Hey, NCAA, This Looks Bad…Really Bad.

Over the past few years, BSELS contributor, Joe Schafer (@jwschafe), has reported on the NCAA's long history of inequitable and questionable conduct. Yesterday marked another example of that inequitable conduct. Yesterday, March 18, University of Oregon Women's Basketball player, Sedona Prince, used social media to reveal the glaring discrepancy between the men's and women's weight... Continue Reading →

Sister Jean is saving the NCAA from itself

The first Thursday night primetime game of the second week of the NCAA tournament on CBS featured eleventh-seeded Loyola University Chicago taking on seventh-seeded Nevada, while third-seeded Michigan and seventh-seeded Texas A&M were relegated to TBS. In a season marked by the "resolution" of academic fraud at UNC, Louisville's stripped national championship and the FBI... Continue Reading →

A Big Week for the Little Guys

March Madness is nothing without its Cinderellas; and it has been a big week for the little guys. For the first time in the history of the tournament, a 16 seed took out a 1 seed as the UMBC Retrievers outclassed overall number one seed Virginia in Charlotte on Friday. Two 13 seeds shocked 4... Continue Reading →

Hey, NCAA, the NBA is Taking Charge

After Arizona Head Coach Sean Miller was directly linked to a $100,000 payment offer to his freshman phenom and now PAC-12 Player of the Year, Deandre Ayton, I argued that the pay for play culture in college basketball was the logical consequence of the influx of money the NCAA receives and its unwillingness to accept governance responsibility... Continue Reading →

Hey, NCAA, This is Your Fault

NCAA Division I men’s basketball had a tough week. On Tuesday, Louisville was officially stripped of 123 wins from 2012-2015, including its 2013 National Championship, after an NCAA investigation discovered the program funded the services of strippers and prostitutes for current and prospective student-athletes with university funds. Ironically, this penalty had nothing to do with the... Continue Reading →

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