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NCAA is called out over the poor amenities for women players vs the men at tournament sites

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The NCAA has come under fire over the lack of amenities, notably the workout equipment, at the women's basketball tournament compared with the men's event this year. Both tournaments get underway this week, with the...

The game plan: Elite players find paths to pros besides NCAA

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It wasn’t Gonzaga or Baylor. In fact, this team was nowhere near the Indianapolis bubble during the NCAA Tournament, but rather, near Orlando, Florida, for the NBA G League playoffs last month. CLICK HERE FOR MORE S...

NCAA ref Bert Smith reveals what led to scary fall during men’s tournament

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The scary moment was caught live during the Bulldogs-Trojans matchup. Smith fell and was immediately attended to by medical personnel. The 56-year-old veteran referee was carried off the court on a stretcher. Smith r...

Gonzaga looking for history, Baylor hoping for first title as NCAA men’s basketball championship is set

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It’s a matchup months in the making. Gonzaga and Baylor were supposed to do battle on Dec. 5 when the Bulldogs were No. 1 and the Bears were No. 2. But Baylor had some coronavirus issues at the start of the season fo...

From NCAA smackdown to Trump golf course, politics and money rule sports

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A unanimous Supreme Court ruling shines a very harsh spotlight on the NCAA, which has essentially gotten rich on the backs of student-athletes who get a mere pittance. I’m all for the principle of amateur sports, but...

Former NCAA track champ, godson of Carl Lewis, tragically dead at 26

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No cause of death has been announced. After claiming a state title at Ridge Point High School, Burrell won the NCAA individual national championship in the 100-meter dash in 2018, something his father Leroy Burrell d...

Official collapses at NCAA men’s tournament game between Gonzaga and USC

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An official collapsed Tuesday evening in the first half during the men's NCAA basketball game between No. 6 seed USC and No. 1 overall seed Gonzaga in Indianapolis. Bert Smith was taken off on a gurney. According t...

NCAA TOURNAMENT 2022 TITLE ODDS: UCLA, DUKE AND 8 MORE TEAMS THAT CAN WIN IT ALL

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Trying to find an edge on who will win it all in 2022 – or even which teams have a chance – is extremely challenging, but the past can be our guide. A trend that has emerged the past five years is the impact of the t...

Immediately eligible: NCAA on verge of transfer rule change

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The Division I Council meets Wednesday and Thursday, and the agenda includes voting on a proposal that would grant all college athletes the ability to transfer one time as undergraduates without having to then sit ou...

A college player dies in a car crash, three days after playing in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament

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Just days after playing in the NCAA tournament, Oscar Frayer, a forward on the men's basketball team at Grand Canyon University, died Tuesday in a vehicle accident near Lodi, California, the school's athletics depar...

Nebraska, head coach Scott Frost under investigation for NCAA violations

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Activities were banned during the pandemic, but Coach Scott Frost and company apparently knew that players on the team were doing various workouts together. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . Nebraska athleti...

NCAA to look into holding both Final Fours in same city

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Combining the tournaments was one of the recommendations stemming from an external review of gender equity issues of the tournaments. The report released in August was sparked by outrage at the disparities between am...

NCAA track champ on trans athletes: Girls ‘deprived’ of ‘equality’ with competition from ‘biological males’

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"It’s not equality because when you’re competing against a biological male, it’s not an equal playing field – even if they are on hormones," said Shannon Arena, whose maiden name is Gagne.  In an interview Thursday, ...

Supreme Court hears battle over paying NCAA student-athletes

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The Supreme Court will take up a case that could reshape college sports on Wednesday, pitting the NCAA and 11 conferences against a class of student athletes seeking compensation. It comes as college sports raise bi...

Creighton put on probation by NCAA amid fallout of FBI probe

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The Bluejays also were docked scholarships and given recruiting restrictions, among other penalties, and athletic director Bruce Rasmussen was found to have violated ethics rules in a case that has ensnared several b...

Covid prevented last year’s NCAA tourneys. Now organizers have plans for a successful Big Dance

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A year ago we were left with empty courts and empty brackets. Just as men's college basketball conference tournaments jumped into action, officials shut them down. Players were sent back to campus wondering if the...

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