If you love college football and like rooting for the underdog, your days are numbered. The big kids want to take their football and go home.
I'm a Tar Heel through and through. When we do poorly, I loyally stand by my university and know that we can do better. Lately, when it comes to college athletics, something isn't right in Chapel Hill, but it's not just at Carolina.
Undefeated Iowa State won the championship of the Diamond Head Classic by outlasting a tough Boise State team 70-66 in the final. After 11 contests, the Cyclones are out-rebounding their opponents by 6.3 per game.
It was an electric atmosphere in Eugene Saturday night as the biggest crowd of the season (8,035) greeted the BYU Cougars as they faced the host Oregon Ducks.
Almost every stat was, at some point, new. Stats are now a part of the mainstream conversation, not relegated to the deep corners of the Internet. That data gives us a better idea -- and more groups are racing to collect it.
My annual east coast trip for the start of the college basketball season is over. I covered six tournaments in six nights traveling between New York City and Rhode Island.
My mother locked me out of the house everyday to practice and develop my skills on the court. Without knowing it, this was my first life lesson on setting long-term goals and overcoming obstacles to achieve a dream.
While the comparisons to Carmelo Anthony may be overplayed, they aren't exaggerated. Parker doesn't possess Anthony's hyper-explosive element in his own game, but he's so smart, skilled and unselfish that it doesn't matter. I would argue that he's already a better passer than Anthony, not to mention a more committed defender.
Another fall weekend means more opportunities NOT to leave that couch of yours. With Thanksgiving getting closer and your fantasy football teams in mid-season form, let's dive into the NFL. But don't forget about the college kids! And I'm not just talking about the gridiron. Friday night ESPN3 will air the beginning of the Andrew Wiggins era at the University of Kansas.
by Ian Batts Two friends became enemies. Eric claimed I fouled him in a basketball game during recess. He pushed me. I pushed back. Blows followed....
I'm not saying we should be paying athletes $5,000 or even $10,000 per semester. If each athlete got $2,000 paid over the course of the semester, this would give them some spending cash and an opportunity to start managing their money.
Over the past three months, more than 700 violent crimes have occurred in the neighborhoods around Simeon. The coaching staff shelters the players and keeps them focused on basketball.
It's completely ludicrous to say, "NCAA student-athletes should be paid because schools and the NCAA profit off of them while the kids don't get paid," without considering the thousands of student-athletes who aren't worth a cent to their respective institution of higher education.
While sweating it out on Selection Sunday, La Salle was in the play in game as a 12th seed taking on Boise State in Dayton. The Explorers would get through them, and then they had to take on the 5th seed in the Kansas State Wildcats in Kansas City.
Why does an organization formed when the idea of paying money to attend a sporting event was in its infancy still operate under the same (now completely out-of-context) model?
It was sixteen summers ago. I had just had my first child and was working my way back into my job with NBC sports. Baby in tow, I travelled to the NBA Finals with bottles, stroller and crib, chronicling Michael Jordan's heyday while just beginning to comprehend the delicate balance of work and motherhood.