Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Jerry Sandusky (pictured above) is one of the many faces that represents a year of scandal in the NCAA.
By Josh Kramer
Welcome to the eighth edition of “Throwback Saturdays.” By this point, I think you all know the drill. What was happening in the wide world of sports on March 10, 2011? How about on March 10, 2010? Well let’s find out.
One year ago..
State of College Athletics
Here is a snippet..
“The NCAA’s core purpose is to govern competition in a fair, safe, equitable and sportsmanlike manner, and to integrate intercollegiate athletics into higher education so that the educational experience of the student-athlete is paramount.”
That is directly from the NCAA website.
It’s hard to believe in those words these days.
The “Tat Five.”
All of those people were recently involved in major scandals in college athletics. Don’t forget about oversigning either. College athletics is in worse shape than LeBron James’ reputation in Cleveland.
What’s worse is some university presidents and athletic directors will stand by these men at all costs (To finish reading this post, click this link). Continue reading
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Photo courtesy of latinorebels.com. Can Asdrubal Cabrera (pictured above) come up big for the Indians in a huge AL Central duel against the 1st place Detroit Tigers?
By Josh Kramer
A week defined by NFL Training Camp, gambling issues, and a memorable Hall of Fame induction in Canton has paved the way for another great week in the wide world of sports.
Here are the upcoming events you should be aware of.
5. Who cares if it appears there will be no NBA season come October. At least there will be a D-League season and many of our favorite stars will be playing overseas right? Okay, not really. But keep an eye out for some crazy moves over the course of the next week as an NBA season continues to look more and more unlikely. Bruce Pearl, the former Volunteer’s coach is being offered $500,000 by the D-League. D Wade is considering playing overseas. This could get awful interesting in a hurry. Continue reading
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Tagged Aaron Rodgers, AL Central, Asdrubal Cabrera, Auburn, Boston Red Sox, Bruce Pearl, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Donald Young, Green Bay Packers, John Isner, Justin Upton, Justin Verlander, MLB, NBA, NCAA Football, New York Yankees, NFL, Oregon, Pittsburgh Steelers, Super Bowl, Texas Rangers
This past year has been especially bad in regards to scandal involving collegiate athletics. What is the next move for NCAA President Mark Emmert (pictured above)?
Grant Freking is a Lantern (OSU Newspaper) sports writer. Ology magazine managing editor. OSU football featured columnist for Bleacher Report. High school football reporter for Newark Advocate. You can follow him on Twitter @GrantFreking.
“The NCAA’s core purpose is to govern competition in a fair, safe, equitable and sportsmanlike manner, and to integrate intercollegiate athletics into higher education so that the educational experience of the student-athlete is paramount.” Continue reading
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