Posts Tagged ‘basketball’

Maryland: From the ACC to the Big Ten

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

After the announcement by University of Maryland president of the university’s move from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) to the Big Ten, he was met by a string of protests and dismay from the alumni and board of regents. But despite the call from the ACC commissioner and threats of donations getting pulled, the system’s chancellor William Kirwan decided to push ahead with his decision. Continue reading “Maryland: From the ACC to the Big Ten” »

Blind Man Swooshes 3-Pointer in Halftime Contest

Monday, February 17th, 2014

BasketballHalftime contests have become the norm at college basketball games across the country. The have grown in popularity for a variety of reasons. First off, it is another way for the university to offer more advertising opportunities to sponsors. More importantly, it keeps fans entertained, and can even entice them to come back. The halftime contest during the College of the Ozarks and Bellevue on Saturday did just that.

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March Madness is Upon Us

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

March MadnessIt’s about that time of year again, basketball fans – March Madness! Whether you’re on spring break now or next week, you’ll still return in time to catch the start of the tournament on March 19. Or, maybe you’ll be on break during the tournament, but most bars and sports restaurants will broadcast the games.


This year’s complete schedule, courtesy of the NCAA website, is as follows:

  • First Four – March 19-20
  • Second/Third Rounds – March 21-24
  • Regionals – March 28-31
  • Final Four – April 6 & 8

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College Basketball: Skipping Out to Go Pro

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

nbaFor decades, it has been customary for the NBA to draft players who had obtained a bachelor’s degree. It was a relationship that benefited both the NCAA and the NBA. Since the NBA didn’t have to fund a minor league, colleges would keep players who would have gone professional.

As college basketball became more popular and commercialized, players found it more difficult to function as both player and student. This was a real problem especially for lower class, less educated, talented teenagers. They were paying for an education where they weren’t learning as much as they ought and not being paid for their athletic abilities.

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