Amateurism in college athletics is still the answer

The debate over whether college athletes should be paid by their universities or if the current amateurism system should continue to be used is a very recent issue that has caused a large uproar. NCAA football and basketball video games are no longer in production because of a lawsuit filed by a former college athlete, who sued the NCAA for

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Summer’s Swan Song

Photo courtesy of @BestDamnCountry on Twitter A cool breeze pushes through the air for the first time, indicating fall’s inevitable arrival. As summer begins its swan song, Shut Up and Dance blares through car radios on carefree drives, back to school commercials dominate television and football starts to poke its head out from around the corner. Summer will soon come

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Why Kentucky Won’t Go All The Way

An undefeated team that has not faced a challenging opponent all season – what stands in the way of University of Kentucky, the number one pick to win the whole tournament? Kentucky is the dream team and, if they win it all, will be the first team since the 1976 Indiana University Hoosiers to be the undefeated champions. It seems

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The Dreaded 5 vs 12 Matchup

Remember North Dakota State, Harvard, and Stephen F. Austin from last year? Ole Miss, California, and Oregon from the year prior to that? And Virginia Commonwealth and South Florida in 2013? What do all of these teams have in common? Yes, most of them are mid-major programs who normally don’t have fantastic basketball teams, but they all were 12 seeds

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NCAA 2015 Tournament Challenge Game-by-Game Analysis: Midwest

The major Kentucky question(s), Cinderella favorites and surprise seeding. Welcome to the Midwest region. For those that are curious, the Midwest region is the first region we’ve had in a long time that actually, ya know, has teams from the midwest. Yeah there’s a couple outliers in Maryland and Buffalo, but every other team is at least feasibly definable as “midwestern”. There’s

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The College Tailgate’s Guide for a Flawless Bracket

It’s that time of year again. It’s the glorious few weeks where sixty-eight college hoops teams fight for supremacy, office efficiency grinds to a screeching halt, and millions bet on which college students can put a ball through a hoop the best. I’m talking of course about March Madness, the NCAA Basketball Tournament! A key part to every March Madness

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Understanding College Basketball Rankings

For those of you who enjoy sports, you will probably know the top couple teams, or at least whether or not your team is ranked. But how are teams given their ranks? And who decides those rankings? There are a number of different organizations which give rankings, the most prominent being USA Today, ESPN, and the Associated Press, or AP

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Watch Out for the A10, Again

Ah it is almost that time of year – the most wonderful time of year. I’m talking basketball, basketball and more basketball. I’m talking buzzer-beaters, four-point plays and half-court miracles. I’m talking March Madness baby. With regular season conference play wrapping up, the annual guessing games have begun as bracket moguls everywhere try and put their finger on which mid-major

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If You Ain’t Cheatin’, You Ain’t Tryin’

In light of the recent issues of Deflategate and the Syracuse self imposed post season ban due to academic issues, I wanted to take the time and survey our current world of sports and reflect back on the sports world I’ve grown up in and come to know. It’s been an era where if you aren’t cheating, you aren’t trying. Looking

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