Arkansas Women's Tennis Team Schedules Six Matches In One Day Against Cupcake Opponent To Earn Tournament Eligibility [Update]

Arkansas women’s tennis had a surprisingly strong run in the SEC Tournament last week, making it all the way to the semifinals despite finishing 11th in regular season conference play. It was enough of a run to give the school hopes of an at-large bid in the upcoming NCAA tournament, if not for one problem: Arkansas’s…

Arike Ogunbowale's Appearance On Dancing With The Stars Will Be A "Personal Growth Experience" To Fit Dumb NCAA Rules

College basketball legend and Notre Dame rising senior Arike Ogunbowale is set to appear on the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars beginning in just under two weeks. But because Ogunbowale still plays for Notre Dame and is thus considered an NCAA athlete even on summer break, there are at least a dozen…

How Big Colleges Prey On Fan Loyalty To Fight Back Against Scandals

If you’ve been following the ongoing developments in the Larry Nassar scandal and Michigan State University’s sexual-assault crisis, you’ve recently become familiar with the phrase “#SpartansWill.” If you’ve spent any time around East Lansing, you already knew about it, because it’s all over town. You see it on…

Geno Auriemma Bravely Defies Silly NCAA Rule By Drinking Out Of Water Bottle

Of the many stupid NCAA rules and regulations that people tend to notice in March, the insistence that public-facing people—coaches, players, even folks in the media room—drink only from NCAA-branded cups ranks pretty far up there. During yesterday’s Final Four press conference, UConn coach Geno Auriemma rebelled: He…

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Steve Kerr's Good NBA Draft Idea: Let Undrafted Players Return To Their Teams

Current NCAA regulations forbid any player who declares for the NBA draft and signs with an agent to return to his college team, even if he goes undrafted. It’s a particularly cruel facet of an already exploitative system, and a rule that’s explicitly designed to keep players within the bounds of the NCAA, where they…