From 68 to 16 in one week

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NATIONWIDE – If dieters could accomplish what the NCAA Division I Mens’ basketball tournament did last week, no one would be overweight. In an almost magical, but certainly exciting sequence of events, the NCAA TOURNAMENT to determine the National Champion of Mens’ Division I Basketball has, in the span of six days, reduced itself from […]

University of California ties coach bonuses to academics

Ron Gould
Head Football Coach for UC Davis

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The academic performance of student athletes will be a factor in how coaches and athletic directors at University of California campuses are evaluated and compensated under a new policy approved by university President Janet Napolitano and made public Friday. The incentive-pay policy scheduled to be discussed by the university’s governing board […]

Unsportsmanlike Conduct: The Exploitation of Black Athletes

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WASHINGNTON – Under its television deal, each Big-10 university will receive $24.6 million annually. The Pac-12′s new television deal will pay each member $22 million a year. Each member of the Big 12 will get $20 million and ACC universities will receive $17 million when each academic year kicks off. To put those figures in […]

The Shame of College Sports: Black Atheletes Play. But Where’s The Payoff?

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NATIONWIDE – College sports programs thrive on Black athletes, but African American businesses and students are shunned A host of scandals in recent years have made the corruption of college sports constant news fodder. In 2010, the NCAA sanctioned the University of Southern California after determining that star running back Reggie Bush and his family […]

David Shaw: Stanford’s Renaissance Has Only Just Begun

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STANFORD – As David Shaw addressed his Stanford players for the final time this season, a sense of sadness started to circulate around the room. No more games. No more trophy celebrations. No more upsets, comebacks or any of the other thrilling moments that took place during the most sensational season in 40 years on […]

UC Davis Taps Ron Gould To Head Football Program

Ron Gould
Head Football Coach for UC Davis

DAVIS – Ron Gould, a 16-year veteran of the University of California, Berkeley, coaching staff who was most recently the Golden Bears’ associate head coach, has been named UC Davis’ new head football coach, Director of Athletics Terry Tumey announced at a campus news conference on Monday morning. Gould, 47, is just the 16th head […]