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CBT: How will the NCAA reforms being discussed affect the NCAA tournament?

Every time there is talk about fundamental change in the NCAA’s structure, college basketball fans get nervous. When we were in throes of realignment, all the changes that were being made had football and only football in mind, with the hoops side of things an afterthought of their afterthoughts. Th Full story

CBT: Summertime in the Ivy League

College basketball coaches collectively rejoiced in January of 2012 when a new rule was passed stipulating that coaches would be afforded the opportunity to work with their players – including incoming freshmen – over the summer months. As a refresher to the exact rule from the NCAA: In men’s basket Full story

CFT: After three-year suspension, Georgia OL reinstated by NCAA

Finally, Kolton Houston will get to play football for the Georgia Bulldogs. The offensive lineman has been serving a suspension since 2010, his first year in Athens, because he tested positive for 19-Norandrosterone, a drug on the NCAA’s banned substance list. According to a previous report from the Full story

Scott: NCAA changes can come without confrontation

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Larry Scott of the Pac-12 joined the chorus of commissioners calling for sweeping change in the NCAA, and said it can happen without confrontation and with the five most powerful football conferences still competing on the field with the other five.... Full story

HBT: No other sports leagues have reached out to Bosch, Fischer over PEDs

Major League Baseball sought out Anthony Bosch and Porter Fischer when trying to investigate reports of PED use in the game. But no one else has, says Fischer: Fischer said he and associates have identified athletes from the NBA, NCAA, professional boxing, tennis and MMA, in addition to other profes Full story

CFT: Jim Delany joins others in discussing structural change for the NCAA

Mike Slive and Bob Bowlsby, commissioners of the SEC and Big 12, respectively, kicked off their media days with some strong words directed toward the NCAA. More specifically, they called into question the structure in which college athletics’ governing body operates. With a growing belief — realisti Full story

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The NCAA corrected the misspelling after the first day of games, but not before the mistake raised eyebrows across the Web.

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  What happens to injured college players who aren't Kevin Ware?

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ESPN columnist Jemele Hill, former University of South Carolina women's basketball coach Susan Walvius, Olympic gold-medal swimmer Donna de Varona, and University of Delaware star forward-guard Elena Delle Donne join Melissa Harris-Perry for a conversation on what makes women’s basketball different.

  Are NCAA players are uncompensated employees of the organization?

Chris Hayes reports on Louisville Cardinals’ Kevin Ware’s crippling injury at Sunday night’s NCAA tournament, and says that there’s a more pressing question at hand: if college basketball players are paid in scholarship dollars, what happens when an athlete is out of the game? And who foots the medi

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