Congratulations Villanova. You are the national champion of college basketball (once again).
Global swimming icon, sophomore Katie Ledecky, has elected to forego two years of NCAA eligibility and become a professional athlete, the five-time Olympic gold medalist announced at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
The NCAA should be nearing a breaking point. But in reality, things are going exactly as planned. Recently the NCAA has been confronted by its hypocritical, unethical behavior ranging from lax observance of rules to maliciousness all the way at the top. The upshot is that Mark Emmert, president of the NCAA, is ignorant, insidious or both. Either way, he needs to go.
Last week’s bombshell news that several top college basketball programs are the target of an FBI corruption investigation has renewed the debate around the NBA’s age rule and the practicality of the “one-and-done” phenomenon that has plagued the NCAA in recent years.
Stanford No. 24 women’s lacrosse (0-2) was defeated by No. 2 Stony Brook (2-0) on Monday evening. The Cardinal fell 15-9, although they put up a tough fight against one of the nation’s top teams. Cagan Stadium was full of excited fans as the team hosted its home opener after a season opener on the road against Denver.
Following his basketball team blowing a 12-point halftime lead to the Kansas Jayhawks, West Virginia head basketball coach Bob Huggins made a very different yet insightful comment about the state of officiating in sports:
Stanford student-athletes must balance dual responsibilities: their academic coursework and their sporting commitments. While some believe student-athletes are held to lower academic standards than their non-athlete peers, both coaches and academic advisors alike say they work to promote a culture of academic rigor and integrity amongst student-athletes.
This Wednesday through Saturday, No. 7 Stanford men’s swimming will take part in the highly competitive Texas Invitational against a host of high-ranking teams and individual swimmers. Although there are no diving events, the four day meet held in Austin, Texas is intended to imitate that of the NCAA and other championship meets.