How Has The NCAA's New 30-Sec Shot Clock Worked This Postseason?

As a college hoops superfan, I'll watch the NIT, and even the CIT and CBI given the chance. I've even attended two CIT title games. But the reality is that there's little at stake in these events other than the chance for participating teams to play more basketball and for me to watch more basketball. However, I was… » 4/02/15 1:53pm 4/02/15 1:53pm

Yes, Flying Parents To The Final Four Is Paying Players

Back in January, less than a week before the college football championship game, the NCAA announced that parents of players who made this year's College Football Playoff or Final Four were eligible to receive $3,000 in travel expenses. Now, a number of ADs are pushing to make the program permanent. We'd like to remind… » 4/01/15 9:43am 4/01/15 9:43am

Rex Chapman To Call Kentucky Game; Prosecutors Decline Theft Charges

The last time you saw Rex Chapman probably was in this surveillance camera footage from September, showing the former NBA shooting guard taking things off the shelves of a Scottsdale (Ariz.) Apple store. Police said Chapman never paid for those items; instead they said he sold the more than $14,000 in stolen… » 4/01/15 2:07am 4/01/15 2:07am

NCAA Issues Statement Over Indiana Anti-Gay Law, NFL Says Nothing…

Yesterday, in a private ceremony in his office, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed into law the state's "religious freedom" bill, which would allow businesses to refuse service to LGBT customers. Numerous local companies and institutions have wasted no time in condemning the law, and that includes the NCAA. » 3/27/15 11:33am 3/27/15 11:33am

Rick Pitino Says Players Should Be Allowed To Skip College

It's only been since 2006 that high schoolers were banned from jumping straight to the NBA, so it's not as if the current system—which has mainly supplied a series of one-and-dones—has inertia on its side. But basketball programs want more: the Pac-12 presidents have pitched the Power Five on making all freshmen… » 3/22/15 1:03pm 3/22/15 1:03pm

Dayton Advances To The Round Of 64 On Sketchy No-Call At Home

Dayton beat Boise State 56-55 tonight to advance to the first round proper of the NCAA tournament, but Boise State and their fans will spend the next couple of weeks believing they were jobbed. Boise State's Derrick Marks saw his last second three-point attempt miss badly, but he'll argue that he only missed because… » 3/19/15 12:02am 3/19/15 12:02am

Exciting NCAA Tourney Upsets: Not Brought To You By Enforced Amateurism

Over the next week, a relatively unheralded team from a small conference will probably defeat a blue blood program from a major conference. This will be surprising because we will have expected the more powerful team to win, what with their larger budget, better-paid coach, etc. » 3/16/15 5:42pm 3/16/15 5:42pm

Let John Oliver Remind You That March Madness And The NCAA Are Bullshit

John Oliver dedicated a huge chunk of last night's episode of Last Week Tonight to battering the NCAA. The fact that he was able to go in on the NCAA's exploitative, hypocritical existence for over 20 minutes should tell you all you need to know about the lie that is college sports. You certainly don't have time to… » 3/16/15 10:04am 3/16/15 10:04am

Jim Boeheim Doesn't Give A Fuck, And Why Should He?

Syracuse lost by 14 to NC State today, which ends their season, given that they have banned themselves—more on that in a bit—from playing in the postseason, which includes the ACC tournament. Coach Jim Boeheim refused to address the media after the game, sending out an assistant in his place and releasing a … » 3/07/15 4:38pm 3/07/15 4:38pm

Syracuse's Academic Fraud Skipped The Middleman

The NCAA came down fairly hard on Syracuse for what it claims were years of violations, including the use of ineligible players, boosters handing out cash, and allegations that athletes had their schoolwork completed for them. It's that last one that provides for some of the most fascinating reading in the NCAA report. » 3/06/15 2:05pm 3/06/15 2:05pm

Cardale Jones Has An Important Update About Crushing Kids At Video Games

Back in January, Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones visited some kids at the hospital. One of the kids unwisely hopped on the sticks like Jones was going to take it easy on him in the NCAA football video game. Jones did not take it easy, and beat the kid by a reported score of 91-35. Now, more than a month later,… » 2/10/15 4:08pm 2/10/15 4:08pm