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UNC’s Rashad McCants backs up Mary Willingham’s claims of academic fraud at UNC

by Kent Sterling It takes guts to tell an unpopular truth, and the unpleasantness former University of North Carolina academic advisor Mary Willingham has experienced speaks to why. Willingham is seen as a whistle blower – a boat rocker – whose unveiling of a paper class system at UNC where athletes unprepared for typical academic [...]

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Big Ten Tournaments and championships returning to Indianapolis, but not often enough

by Kent Sterling The Big Ten made a few smart calls today by announcing the conference football championship will be played in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium through 2021, and that the women’s basketball tournament will be held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse from 2017-2022. When a city has been built specifically as a host site [...]

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Ed O’Bannon suit with EA settled – my son will net between $192 and $3,804 for video game appearance

by Kent Sterling It was kind of cool to go buy EA Sports College Basketball video game for PlayStation and play as the Loyola Ramblers.  My son was a Rambler from the 2007-2008 season through 2010-2011, and coach Jim Whitesell didn’t play him a lot.  I did – and do. Sure, I usually lose, but [...]

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Indiana Basketball – ESPN ranks Tom Crean and Matt Painter outside top 50 coaches

by Kent Sterling There are some Indiana fans who remain unsold on the coaching acumen of Tom Crean, and after last season’s woes Purdue fans are losing a little patience with Matt Painter.  But very few could name 50 coaches better than both. Click here to follow Kent Sterling on Twitter Yesterday, ESPN released coaches [...]

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Pat Mullin’s EG10 17U squad wins Adidas Gauntlet regular season crown

by Kent Sterling Against some of the highest ranked boy’s basketball players in the country, Indiana’s own EG10 Central Stars 17 & under team finished the unique regular season of the Adidas Gauntlet with a 14-2 record. This is nothing new for coach Pat Mullin who has won with lesser known talent in the past. [...]

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Thugs at Kansas State finally release Leticia Romero to transfer

by Kent Sterling For people interested in a quick primer as to why reasonable men and women want to see a recalibration of NCAA rules and policies, if not an entire redux of the relationship between athletic departments and athletes, please enjoy the story of Leticia Romero. Click here to follow Kent Sterling on Twitter [...]

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Sad saga of Leticia Romero shows abuse of power college athletic reform needs to correct

by Kent Sterling Could anybody be this dumb?  That’s what I kept thinking as I read reports from a variety of sources about freshman basketball player Leticia Romero and her so far unsuccessful attempts to transfer from Kansas State University. There must be more to the story because reasonable people don’t behave like the athletic [...]

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Ten-point plan from Pac-12 presidents to 53 other Big Five leaders step toward independence

by Kent Sterling There is going to come a breaking point in this process of separation between the 65 big conference schools and the other NCAA Division One schools, and it moved a couple of steps closer with a letter authored by the Pac-12 presidents that was sent to the other 53 presidents of the [...]

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Indiana Basketball – So just who is 2016 recruit T.J. Leaf?

by Kent Sterling I always feel a bit silly trying to figure out what’s going on in the heads of 16 year-old basketball players during summer tournaments like the Adidas Gauntlet – Indianapolis that wrapped up yesterday in Fishers, Indiana. There are players who look good one game and terrible the next, and deciding which [...]

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Breakfast with Kent – Pacers closeout game #2 tonight; IU scores perfect 1,000; Weather sucks

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