IBJ Publisher Nate Feltman talks with Morris about the history of the city’s sports strategy and what it has meant for the Indy economy.
Not everyone in college sports believes it’s for the better as athletes get closer to earning money from third parties for use of their names, images or likenesses.
John W. “Ned” Sampson, the longtime coach of Pembroke High School in North Carolina, once went toe-to-toe with members of the Ku Klux Klan.
Although athletes may have been tested on campus, the NCAA has not ramped up its usual testing program at national championships such as March Madness, sources tell AP.
The NCAA and local organizing groups set up expanded ambassador and item-delivery services relying on volunteer help to take care of needs for players, officials and others working inside.
Hospitality leaders say no, although it will be some time before occupancy rates are back to normal.
A trio of men’s basketball players asked NCAA President Mark Emmert to abide by, and enforce, Title IX gender equity rules and to create a waiver that would let college athletes start earning money from use of their names, images and likenesses this year.
The 1975-76 IU Hoosiers refused to let anything—injuries, pressure, a brutal schedule or distractions— derail them from going undefeated. Forty-five years later, Gonzaga (30-0) needs two more wins to duplicate the accomplishment.
The most striking of the results: 94% of respondents said it would be somewhat or much more difficult to comply with Title IX gender equity rules if their school were to compensate athletes in the biggest money-making sports.
While they’re sequestered during March Madness, teams are ordering everything from pizza to soul food—and local restaurants are seeing a much-needed bump in business as a result.
The Big Ten Conference, regarded as the nation’s best basketball conference this season, sent a conference-record nine teams into NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament play. None are left.
Homer Drew soaked in the celebration Monday night. He had every reason. After coaching more than 1,000 basketball games and watching his two sons, Scott and Bryce, coach almost another 900, the family finally had its first ticket to a Final Four.
Team owners at a virtual meeting on Tuesday approved the 17th game as expected, marking the first time in 43 years the regular season has been increased.
The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association sent a letter to NCAA President Mark Emmert saying the external review he proposed to look into potential gender equity issues wasn’t good enough.
If the former college athletes who brought the case win, colleges could end up competing for talented student athletes by offering over-the-top education benefits worth tens of thousands of dollars.
The Hoosiers advanced past the Sweet 16 for the first time, but their methodical, grinding game simply ran into a a player it couldn’t match for 40 minutes. IU missed all nine of its three-point attempts and got no scoring off the bench.
The matchup between the University of Arkansas and Baylor University in the South Region final of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on Monday night in Indianapolis features coaches who’ve built on their fathers’ successes.
Matta, former Butler University coach and the winningest coach in Ohio State University basketball history, had been mentioned as a candidate for IU’s open basketball coaching position, but that has been filled by Mike Woodson, according to media reports.
Woodson, assistant coach for the New York Knicks, played for the Hoosiers under Coach Bob Knight from 1976-1980.
Revelation: Not all sports events are problem-free, irrespective of the athlete or spectator perspective.