| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Last week, third-graders in Guilford gave me a spontaneous round of applause.
Why? Because the teacher introduced me as being from the University of Connecticut, where excellence in basketball has raised my profile, along with that of everyone else in...
| 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 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,&...
| 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 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 8, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Win or lose the cadre of Northwestern University football players in the upcoming vote on union representation has exposed the arrogance and unbridled power of the NCAA and shattered assertions that athletes’ interests are uppermost in its...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Northwestern assailed the decision of a National Labor Relations Board regional director that the school's scholarship football players are employees and can unionize in an appeal filed Wednesday with the full board.
"In this unprecedented decision, the...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 1:24 PM
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| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Too much pasta landed three University of Oklahoma athletes on the wrong side of the NCAA rule book.
The unusual case, first reported Wednesday by the Oklahoman, came after the trio attended a graduation banquet in 2013. To restore their eligibility,...
| 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...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 12:21 PM
After all the years and countless milestones, it's hardly possible for UConn to bounce a pass anymore without making history.
Geno Auriemma, the master craftsman, and his series of master classes, have become to their sport what Howard Johnson was to...