By Amos Leak,
Basketball and football are the biggest sports in college. They are the machines that drive money into their respective colleges. Lately there has been a lot of talk about what will be done about the situation with compensation for college athletes. Well, that call has been answered and the power conferences are getting the opportunity to find ways to do that. As billions are brought in from ticket sales, merchandise and even marketing, there seems to be little of that going in to the pockets of the athletes. (more…)
By Arjun Karthikeyan
With Lebron James returning to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers many people began wondering what it would be like if all NBA players returned to their hometowns to play. While an interesting topic in its own merit, a peer and I began to wonder, what if colleges and NBA teams worked together to create a partnership? Imagine the excitement for fans that grow up in a city following both the collegiate and professional basketball teams that get to watch the best players for their collegiate team go on to play for the nearby professional team. The time overlap, for example, would allow Michael Jordan to play alongside James Worthy and then eventually Vince Carter in their professional careers. Forming this partnership would bring collegiate and NBA fans closer than ever. (more…)
By Chris Ramirez,
Colorado Springs, CO – USA Basketball has added DeMar DeRozan and Chandler Parsons to its training camp roster for the 2014 World Cup.
By Chris Ramirez,
Isaiah Austin’s dreams of playing in the NBA have ended, as the 7-foot-1 center from Baylor has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, an illness that leads to problems in connective tissues throughout the body.
By Jim Tal Evans,
Because of his historic and nonpareil achievements on the diamond, few sports fans associate Tony Gwynn, who sadly passed away this past Monday at the premature age of 54, with any other sport other than baseball. How could it be otherwise when Gwynn’s monumental status in the national pastime is the measuring stick. Compared with what he did between the foul lines, anything else pales in comparison and becomes little more than a footnote. (more…)
By Jim Tal Evans
Brewster Academy is a preparatory school located in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. It sits on a postcard-like piece of property, hard by a picturesque lake. Brewster is an esteemed institution, celebrated for its academic excellence. It’s known for small classes, a first-rate faculty and an accomplished student body. But Brewster has developed a reputation for something else. Namely, being a big-time pipeline for some serious and elite Division 1 roundball talent. Some might even call it a basketball factory of sorts because acclaimed Bobcat coach Jason Smith is producing dynamite hoopsters like Detroit turns out cars. (more…)