An unnamed West Coast Conference school has a golfer who received extra benefits. Washing her car
with a hose not available to all students
. And on Wednesday we learned from Portland basketball coach Eric Reveno that a WCC coach committed a violation by texting a recruit. The message? "Who is this
T. Boone Pickens and other wealthy, elderly Oklahoma State alums decided to participate in a scheme named "Call of a Lifetime", where they would allow the university to take out $10 million life insurance policies on them. What could go wrong?
Are Big Time Sports a Threat to Student Achievement?
A study by 3 University of Oregon economists suggests that male University of Oregon students’ grades drop during successful seasons for the UO football team, as students study less and drink and party more to celebrate Duck victories. [more inside]
Today is National Signing Day
, the first day a high school senior can sign a letter of intent and commit to a collegiate football program. Sports Illustrated is liveblogging
announcements throughout the day. Get some background with a list of Players to Watch
, or just enjoy the adorable friend accompanying Isaiah Crowell
. But some say it has become too much of a circus
to be good for the young players. And others want to recognize the real unsung heroes
of the day.
Transgender Man Plays on Women's College Team.
A guard for George Washington University's women's basketball team is a transgender man. Kye Allums
, who was born female and has not undergone any hormone treatments, changed his name from Kay-Kay to Kye within the last year and was relieved not to lose his scholarship. "When people refer to me as 'girl' or 'she,' it doesn't sit well with me," Allums said. "That feeling you get when someone pisses you off, that feeling you get when your stomach gets hot and it aches, that's what it feels like. And that's how I know I'm not supposed to be a girl." On Nov. 13, he will be the first transgender person to compete in Division One college basketball, according to OutSports
. Opposing fans used to taunt Allums about his masculine build, but it backfired. "I love it," he said. "It makes me feel better about myself to hear them call me a man."
is less than a month away
, and sports fans are snapping up tickets
to watch men’s
NCAA basketball teams battle their way to the Final Four
. Projected brackets
are going online, with speculation
about likely picks
and the prospects of finding a Cinderella team
in the field this year. Cheerleaders get their moment on screen before commercial breaks, but should these student athletes
be considered members of a sports team
, too? On court fashion
generates debate, and mascots
range from the obvious to the really odd. PETA continues its crusade against the use of live animals
, but one overriding question remains: “What the hell is a Saluki
March Madness: 11th seeded George Mason
upset UConn in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
this afternoon, continuing their unexpected streak
. Their wins validate
not only their inclusion in the tournament
, but the rising status
conferences. The most prominent critic
of the inclusion of these smaller schools has been CBS analyst Billy Packer
, who verbally assaulted
the head of the selection committee
on live TV
just two weeks ago
, and has yet to apologize
for his obvious error.
Who's this years favorite?
Anyone want to guess who will win it all? Got that someone in the office that does better than the sports "know it all"? Let the bracket analysis,
predictions, and of course trash talk commence for MADNESS!
Not surprisingly, police were needed to break up celebrating students
at UM last night, though it wasn't as bad as what happened over the weekend
. (I guess the Saturday riot really wore them out.) As Bobcat Goldthwait used to say: "If your team wins a major sporting event, you can legeally do anything within the next 24 hours." And this is the school I should be proud to call my Alma Mater?
Duke kickers testify in gender case.
Asked to rank her leg strength, Sims Lenhardt told jurors: "It was inferior to other guys out there. I would say 35 yards was probably the most she could kick."
Knight to be fired?
I know some can find the news at other links, and the story is still developing, however, I at least thought he would last one more year, and retire on his own. Zero tolerence is enforced and the University warned him. I just wonder if he will be hired anywhere else.