What if a coach's potential athletic incentives were tied to the team's APR or graduation rate benchmarks?
From the Super Bowl to March Madness, the Masters or the World Series and the World Cup, the sports world is cyclical. Seems we are always waiting eagerly on the edge of our seats (be them of the living room or arena variety) for the next big event.
I drank Rolling Rock beer and ate chicken wings, and I yelled at the TV to make sure the Huskies players knew what they were supposed to do. Without my advice and directions, those kids would have been completely lost out there.
Of all the years for Warren Buffet to offer $1 billion for a perfect bracket, he made a really good choice. As hard as it is to go perfect any year, 2014 proved to be the most difficult of all time.
When the University of Wisconsin won its first and only NCAA basketball championship, the U.S. had yet to enter World War II, my parents were early in their courting phase, and only eight collegiate teams competed for the title.
I feel lucky to count myself among the early believers in Huskies basketball. As I wear my UConn shirt proudly today, I remember when the campus community rallied around our entire family.
There has been a raging debate about the "one-and-done" players -- the group of basketball players that attends college for a single year, essentially biding their time until they become eligible for the NBA draft.
For starters, the industry is titled 'social' media for a reason, and should not be mistaken for 'published' media.
The real tragedy is the lost opportunity for colleges to help change for the better the trajectory of college athletes' academic careers, even for those who were passed through deficient middle and high schools.
While Jerry Jones is undoubtedly proud of the latest achievement for the stadium many call Jerry World, it's also good news for college basketball fans. As a result of the prodigious capacity, Final Four tickets are cheapest than any other year in recent history.
From time to time, we all need someone who is willing to call a time out and give us feedback. We can't improve what we can't see, so finding someone who can show us how we are perceived by others can be a powerful tool for getting ahead.
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Seems to me if schools are going to shortchange other athletic programs so football can have a hog's share of the resources, it ought to come out of other men's teams right along with the women's programs.
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.
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.