| May 7, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Summer blockbusters are not just about movies anymore. This, in fact, could be the summer in which college athletics gets its Cecil B. DeMille close-up.
Several important issues are front and center, from the outcomes of Northwestern unionization to the...
| May 14, 2014
| 2:19 PM
A decade after the NCAA created a new measure of college athletes' classroom success, officials announced Wednesday that the latest scores show overall academic performance edging up.
The average "academic performance rate" for Division I four-year...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:07 PM
The NCAA president railed against the past Friday by uttering the contracted sentence many have been waiting to hear.
“That’s absurd,” Mark Emmert said on ESPN’s “Mike & Mike” Show.
The words didn’t cover...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 9:11 AM
Like many headline-making ideas, it came to him in the middle of the night.
Not that he hadn't thought about it before. In four seasons at West Virginia, where he rushed for 1,068 yards and 19 touchdowns, Shawne Alston came to realize something needed...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Don't look for the union label around USC's or UCLA's football practice facilities any time soon.
Football players at both schools are aware that Northwestern players might unionize. But when asked about the issue recently during spring practice,...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 1:24 PM
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| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:25 AM
Mark Emmert played Chicken Little over the weekend, which is what you would expect from someone heading up the NCAA.
Emmert is the president of the NCAA, which staged its championship game in front of 80,000 fans who paid to sit in a billion-dollar...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 5:06 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — Shabazz Napier has delivered his share of game-winning shots, so he can appreciate Kentucky freshman guard Aaron Harrison's recent run.
Harrison lifted his team to a victory over Wisconsin Saturday with a three-pointer with 5.7...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 12:45 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas -- NCAA President Mark Emmert said Sunday that unionizing students is a “ridiculous idea” to solving the problems of intercollegiate athletics.
“It would blow up everything about the collegiate model of athletics,&...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 3:38 PM
COLLEGE PARK — The NCAA may need to mandate new "dead periods" to rein in the time demands on college athletes that increasingly pull them away from the classroom, NCAA president Mark Emmert said Wednesday.
"One of the things that's being very...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 7:22 AM
NASHVILLE — Numbers are thrown around faster than crumpled up brackets this time of year. Call it one-and-done or, as John Calipari, with the propriety of a snake oil salesman, calls it, "succeed and proceed." Whatever term you choose, Kentucky will...