Ben Brust has left a huge mark on Wisconsin basketball and the program will miss him dearly.
For the past nearly 26 years, Iowa State has suffered a defeat every time it has visited Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
But on Monday night, the 16th-ranked Cyclones, led by standout guard DeAndre Kane (who was a rebound and an assist away from a triple-double), were finally able to topple the No. 19 Oklahoma State Cowboys, snapping their 18-game losing streak in Stillwater.
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.