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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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There’s never been a better time for US college athletes to unionize

The only meaningful counterweight to the NCAA system’s exploitative dynamics is unionization: the empowerment of athletes to defend their own interests as a collectiveAt times it can feel like it is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end o…

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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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Speed, strength and smarts: why Kyle Pitts is a near perfect NFL prospect

The Florida tight end’s physical talents are off the charts. But his style of play also complements the tactical changes of the modern NFLAs athletes have become bigger, faster and stronger, the term “unicorn” has become deeply rooted in the sports lex…

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‘Exceptional’ North Texas football recruit among those killed in Austin shooting

Willie Simmons III was set to play linebacker at North TexasTwo others killed in Austin shooting on SundayA talented football player set for a college career with North Texas was among three people killed in Sunday’s shooting in Austin.Willie Simmons I…

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Softball pitcher Hope Trautwein strikes out all 21 batters in perfect game

Feat is believed to be a first at elite level of US college sportsTrautwein helps North Texas to 3-0 win over Arkansas-Pine BluffHow about this for perfection by North Texas softball pitcher Hope Trautwein: 21 batters faced, 21 strikeouts.Trautwein thr…

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Softball pitcher Hope Trautwein strikes out all 21 batters in perfect game

Feat is believed to be a first at elite level of US college sportsTrautwein helps North Texas to 3-0 win over Arkansas-Pine BluffHow about this for perfection by North Texas softball pitcher Hope Trautwein: 21 batters faced, 21 strikeouts.Trautwein thr…

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Softball pitcher Hope Trautwein strikes out all 21 batters in perfect game

Feat is believed to be a first at elite level of US college sportsTrautwein helps North Texas to 3-0 win over Arkansas-Pine BluffHow about this for perfection by North Texas softball pitcher Hope Trautwein: 21 batters faced, 21 strikeouts.Trautwein thr…

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Justin Fields embodies the NFL’s future, so why is his draft stock slipping?

The Ohio State quarterback is a perfect fit for the modern NFL offense but old stereotypes may be hurting his standingWith the draft less than a month away Justin Fields, once viewed as the consensus second-best quarterback in the class, is now on the …

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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…