Tag: College Basketball

Rick Pitino charged in Louisville sex scandal

Last October, Kristina Powell, a former escort for the Louisville Men’s Basketball team, wrote a book entitled “Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen,” which accused the basketball program for paying Powell $10,000 to bring strippers to perform for the incoming Louisville recruits.   From 2010-2014, Powell claims that the money was paid by… Read More

$60 million lawsuit for college athlete’s right to compensation

NCAA, $60 million lawsuit for college athlete’s right to compensation

College athletes are tired of having their likeness used in video games without receiving pay, now the NCAA, Electronic Arts and Collegiate Licensing Company are facing lawsuits.   On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken received documents requesting her approval of a combined $60 million in settlements of claims against the three companies. Over 16,000… Read More

NCAA claims they have no obligation to “ensure education quality” among student athletes

College sports are big business and basketball is no different. Recent data suggests that the NCAA earned over $870 million between 2011 and 2012 alone. With such earnings, student-athletes ought to receive compensation in the form of what they came to college for in the first place — education. However, recent developments at the University… Read More

Warren Buffett’s $1Billion Bust? Not by a Long Shot

  Move over Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Paker. Now the entire nation shares your one-and-done pain and knows what a funny, fleeting thing the NCAA Tournament can be.   After four furious days of March Madness, the only thing we know with certainty is that the gutty, gritty, plucky Stanford Cardinal are the greatest basketball… Read More

Drink It In, Celebrate One of the Best Weeks of the Year

The basketball and beer gods are perfectly aligned this year, giving us a welcome opportunity to prepare for our NCAA Tournament hoops binge with a St. Patrick’s Day hops binge. The lesson, of course, for us mere mortals is that while moderation is typically a best practice, mid-March is not one of those times. Sure,… Read More

Editorial: Welcome to the Dawning (and Yawning) of March Madness

March Madness officially began last Friday night, as one team claimed the first of 68 slots for college basketball’s post-season’s tournament. The ticket was not rewarded to one of the sport’s legacy-laden, blue-blood (or Kentucky bluegrass or Carolina blue) programs. It was snatched by the hard-court Crimson Kings of Harvard (insert library joke here).  … Read More