Tag: NCAA

The road to the championship: Which teams will be celebrating in January?

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Next week, the College Football Playoff Committee will release their first rankings of the season, and already players, coaches, and fan bases are making their case for inclusion in the top four. Here are our picks for the most likely teams to reach the second annual playoff.   Ohio State Buckeyes The reigning national champions… Read More

Heisman hopefuls: Who will take college football’s highest honor in 2015?

Heisman trophy

The Heisman Trophy is college football’s most prestigious individual award. The iconic trophy recognizes the most outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity.  The winner is selected by a combination of sports journalists and prior winners who each receive three votes; fans also receive one collective note through… 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

NCAA men’s final four: Can Kentucky cut down the nets?

Around this time every year, we ask ourselves what we want from our champions. Dominance, vulnerability, freakish talent, scrappiness, quiet confidence, loud bravado, out-of-nowhere Cinderella surprise? We’ve seen all of the above in the NCAA Basketball tournament over the years, and depending on the personalities and institutions involved, we have rooted for and against those… Read More