Here’s how long it takes college basketball coaches to win their first NCAA Tournament championship

For coaches, winning a national championship in college basketball has an unspoken almost-requisite: pay your damn dues.   And I’m not just referring to the treaded-trodden trails of worming one’s way up from video coordinator to basketball operations guy to third assistant, then second assistant, then top assistant/associate head coach. Read more

Mac McClung transfer to Texas Tech may have provided the blueprint to obtain NCAA eligibility waiver

Former Georgetown standout Mac McClung committed to Texas Tech on Wednesday, becoming the latest heralded transfer to join Chris Beard’s program. Under standard transfer rules, the 6-foot-2 guard should now be required by the NCAA to sit next season. McClung, however, laid the foundation weeks ago to at least give Read more

NCAA Council approves voluntary activities for football and basketball beginning June 1

The NCAA Council has voted to lift a moratorium on athletic-related activities for three major sports on Wednesday. The vote allows for voluntary athletic activities for football and men’s and women’s basketball to run through the month of June. The Wednesday vote comes as states across the country are lifting Read more

NCAA approves resolution on one-time transfer eligibility to be adopted by January 2021

The NCAA Division I Council took a step toward eventually allowing one-time transfers immediate eligibility in basketball, football, baseball and hockey on Wednesday by approving a measure that calls for the development of new transfer legislation. However, any new rules governing what would be a landmark change to NCAA protocol Read more

NCAA delays vote on one-time transfer eligibility waivers for 2020-21 seasons, per report

The NCAA Division I Council took a step toward eventually allowing one-time transfers immediate eligibility in basketball, football, baseball and hockey on Wednesday by approving a measure that calls for the development of new transfer legislation. However, any new rules governing what would be a landmark change to NCAA protocol Read more

NCAA Council approves voluntary activities for football and basketball to begin June 1, per reports

The NCAA Council has voted to lift a moratorium on athletic-related activities for three major sports, according to multiple reports. The vote allows for voluntary athletic activities for football and men’s and women’s basketball to run through the month of June. The Wednesday vote comes as states across the country Read more

It’s not urgent that the NCAA allows transfers to be immediately eligible, but it needs to eventually

The NCAA Division I Council was scheduled to vote Wednesday on a one-time transfer waiver that could’ve theoretically provided immediately eligibility to thousands of student-athletes preparing to enroll at new schools. But after the Board of Directors announced last month that it is not recommending changes to the transfer-waiver process Read more

Stephen F. Austin among four Division I programs hit with NCAA Tournament bans for poor APR scores

Stephen F. Austin, which pulled off a memorable upset of Duke in November, was one of four Division I men’s basketball programs hit with a postseason ban by the NCAA for low Academic Progress Rate scores. Alabama A&M, Alabama State and Delaware State also face postseason ban, the NCAA announced Read more