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Madness of College Athletics Extends Well Beyond March

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 05.17.2014 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

This is a terrific time of year for fans of college sports as March Madness takes center stage. But big money, national fame and institutional pride too often overwhelm the best intentions of educators.

Creighton Star Makes College Hoops History

AP | ERIC OLSON | Posted 05.09.2014 | Sports

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Doug McDermott saved his best game for his last one at CenturyLink Center. McDermott scored a career-high 45 points and became t...

Movie Review: Linsanity

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.07.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When it happened in the spring of 2012, the Jeremy Lin phenomenon -- commonly referred to as Linsanity, from which the new documentary takes its name -- was startling for its prevalence.

Syracuse 'Representing Syracuse'

AP | JOSH DUBOW | Posted 03.25.2013 | Sports

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- When Syracuse came on the court for the open practice at HP Pavilion this past week, the Orange were introduced as a team from the...

New Big East Adds New Teams

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 03.20.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- The breakaway basketball schools kept the Big East name and the conference tournament in Madison Square Garden. In return, they left behin...

Syracuse, Louisville Meet In Big East Finale

AP | MIKE FITZPATRICK | Posted 03.16.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Jim Boeheim against Rick Pitino. Not a bad way for the Big East to take a bow. Syracuse and Louisville are all set to square off in the c...

Last Call

AP | MIKE FITZPATRICK | Posted 03.15.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Syracuse and Georgetown, one more heavyweight clash in Madison Square Garden. Two original Big East titans toe-to-toe on the New York s...

Cincy Dominates Providence In Big East Tourney

AP | MIKE FITZPATRICK | Posted 05.13.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — A fast start and a strong finish gave Cincinnati an important win for its NCAA tournament resume. Sean Kilpatrick scored 17 points t...

Notre Dame Moving Ahead Of Schedule

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 05.12.2013 | Sports

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame is joining the Atlantic Coast Conference a season earlier than expected, following the split among the Big East's ...

'Kiss Syracuse Goodbye'

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 03.09.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- Georgetown coach John Thompson III was noting all the ways – and there were many – in which his team's lopsided, Big East-cl...

Big East Breakup Complete

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 05.08.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — The Big East made its split official Friday, with seven basketball schools breaking away from the football-playing members in a deal ...

The Death Of Regional Rivalries

sportsonearth.com | Leigh Montville | Posted 03.08.2013 | Sports

The ads for Boston College basketball games arrive on my computer screen regularly. I bought tickets a couple of years ago for a BC game or two and su...

Nova Snaps G-Town's Winning Streak

AP | DAN GELSTON | Posted 03.06.2013 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA -- Georgetown joined some elite company. Just not in the kind of category the Hoyas wanted. JayVaughn Pinkston scored 20 points to help ...

St. John's Suspends Leading Scorer

AP | Posted 03.01.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- D'Angelo Harrison, the third-leading scorer in the Big East Conference, was suspended Friday by St. John's for the rest of the season. Re...

Hoops Rivalries Victims Of Realignment

Posted 02.25.2013 | Sports

When it comes to the longstanding rivalry between Syracuse and Georgetown, there's no place like dome. When the Hoyas made their final regular-sea...

Georgetown Downs Syracuse

AP | JOHN KEKIS | Posted 04.25.2013 | Sports

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Georgetown coach John Thompson III wouldn't bite. He wasn't about to say: "This Carrier Dome rivalry is officially over." He s...

'It Will Never Be The Same'

AP | JOHN KEKIS | Posted 02.22.2013 | Sports

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Jim Boeheim slowed as he pedaled the stationary bicycle inside the sparkling new Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center, his mind raci...

End Of An Era

AP | JIM O'CONNELL | Posted 02.14.2013 | Sports

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Since the Big East was formed there were always games that stood out on the conference schedule. One of the best of the rivalries ...

Is the NCAA Losing Its Identity?

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 04.15.2013 | College
Gregg S. Lipman

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.

Allen Iverson's Legacy: A Philadelphian's Perspective

Tyler R. Tynes | Posted 04.03.2013 | Sports
Tyler R. Tynes

Even though Iverson was born in Virginia, he's a native son of Philadelphia and has given hope to troubled individuals that walk a similar path as the star guard.

Big East Looking To Add 12th School

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 03.30.2013 | Sports

CROMWELL, Conn. — The Big East conference is looking to add another school, and may sign a TV package that includes multiple networks, commissio...

Villanova Pulls Off ANOTHER Upset

AP | DAN GELSTON | Posted 03.28.2013 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA — Ryan Arcidiacono took the inbounds, heaved the ball, and ducked. Hundreds of Villanova students trampled the court like a bull r...

Another No. 1 Falls

AP | By GARY GRAVES | Posted 03.21.2013 | Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville's reign at No. 1 is likely over after one week. The Cardinals' focus now is on reclaiming the top s...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 02.16.2013 | New York
Len Berman

The Mets agree on a deal to ship Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey to Toronto. It's contingent on Dickey signing a contract extension with the Blue Jays.

REPORT: 7 Schools To Leave Big East

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 02.13.2013 | Sports

Officials from the seven schools planning to break off from the Big East will hold a conference call Saturday to discuss leaving the league. Big East...