When the news broke early Tuesday morning that the Justice Department was charging assistant coaches from four big name college basketball programs, most were shocked not because of the allegations of bribery and fraud but because it was a federal indictment.But before I even get into the implications these charges will have on college basketball, … Continue reading NCAA Bribery Scandal and What it Means for College Basketball
This week's Hooked Till the Credits is an interesting one because it's not focused on a sports documentary, but a news report. Outside the Lines aired a piece yesterday about Indiana University failing its injured student athletes and I was gripped from the opening to the ending of the piece. The report started out with … Continue reading OTL Grips in Latest Report on Indiana University Athletics Failing Athletes
This week's 30 for 30 reaction piece focuses on Fantastic Lies, the documentary about the Duke Lacrosse Rape case. I have been waiting to do this piece since I started this series and to be honest this documentary gave rise to this series. For those that might not have been paying attention back in 2004 … Continue reading Fantastic Lies Hide the Truth
It's that time of year again, where everyone suddenly cares a lot about college basketball and brackets become more than just that thing that holds up a shelf. March is where the Madness lies, but what's the hubbub about a basketball tournament? Why does everyone spend hours upon hours filling out brackets and then hours … Continue reading The Madness of March
It's been three days since the officials at the Miami v. Duke game completely botched the end of the game call that cost Duke the win. In the days following the game, the officials have been suspended two games and Miami still has the W, but who really dropped the ball that led to the … Continue reading Who Dropped the Ball?
The NCAA announced that they were suspending Syracuse Basketball coach Jim Boeheim for nine conference games next season and vacating more than 100 of his wins as coach. This decision comes after an investigation of academic fraud that started back in 2005, which raises the question what took so long? The NCAA announced that Boeheim … Continue reading Who Dropped the Ball in Syracuse?
The media outlets were all abuzz this morning with news that Jameis Winston, the Florida St Quarterback, would be entering the 2015 draft. Well that is according to his father, that his son would be entering the draft. So tread carefully with this news, not because his father can't be trusted, but that the news … Continue reading Jameis Winston Announces He’s Entering 2015 Draft