The annual barrage of choice words thrown at the NCAA Selection Committee is rarely pretty. This year, though, marks a changing of the guard. When deserving mid-majors like LaSalle and Middle Tennessee earn bids over college basketball Goliaths like Kentucky and Tennessee, even the Davids can celebrate.
Knowing all that we know about the professionalization of college sports, we the fans, boosters and alumni, stand by while young men are exploited. Not only do we endorse this system through our complacency, but some of us also deliberately oppose change.
Universal broadband adoption and meaningful digital literacy remain among the equity issues of our time, standing alongside our goals for education, and healthcare.
The Dominican Republic beat the U.S. 3-1 to reach the final round of the World Baseball Classic. The U.S. plays Puerto Rico tonight in an elimination game.
From March Madness and the Asics L.A. Marathon to three remarkably stimulating visual painting, photography and fashion shows, this upcoming weekend is a great chance to celebrate the multifaceted perks of being an Angeleno.
This month, millions of Americans will spend hours filling out and monitoring their NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament brackets. If they paid the same attention to their retirement planning, perhaps the country's savings programs would be in better shape.
There's clearly a lot of room to improve upon the mess that's been created over the years with the various realignments. I would strongly urge the NCAA to start thinking about how these haphazard groupings of schools will affect their brands -- and its own organization -- in the long run.
I would strongly urge the NCAA to take back some branding equity building control and start thinking about how these haphazard groupings of schools will affect their brands -- and its own organization -- in the long run.
In the midst of college conference realignments and billion dollar media deals the plight of student athletes sometimes does not receive the focus that it should.
The United States is almost unique in the world in the emphasis and attention placed upon our collegiate teams, especially in football and basketball.
Grab a mass of data, like the 2011 baseball season's results. How can you glean useful information from all the numbers? This question sits squarely in the field of data mining, which is the science of extracting useful information from large sets of data.
Rarely will you see two players who don't possess great offensive skill sets dominating games but that's what happened during the Final Four.
Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw caused a stir when she said that Brittney Griner, was "like a guy playing with women." Griner said she took the comment as a compliment.
College basketball, particularly here in the heartland, really does matter. And flaws and all, big-time, big-money college roundball is not only the people's sport; it's also good public policy.
With all due respect to this vastly overachieving Kansas team, the Wildcats proved Monday night that sometimes the world is unfair, and that talent sometimes trumps heart.
If John Calipari's Kentucky Wildcats are the ultimate Goliath, than Bill Self's Kansas Jayhawks are the greatest David of all time. Despite the 6.5-point spread that Vegas laid on Monday night's national championship game, the affair is a battle between two of college basketball's elite, blue-blood programs. Here are the three crucial matchups heading into the final.