How much is the media buzz from a March Madness Cinderella run worth to a school like Saint Peter’s?
Nancy Haskell, University of Dayton Few people outside Jersey City had heard of the No. 15 seed Saint Peter’s Peacocks before they upset No. 2 seed Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Two days later, Saint Peter’s beat No. 7 seed Murray State to advance to the Sweet 16 and become the […]
Many of the constraints on endorsements for college athletes set by states and universities could be unconstitutional
Sam C. Ehrlich, Boise State University and Neal Ternes, Arkansas State University March Madness is proving lucrative for some of its Cinderella stories and standout stars, thanks to a 2021 Supreme Court ruling that led the NCAA to end its longstanding ban on student athletes earning money from endorsement deals. Doug “Dougie Buckets” Edert, who […]
Justin Barber, University of Kentucky I grew up watching some of the greatest slam dunk artists in the world. Shawn Kemp was one of my favorites, because he was freaky athletic and dunked so powerfully. Plus, he seemed so nonchalant about everything. It made his dunks look effortless. Dominique Wilkins just jumped so high on […]
Victor Matheson, College of the Holy Cross “People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball,” second baseman Rogers Hornsby once said. “I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” For a while, it was looking like the start of spring would come and go […]
The ‘hot hand’ is a real basketball phenomenon – but only some players have the ability to go on these basket-making streaks
Konstantinos Pelechrinis, University of Pittsburgh and Wayne Winston, Indiana University March Madness is here, and basketball fans are making predictions: Who will be the Cinderella story of the college tournament? Which teams will make a run to the Final Four? And of course, which player is going to get “hot” and carry their team to […]