NEW YORK -- Ever since Ed O’Bannon first filed a lawsuit against the NCAA
over the use of his likeness in a video game back in 2009, there has been scuttlebutt that the outcome of said lawsuit could end up playing a major role in the way that college athletics operates at the highest level in the near future.
TRENTON, N.J. -- Rutgers University has reached a $475,000 settlement agreement with Mike Rice, agreeing to pay the fired men's basketball coach for the remaining two years of his contract, university officials announced Thursday night.
"Tonight's agreement is in the best interests of the university, and I am pleased this issue has been resolved," president Robert Barchi said in a statement after spending the day fielding questions from state lawmakers over the school's basketball scandal.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With conference tournaments in full swing around the
NCAA Division II world – and three automatic bids already accounted for
– there was little change in the top one-third of the rankings as the
next-to-last NABC/Division II poll was released Tuesday.
After winning the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
tournament, the Benedict College Tigers climbed three spots to No. 15.
West Liberty, who earned one of the three automatic bids last week by
winning the final West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
tournament, retains the top spot in the poll for the second week in
MILWAUKEE -- For the last two years, Marquette men’s basketball
coach Buzz Williams has been able to spurn offers from other Division 1 schools
to be their next coach following his successes in the NCAA Tournament.
This time, he might take the next offer out
there, and here’s why.
Williams has been dogged by the off the court actions
of his players the last two years.
2010, Vander Blue was ticketed for disorderly conduct. He punched a man at a restaurant who said
something that Blue didn’t like.
NEW YORK -- The
Ambassadors men's basketball team of Oakwood University, a Seventh-day
Adventist and United Negro College Fund institution, won the United
States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) 2012 Division 1
Championship after defeating Rochester College 54-51, on Saturday,
They returned to their Huntsville, Alabama campus on Sunday, welcomed enthusiastically by boosters chanting, "O-U, O-U!"
Similarly the men's basketball team from Andrews University, also a
Seventh-day Adventist institution, won its USCAA Division 2 championship
contest, during the same tournament.
NCAA denies UConn waiver request
By PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press
STORRS, Conn. (AP)—The NCAA on Friday turned down the University ofConnecticut
’s request for a waiver that would allow its men’s basketball team to play in the 2013 national championship tournament.UConn doesn’t qualify for the tournament because of below-standard academic results, but it requested a waiver last month.The school proposed alternate penalties, including playing a shorter schedule next season, forfeiting the revenue awarded to the Big East for participating in the 2013 tournament, and barring coach Jim Calhoun from meeting off-campus with prospective recruits during the fall 2012 contact period.