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  • Ohio State football: Braxton Miller hurts shoulder again, sources say

    08/18/2014 6:58:35 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    dispatch.com ^ | 8-18-14 | Tim May
    Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller, considered by several polls to be among the preseason leaders to make a run at the Heisman Trophy, reinjured his right shoulder in practice this afternoon, sources told The Dispatch. The injury puts in jeopardy his playing status for the coming season. An OSU spokesman would not confirm the news, and coach Urban Meyer could not be reached for comment. But it likely means that redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett will be the starter when the Buckeyes open the season against Navy on Aug.30 in Baltimore. Barrett moved ahead of sophomore Cardale Jones late last week...
  • Rebuilding a Powerhouse: How James Franklin Is Leading Penn State Back to Glory

    08/15/2014 9:11:08 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 11 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 8-15-14 | Adam Kramer
    Very long article, so linked.Actually a very well written insight (especially for something from bleacher report) into James Franklin and his staff. 16 guys that seem to stick together.
  • A Star-Powered School Sputters: Prime Prep Academy, Founded by Deion Sanders, Comes Under Scrutiny

    08/11/2014 5:43:01 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 4 replies
    ny times ^ | 8-9-14 | Michael Powell
    DALLAS — A few years back, Deion Sanders, the Hall of Fame cornerback and N.F.L. commentator who still digs being called by the nickname Prime Time, was approached with a splendid business proposition. A partner suggested creating a Texas charter school. They would name it after Sanders: Prime Prep Academy. They would collect and mentor the finest male athletes in Texas and elsewhere and become a powerhouse. God only knows what business opportunities might come along, particularly if they could tap Sanders’s deep-pocketed backers, like the sports clothing manufacturer Under Armour, for which Sanders works as a brand ambassador. All...
  • Former Penn State player Pete Curkendall: Joe Paterno "gave us a year, and you can't repay that"

    08/10/2014 8:03:26 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 119 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 8-10-14 | Frank Bodani
    The son of the former Penn State football player had only five weeks to live. Pete Curkendall and his wife, Renee, already were caring for an adopted girl with AIDS and cerebral palsy. Doctors then stunned them with news that their 2 1/2-year-old biological son, Joshua, had a cancerous brain tumor and almost certainly wouldn't survive. They had just moved to the Syracuse, N.Y., area and knew hardly anyone. At least they weren't lacking for hope and resolve. Caring for kids with special needs was a life-long plan for Renee Curkendall, as much now as it was then, 16 years...
  • NCAA loses prohibition of student payment case

    08/08/2014 8:15:17 PM PDT · by rstrahan · 29 replies
    AP via Las Vegas Sun ^ | 08/08/2014 | Tim Dahlberg
    Afederal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA cannot stop college football and basketball players from selling their likenesses
  • Judge rules against NCAA in O'Bannon case

    08/08/2014 4:44:57 PM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    AP ^ | August 8, 2014 | Tim Dahlberg
    A federal judge has ruled that the NCAA can't stop college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses, opening the way to athletes getting payouts once their college careers are over. In a landmark decision issued Friday, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled in favor of former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon and 19 others in a lawsuit that challenged the NCAA's regulation of college athletics on antitrust grounds. In a partial victory for the NCAA, though, Wilken said the NCAA could set a cap on the money paid to athletes, as long as...
  • NCAA board of directors approves autonomy for ‘Big Five’ conference schools

    08/08/2014 3:02:19 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/07/2014 | Kent Babb
    The NCAA’s Division I Board of Directors voted through a new — and potentially groundbreaking — measure Thursday when it approved the “Big Five” athletic conferences’ ability to govern themselves and push through rules changes as they see fit. After the board’s 16-2 vote in Indianapolis, five conferences: the Southeastern Conference, ACC, Big 12, Big Ten and Pacific-12 — will have autonomy to vote on prospective changes that could change the face of college sports. One of the first topics expected to be addressed in the coming months is whether amateur athletes in the NCAA’s highest-revenue sports, namely football and...
  • Paterno Legacy [review of Jay's book]

    08/06/2014 7:34:38 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 212 replies
    philly.com ^ | 8-6-14 | Stan Hochman
    IN HINDSIGHT, Joe Paterno wrote, the day after he got fired with a phone call, he wished he had done more. He had not committed a crime, he had not witnessed a crime, he had reported what sounded like a crime to his superiors. The haters jumped all over that sentence, like it was some kind of a confession that the legendary Penn State football coach had somehow enabled Jerry Sandusky to sexually abuse those kids, while he looked the other way. The haters spent a lot less time debating the note he scribbled on a pad before going to...
  • Broken Code: AFA superintendent calls for investigation of athletic transgressions

    08/03/2014 8:33:24 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 8 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 8-2-14 | Tom Roeder
    U.S. Air Force Academy cadet athletes flouted the sacred honor code by committing sexual assaults, taking drugs, cheating and engaging in other misconduct at wild parties while the service academy focused on winning bowl games and attracting money from alumni and private sources in recent years, a Gazette investigation has found. The findings are egregious enough that academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson told The Gazette that she has called for an Inspector General's investigation of the athletic department.
  • 409 Pizza and Win(g)s Opens On College Avenue [PSU]

    08/01/2014 3:39:59 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 16 replies
    onward state ^ | 8-30-14 | Tim Gilbert
    Ever wanted to simultaneously order food and honor Joe Paterno at 3 a.m., but found yourself without a way to do so? Thanks to 409 Pizza and Win(g)s, you now can! State College’s newest late-night food option opened during Arts Fest where Little Mamma’s Pizza used to be located at 444 E. College Ave. (right next to McDonald’s), and its name is sure to catch some eyes. The store’s co-owner, Tim Prisk, said he’d been interested in opening a pizza store here for a while, and the opportunity at the eastern side of downtown was finally a fit. As for...
  • While Penn State recovers, NCAA could help by lifting bowl ban

    07/29/2014 2:14:16 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 32 replies
    cbs sports ^ | 7-29-14 | Dennis Dodd
    CHICAGO -- There's a statement to be made, a huge one at Penn State. A nation's outrage may not have diminished over the Jerry Sandusky scandal but the story is certainly off the front page. It was two years ago this month that the NCAA overreached into a sordid criminal matter, forever changing history. So much upheaval, so much collateral damage. The group of innocents from that day two years ago are still being punished. They don't talk about it much anymore, but they live it each day. "I think we've done everything right," Penn State linebacker Mike Hull said....
  • President Reagan welcomes PSU Football [1987 video]

    07/27/2014 9:35:31 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 1987 | abc news
    youtube link here as well
  • Jay Paterno’s New Book Released Early at Barnes & Noble

    07/23/2014 10:39:40 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 30 replies
    onward state ^ | 7-21-14 | Tim Gilbert, Kevin Horne & Jessica Tully
    Penn State fans living in State College should run — not walk — to the Barnes & Noble on Benner Pike if they want to grab a copy of Jay Paterno’s new book before it potentially gets pulled from the shelves. The memoir “Paterno Legacy: Enduring Lessons from the Life and Death of My Father” isn’t due out until Sept. 1, but Barnes & Noble had stacks of the book for sale in its Local Interest section at closing time on Tuesday. No one from Barnes & Noble could be immediately reached for comment, so it’s not known if this...
  • The Trials of Graham Spanier, Penn State’s Ousted President

    07/17/2014 6:13:39 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 12 replies
    nytimes magazine ^ | 7-16-14 | MICHAEL SOKOLOVE
    It's such a long read - I'm just going to link the article
  • Penn State launches national search for athletic director as Joyner retires

    06/18/2014 2:55:25 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 2 replies
    morning call ^ | 6-17-14 | Mark Wogenrich
    Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner announced his retirement Tuesday, ending a turbulent 31-month tenure that the former football player and wrestler himself once described as a "war zone." Joyner's term, which began a week after the board of trustees on which he served fired Joe Paterno, will end Aug. 1. Penn State said it will conduct a national search for a new athletic director. According to the Chicago Tribune, Penn State has inquired about Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips.
  • Penn State sets up camp in SEC territory

    06/12/2014 9:54:06 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 6 replies
    news observer ^ | 611-14 | Chris Hays
    DELAND, Fla. — When Penn State coaches decide to act as guest instructors at Stetson's football camp in the heart of SEC territory, the two programs weren't looking to skirt any NCAA rules or stir up a controversy. But if there is controversy to be stirred, someone will be happy to grab a big spoon. "Well, yes, everybody has their own little deal and when it becomes an advantage for you, then they're not OK with it. Now if it's to their advantage, then everything becomes OK," said Stetson head coach Roger Hughes, who is entering his second season. "I...
  • UNC's McCants: 'Just show up, play' (Corrupt Tarheel B'Ball)

    06/06/2014 7:30:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 6, 2015 | Steve Delsohn
    Rashad McCants, the second-leading scorer on the North Carolina basketball team that won the 2004-05 national title, told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" that tutors wrote his term papers, he rarely went to class for about half his time at UNC, and he remained able to play largely because he took bogus classes designed to keep athletes academically eligible. McCants told "Outside the Lines" that he could have been academically ineligible to play during the championship season had he not been provided the assistance. Further, he said head basketball coach Roy Williams knew about the "paper-class" system at UNC. The so-called...
  • Former PSU fencing coach files suit against university, Joyner, Del Giorno

    06/05/2014 3:19:18 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 4 replies
    centre daily times ^ | 6-5-14 | Matt Carroll
    Penn State’s longtime fencing coach, who was fired last year allegedly for retaliating against a staff member who had reported a player for a drug violation, wants his job back and more than $3 million in damages, according to a federal lawsuit he has filed. Emmanuil Kaidanov, who spent 30 years as Penn State’s fencing coach, is suing the university, athletic director Dave Joyner and athletics integrity officer Julie Del Giorno for wrongful termination, breach of contract and violation of his constitutional and civil rights, among other claims. Philadelphia-based attorney Alvin de Levie alleges the defendants conspired to fire his...
  • SEC's hilarious attempt to stop Franklin [ncaa Football]

    05/29/2014 2:33:21 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 15 replies
    espn ^ | 5-29-14 | Adam Rittenberg
    The SEC football coaches, proud purveyors of oversigning and other honorable recruiting practices, have banded together in the name of integrity. Take a bow, (good ol') boys. You deserve it. AP Photo/PennLive.com/Joe Hermitt SEC coaches aren't thrilled with Penn State coach James Franklin's decision to have summer camps in their territory. Apparently the SEC coaches aren't too pleased with a plan hatched by one of their former colleagues, James Franklin. The new Penn State coach, formerly at Vanderbilt, and his assistants will guest coach next month at summer camps in the heart of SEC country, at Georgia State and Stetson....
  • Penn State Students Are Tailgating Their Final Exams

    05/09/2014 1:29:41 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 42 replies
    business insider ^ | 5-9-14 | Caroline Moss
    Penn State University located in State College, Pennsylvania is notorious for their seemingly bottomless pitcher of school spirit. After all, students at the University are even tailgating their final exams. Complete with hot dogs and encouraging signs. This photo from Onward State's Facebook page has been making the rounds this week: Stephen Pianovich, pictured above, is graduating this May and masterminded the plan to tailgate a final. It was on his senior year bucket list. In an email to Business Insider, he said: We got some confused looks from people walking and driving by, but nobody from the university or...
  • Q&A With John Urschel, 2014 NFL Draft Prospect … and Math Genius

    05/07/2014 3:07:43 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    grantland ^ | 5-7-14 | Ed Feng
    When people think of mathematicians, they often think of the stereotype: the awkward, hunched-over guy doing groundbreaking research at a bar. Russell Crowe’s John Nash in A Beautiful Mind.John Urschel isn’t that kind of mathematician. He’s a 6-foot-3, 313-pound man who lines up across from defenders and hits them, hard. Urschel was a first-team All–Big Ten offensive lineman the last two seasons at Penn State, and he projects as a fourth- or fifth-round pick in this week’s NFL draft. He works hard at football, and when he’s finished, he goes home and does math.Recently, Urschel sent me two of...
  • The Wrong Obama Just Got Fired

    05/05/2014 3:18:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Have you heard? Barack Obama’s brother-in-law was just fired after six seasons as head basketball coach at Oregon State. It’s wonderful to hear the words “fired” and “Obama” in the same sentence. Unfortunately for America, the wrong member of the Obama family was canned after six failing years. If ever there was a case to fire a CEO, it’s Barack Obama. Why should running an economy be any different than running a sports team? Both are about results. Winning. In sports, if you’re not winning, there are no excuses. Obama’s brother-in-law could not use the excuse that after six seasons,...
  • Source: Coach Craig Robinson fired by Oregon State

    05/05/2014 6:46:29 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 26 replies
    cnnsi ^ | 5-5-14 | Pete Thamel
    Oregon State fired head coach Craig Robinson on Sunday night, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. In six seasons, Robinson went 93-104 with no NCAA tournament appearances. The Beavers went 16-16 last season and are losing all five starters from that team. The biggest surprise of the firing of Robinson, the brother-in-law of President Barack Obama, comes with the timing. Oregon State's season ended six weeks ago with a loss to Radford in the CBI and Robinson had reportedly received support from Oregon State's administration. Robinson has three more years remaining on this contract and the university...
  • Bombshell Audio Proves ESPN Censored Key Part of Mike McQueary Profile

    05/01/2014 7:40:48 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 29 replies
    youtube ^ | 4-30-14 | John Ziegler
    Audio link of a recording made between John Ziegler and espn star "journalist" Don Van Natta before his release of his expose on Mike McQueary. This is followed by another interview with Van Natta and Kevin Slaten (after the release of the article), where Slaten lays the lumber to DVN, and catches him in lie after lie. Note to DVN: Don't play stupid. Especially with people (like Ziegler and Slaten) who know much more about this mess than you will ever hope to.
  • Another court victory for effort to keep Penn State’s NCAA fine money in Pa.

    04/30/2014 6:20:41 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 4 replies
    centre daily times ^ | 4-30-14 | Matt Carroll
    The NCAA suffered another blow Wednesday in its challenge of a 2013 state law that would prevent millions of dollars in sanctions imposed against Penn State from leaving Pennsylvania. In a one-sentence decision, the Commonwealth Court denied the NCAA’s request to re-argue its preliminary objections in the case. The organization wanted the court to reconsider its April 9 decision that backed the constitutionality of the Endowment Act.The act was passed last year by state legislators to determine how to spend the fine money levied against Penn State over the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal. The law calls for...
  • Reports: Northwestern football players overwhelmingly vote to reject unionization

    04/25/2014 4:33:15 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 6 replies
    hotair ^ | 4-25-14 | Guy Benson
    Go back and read Allahpundit’s primer on the regional NLRB’s (immediately appealed) March ruling that Northwestern University football players are employees of the school, and are therefore entitled to form a union. That decision precipitated today’s vote — the official results of which likely won’t be known for months, or even years, due to a lengthy anticipated appeals process. The unionization push has become a hot topic in sports media and a political lightning rod. The university, coaching staff, and many former players have come out strongly against the idea, and some current members of the team have suggested that...
  • LET THEM ENDORSE! A Simple Solution to the NCAA "Pay for Play" Issue

    04/16/2014 7:22:10 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 12 replies
    DIgnitas News Service ^ | April 16, 2014 | Paul Winters
    As the furor over compensation of college athletes continues to heat up across the nation, a number of different proposals and options have been explored. Last month members of the Northwestern football team stepped the debate up by successfully petitioning the National Labor Relations Board to form a union and bargain for benefits. The issue was further highlighted when Shabazz Napier, star of the recently crowned NCAA Mens Basketball Champion University of Connecticut Huskies, told reporters that sometimes he goes to bed “starving” because he can’t afford food. While the NCAA has been adamant in its policy to not monetarily...
  • All-You-Can-Eat Training Table: NCAA Approves UnLtd. Food After Napier Complains of 'Hungry Nights'

    04/16/2014 7:19:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Breitbart's Sports ^ | April 16, 2014 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Final Four most outstanding player Shabazz Napier complained on the eve of UConn's tournament win over Kentucky that he sometimes goes to bed "starving" as a student-athlete. The NCAA has heard the growls of Shabazz's stomach. The NCAA announced that schools can now provide student-athletes with unlimited food. The NCAA release called the Division 1 rule revision "an effort to meet the nutritional needs of all student-athletes." Prior to Tuesday's change, schools could provide their competitors with a stipend or dining hall pass good for three meals a day, a deprivation which sent Mr. Shabazz to sleep starving. Other changes...
  • 4,000 take part in Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run

    04/15/2014 8:05:39 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 4 replies
    pennlive ^ | 4-14-14 | Joe Mermitt
    Approximately 4,000 participants took part in the Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run on April 13, 2014. The event consisted of a 3 Mile Run and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk. The entire course was on the Penn State campus; finishing inside Beaver Stadium after running through the players’ tunnel. Sue Paterno, wife of the late Penn State coach Joe Paterno, was on-hand at the event, encouraging participants. Former Penn State and Pittsburgh Steeler great Franco Harris and former Lions' defensive coordinator, Tom Bradley, greeted runners as they crossed the finish line. The event raised an unofficial total of around $400,000...
  • Frozen Four: Union beats Minnesota for NCAA hockey title

    04/13/2014 7:11:02 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | 4-13-14 | ap
    PHILADELPHIA -- Union College won its first NCAA hockey title Saturday night at the Frozen Four, scoring three times in a 1:54 span in the first period in a 7-4 victory over Minnesota on Saturday night. Mike Vecchione tied the score at 2 with 4:01 left in the first, Eli Lichtenwald gave the Dutchman the lead 57 seconds later, and Daniel Ciampini capped the spree with 2:57 to go. “I don't think anyone will call us Cinderella anymore,” said Shayne Gostisbehere, who had a goal and two assists. “These guys, my brothers, they do everything. I don't care about anything...
  • Penn State's John Urschel Wins 84th AAU Sullivan Award

    04/12/2014 1:53:57 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 8 replies
    gopsusports.com ^ | 4-13-14 | n/a
    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - John Urschel (Williamsville, N.Y.), the Penn State All-American guard who claimed the 2013 William V. Campbell Trophy from the National Football Foundation (NFF) as college football's premier scholar-athlete, has been named the recipient of the 84th James E. Sullivan Award, presented by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) to America's top amateur athlete. Urschel was announced as the winner of the prestigious award Friday night during an awards ceremony at the AAU National Headquarters in Orlando, Fla. 
Urschel was selected from a pool of 19 semifinalists vying for the honor in 2014, and was joined by two...
  • After A Night Of Arrests, Officials Have A Warning For Hockey Fans

    04/12/2014 8:04:07 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    WCCO ^ | 4-9-14 | CBS
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –Police in riot gear arrested 10 University of Minnesota students Thursday night after hundreds took to the streets of Dinkytown following the Gophers’ stunning last-second win over North Dakota in the Final Four. Hordes of hockey fans swarmed the intersection of 4th Street and 14th Avenue around 11 p.m., and law enforcement officials responded to the scene, wearing riot gear. “I saw the SWAT team, or whoever they were, marching down the street, and I’ve never seen that before,” said McKenzie Lagodinski, who was arrested. “And just, like, all of a sudden, it was like: Wait, guys, this...
  • Gophers edge UND in Frozen Four semis on last-second goal by Holl

    04/10/2014 8:20:36 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 4-9-14 | Jason Gonzalez
    Philadelphia – Senior defenseman Justin Holl’s shorthanded goal, in the last second of the game, gave the Gophers a 2-1 victory over North Dakota in the second semifinal of the Frozen Four on Thursday night in Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center. Just when it appeared the game would go into overtime tied at 1-1, Holl’s shot on a last rush changed everything. Kyle Rau and Brady Skjei had assists on the play. Sam Warning of the Gophers ended 51 minutes of scoreless hockey with a goal in the third periodd and seconds later North Dakota responded to knot up keep the...
  • UNC fake class scandal and NCAA's response wind their way to Washington

    04/08/2014 5:34:33 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 9 replies
    cnn ^ | 4-8-14 | sara ganim
    (CNN) -- A U.S. congressman is questioning whether the NCAA failed to hold the University of North Carolina accountable during a 2012 academic fraud investigation and is demanding answers from NCAA brass. If he doesn't get them, he'll call for congressional hearings and subpoena NCAA President Mark Emmert, Rep. Tony Cardenas told CNN. The California Democrat is referring to a probe in which the National Collegiate Athletic Association investigated UNC's system of "paper classes" -- independent studies requiring little work and no attendance. Athletes were able to get easy "A"s without actually going to class. The NCAA declined to sanction...
  • At least 30 arrested as UConn students celebrate NCAA victory

    04/08/2014 12:01:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/08/2014
    STORRS, Conn. – Jubilant fans celebrating UConn's Monday night national basketball championship win smashed a window in an engineering building, broke street lights and overturned furniture inside the school's student union. Campus police had made 30 arrests by 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, while state police had made others and more were expected, said University of Connecticut spokesman Tom Breen. "A lot of it was alcohol-related," Breen said. "There was breech of peace, destruction of property, and we had a fireworks charge." Most of the property damage was minor, he said. No serious injuries had been reported. "By far, most of our...
  • Get ready for the destruction of college football by organized labor

    04/04/2014 10:21:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 60 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/4/14 | Doug Book
    Last year, twenty one year old Northwestern University quarterback Kain Colter decided he could “…revolutionize the way collegiate athletes are treated” by forming the first players union in NCAA athletics. A union…”would put the athletes in a position to bargain, to demand things that college athletes have never had before — like stipends, continuing medical coverage after graduation, more concussion testing and even a portion of the profits of the multi-billion dollar windfall created by college football and basketball,” writes CNN reporter Sara Ganim of the benefits players might realize. (1) On March 26th, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)...
  • Gambling and Government

    04/02/2014 4:40:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2014 | John Stossel
    Did you fill out a March Madness bracket this year? In many states, if you put money in a pool, that's illegal! The NCAA website warns, "Fans should enjoy ... filling out a bracket just for the fun of it, not ... the amount of money they could possibly win." Give me a break. Americans bet more money on March Madness this year than on the Super Bowl. Politicians can't quite make up their minds about gambling: They approve certain casinos and promote state lotteries but crack down on sports bets and some charity poker games. It seems that government...
  • Obama's NCAA Bracket Puts Michigan State at No. 1 [Epic Fail]

    03/30/2014 7:04:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    ABC ^ | 3/30/14
    [B.O.] chooses Florida, Arizona, Louisville and Michigan State for his Final Four picks.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 March 2014

    03/30/2014 3:27:47 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 153 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 30 March 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 30th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Angus King, I-Maine; John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Michael Leiter, former White House adviser on counterterrorism.FACE THE NATION (CBS): NCAA President Mark Emmert; Michael Hayden, former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency; Michael Morrell, former deputy CIA director and member of NSA Surveillance Review Group; Cmdr. William J. Marks, U.S. Navy 7th Fleet, which is involved in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet.THIS WEEK...
  • North Korean Leader Has Perfect NCAA Bracket

    03/29/2014 3:05:39 PM PDT · by Diogenes Sarcastica · 58 replies
    Middle Finger News Service ^ | 3/29/2014 | Diogenes
    (MFNS) - North Korea announced today that its leader Kim Jung-Un has a perfect NCAA tournament bracket on the road to the final four of the prestigious collegiate basketball competition. “Our dear leader has once again vanquished the capitalist slime with his superior brainpower. While the imperialist scum sided with the largest, most powerful programs, Kim Jung-Un foresaw the power of underdog squadrons."A contest sponsored by Warren Buffet promised to give $1 billion to anyone with a perfect bracket at the end of the tournament. Every contestant has already been eliminated.Although Kim did not officially enter the contest, officials...
  • How did this 146-word essay on Rosa Parks get an A-? UNC football player's shocking term paper..

    03/28/2014 5:17:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 28, 2014 | James Nye
    An awful 146-word term paper littered with grammatical errors that is barely even readable has become a potent visual symbol of the University of North Carolina's fake classes scandal. The one-paragraph essay on civil rights icon Rosa Parks earned an A- and was exposed by former UNC professor Mary Willingham, who spent 10 years teaching UNC's athletes before she turned whistleblower on alleged classroom corruption. The shocking essay came to light during an ESPN documentary timed to coincide with the March Madness basketball competition. It contains allegations that UNC athletes in danger of failing were encouraged to sign up for...
  • New Bevin ad clads McConnell in Duke gear (LOL!)

    03/27/2014 3:17:44 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-27-2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    March 27, 2014 New Bevin ad clads McConnell in Duke gear By Alexandra Jaffe Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) primary challenger, businessman Matt Bevin, is working to make sure McConnell is forever linked with the wrong team in the state’s bitter basketball rivalry with Duke University. Bevin is debuting a new ad during Friday’s Kentucky versus Louisville basketball game that features a cutout of the Senate minority leader bedecked in a blue Duke jersey. It’s a reference to a McConnell campaign video launched earlier this week that mistakenly featured a shot of Duke’s 2010 championship team celebrating their win — a...
  • Obama announces delay in NCAA basketball championship: says people couldn't get their brackets in.

    03/26/2014 10:39:37 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 11 replies
    one man's opinion...
    The White House announced that President Obama has just issued an Executive Order which will delay the NCAA basketball championship for one month, until May 1st. Obama took this action after he learned that many people were unable to submit their brackets on time, because of computer glitches at the Yahoo, SI.com, and ESPN websites.
  • Minnesota takes lead into NCAA wrestling finals [Finals tonight 8PM espn]

    03/22/2014 1:14:19 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 43 replies
    big ten network ^ | 3-22-14 | n/a
    The 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships has reached Saturday night’s finals, and Minnesota sits atop the team standings. The Gophers, with 104 points, lead three-time reigning champ and Big Ten rival Penn State (101.5), which is in second place. Iowa (74.5) is fourth, Ohio State (52) seventh and Nebraska (43.5) 10th. See the full standings in this post.The Championships begin at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.[ MORE: Get all the NCAA Wrestling Championship results at NCAA.com ]TEAM STANDINGS AFTER SESSION V1. Minnesota, 1042. Penn State, 101.5 3. Oklahoma State, 87.54. Iowa, 74.5 5. Edinboro, 62 6. Cornell, 537. Ohio State, 52...
  • Penn State clings to lead at NCAAs [wrestling on espnU now, espn later]

    03/22/2014 9:07:17 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 12 replies
    espn ^ | 3-22-14 | n/a
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Minnesota has the numbers to dethrone three-time defending national wrestling titlist Penn State. Oklahoma State is in the mix in the NCAA championships, too. Penn State holds the slimmest of leads heading into the final day of action. The Nittany Lions have 91 points after Friday's matches, followed by Minnesota with 90.5 and Oklahoma State with 87.5. Penn State and Minnesota have two finalists and seven total wrestlers remaining. Penn State's David Taylor advanced to the finals for the fourth time. He defeated North Dakota State's Steven Monk 12-5 in the 165-pound semifinals. He will face Oklahoma...
  • NCAA wrestling: Here are the Friday night semifinal matchups [espn coverage beginning now - 8PM]

    03/21/2014 5:04:22 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 2 replies
    pennlive ^ | 3-21-14 | Jim Carlson
    Here are the matchups or Friday night's NCAA Wrestling Championships semifinal round at Oklahoma City. Tonight's winners wrestle in Saturday night's finals. The losers drop to the consolation semifinals and on Saturday could place anywhere from third through sixth. The top eight earn All-America status. Penn State leads the team race with 61 points to Minnesota's 59 and Oklahoma State's 56. 125 pounds: Jesse Delgado (1) Illinois vs. Dylan Peters 5) Northern Iowa. Nico Megaludis (3) Penn State vs. Nahshon Garrett (2) Cornell. 133: Joe Colon (1) Northern Iowa vs. Tyler Graff (5) Wiscsonsin. Tony Ramos (3) Iowa vs. A.J....
  • NCAA: #3 "Dukies" Just Got "Duked" By #14 Mercer 78-71 !!!

    03/21/2014 11:25:23 AM PDT · by Lmo56 · 112 replies
    3/21/14 | self
    Guess we can't call it the Duke Invitational anymore ...
  • NCAA: #12 North Dakota State Beats #5 Oklahoma 80-75 !!!

    03/20/2014 7:28:47 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 44 replies
    3/20/14 | self
    Sweet !!!
  • What White People Don’t See When They Watch Basketball

    03/20/2014 11:41:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 87 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 3/20 | Jonathan Chait
    A couple of years ago, the basketball team I root for, the University of Michigan, had a player named Zack Novak. Everybody loved his story. He was slow and pudgy coming out of high school, recruited by nobody, and offered a spot at Michigan. Turned out he could play, at least some. He was only six foot three, but he played power forward, compensating for his lack of size and skill with unrelenting effort. He graduated from the business school and became team captain. If you watch college sports, you know the kind of player I’m talking about. Right: a...
  • Penn State holds three-point lead after championship's first session [ncaa Wrestling Championships]

    03/20/2014 3:13:45 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    ncaa ^ | 3-20-14 | Roger Moore
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Three-time national champion Penn State pushed nine into the second round and holds a three-point lead against Oklahoma State after one session of the 2014 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships inside Chesapeake Energy Arena. For PSU, national champions David Taylor and Ed Ruth scored falls and Nico Megaludis added a technical fall. Freshman Zain Retherford won an expected tough bout with Citadel's Ugi Khishignyam and senior James English provided an upset of his own, beating Appalachian State's Dylan Cottrell in an overtime tiebreaker. The Nittany Lions dropped just one bout, a head-to-head match with Oklahoma State at...