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Miller: The story behind the “student-athlete”

Last Wednesday, less than 48 hours after a thrilling national championship game that saw Kris Jenkins lift Villanova past UNC on a buzzer-beating three, the NCAA and its member institutions celebrated National “Student-Athlete” Day. Conferences and schools took the day to laud the on- and off-field accomplishments of their athletes, and rightly so. The vast…

Villanova hands men’s basketball Thanksgiving Day loss

After winning last season’s NIT tournament and notching two victories in its first two games of this year’s NIT Season Tip-Off, Stanford men’s basketball (2-3) finally lost a game in an NIT tournament on Thursday, falling 59–45 to No. 8 Villanova (5-0). On a slow-shooting performance by both teams, the Cardinal offense particularly struggled against Villanova’s aggressive defensive press. Stanford shot just 26…