On Tuesday night Robert Morris University beat the mighty Kentucky Wildcats 59-57. Not many thought RMU could beat Kentucky, the 2012 NCAA Champions. As RMU took out the one seed in the NIT, but many people forget, in 2010, RMU took Villanova, a two seed, to overtime in the NCAA tournament. When comparing the two schools, there are big differences. In 2011-2012, Kentucky … [Read more...] about Defending champs Kentucky fall to Robert Morris, yes Robert Morris
Tom Crean's restoration project of Indiana University basketball has pretty much come full-circle. After being crippled by NCAA sanctions stemming from former coach Kelvin Sampson's violations, struggling through six-, 10- and 12-win seasons his first three years in Bloomington, and leading a remarkable turnaround in 2012-13 that resulted in a Sweet 16 appearance, Crean has … [Read more...] about Indiana Hoosiers claim preseason No. 1 in USA Today Coaches Poll
In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky trial and the cover-up by Penn State officials of the fact that Jerry Sandusky was sexually abusing children, there has been much speculation on what the future holds for the Penn State football program. What sanctions will the program face? Will the Paterno statue be taken down? Will the NCAA remove the football team from the school … [Read more...] about Will the Big 10 give Penn State the boot?
No. 1 Kentucky? Check. No. 2 Ohio State? Check. No. 5 Michigan State? Check. Each of those three teams, while ranked as listed, has fallen at Assembly Hall this season, adding a feat to the already deep lore of Indiana University basketball: the Hoosiers (23-7, 10-7 Big Ten) have knocked off three top-5 teams in the regular season for the first time ever. Knocking … [Read more...] about Indiana Hoosiers appear tourney-bound after win against Michigan State
All in all, the Indiana Hoosiers still are in a greatly encouraging spot right now compared to where they've been at this point each of the last three seasons. The resurgent Hoosiers, who have suffered through three years of aftermath of the Kelvin Sampson debacle, have finally found their way in this fourth year under coach Tom Crean, knocking off Nos. 1 and 2 teams … [Read more...] about Indiana Hoosiers Starting to Feel Grind of Big Ten Slate
As Wes Bynum’s 19-yarder sailed through the desert air to split the uprights and down Oregon in the Tostitos BCS national championship there was no question Auburn was the best team in college football. There was also no doubt which conference was at the top of the summit. The cheers of “S-E-C” that rained down like ticker-tape on the Auburn players and coaches was evidence … [Read more...] about SEC Football: Oversigning (“Cheating”)=More Championships
Al Capone once said: "capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class." Many people today believe that idea is best illustrated by the NCAA, the ruling body over the multi-billion dollar college basketball and college football industries. I guess you can include Democratic congressman Bobby Rush in that group; he compared the NCAA to the Mafia in regard to its … [Read more...] about Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush Compares NCAA to the Mafia