I don't know any of the Rutgers players, or how they felt about their coach, but I know the way he treated them involved bullying, intimidation, and abuse. There is no room for that in the sports world, especially amongst student-athletes.
How is it possible that behavior that could lead to arrest in public is tolerated within the culture of sports? How is it that violently homophobic language is decried in school communities yet excused in the private world of teams?
As people tried to make sense of why he thought it was OK for a documented serial abuser to keep coaching young athletes at Rutgers, Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti dissembled, side-stepped and evaded both responsibility and the truth.
As we enjoy the grand stage for college basketball, March Madness, we also enter the twilight of many players' careers on the hardwood. To all those student-athletes, I want to pass along the knowledge I've gained through my own experience, in hopes they can "own their own education."
March Madness comes but once a year, but a home with a basketball court provides hoops action all year long. We combed through our thousands of real estate listings from New York to Los Angeles and Miami to Portland to uncover the coolest courts on the market.
My father is a proud and unwavering fan of everything Wichita State. He believes they have the best tennis team, business school, basketball team, theater program and cafeteria food. I, on the other hand, am not.
Thus, as the NCAA Tournament celebrates its 75th anniversary with an eye-popping competition, the tourney's championship game has certainly come a long way from it's original 1,000 seat location.
And the Final Four next weekend in Atlanta will have: Syracuse vs. Michigan and Louisville vs. Wichita State. Louisville is the favorite to win it all.
Goodbye Columbus. Wichita State became the latest mid-major to reach the Final Four as the Shockers held off a furious late Ohio State rally to top the Buckeyes 70-66.
Oregon played Louisville about as tough as they could, coming back from an 18-point second half deficit and closing the lead to six, but it wasn't enough as Louisville won 77-69.
The NCAA is reviling us with the commercials emphasizing that most college athletes are going pro in "something else," but what about those who do turn pro? And what will become of them once their playing days are done?
Brown, a 2009 Olympia High School (Orlando) graduate, is making one of the biggest splashes in this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament. Yet, during his high school senior season, he was one of the least recruited players on Olympia's squad.
Marquette took control of their game with Miami early and coasted to a win in a game that was not as close as the final score indicated. The Golden Eagles employed a tough on-ball defense that forced the Hurricanes off their shooting spots.
Last night's NCAA winners were Syracuse (over #1 seed Indiana), Marquette, Ohio State and Wichita State. So much for all of you who had an Indiana-Louisville final, including the presiden
I've discovered that the annual sports extravaganza is, at its core, about the human condition. It teaches us some very valuable lessons about relationships, about loyalty, and about love.
In the NCAA Tournament so far, we all have been introduced to the Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles -- America's and the "Cinderella" team of the N...