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The NCAA: How Can It Be Fixed?

Out of the many athletic organizations in America, none has come under more scrutiny recently than the National Collegiate Athletic Association, specifically in football. From the cancellation of EA Sports’ critically acclaimed NCAA Football video game series, to the recent unionization of the Northwestern University players, the NCAA has come under fire for dozens of […]

College Basketball February Roundup: 4 Mass. Teams in Good Position for Stretch Run

Harvard Record: 23-4, 10-1 (1st in Ivy League) Harvard went 7-1 in February to secure its place atop the Ivy League standings, demolishing Penn and Cornell twice each and losing only to Yale on February 8. The Crimson’s seven wins came by a whopping 17.3 points on average, as it took full advantage of the […]

NCAA Announces Penn State Punishment for Jerry Sandusky Cover-Up

The NCAA announced Monday morning the sanctions that will come as a direct result of Penn State’s actions over the past (at least) 14 years. After covering up the actions of Jerry Sandusky – assistant football coach and convicted pedophile – for over a decade, Penn State will now face the harsh consequences. $60 million […]

March Madness 2012 Bracket Preview

Here’s a region-by-region look as you all fill out your brackets. May the madness begin! South Region I don’t see any way in which Kentucky does not win this region. They’re set up to face UConn in the second round. While it will be an interesting game, it shouldn’t be too difficult for them. In […]

Place Your Bets: 2011 NCAA College Football Odds

The college football season is about to kick off in a matter of weeks. With that said its time to handicap the field and take a look at a couple of the early favorites, some teams that will give you more bang for your buck and a couple of potential sleepers. All lines are from […]

NCAA Finals Prediction

There have been 66 games during the NCAA Tournament, pairing 64 teams down to two. We’ve seen just about every kind of basketball game there is. Buzzer beaters. Blowouts. Tightly-fought battles. High seeds handling business against low seeds. And upsets galore. It has been a wild, crazy, unpredictable but eminently entertaining tournament, and now we’re […]

UConn’s Record Win Streak Transcends Gender

The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team set a new record for consecutive wins Tuesday night in Hartford, beating Florida State 93-62. It was their 89th win in a row, dating back to the beginning of their 2007-2008 season, and including two national titles in back-to-back undefeated seasons. Their 89th consecutive victory broke the record […]

Keep the BCS!

In last week’s Sports Illustrated, Austin Murphy and Dan Wetzel, who coauthored Death to the BCS, wrote an article outlining the reasons why college football still doesn’t have a playoff system to choose its national champion, instead relying on “an inexact, capricious, widely despised system that is propped up and defended, in the main, by […]

The Couch Potato Report: C’s, Sox, and Soccer Goes Global

Another sports-filled weekend is upon us, and of course, all eyes are focused on South Africa, where the world’s most popular sport takes center stage in the biggest tournament of them all, the World Cup. Locally, Americans don’t hold this event nearly in as high a regard as the rest of the world, but with […]

Sporting World And America Rebuff Arizona

By now, we’ve all heard about Arizona Senate Bill 1070, which aims to toughen up the state’s response to illegal immigration when it takes effect in August. At least that’s what right wingers are saying the point is. Plenty more people are saying that the law will actually promote racial profiling, since police are now […]