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Madness of College Athletics Extends Well Beyond March

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 05.17.2014 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

This is a terrific time of year for fans of college sports as March Madness takes center stage. But big money, national fame and institutional pride too often overwhelm the best intentions of educators.

Movie Review: Linsanity

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.07.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When it happened in the spring of 2012, the Jeremy Lin phenomenon -- commonly referred to as Linsanity, from which the new documentary takes its name -- was startling for its prevalence.

The Death Of Regional Rivalries | Leigh Montville | Posted 03.08.2013 | Sports

The ads for Boston College basketball games arrive on my computer screen regularly. I bought tickets a couple of years ago for a BC game or two and su...

Hoops Rivalries Victims Of Realignment

Posted 02.25.2013 | Sports

When it comes to the longstanding rivalry between Syracuse and Georgetown, there's no place like dome. When the Hoyas made their final regular-sea...

Is the NCAA Losing Its Identity?

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 04.15.2013 | College
Gregg S. Lipman

I would strongly urge the NCAA to take back some branding equity building control and start thinking about how these haphazard groupings of schools will affect their brands -- and its own organization -- in the long run.

Allen Iverson's Legacy: A Philadelphian's Perspective

Tyler R. Tynes | Posted 04.03.2013 | Sports
Tyler R. Tynes

Even though Iverson was born in Virginia, he's a native son of Philadelphia and has given hope to troubled individuals that walk a similar path as the star guard.

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Len Berman | Posted 02.16.2013 | New York
Len Berman

The Mets agree on a deal to ship Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey to Toronto. It's contingent on Dickey signing a contract extension with the Blue Jays.

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Len Berman | Posted 02.10.2013 | New York
Len Berman

Back to the future. The seven non-football schools in the Big East could break off and form their own conference. Those schools include Georgetown, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall and Villanova, five of the original seven in the Big East.

A Look at What's Hot and Not in the World of Sports

Kelli Gail | Posted 11.24.2012 | Sports
Kelli Gail

Taking a look at the top 10 of what's hot or not in today's world of sports.


Posted 09.13.2012 | Sports

Once upon a time, the major conferences in college sports seemed to make geographic sense. It was simple. The schools in the Atlantic Coast Conference...

WATCH: Pitt QB Makes Ridiculous Pass

Posted 09.07.2012 | Sports

Despite suffering another double-digit loss on Thursday, fans saw a somewhat silver lining in an otherwise difficult game to watch when quarterback Ti...

A Simple Request For College Football + Top-5 & Human Highlight Reels

Peter Brown Hoffmeister | Posted 11.04.2012 | Sports
Peter Brown Hoffmeister

I have one simple request as we move forward with the season, and it is this: Please, please don't let teams play rematches in bowl games, and most importantly, do not let that happen in the BCS National Championship Game.

College Football Playoff: A Good Plan, But with Problems and Losers

John Ziegler | Posted 08.28.2012 | Sports
John Ziegler

This new playoff plan still has more than a few important kinks to be worked out. From here, it feels more like an engagement than an actual wedding. It will probably come to full fruition, but there is a good chance at least someone is going to regret it.

Who Will Win Big East Tournament?

Posted 03.06.2012 | Sports

If I can make it there I can make it anywhere It's up to you New York, New York While the players on the 16 teams coming to Madison Square Gard...

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Len Berman | Posted 04.09.2012 | New York
Len Berman

A mid-season poll of players rated Tom Coughlin "The Coach they'd Least Like to Play For." Bill Belichick came in third. Moral of the story, play for a coach you think you'd like and you can sit home with him and watch the Super Bowl on TV.

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Len Berman | Posted 01.02.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Congratulations Dodgers fans, your long national nightmare is over. Frank McCourt has agreed to sell his personal piggy bank, make that the Los Angeles Dodgers.

NBA Legend Recalls Golden Era Of New York Basketball

Posted 12.06.2011 | Sports

Born in Brooklyn in 1963, Chris Mullin came of age during the a golden age of basketball in the Big Apple. As immortalized in The City Game: Basketbal...

Mayhem In Morgantown: West Virginia Welcomes LSU

Posted 11.24.2011 | Sports

No. 2 Louisiana State Tigers (3-0) vs. No. 16 West Virginia Mountaineers (3-0) Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV 8:00 PM EST With NCAA confere...

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Len Berman | Posted 11.21.2011 | New York
Len Berman

With the news that Colts quarterback Peyton Manning underwent stem cell treatment in Europe for his neck, comes word that free agent wide receiver Terrell Owens is in Korea for the same kind of treatment on his knee.

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Len Berman | Posted 11.20.2011 | New York
Len Berman

It's not one of those numbers that rolls off the tongue. Still, 602 saves is stunning. And clearly most baseball observers feel that Mariano Rivera is the greatest reliever of all time. But will his record ever be eclipsed?

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Len Berman | Posted 11.19.2011 | New York
Len Berman

I have mixed feelings about the latest conference musical chairs, Syracuse and Pitt bolting the Big East for the ACC. Nothing lasts forever, but great memories are hard to erase.

The Big Least Strikes Again

Thomas Alter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Thomas Alter

All year we've heard about how brutally tough the Big East is. A paltry two teams remain. Why does a conference with so many highly touted teams flame out when it matters most?

Big East Shouldn't Get 11 Bids for Big Dance. NCAA Must Limit Conference Bids

Larry Atkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Larry Atkins

The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament selection committee needs to give more of a break to the little guys when deciding which teams make the 68-team field.

Notre Dame Hits Absurd Amount Of 3-Pointers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Tim Abromaitis made a career-high nine 3-pointers and scored 30 points and Ben Hansbrough had 30 points and 10 assists in his fina...

TCU/Boise St. Championship Will End Hopes for All Mid-Majors

Richard Allen Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Richard Allen Smith

Nothing would do more to strengthen the clout of the system than an undefeated TCU or Boise State making it to the big game.