THE OLD COLLEGE TRY
If you know me, you know I’m an NBA guy.
Growing up in Brooklyn, New York we followed the New York Knicks. Matter of fact, we worshiped the Knicks of the 70′s with Frazier, Reed, Bradley and Monroe.
To be honest, I’m tired of the lockout. I understand both sides (thanks to some outstanding writers who post excellent articles). But I’m done. I can’t take anymore of this. I will let them go back and forth. But I will not read anymore.
Aren’t you tired of it?
I’m not an owner, I’m not a player, I’m a fan. And like you, I want to see the best basketball players in the world play. And if these guys can’t lace ‘em up, I will concentrate on the next best thing.
With this NBA Lockout, I’m going to stop posting NBA stories and just post stories from the college game and if I come across any high school stories, I will post them too.
Alan Scher Zagier of the A.P. on the college athletes pressing reform.
More than 300 major college football and men’s basketball players are telling the NCAA and college presidents they want a cut of ever-increasing TV sports revenue to fatten scholarships and cover all the costs of getting a degree, with athletes picking up still more grant money when they graduate.
The players from Arizona, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Purdue and UCLA have signed a petition asking the NCAA to “realize its mission to educate and protect us with integrity.” The National College Players Association, an athletes’ advocacy group, provided The Associated Press with copies of the document for release Monday. Players started sending the petition to the NCAA last week.
MAAC Sports.com on ‘The MAAC Experience”. A conference that I had the pleasure of coaching in will have an exhibit at the Naismith Hall of Fame.
YahooSports.com with a fan’s (Joe Dorish) view of Pitt and Syracuse leaving the Big East.
Sporting News.com on a few college hoop teams that can be told to stay home for March Madness if they don’t get it done in the lecture halls.
The NCAA could take steps to ban teams from the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament if they fail to meet certain academic standards, according to a USA Today report.
NCAA President Mark Emmert, speaking at a Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics meeting Monday, said the Division I board of directors will vote on a number of proposals, including one that calls for schools to maintain certain academic requirements to play in the postseason, USA Today reports.
Nick Baumgarnder of Ann Arbor. com on the Michigan Wolverines new player development center.
The coaching staff from both the Michigan men’s and women’s basketball programs are in their new offices but the teams have not moved into the facility just yet, according to a Michigan spokesman. In time, though, it will house practice courts, training rooms and new team locker room areas, in addition to all coaching offices.
Badge of Honor.com on Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan.
October 15 marked the beginning of Bo Ryan’s 11th season coaching the Badgers and likely the beginning of another decade of 20-plus win seasons and NCAA tournament appearances. So far at Wisconsin, Ryan has failed to win 20 games just twice, winning 19 in his first season (’01-’02) and fifth season (’05-’06). He has never failed to take the team to the NCAA tournament.
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