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Will new rules make college athletes instant millionaires? Not so fast…

A supreme court ruling has paved the way for college athletes to make money from a $14bn industry. But don’t expect many of them to strike it richCollege sports’ governing body, the NCAA, ruled on Wednesday that college athletes will be allowed to prof…

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How Len Bias’s death helped launch the US’s unjust war on drugs

The college basketball star became a symbol of the fight against drugs in the 1980s. But it ended up ushering in a discriminatory legal systemSometimes solutions can have drastic unintended consequences. Mike Krzyzewski, one of the greatest college bas…

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How Len Bias’s death helped launch the US’s unjust war on drugs

The college basketball star became a symbol of the fight against drugs in the 1980s. But it ended up ushering in a discriminatory legal systemSometimes solutions can have drastic unintended consequences. Mike Krzyzewski, one of the greatest college bas…

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Duke’s legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski to retire at end of next season

74-year-old has led Blue Devils to five national titles‘Coach K’ has also helped Team USA to Olympics goldsDuke’s hall of fame coach, Mike Krzyzewski, will retire after the 2021-22 season, a person familiar with the situation said on Wednesday.The sour…

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Duke’s legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski to retire at end of next season

74-year-old has led Blue Devils to five national titles‘Coach K’ has also helped Team USA to Olympics goldsDuke’s hall of fame coach, Mike Krzyzewski, will retire after the 2021-22 season, a person familiar with the situation said on Wednesday.The sour…

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Robbie Hummel and Kareem Maddox: the weekend warriors behind USA’s bid for 3×3 basketball Olympic gold

The part-time stars of Team USA’s 3×3 men’s basketball team have their eyes fixed on gold as the sport readies for its Olympic debutWhen he finally decided to retire from basketball at 28 years old, Robbie Hummel left behind a career largely defined by…

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Baylor shock unbeaten Gonzaga to win first NCAA national championship

Bulldogs were heavy favorites coming into title gameBaylor 86-70 Gonzaga: Hunter Felt’s minute-by-minute reportThe fresh-as-can-be Baylor obliterated wobbly-legged Gonzaga’s march to perfection Monday night in an 86-70 runaway that brought this once-do…

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NCAA Men’s Tournament championship game: Baylor v Gonzaga – live!

Bulldogs and Bears have never won national titleEmail Hunter with your thoughts or tweet @HunterFelt 4.13am BST Baylor 77-63 Gonzaga, 5:36, 2nd halfButler fouls Suggs after a steal and it’s called a flagrant foul that puts Suggs on the line. He hits th…

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Stanford crowned queens of college basketball after NCAA win over Arizona

NCAA national championship: Arizona 53-54 StanfordStanford win their first national title since 1992Haley Jones scored 17 points and Stanford beat Arizona 54-53, giving the Cardinal and coach Tara VanDerveer their first national championship in 29 year…

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Baylor bear down on Houston to reach first NCAA men’s title game in 73 years

Bears cruise 78-59 over Cougars in Saturday’s first semi-finalWaco school will face Gonzaga or UCLA in Monday’s title gameNearly two decades ago, Scott Drew decided to leave his comfort zone at tiny Valparaiso for the scandal-plagued basketball program…

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North Carolina coach Roy Williams retires after three national titles

70-year-old recently completed 17th season with Tar HeelsWilliams also coached Kansas for 15 seasonsThe last time Roy Williams left North Carolina, he was a virtually unknown assistant who was getting his first shot as a college head coach at tradition…

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North Carolina coach Roy Williams retires after three national titles

70-year-old recently completed 17th season with Tar HeelsWilliams also coached Kansas for 15 seasonsThe last time Roy Williams left North Carolina, he was a virtually unknown assistant who was getting his first shot as a college head coach at tradition…

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US supreme court notes ‘disturbing’ trends in colleges’ treatment of athletes

Student athletes’ dispute with NCAA reaches supreme courtLiberal and conservative justices appear sympathetic to athletesThe US supreme court on Wednesday seemed ready to give college athletes a win in a dispute with their governing body, the NCAA.With…

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Unbeaten Gonzaga cruise into Final Four behind sensational Drew Timme

Gonzaga reach Final Four with 85-66 win over Southern CalZags can become first unbeaten national champion in 45 yearsNCAA says ref who collapsed early in game is ‘alert and stable’Gonzaga got on a roll and put on a show Tuesday night, moving to 30-0 on…

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Basketball stars cry foul as no-call costs Baylor in NCAA showdown with UConn

DiJonai Carrington appeared to be fouled in final secondsHuskies beat Lady Bears in thrilling Elite Eight showdownDiJonai Carrington first got hit on her elbow, then again in the face before falling hard to the floor with Baylor down by one with one se…

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As March Madness rolls on, so will the myths of Black athletic superiority

Black sports stars have collectively achieved what they have because society presents them with few other optionsNot to toot my own horn, but growing up I was quite the athlete. When the time came to select teams for dodgeball or relay races, I was oft…

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Underdogs UCLA work overtime to beat Alabama and punch Elite Eight ticket

No 11 seed UCLA win 88-78 over No 2 Alabama in overtimeNo 1 seeds Gonzaga and Michigan also reach Elite EightNo 6 Southern California tops No 7 Oregon in Pac-12 battleJaime Jaquez Jr scored 17 points, hitting two big jumpers early in overtime, and No 1…

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Oral Roberts’ Cinderella run is a feelgood tale. Its anti-LGBTQ legacy is anything but

The tiny Oklahoma school’s fairytale March Madness run has been overshadowed by its troubling history of LGBTQ discrimination and alleged use of conversion therapyThere may be no better example of why the NCAA men’s basketball tournament holds a nation…

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Kofi Cockburn is second player to be racially abused after NCAA Tournament loss

Center shares screenshot of racist post on InstagramOhio State’s EJ Liddell received death threats after lossIllinois’ Kofi Cockburn is the second player to face racist comments on social media following a loss in the NCAA Tournament.Cockburn shared on…

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101-year-old Sister Jean inspires Loyola to upset No 1 seed Illinois in NCAA Tournament

Loyola Chicago spring huge upset in college basketball finaleSister Jean predicted team had a ‘great opportunity’ to winLoyola Chicago carried out 101-year-old superfan Sister Jean’s plans to a T on Sunday, moving to the Sweet 16 with a 71-58 win over …