This year’s March Madness marked the 10th national title for UConn coach Geno Auriemma and the fifth for Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. Jeffrey Brown talks to Danielle Donehew of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and John Feinstein of The Washington Post about the two coaches’ evolution and legacies. Continue reading
As the March Madness NCAA basketball tournament comes to a close, Jeffrey Brown takes a look at the role of the student athlete on the court, in the classroom and at the negotiating table with Emmett Gill of the Student-Athletes Human Rights Project and former NBA player Len Elmore of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. Continue reading
It turns out that Dean Smith, the late, legendary head coach for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball team, had one last play drawn out for his former players.
WASHINGTON — The White House has enlisted Hollywood stars including Jon Hamm of “Mad Men” and Connie Britton of “Nashville” to help fight campus sexual assault. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are unveiling the “It’s On Us” campaign Friday at a White House event.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association agreed to settle a number of cases brought in a class-action head injury lawsuit. The proposed settlement, which must still be approved by a federal judge, would create a $70 million fund for concussion testing and diagnosis of current and former athletes. Gwen Ifill talks to Rachel Axon of USA TODAY Sports about some lingering questions about the deal. Continue reading
Ten-time NBA All-Star LeBron James is going home to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers. Jeffrey Brown talks to Kevin Blackistone of the University of Maryland and Glenn Moore of Cleveland.com to discuss motivations behind the move, and the expectations it has produced. Continue reading
A class-action lawsuit by former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon contends that the NCAA should permit former and current college basketball and football players to profit from the use of their names, images, or likenesses in media like video games or TV broadcasts. Judy Woodruff talks to Michael McCann of the University of New Hampshire School of Law for a closer look at the arguments. Continue reading
In an effort to bring the digital currency bitcoin more mainstream, BitPay, an Atlanta based bitcoin payment processor, signed a deal with ESPN Events to sponsor the former NCAA Beef O’Brady’s Bowl hosted in St. Petersburg, Florida. Continue reading
Players and fans celebrated the March Madness victory by the University of Connecticut, but the game against the University of Kentucky also highlighted one of the major debates facing NCAA basketball. Jeffrey Brown gets perspectives from Patrick Harker, president of the University of Delaware, and Kevin Blackistone of the University of Maryland about student players and the amateurship model. Continue reading
In other news Wednesday, thousands gathered in Washington to ask Congress for comprehensive immigration reform. The Senate hopes to finalize a bill this week that would grant citizenship to 11 million immigrants living illegally in the U.S. Also, the Postal Service announced it will not end Saturday delivery, at least for now. Continue reading