Intercollegiate athletics has been horribly corrupted and one is as likely to be exposed to bad characters and unethical behavior as you are to be taught all the good lessons of life.
As people tried to make sense of why he thought it was OK for a documented serial abuser to keep coaching young athletes at Rutgers, Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti dissembled, side-stepped and evaded both responsibility and the truth.
Survive and advance is one mantra of teams in the NCAA basketball tournament culminating in the Final Four. One strategy for churches struggling in a sports-obsessed culture may be a similar strategy: Adapt and advance.
The Miami Heat had their 27 game winning streak snapped by Chicago 101-97. The '71-'72 Lakers record of 33 straight wins is safe.
The games have begun and the economic bonanza will follow. Billions of dollars will change hands among bettors and the NCAA and its' schools will be rewarded with riches.
Kelly Olynyk is the shining example of how patience truly is a virtue.
Along with March Madness comes betting, dreaming up the perfect bracket, and ignoring productivity. For employers, March is likely to make them mad over how much money they're losing thanks to worker distraction.
March Madness has a way of bringing people together, no matter your gender, religion, race or politics. Whether your team wins or loses, you're still a fan. Let's call it bipartisan basketball.
A player like Victor Oladipo generates far more revenue for a college program than his scholarship is worth. Consequently, in a free market some school would be willing to pay more for Oladipo's services.
With the absence of Goff from the program, the Monarchs need to find another cog to keep the wheels turning for the team. In what will be the fourth season for Coach Jeff Knarr, there needs to be a drastic change for a squad that has been coming up short in recent years.
President Obama picked two #1 seeds, Louisville and Indiana, a # 2 seed, Ohio State and a #3 seed Florida to reach the Final Four. He picks Indiana to win it all.
Along with never having broadcast a basketball game, I had never been to a Special Olympics before. I'm not sure how I missed the Special Olympics.
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.
The highest honor conferred on an individual by the NCAA is the Theodore Roosevelt Award. This award is given to a distinguished citizen of national reputation and outstanding accomplishment who also excelled as a student-athlete participating in NCAA competition. This year the award went to Tony Dungy.
Undeniably, the NCAA has lost its credibility -- with its members, the student-athletes, the media, and the general public. It is time for a change.
There is no broadcaster in the world who destroys a game you care about more than Bill Walton.