Brad Waldow was nearly unstoppable this week as St. Mary's defeated San Diego and BYU. The Shingle Springs, Calif. native has been named NetScouts Basketball's National Player of the Week for games from January 12th to January 18th.
In life, not everyone is blessed with the genes of athleticism. Hard work and the right mindset can to a certain extent make up for lack of natural talent, but this is rarely seen.
Mo'ne, caught the world by storm in the Little League World Series this past summer. She became the first Little League player ever to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated. Her jersey was inducted into the National Baseball Hall-of-Fame, and recently, she was named AP's "Female Athlete of The Year." But that's all a given -- you can read news-feeds for that. So let's take it a little deeper.
Arkansas opened SEC play this week with a pair of victories behind two outstanding performances from Bobby Portis. The Little Rock, Ark. native has been named NetScouts Basketball's National Player of the Week for games from January 5th to January 11th.
Junior Sterling Gibbs helped Seton Hall start Big East play with back-to-back victories over ranked opponents. After playing a crucial role in wins over St. John's and Villanova, Gibbs has been named NetScouts Basketball's National Player of the Week.
Big-time college sports is a classic case of economic and social injustice bred of a plantation mentality disguised by the term "student-athlete." It's past time for the amateur myth to be blown up in college athletics, just as it was for Olympic athletes.
UNLV handed Arizona its first loss of the season and followed it with a blowout win over Southern Utah. Christian Wood recorded a pair of 20-10 performances and has been named NetScouts Basketball's National Player of the Week for games from December 22nd to December 28th.
One has to ask, if the system is really fair if it doesn't acknowledge or understand abusive coaching styles and how that affects an athletes' performance? We need to also realize that all people are not created equal and some thrive in environments where others are harmed and scarred for life.
The University of Michigan doesn't have any real problems with respect to its basketball program. Yes, losing seems bad. But because the pay of players is restricted by NCAA rules, Michigan is a winner even when the team loses.
For humans to flourish, we must grow intellectually, spiritually and emotionally. Through a myriad of educational and cultural opportunities, the avenues for self-growth and societal contribution seem endless. Why then does a sports entertainment culture that seems mindless dominate so much of the average American's time and commitment?
Harrell started the week with 21 points and 11 rebounds on 10-of-13 shooting in a 94-74 win over Indiana. The Cardinals then started sluggish in their Sunday contest against UNC-Wilmington, but Harrell posted 19 points and 17 rebounds on 9-of-17 shooting to lead Louisville in the win.
On Wednesday night at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin, Duke and UW met for perhaps the most anticipated basketball game of the year. Many people -- myself included -- picked Wisconsin to win.
Perry Ellis was instrumental for the Jayhawks and the junior from Wichita, Kan. has been named NetScouts Basketball's National Player of the Week for games from November 24th through November 30th.
Providence went 4-0 this week while capturing the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic title behind the stellar play from senior LaDontae Henton.
From my playing days when nothing short of requiring medical assistance was considered a concussion, to today when a seemingly mild knock to the head is and should be treated with an abundance of care, I have experienced different perspectives.
In our American system of jurisprudence, ignorance of the law is no defense and in many other instances people are held liable for what they knew or s...