College basketball

Slive outlines plan for subdivision

April 22, 2014
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Slive outlines plan for subdivision   Slive visited the University of Massachusetts last week as the executive-in-residence for the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management. In a keynote address, Slive laid out seven goals for the new subdivision of Division I that will house the following conferences: SEC, Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Big 12 and…

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Rick Pitino sought mercy for Richie Farmer before sentencing

April 13, 2014
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Rick Pitino sought mercy for Richie Farmer before sentencing   University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino asked a federal judge to show mercy when sentencing former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer and allow him to “become a productive citizen again” after the basketball star’s political and personal fall from grace. Pitino’s letter is among…

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Overstuffed NCAA reluctant to let others feed from its cash trough

April 10, 2014
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Overstuffed NCAA reluctant to let others feed from its cash trough   Zach Bohannon, a reserve forward for the Wisconsin men’s basketball team, has an interesting story from the recent NCAA tourney. Before the Badgers’ Sweet 16 game against Baylor, Bohannon tried to walk onto the gym floor for his team’s closed shootaround while carrying…

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The college player compensation debate….I’m not pro-union

March 27, 2014
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The college player compensation debate….I’m not pro-union My take/point/opinion on the show today was not that I am pro-union. My guess would be the players at NW didn’t think they had another option, b/c of the NCAA’s entitlement & arrogance. The animosity toward the college players is misguided. Fans should take out their frustrations on…

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NCAA Tournament: No. 1 Gators top Big Dance card

March 17, 2014
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NCAA Tournament: No. 1 Gators top Big Dance card   ATLANTA — Billy Donovan has nothing to defend about his University of Florida basketball team. The Gators’ No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, a 32-2 record and both the SEC regular-season and tournament titles speak volumes. Superlatives not needed. But Donovan was quick…

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NCAA conspiracy theorists have plenty of ammo

March 17, 2014
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NCAA conspiracy theorists have plenty of ammo   Conspiracy theories are for dummies and crazy people. You know that, right? They made a movie about it. Called it Conspiracy Theory. And the lead character, Mel Gibson’s conspiracy theorist, was certifiable. But he was right, too. Which leads me to the 2014 NCAA Tournament. To get all conspiracy theorist with…

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NCAA Selection Sunday is part of ‘the magic carpet ride’

March 17, 2014
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NCAA Selection Sunday is part of ‘the magic carpet ride’   Despite all of the problems in college athletics, I always feel good the day that the NCAA tournament bracket is announced. Don’t you? Don’t you love this week and all that goes with it? “This,” Wofford coach Mike Young said minutes after his team…

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Leadership Is About Emotion

December 22, 2013
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 Leadership Is About Emotion   Make a list of the 5 leaders you most admire. They can be from business, social media, politics, technology, the sciences, any field. Now ask yourself why you admire them. The chances are high that your admiration is based on more than their accomplishments, impressive as those may be. I’ll bet…

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The Top 10 Sluttiest Colleges in America

April 10, 2013
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The Top 10 Sluttiest Colleges in America Editor’s Note:  After weeks of careful analysis of statistics, tests, and linear regressions the staff of Barstool U came up with this definitive list of 10 college ranked by their sluttiness.  Each pick is explained in full with scientific sources linked.    Again, this is not hottest girls…

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Mark Emmert’s press conference at the Final Four was a disaster

April 5, 2013
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Mark Emmert’s press conference at the Final Four was a disaster

The press conference the NCAA held on Thursday in Atlanta before the Men’s Basketball Final Four was not a good one.  NCAA President Mark Emmert was agitated and it seems he has been reading all of his press clippings.  He took time during the press conference to single out Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports and…

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