College Basketball

Embiid's injury shakes up the draft

Joel Embiid was slated to be the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, but now could slide after he suffered a stress fracture in his right foot. We try to make sense of this draft's biggest curveball.

Emmert: 'Most Division I schools don't make money' off athletics

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Summer Catchup: West Coast Conference

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The season of previewing is not upon us just yet, but the season of reviewing the state of each conference most certainly is. We continue today with the West Coast Conference.

Emmert: No 'true national championships' if some conferences pay players

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One conference, the SEC, just finished a seven-year title run. Its members did this in large part by spending more money on football things, including things that entice players to come play for them. The last 15 AP national championships were won by a group of 10 schools. The last 60 AP titles have been won by 22 schools. Of FBS' 128 current programs, 101 have never finished No. 1 in the poll, which began in 1936. There is no parity in college athletics, there never has been, and there never will be.

Talent, promise and uncertainty in Stillwater

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The Cowboys lost seven players from last year's squad, but Travis Ford has retooled his roster with talented freshmen and JUCO prospects.

Delany should be 'compelled' by B1G fan concerns

Adding Maryland and Rutgers risks what's left of the Big Ten's football reputation, no matter how many television markets it opens up.

34-year-old Auburn mascot dies

Tiger, Auburn's sixth and retired War Eagle, is succeeded by current active-duty mascots Nova and Spirit.

Why schools won't cut sports to pay athletes

The television money pie is big and getting bigger. Giving revenue-sport athletes a piece of it is unlikely to cripple athletic departments.

Ohio State needs D'Angelo Russell to be eligible

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If the Buckeyes are going to show a pulse on offense this upcoming season, the 6'4 freshman guard will need to be a big part of the rotation.

Delany dismisses concerns about quality of Big Ten additions

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The Big Ten commissioner is unimpressed with our own Luke Zimmermann's issues with the Big Ten's two newest programs.

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