A&M AD says Texas' new cable network could conflict with NCAA recruiting rules
DALLAS -- Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne raised concerns Tuesday that Texas' new cable network with ESPN could conflict with NCAA recruiting rules.
High school games and coverage were mentioned as part of the programming at the introductory press conference last week with Texas and ESPN officials.
"I can't speak for the NCAA, but I would imagine the governing body will look into the use of a collegiate television network airing games of prospective student-athletes," Byrne said in a statement.
Stringer trains women to lead in more than sports
by Joy Buchanan and Luke Visconti
NEWARK -- Rutgers University head women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer wanted to be a cheerleader in high school to get close to the boys.
She was only the second Black cheerleader in the history of her Pennsylvania high school; she had to sue to get on the squad. No women were closer to the male players than the cheerleaders.
She wanted to be with them so the players could hear her shouting instructions to them on the field.
Are the Devils rising or falling??
CALIFORNIA (BASN) -- The New Jersey Devils have a long historic journey in the NHL. This proud franchise has won three Stanley Cups, nine divisional championships while appearing in four Cup finals.
But now, they have fallen on hard times.
They started out as the Kansas City Scouts, an expansion team in 1974.
NEW YORK (AP) — It's unanimous. AndTom Brady
has outdone even himself.
The record-setting Patriots quarterback is the leading vote-getter for The Associated Press 2010 NFL All-Pro Team, the seventh straight year at least one player has gotten every vote. Three years ago, when Brady set the league record for touchdown passes, he missed by a half-vote of being unanimous, sharing a ballot with Brett Favre .
As usual, Brady prefers to deflect praise to the rest of the Patriots, who went 14-2 this season before losing in the playoffs to the Jets.
Looking back at ESPN's 'Friday Night Fights'
by Tom Donelson, BASN Staff Reporter
(BASN) -- Friday night on ESPN, Peter Manfredo, Jr. remained one of
boxing's more popular fighters as he prepared to fight Daniel Edouard,
in a critical bout that would determine if either he or Edouard had a
made it clear that without a victory over Manfredro, his career was
over and he needed a victory to gain some big money fights to deal with
financial problems due to the financial crisis.
They share more than just a Nobel Prize
by Eric D. Graham, BASN Staff Reporter
NORTH CAROLINA (BASN) -- America needed President Barack Obama.
still needs him. His election was supposed to unite a divided nation.
His unique background…., life.., story, and education, was suppose to be
celebrated; not hated.
was the perfect candidate, at the perfect time in history. He wasn't Al
Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Dick Gregory, Cynthia McKinney, Shirley
Chisholm or Allen Keys.
was Barack Hussein Obama.
By Al Showers –
DIAMONDHEAD, MS (WLOX) – The younger sister of football great Brett Favre was arrested Wednesday, along with four others, at the site of a meth lab in Diamondhead.
Hancock County narcotics agents discovered the active meth lab inside a condo unit in the heart of the normally quiet, upscale community. And while the discovery may be a surprise to many, it wasn't to neighbors.
A drug sale at the front of Diamondhead led investigators to the operation on Golf Club Drive.
"We bought some meth off of an individual and that's what led us to this location here," said Matt Karl, Director of the Hancock County Narcotics Task Force.
By Chris Chase
Another inane application of the tuck rule this weekend has led the league's former vice president of officiating tochange his mind
about the controversial ruling.
FOX analyst Mike Pereira wrote in an online column that the time has
come to change the rule, which was most famously applied in a 2002
playoff game between theOakland Raiders
andNew England Patriots
. It came to attention again this week whenKansas City Chiefs
was ruled to have thrown an incomplete pass while bringing the ball back into his side.
There are quite a few NBA fans that wouldn't brave a clear and 72-degree day to see a game between theMemphis Grizzlies
so you can't blame nine-tenths of the over 10,000 people that bought
tickets to Monday night's Bobcats/Grizzlies game for staying home
instead of braving the elements and taking in this classic.
"They have a lot in common and are taking things slowly," a source close to the pair told Us at the time of Richards and Sixx, who have been neighbors for years.
After news of a split surfaced late Saturday, a Richards insider confirmed her romance with the rocker was never that serious to begin with.
By JASON STRAZIUSO and MAGGIE FICK, Associated Press Jason Straziuso And Maggie Fick, Associated Press
JUBA, Sudan – How do you get a long-suffering but little-known slice of Africa on the White House agenda and onto American TV screens?George Clooney
knows how.Humble, self-effacing and dressed for safari, the Hollywood star and former Sexiest Man Alive was in the scruffy, straw-hut capital of Southern Sudan on Saturday to draw attention to the region's weeklong independence referendum.The vote, which begins Sunday, is likely to create the world's newest nation.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – He's not quiteSusan Boyle
.But one of America's first viral videos of 2011 has propelled a homeless man, who was filmed begging for money with a baritone-rich radio voice, to national attention and job offers.Ted Williams, a 53 year-old former radio announcer who became homeless after battling drugs and alcohol, attracted millions of YouTube hits after The Columbus Dispatch newspaper posted a video on Monday of Williams begging on the side of a road in Columbus, Ohio, using his radio emcee imitations.
NEW YORK (TheStreet
) -- The unemployment rate might be making headlines, but some economists say investors may be better advised looking at a different metric: the employment-to-population ratio.
The employment-to-population ratio, or EPR, measures the number of working-age people who have jobs as a percentage of total number of people aged 16 years and above.
"The employment-to-population ratio is like capacity utilization ratio," said Patrick O'Keefe, of J.H. Cohn and former deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Labor.
AZ shooting targets US congresswoman, kills 6.
By AMANDA LEE MYERS and DAVID ESPO, Associated Press Amanda Lee Myers And David Espo, Associated Press
TUCSON, Ariz. – A gunman nearly unloaded a semiautomatic weapon at a busy supermarket Saturday during a public gathering for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, wounding the Democrat and killing Arizona's chief federal judge and five others in an attempted assassination that left Americans questioning whether divisive politics had pushed the suspect over the edge.
Documenting the history of the four major HBCU conferences
NORTH CAROLINA -- This is the first of a series of four editions of the Black College Sports Encyclopedia (BCSE) that will document the history of each of the four major HBCU athletic conferences.
The BCSE has been published since the late 1980s.
It began as the Stat-Pak which was a listing of the statistical leaders from HBCUs. That was followed by the Black College Sports Answer Book which answered pertinent questions about Black college sports.
The Golf Channel is attempting the impossible
DENVER (BASN) -- The Golf Channel is humanizing Rush Limbaugh . . . if that's possible.
In an strategic effort to attract viewers . . . and make moo-lah, the Golf Channel Grand Pooh-Pahs - Christopher Murvin, Senior Vice President, Business Affairs and Tom Stathakes, Senior Vice President of Programming, Production and Operations have strategized the wisest business move they could make - put the face of a racist on their station.
Young bids farewell, looks forward to next NFL opportunity
NASHVILLE -- Vince Young took to Twitter on Wednesday evening to bid farewell to the Tennessee Titans and their fans.
“I had a great run with the Titans and appreciate what the organization did for me,” he said in one tweet. “The staff was great and I am thankful for all they did.”
He followed that immediately with, “To new beginnings. Really excited to bring my talents to a new team.”
Hours earlier team owner Bud Adams announced in a statement that the Titans intended to cut ties with the quarterback, who was the team’s first-round draft pick (third overall) in 2006.