Welcome to the Big Ten, U.C.L.A. and U.S.C. I Already Hate You.

It will be weird with these California schools in my conference, but I welcome the new rivalries.

#big-ten-conference, #college-athletics, #extra-points-newsletter, #football-college, #internal-sub-only-nl, #midwestern-states-us, #pacific-12-conference, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-southern-california

U.C.L.A. and U.S.C. Are Expected to Leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten

The move by two of the Pac-12 Conference’s marquee schools came as the Big Ten closed in on a new television deal.

#big-12-conference, #big-ten-conference, #california, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #football-college, #los-angeles-calif, #riley-lincoln-1983, #scott-larry-1964, #southeastern-conference

Oklahoma’s Abortion Law Raises Questions About N.C.A.A.’s Softball World Series

The N.C.A.A. has restricted previous events in response to state lawmakers. It faces that test again in Oklahoma, where softball championships are a mainstay and a restrictive abortion ban recently became law.

#abortion, #college-athletics, #gasso-patty-1962, #oklahoma, #oklahoma-city-okla, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #softball, #state-legislatures, #stitt-kevin

Mark Emmert to Step Down as President of N.C.A.A.

Emmert and the N.C.A.A.’s Board of Governors said they made a mutual decision for him to step aside next year as the top administrator in college sports.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #emmert-mark, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn

How Kansas Beat UNC to Win the NCAA National Championship

The Jayhawks rallied from a 16-point deficit to down the Tar Heels in a thrilling — and intensely physical — N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament championship game.

#bacot-armando-2000, #basketball-college, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #university-of-kansas, #university-of-north-carolina

The Next Battleground for College Basketball: How to Divide the Money

The N.C.A.A. has made improvements to its women’s basketball tournament. Now coaches want to see the industry overhaul a system that pays conferences nothing when women’s teams win games.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #emmert-mark, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #sankey-greg, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #women-and-girls

N.C.A.A. Men’s Tournament: Villanova Tops Michigan, Despite Poor Shooting

The No. 2-seeded Wildcats advanced to the round of 8, moving past the 11th-seeded Wolverines. Duke, seeking to extend Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s final tournament run, is playing Texas Tech.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #duke-university, #gonzaga-university, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #saint-peters-university, #texas-tech-university, #university-of-arizona, #university-of-arkansas, #university-of-houston, #university-of-kansas, #university-of-miami, #university-of-michigan

NCAA Tournament: What to Watch for in the Sweet 16 Matchups

Gonzaga and Arizona, two of the remaining No. 1 seeds, will be in action on Thursday, along with Duke, which is trying to extend Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s final tournament run.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #duke-university, #gonzaga-university, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #saint-peters-university, #texas-tech-university, #university-of-arizona, #university-of-arkansas, #university-of-houston, #university-of-kansas, #university-of-miami, #university-of-michigan

L.S.U.’s Mess of a Season Ends Amid Coach’s Firing

The team played without its former head coach, Will Wade, who was fired along with an assistant coach amid allegations that he illegally paid recruits.

#alexander-f-king, #basketball-college, #coaches-and-managers, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #dawkins-christian, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #louisiana-state-university, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #wade-will-1982

Lia Thomas Wins an NCAA Swimming Title

With her victory in Atlanta, Thomas, who competes for the University of Pennsylvania, became the first openly transgender woman to win an N.C.A.A. swimming championship.

#college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #emmert-mark, #ivy-league, #records-and-achievements, #swimming, #thomas-lia-1999, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #university-of-pennsylvania, #women-and-girls

Michigan and Wisconsin Game Ends With Altercation in Handshake Line

Upset by Wisconsin calling a timeout with a large lead in the final minute, Michigan Coach Juwan Howard landed a slap on a Badgers assistant and players from both teams had a scrum.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #gard-greg-1970, #howard-juwan, #university-of-michigan, #university-of-wisconsin

As Lia Thomas Swims, Debate About Transgender Athletes Swirls

And the rules could change for Thomas and other swimmers as the N.C.A.A. championships approach in March.

#college-athletics, #content-type-personal-profile, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #swimming, #thomas-lia-1999, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #university-of-pennsylvania, #usa-swimming, #women-and-girls

Playoff Fans in the Cold as College Football Plots Its Future

Recent huddles among the sport’s leaders have shown how much television drives their thinking.

#atlantic-coast-conference, #big-12-conference, #big-ten-conference, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #pacific-12-conference, #southeastern-conference

Diamond Johnson Uses Prep Snub as Fuel for College Success

Diamond Johnson is making a name for herself at North Carolina State after being snubbed for a major high school honor.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #iverson-allen, #johnson-diamond, #north-carolina-state-university

College Football Playoff Warns Teams Could Forfeit Because of Virus

Texas A&M also withdrew from the Gator Bowl, leaving Wake Forest, for the moment, without an opponent.

#college-athletics, #college-football-playoff-national-championship, #football-college, #hancock-william-r-jr-1950, #texas-am-university, #wake-forest-university

The Smaller, Everyday Deals for College Athletes Under New Rules

Although players with six-figure deals have attracted most of the public attention, thousands of athletes are pulling in just enough for books or date nights under name, image and likeness agreements.

#athletics-and-sports, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #duquesne-university, #student-athlete-compensation, #university-of-pittsburgh

More Teams Are Contenders This Women’s College Basketball Season

And some teams at the top have worked hard to get better ahead of the N.C.A.A. tournament in March.

#auriemma-geno, #basketball-college, #baylor-university, #big-ten-conference, #bueckers-paige-2001, #college-athletics, #hillmon-naz, #louisiana-state-university, #mulkey-kim, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #pacific-12-conference, #prince-sedona, #southeastern-conference, #staley-dawn, #university-of-connecticut, #university-of-south-carolina

The Difference Between an Unpaid and a Paid Student-Athlete? Not Much.

Since July, the N.C.A.A. has allowed athletes to make money from endorsement deals. Fans don’t seem to mind.

#college-athletics, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #saturdaynewsletter, #student-athlete-compensation

A Cog in the College Admissions Scandal Speaks Out

A former sailing coach who took a plea deal for shuffling bribes to Stanford’s athletic program says his colleagues knew where the money was coming from.

#admissions-standards, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #coaches-and-managers, #college-admissions-scandal-2019, #college-athletics, #sailboats-and-sailing, #singer-william-1960, #stanford-university, #vandemoer-john

Robert Gates Ran the Pentagon. Can He Help Save the N.C.A.A.?

The former defense secretary now leads a committee that could remake college sports — or, as often happens with the N.C.A.A., that has little to show after many meetings.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #football-college, #gates-robert-m, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn

What Can Sports Teach Us?

Sports matter, even if you don’t identify as a fan.

#athletics-and-sports, #big-12-conference, #college-athletics, #espn, #football-college, #southeastern-conference, #texas-tech-university, #university-of-oklahoma, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wages-and-salaries

This Season’s Vital College Football Statistic: Vaccination Rates

With forfeits possible this year, teams see vaccinations as competitive advantages, prompting locker room campaigns to drive rates higher.

#coaches-and-managers, #college-athletics, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #football-college, #kiffin-lane, #mississippi, #pennsylvania-state-university, #university-of-arizona, #university-of-georgia, #university-of-mississippi, #university-of-wisconsin-madison, #vaccination-and-immunization

A Lifeline to Let College Teams Play On

The University of Alaska Anchorage set specific goals for targeted teams to survive. Millions of dollars poured in, suggesting a template for schools hoping to keep programs afloat.

#alpine-skiing, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #gymnastics, #hockey-ice, #university-of-alaska-anchorage

A New Era in College Sports

For more than a century, the N.C.A.A. banned student-athletes from earning money. That is about to change.

#audio-neutral-informative, #college-athletics, #law-and-legislation, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn

College Athletes May Earn Money From Their Fame, N.C.A.A. Rules

Here’s a breakdown of why the N.C.A.A. finally relented to pressure to allow athletes to make money beyond the cost of attending their universities.

#college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #emmert-mark, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #student-athlete-compensation

The Queen of Basketball: How Lusia Harris Changed the Game

Lusia Harris led her team to three national championships, scored the first basket in women’s Olympic history and was an official draft pick in 1977.

#black-people, #college-athletics, #documentary-films-and-programs, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #lusia-harris, #mississippi, #national-basketball-assn, #olympic-games-1976, #women-and-girls, #womens-national-basketball-assn

College Players May Make Money Off Their Fame, NCAA Panel Recommends

Pressured by a wave of state laws taking effect on July 1, the college sports industry is on the verge of letting players profit off their names, images and likenesses.

#athletics-and-sports, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #emmert-mark, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #states-us, #student-athlete-compensation

College Players May Make Money Off Their Fame, Powerful N.C.A.A. Panel Recommends

Pressured by a wave of state laws taking effect on July 1, the college sports industry is on the verge of letting players profit off their names, images and likenesses.

#athletics-and-sports, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #emmert-mark, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #states-us, #student-athlete-compensation

N.C.A.A. Misses Target to Approve Rules to Let Players Profit Off Their Fame

Top leaders will meet again on Monday, three days before several state laws challenging the college sports industry are expected to take effect.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball-college, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #emmert-mark, #football-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #student-athlete-compensation

Ruling Dings N.C.A.A., but It Keeps Rule-Making Power

The narrow ruling was not quite the blow that the critics of college sports had hoped would bring the system crashing down.

#alston-shawne, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #basketball-college, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #decisions-and-verdicts, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #emmert-mark, #football-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #obannon-ed, #student-athlete-compensation

Will College Athletes Make Money? Here’s Where the Debate Stands.

The financial realities for college athletes will dramatically change this summer. State governments, the N.C.A.A. and Congress all have a hand in shaping what that might look like.

#college-athletics, #emmert-mark, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #sankey-greg, #student-athlete-compensation

N.C.A.A. Chief, Pressured by State Laws, Pushes to Let Athletes Cash In

Five states are poised to allow college athletes to profit from their fame starting on July 1, and the N.C.A.A.’s leader says the association is preparing to respond.

#athletics-and-sports, #atlantic-coast-conference, #basketball-college, #big-ten-conference, #coaches-and-managers, #college-athletics, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football-college, #law-and-legislation, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #politics-and-government, #southeastern-conference, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #student-athlete-compensation, #university-of-miami, #university-of-south-florida

Denied a Season, Some Ivy League Athletes Craft a Baseball Gap Year

The Ivy League, unlike most Division I conferences, decided against spring sports. That has led some athletes, like baseball players at Brown, to find outside ways to train.

#baseball, #baseball-college, #brown-university, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #ivy-league, #ncaa-baseball-championships

N.C.A.A. Extends Emmert’s Deal, Surprising Athletic Leaders

Mark Emmert’s extension stunned conference commissioners and university athletic directors and reflected some stubbornness as the N.C.A.A. faces legacy-shaping reckonings.

#boards-of-directors, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #emmert-mark, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn

New N.C.A.A. Rule Benefits Athletes Who Transfer Colleges

Under a plan tentatively approved Wednesday, Division I players who transfer will not need to sit out a year before they can play.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn

Hope Trautwein Discusses Her 21-Strikeout Perfect Game

Hope Trautwein of North Texas threw a perfect game that outdid all the others, striking out 21 in seven flawless innings.

#college-athletics, #content-type-personal-profile, #softball, #trautwein-hope, #university-of-north-texas

N.C.A.A. Won’t Cancel Events Over Transgender Laws, Yet

L.G.B.T.Q. advocates have pressed the N.C.A.A. to move events from states considering such laws, but so far the organization has stopped short.

#college-athletics, #emmert-mark, #human-rights-campaign, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Ex-Northeastern Coach Solicited Nude Photos From Students, U.S. Says

Steve Waithe, 28, was charged with cyberstalking and fraud in a scheme to get female track-and-field athletes at Northeastern University to send him nude or seminude photos, federal prosecutors said.

#college-athletics, #cyberharassment, #frauds-and-swindling, #northeastern-university, #waithe-steve

Champions Crowned, N.C.A.A. Returns to Its Pre-Covid Problems

If anything, the coronavirus pandemic only deferred, highlighted or exacerbated the issues confronting college sports.

#basketball-college, #baylor-university, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #emmert-mark, #gonzaga-university, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #stadiums-and-arenas, #vanderveer-tara

As N.C.A.A. Tournament Ends, So Does Life in Basketball Bubble

The travails of athletes underscore the burdens on athletes in pulling off the three-week basketball bonanza.

#basketball-college, #baylor-university, #college-athletics, #gonzaga-university, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #oregon-state-university, #student-athlete-compensation, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university

How an NCAA Basketball Team Relinquished Its Season

The pandemic led to tough decisions for many college sports programs. Here is a look at how and why one of them, the Dixie State women’s basketball team, chose to stop playing.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dixie-state-university, #gustin-jd, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Women’s Basketball Is a Renewed Flashpoint for an Embattled N.C.A.A.

Women’s college basketball has followed a similar competitive arc to the men’s game. But nearly 50 years after Title IX, it is still struggling for full acceptance in college sports.

#ackerman-val, #auriemma-geno, #basketball-college, #close-cori-1971, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #emmert-mark, #hillmon-naz, #lyke-heather, #mcgraw-muffet, #mulkey-kim, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #vanderveer-tara, #women-and-girls

The N.C.A.A. is Under Scrutiny in Washington

The N.C.A.A. is under scrutiny on Capitol Hill and at the Supreme Court. The pressure for college sports to change is bound to intensify.

#basketball-college, #big-12-conference, #big-ten-conference, #booker-cory-a, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #emmert-mark, #law-and-legislation, #national-college-players-assn, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #pacific-12-conference, #remy-donald-m, #united-states-politics-and-government

NCAA Acknowledges $13.5 Million Tournament Budget Gap

Financial details revealed publicly for the first time show that the N.C.A.A.’s budget for the men’s tournament was nearly double that of the women’s tournament in 2019.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball-college, #college-athletics, #emmert-mark, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women

How The World’s Largest NCAA Men’s Bracket in Indianapolis Gets Updated

Line by line, workers update this avatar for the N.C.A.A. men’s tournament.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #indianapolis-ind, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #san-antonio-tex

What We Learned From the First Weekend of the N.C.A.A. Basketball Men’s Tournament

The Big Ten’s teams have faltered, the Pac-12’s have excelled and the upsets have been steady.

#basketball-college, #big-ten-conference, #college-athletics, #cronin-michael-1971, #gonzaga-university, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #pacific-12-conference, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-illinois, #virginia-commonwealth-university

At N.C.A.A. Tournaments, Unequal Facilities for Women

Officials apologized for providing inadequate facilities for the women’s basketball players, but later acknowledged they were also receiving cheaper, less sensitive coronavirus tests.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #indianapolis-ind, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #san-antonio-tex, #women-and-girls

College Athletes Seek to Use March Stage to Pressure N.C.A.A.

The #NotNCAAProperty movement is the latest iteration of long-held criticisms of how benefits for athletes have not kept up with the profits in college sports.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #emmert-mark, #income, #livers-isaiah-1998, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women

NCAA Changes Covid-19 Quarantine Rules for March Madness Tournaments

Teams arriving in Indiana for the men’s basketball tournament were supposed to quarantine for two days. Iona, with the N.C.A.A.’s blessing, held a practice on its first day.

#basketball-college, #coaches-and-managers, #college-athletics, #emmert-mark, #iona-college, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #pitino-rick, #quarantines, #university-of-kansas, #university-of-virginia

Stanford Earns the Top Seed in Women’s N.C.A.A. Tournament

The Cardinal were joined by UConn, South Carolina and North Carolina State as No. 1 seeds in the tournament that begins Sunday.

#auriemma-geno, #basketball-college, #college-athletics, #mcgraw-muffet, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #stanford-university, #texas-am-university, #university-of-connecticut, #university-of-south-carolina, #vanderveer-tara