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John Oliver continues to speak Truth to Power, and this time he’s got the NCAA and its’ massive marketing and branding of their flagship product while simultaneously not paying many of the employees that make the ratings and games possible.

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Once again, the NCAA men’s basketball champion will come from the ACC as the Duke Blue Devils defeated the Wisconsin Badgers 68-63 on Monday night. Tyus Jones was outstanding, and it should not be lost on basketball fans that Frank Kaminsky’s double-double in a losing effort was also spectacular. The senior Kaminsky shut down the […]

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Forbes, which is always happy to share lists of the most highly paid or wealthiest people in the world, has compiled a new list of highest paid college coaches: Coaches are a different matter. Far from the amateur ranks, experienced and winning coaches get CEO-sized compensation from big public and private universities. More than an […]

Notre Dame's Zach Auguste (30) celebrates after making a foul shot with time running down in the second half of an NCAA tournament second round college basketball game against Northeastern, Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Pittsburgh. Notre Dame won 69-65 to advance to the third round. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) “Bubble Team” is a term that gets heavy use starting around mid-February and peaks on Selection Sunday every year, when the NCAA Selection Committee has to decide which of the teams who have no chance of winning a title had a ‘good enough’ season to be included in the Big Dance, […]

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  USBWA NAMES 2014-15 ALL-AMERICANS ST. LOUIS (USBWA) – The 2014-15 USBWA Men’s All-America Team features a true five-man lineup of first-teamers, led by two seniors who pushed their teams to conference tournament championships: Wisconsin forwardFrank Kaminsky and Notre Dame guard Jerian Grant. Joining Kaminsky in the front court is junior forward Willie Cauley-Stein of […]

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ESPN’s extensive multiplatform coverage of Selection Sunday, March 15, included instant and in-depth analysis across studio shows on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. Rece Davis hosted live coverage of up-to-the-minute tournament selection updates on ESPN’s 6 p.m. ET SportsCenter with analysts Jay Bilas, Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams. Dan Dakich and Jim Calhoun was also in-studio […]

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ESPN analyst Jay Bilas has been an outspoken critic of the NCAA and the organization’s circumvention of labor laws by not paying their highest revenue earning athletes, and yesterday spoke on NPR to reiterate that position, along with several other notable former players and coaches: Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski made $9.7 million last year, according […]

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The bad news doesn’t stop at Jim Boeheim for the penalties levied by the NCAA last week. More fallout as now the self-imposed postseason ban has even included Otto the Orange, the team mascot: The Atlantic Coast Conference held its annual mascot basketball game at halftime of the North Carolina-Louisville quarterfinal Thursday. Fourteen of the […]

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Big South Conference Tournament James Blackburn was able to attend the Big South Mens Conference Tournament held at Coastal Carolina this year. Coming into the tournament, it was hard to predict who would come away with the championship and the chance to represent the Big South at the Big Dance. There were a number of […]