Every year, right after St. Patrick's Day, I think about the luck of Ned Irish. It's a great time of year for basketball fans, college and pro, with the NIT and NCAA tournaments beginning and the NBA in full swing. We would have had basketball without Ned Irish, but I wonder what it would look like. ... More >>
You have a problem: You love watching college hoops, but you also love being employed so you can pay rent and feed your freeloading family. Every March, these two loves come head-to-head in a battle for your attention. Slam dunks and buzzer-beaters vs. shelter and nourished children--it's too close ... More >>
The rehabilitation of Joe Paterno's image -- which began with Joe Posnanski's white-washing biography, Paterno -- continues with Sunday's release of a 238-page report commissioned by the Paterno family and compiled by former U.S. Attorney General Richard Thornburgh. I've not yet read the report and ... More >>
Though it didn't dominate the sports press during college football's bowl game week--and there's an irony for you--Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett's lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association may ultimately prove to be the biggest sports story of 2013.
For those who don't recall ... More >>
All those great memories of the Anthony Davis-era Kentucky Wildcats...let' see, there was the 2011-2012 season and there was...well, nowadays in college basketball, one season's about it. So before the memory fades of a player so great he can score just 6 points in the championship game and still d ... More >>
Sound of the City's monthlong tournament to determine the quintessential New York City musician (since 1955, the year of the Village Voice's founding) has reached the bracketology stage, that moment where you, the viewer (and voter!) get to see just which musicians are up for consideration, and whic ... More >>
Writing for the Atlantic Monthly, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author Taylor Branch offers a powerful indictment of the hypocrisy built into college sports, where universities make billions off of athletes who are essentially working full-time jobs for free.
If the Bowl Championship Series has accomplished nothing else - and most critics would argue that it hasn't - it has at least made the final title game into a national story as no college game, not even the Rose Bowl at the height of its glory - did before it.
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SI.comJosh LuchsThis week's Sports Illustrated cover story is the most important sports story since Tom Verducci's groundbreaking story on performance enhancing drugs, "Totally Juiced," back in 2002.
As you've probably heard, the article, "Confessions of an Agent," just out today, is Josh L ... More >>
The hashtag he was born to contribute toThe dude who looked like a lady was actually a lady. We aren't the champions due to an NCAA infraction. Something something something and party every day. Yes, another rock-themed hashtag raged across Twitter last night, amateur comedians across the glo ... More >>
You must forget this image -- it's the rules!So now, it appears, Reggie Bush's fabulous stint at the University of Southern California never happened. As reported on ESPN, the Heisman Trophy Trust will strip Bush of his 2005 Heisman Trophy and leave the award "vacant."
The Trust's own inve ... More >>
In another sign of the coming apocalypse, there are now official national rankings for youth basketball teams.
Let's just pause for a second and consider that. Sure, Division I, II and III college teams? I get that. Rankings for the metropolitan high school teams? Sure, if the tabloids want ... More >>
In the week we got ourselves a whole new look, we celebrated by staring David Lynch and Kate Moss directly in their awesome, newly expansive faces.
This was a bookish week at SOTC: Brian Evenson soundtracked his novel, Last Days, Jonathan Lethem reintroduced L.J. Davis and his walls of mucus in P ... More >>
Cleveland State: upset special. (Not really.)
So here we are. Austin. Joined by like 30,000 bands, roughly 29,875 we've never heard of, the warm weather a splendid balm to the spirit, the tantalizing prospect of free beer/BBQ/Metallica/copies of The Fader always theoretically within reach. It's a ... More >>