From March Madness to the Frozen Four, sports fans often follow tournaments in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)—the organization in charge of American college sports—as fiercely as they follow professional leagues, keeping track of draft prospects and filling up 100,000–seat stadiums. But U SPORTS, the Canadian university sports governing[Read More…]
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For years, Canadian basketball fans have hoped that U Sports teams will get a chance to participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men’s basketball tournament. For now, however, they will have to settle for watching the best local talent lead American schools to victory. Ahead of this week’s[Read More…]
Four of the best individual stories heading into the madness.
The UCLA Bruins will go as far as their freshmen stud point guard Lonzo Ball can take them. Ball leads the NCAA with 7.6 assists per game—a PAC-12 freshman record—and is a dangerous scorer to boot. His ugly-but-effective shot has taken the basketball world by storm.
The NCAA is an example of unfettered capitalism that is only sustainable if athletes remain under the guise of amateurism–preventing them from being compensated at fair market value.
Michigan State Spartans Head Coach Tom Izzo has put together arguably one of his best offensive teams. Led by Denzel Valentine, the most versatile player in college basketball and USA Today’s Player-of-the-Year, the Spartans have been able to overwhelm teams offensively while using their depth and talented young athletes to[Read More…]
Over 40 per cent of college hoops fans penciled in Kentucky to win it all in their brackets this year. The experts say it would be foolish to do otherwise, but this is March Madness, and there are still 15 other teams left in the field. Nobody doubts that the[Read More…]
Cinderella Picks Wofford Although they’ve appeared in the tournament three times in team history, the Wofford Terriers have never escaped the first round. This is a tough, physical team that is a perfect candidate for catching a high seed off guard. During its last tournament appearance in 2010, Wofford gave[Read More…]