All three New Zealanders are quality skilled big men and all have a very high potential. It's the first time such high level Division I prospects from New Zealand will head to the USA at more or less the same time.
Paying athletes salaries as university employees is impractical, given the complex set of ancillary issues that option raises. However, allowing college athletes to receive money from outside the athletic department is much more straightforward.
I wish I could follow it all more casually, that I could watch a game, talk trash with my friends and cheer when my team scores. And when it's over, it's over. That's the dream: reaping the good without suffering the bad. But being a fan doesn't work that way.
You know those triumphant stories that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? This is one of them.
Last month, the football coach at Rutgers University got into trouble following allegations that he tried to pressure a part-time faculty member into raising a player's grade. Which raises the question: Rutgers has a football team?
Permanent dynasties are exactly what American sports leagues are trying to prevent. They are trying to create a level playing field and give everyone a chance to win: and that's exactly what socialism is all about. See, Americans already are socialists at heart.
Given the high rate of sexual assault by athletes, colleges have an enhanced duty to ensure that athletes are not given special privileges exempting them from federal legal mandates. It is high time that athletic departments and colleges enforced Title IX, fully.
One conversation that can't be ignored is the economics of college football. In an age when the NCAA is facing multiple lawsuits challenging its standard of amateurism, conversations about college football must consider the money that the sport generates.
The economic model of college athletics is going to change in the coming years. But change certainly isn't always bad. In this case, it will be good. The games will remain exciting and, most importantly, college sports will be more fair and just for the athletes creating the product.
Louisville trial lawyer Sheila Hiestand is 6 foot tall, outgoing and vivacious. She has the total inner confidence that made her a Hall of Fame college basketball player and now one of Kentucky's top trial attorneys.
Woo-woo or not, compassion is needed today more than ever, and perhaps mindfulness can help bring us there. Through Mumford's book, we can all learn to be Mindful Athletes in our day-to-day lives.
As with everything, it depends how you define the question. If "post moves" is--as I believe it is--the ability to conjure up a sequence of basic post fundamentals into much larger, connected, evolving, and unique combinations, then this is what I have to say about that:
Walker Buehler was a key contributor to Vanderbilt's national championship baseball team last year. According to the Vanderbilt Hustler, Vanderbilt's student newspaper, Buehler is listed as high as the second best overall prospect in the upcoming Major League Baseball draft.
For Memorial Day, my family and I flew from Philadelphia to Tampa. I fly a lot for work so I am used to the experience. However, my children, who are eight and twelve, always have questions.
In many cases international players who end up coming to the USA for college are late signees as they take time to weigh professional offers in Europe against NCAA scholarship offers. That trend has continued this year.
Winning isn't everything, but for the University of Illinois baseball team it has become the only thing. The Illini have won 46 games on the season. The bad boys of the Big Ten also hold the nation's longest winning streak at 27 games. But Illinois a baseball school? Where has this success stemmed from?