For the last couple of weeks, this columnist instead followed other roads to that other tournament — the women’s NCAA Final Four that also is held the same weekend in Tampa.
Freshman guard Gabe Kalscheur scored a game-high 24 points Thursday, including 15 on three-pointers, to lead the University of Minnesota men’s basketball team to an 86-76 victory…
So let the journey begin: It’s called March Madness. The men’s field of 68 teams begins this week with the challenge of who can win six games and capture a national championship.
he Gophers will have to win four games this week in Indianapolis — in other words, win the Big Ten tourney and the automatic bid — to assure them a spot in the NCAAs later this month.
On November 13 Stringer became the sixth women’s basketball coach in NCAA history and the fifth Division I coach to reach the grand milestone, which brought well-deserved worldwide acclaim.
Athletes, remember, have from the beginning generated millions of dollars for NCAA member schools’ athletic programs annually under the guise of amateurism. NCAA men’s basketball and the tournament are very popular and generates billions of dollars each year in revenue.
Women have nearly closed the gaps The Sweet Sixteen round begins this week in men’s and women’s college basketball. But nary a word has been said about the continuing graduation disparity gap between Black and White players. Our March Madness coverage continues this week not on the games, but rather on the fact that while […]
It might be March Madness now, but it’s been non-stop madness for the past 12 months, from assistant coaches getting arrested and charged with bribery in a federal probe to a former team doctor sentenced to quadruple life sentences for sexual assaults against female gymnasts. NCAA President Mark Emmett last fall established a 14-member “Commission […]
This column continues the Only One series in which this reporter shares his experiences as the only African American journalist on the scene. Rarely seen in these parts across all three NCAA divisions is a college basketball team, men and particularly women, where the majority of its players are of color. “It’s very unusual,” […]
It’s that time of year in the waning days of the college football season when talk of coaches being fired and hired, the fairness or unfairness of the current four-team playoff system, and other such subjects are oft-discussed. But buried under such talk is the ever-existing graduation-rate gap between Division I Black and White football […]