NCAA President Mark Emmert has taken the witness stand and is defending his organization’s role in college sports. He calls such a role vital for both students and the colleges themselves.
The Ed O’Bannon versus NCAA lawsuit headed to trial Monday in an Oakland federal courtroom after nearly five years of litigation. Whether or not college athletes should share in the billions of dollars they generate is the heart of the issue.
Vince Conde and John Norwood had three hits and two RBIs each and Vanderbilt combined for six runs in the seventh and eighth innings to beat Stanford 12-5 Sunday to advance to the College World Series.
UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks met in Newport Beach Friday with his Pac-12 counterparts to work out a joint plan for major changes in the way universities treat student athletes in order to get them more focused on academics.
Word on the street is that the big cheeses at the NCAA and NBA have agreed on a new age requirement for playing pro ball. NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who really doesn’t need the NCAA’s approval, is increasingly vocal on the matter.
The second place national winner for the CBS Local Bracket Challenge in the NCAA Tournament had actually never done any kind of brackets before, but Lija Koch listened to her dad growing up, and apparently had the instincts to win the second biggest prize in the nation.
Gordon made the announcement in interviews with ESPN and Outsports on Wednesday. Gordon said he gained confidence by seeing an NBA team sign Jason Collins, who became the league’s first openly gay player when he joined the Brooklyn Nets this season.
Guard Shabazz Napier led the Connecticut Huskies to the men’s NCAA Championship Monday night, beating Kentucky 60-54. Before a packed house and a national TV audience, Napier took the mic during the emotional post-game celebration.
The Connecticut Huskies are back in a very familiar position, undefeated and playing for a national championship.
Aaron Harrison hit a 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left to lift Kentucky to a one-point victory over Wisconsin.