The college basketball season tips off on Friday, and what better way to celebrate than with some dangerously early NCAA Tournament projections? Nope, I can’t think of a better way either.
Jim Delany does a remarkable job of acting exactly like you’d expect the commissioner of America’s most quintessentially Midwestern collegiate conference to act. He’s flashless, clinical, alternately too naive and too cynical but never cautiously optimistic, and always seemingly about 20 years behind the times. In other words, he’s a draw play on 3rd and 4.
DeLoss Dodds has put in more than 30 years as the athletic director at the University of Texas. During his tenure, sports teams under the Texas banner have won more than 100 conference championships.
Athletic achievements by different sports teams are excellent ways to boost the spirit of a university, but everybody knows that men’s football and basketball anchor the athletic programs and are the key to a school’s reputation as a winner or loser.
In 2011, I penned an article begging the NCAA to pay college athletes. My thesis was simple: under the current set of rules, many athletes were being exploited by the NCAA and its system. Therefore, the NCAA should pay its college athletes more in order to stop the unfair exploitation of 19 and 20 year-old kids.
Duke Backs Into #1 Ranking in Coaches Poll … Will They Back Into Another Undeserved Top Seed Come March?
Terry Hutchens wrote a terrific piece this morning that reminded me of a topic I’ve been wanting to address: Indiana’s scholarship crunch for the upcoming 2012-13 season. Hutchens’ piece – entitled "Hoosiers need to find a scholarship for Roth" – echoes exactly what I have been thinking about this issue.
With Friday’s Sweet 16 loss well past 72 hours in the rearview, Jerod is ready to say that the the 2011-12 Indiana Hoosiers deserve a banner in Assembly Hall. In this post, he explains why he think this is the case as well as provides his counter arguments to the more than reasonable points that can and probably will be made in opposition of this idea.