March 28, 2008

When Student-Athlete Isn't An Oxymoron

HOUSTON -- There are, as you may be aware after watching the last couple of years of NCAA programming, over 380,000 NCAA student-athletes.

"And," as the Association's public service announcement proclaims, "just about all of them will be going pro in something other than sports."

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November 14, 2007

Just What We Need...

Among the things America doesn't need any more of at this point are: another reality TV concept, another Britney Spears album, another presidential candidate and, as we were reminded on Wednesday, another post-season college hoops tournament.

The College Basketball Invitational is slated to start this March and will be run by the Gazelle Group, the same folks who have brought us the worthwhile in-season tournaments like the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in New York City and the College Basketball Experience Classic in Kansas City. The Group, based in New Jersey, runs a gamut of high school, college and pro sporting events and from the looks of its website has all sorts of expertise in running, promoting and presumably, making money off its ventures.

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