Author: Michael Sanders

Longtime Sports Studio host Greg Gumbel will miss the NCAA men’s basketball tournament later this month due to “family health concerns,” according to a report.>> Read more trending newsRichard Deitsch of The Athletic reported that Gumbel, 77, would not be in the studio for CBS during March Madness.Neither Gumbel nor CBS have commented on the report. It is not clear whether the family’s health problems involved Gumbel or a member of his family.Learn more”Look for Ernie Johnson to gain more studio time”, Deitsch tweetedreferring to the “Inside the NBA” hostGumbel began hosting CBS’ coverage of the tournament in 1998 and…

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March 19, 2024 MILWAUKEE — Marquette University is one of 22 schools sending men’s and women’s basketball teams to the NCAA tournament this month. March Madness will therefore be in full force on campus this week. The Office of University Relations has compiled a list of campus events open to media, as well as March Madness subject matter experts for your coverage of the Big Dance – a phrase coined by the late Al McGuire in 1977. Media interested in visiting campus should contact Kevin Conway, associate director of university communications, at kevin.m.conway@marquette.eduto coordinate coverage. Team farewells, game watch parties…

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The Buckeyes had the opportunity to host first and second round games by earning the second seed in the NCAA Tournament, putting Ohio State among the top 16 teams in the bracket. Ohio State will host No. 15 seed Maine in the first round Friday at noon at Value City Arena. The match will be televised on ESPN. “I’m really happy to be playing at home,” Ohio State women’s basketball coach Kevin McGuff said Sunday night. “I mean, that would always be the case, especially this year when we drew so well. So I hope our fans come out and…

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This year NCAA Women’s College Basketball Tournament was the most watched – and arguably most successful – women’s college sporting event in history. Millions plugged in to see if the South Carolina Gamecocks would have a perfect championship seasonto see how much Caitlin Clark, Iowa Hawkeyes legend would light up the scoreboard in his second straight appearance in the finals and whether his final college game would be a victory. But Saturday, the day before the national championship match, which South Carolina won 87-75a conservative sportswriter asked South Carolina coach Dawn Staley — a legend on the field and off…

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Will you recognize college football in 2024? Another round of realignment is here. Texas and Oklahoma will be in the SEC. USC and UCLA are in the Big Ten.There were more upsets in 2023. Oregon and Washington are headed to the Big Ten. Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Utah are headed to the Big 12. The ACC added Cal, Stanford and SMU on Friday. Television, the 12-team College Football Playoff, NIL and the transfer portal have changed roster management. The army became the last team to move. The Black Knights announced they will travel to the American Athletic Conference on…

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Utah coach Lynne Roberts said her team suffered a series of “racial hate crimes” after arriving at its first NCAA women’s tournament hotel and was forced to change accommodations during the event for security reasons. Roberts revealed what happened after Utah lost to Gonzaga in the second round of the NCAAs Monday evening. Roberts did not go into detail, but said several incidents occurred Thursday evening after the team arrived in the Spokane, Wash., area for the tournament and disrupted the traveling group to the point where there were concerns about safety. Utah was staying about 30 miles away in…

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CNN — Members of Utah women’s basketball team were “deeply disturbed and shaken” by what team officials called “hateful and disturbing” racial abuse before their NCAA Tournament opening match. The team has filed a police report and is now releasing more details about what happened Thursday in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, before a game against South Dakota State in Spokane, Idaho. Washington State, about 30 miles away. According to a statement from Utah athletic director Mark Harlan, assistant AD Charmelle Green and women’s basketball coach Lynne Roberts, the team was on its way to dinner when a vehicle drove past and…

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We are now well into March with many conference tournaments underway and the hot topic surrounding college basketball and football is expansion. In college football, that means moving from the four-team playoffs to 12 and eventually 14, but in college basketball it could mean taking the 68-team field that makes up the sport’s most miraculous playoffs, and increase it to 96. The conversation has been kicking around for a while, but it really kicked into high gear when Jay Williams spoke about it on ESPN’s College Gameday ahead of Villanova’s game against UConn on Feb. 24. I’m here to say,…

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Links to the story The need for college athletic leaders to engage with members of Congress has never been greater. Exactly how to do that was the focus of a panel discussion Wednesday at the NCAA convention in Phoenix. Several hundred university sports leaders gathered for an educational session on the subject. The discussion also focused on the NCAA’s four priorities for federal legislation: protecting the name, image and likeness of college athletes and their families; ensuring that student-athletes do not become employees of their universities; provide a pathway for the NCAA to govern college sports…

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March Madness is the commonly used name for the NCAA Tournament, held annually in March and April to determine the national champion of Division I men’s and women’s college basketball. The tournament is also referred to as “The Big Dance”.In 1939, the first March Madness featured eight teams: Oregon, Texas, Oklahoma, Utah State, Villanova, Brown, Wake Forest and Ohio State. Oregon won the championship game against Ohio State, 46-33. Until the 1950s, the National Invitation Tournament (NIT), founded in 1938, was the most important postseason college basketball competition. As the NCAA Tournament grew, the pool of teams for the NIT…

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