played only one year at the University of Washington. Fultz was a heavily recruited talent coming out of high school, and there was almost no doubt that he would one…

DeGioia appointed to NCAA Committee on Academics

DeGioia appointed to NCAA Committee on Academics

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02/18/2017

On Feb. 2, university President John J. DeGioia became the chair of the NCAA Division I Committee on Academics at the committee’s quarterly meeting in Indianapolis. He replaced president of Ohio University Roderick J. McDavis, who had been the chair of the committee since its formation in January 2015. The Division I Committee on Academics…

NCAA Week Three Losers

NCAA Week Three Losers

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09/19/2016

You win some; you lose most. Sorry if I have to be the one to break it to you, but the world is a cruel place, and there’s nothing any of us can do about it. Keeping that in mind, let’s take a look at everyone who took an L in college football this past…

Maurice Smith: Just Another Example

Maurice Smith: Just Another Example

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08/05/2016

The sun rose in the East this morning. The sky is blue. The NCAA screws over its student athletes. At any given moment, you can be sure that any of those statements is true, with a new story popping up almost weekly to confirm the third. This time around, that confirmation comes in the form…

Kentucky’s Dance over NCAA Viewing Record

Kentucky’s Dance over NCAA Viewing Record

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03/23/2015

America has been talking about them all year, and it won’t stop now. With their recent win over the Bearcats of Cincinnati, the Kentucky Wildcats are heading to the Sweet 16 with a perfect record still intact. There they will meet a tough West Virginia team, and with a victory would go on to face…

The Case for Mid-Majors

The Case for Mid-Majors

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02/24/2015

In college basketball, there are certain teams that are considered “mid-majors.”  These teams are considered the best Division 1 teams that play outside of the NCAA’s power conferences. These teams are drawn from conferences such as the MVC, OVC, and the WCC.  There are 21 of these conferences that get autobids into the NCAA tournament,…

Early March Madness Dark Horses

Early March Madness Dark Horses

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02/17/2015

The recent bitter cold makes it a bit difficult to believe, but we are not all that far away from the craziest time of the sporting year—March Madness. In just a few short weeks the conference tournaments will conclude, the selection committee will make their decisions, the bracket will be set, and we’ll be ready…

The Case for Coach Cal

The Case for Coach Cal

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02/11/2015

On Saturday, the well-oiled machine that is Kentucky Wildcat basketball held off the Florida Gators, winning 68-61 and remaining unbeaten at 23-0. The Wildcats, while appearing beatable at times, have been undoubtedly the class of college basketball all season long. Kentucky is no stranger to this level of success, particularly under coach John Calipari, who…

A Look Back on the Career of Dean Smith

A Look Back on the Career of Dean Smith

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02/10/2015

This week the sporting community received extremely sad news as it was reported that legendary college basketball coach, 83-year-old Dean Smith, passed away last Saturday night. The success, influence, and longevity of Smith’s career in college basketball has been matched by few in the last century.   He coached a remarkable 36 years, beginning all…

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