When you play Division I sports, you're not treated as a "student-athlete" -- as colleges love to profess to the world -- you're an athlete-student, and you're there for one reason and one reason only. You can keep your grades up enough to remain eligible, but then again, that's only so you can be able to play -- and earn more money for the university.
One area of strength training has fallen short with female athletes, in which tears of the ACL -- or anterior cruciate ligament -- have actually increased dramatically over the years. Such injuries are now, in fact, common in female volleyball, softball, basketball and soccer players.
Just as the top college basketball teams are competing their way towards the April 7 National Championship Game, so are high schools seniors as they learn which colleges have accepted, waitlisted or rejected them.
Middle-class Americans feel the same way about government; they don't want to be left out in the cold, but they also recognize that the government should create an environment that encourages hard work.
It seems like ever since the inception of the Maui Invitational, one can expect to see teams playing in Hawaii during November and December still playing in late March en route to the National Championship.
We can analyze this paper and the findings the way we might analyze a basketball loss. In basketball, we see only the game being played on the court. In research, we can only read the paper and interpret the data we are given.
Sitting in the middle of March Madness it is easy to forget that this annual orgy of basketball and money is a relatively new phenomenon.
We all have goals and ambitions that we believe will bring us a sense of everlasting satisfaction and purpose, but it is the people and memories that occupy the space between that make the struggle bearable.
My brackets may be busted but that doesn't mean I'm out of the game. I'm still a huge fan of March Madness, because for me, it's one of the best times of the year.
Melvin Ejim came into his own this year on the offensive end as he has helped Iowa State reach the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Tournament.
Gluten is the clear top seed, but Warm Champagne and Spotty Wi-Fi are ready to make deeps runs in the tournament.
They offer quality food, beer and spirits as well as a top sports-watching environment.
At the end of the day, so many of us feel like underdogs and we want nothing more than to see another underdog succeed. Luckily for us, we can count on the annual March Madness to provide a few underdogs success stories.
What do you call a TV ad about Burger King, the NCAA, and a former college basketball player? I call it a glimpse into the messy world of college sports and big business. And that's exactly what's on display this month during March Madness.