NCAA

NCAA and Amateurism: A Second Look at the Game Behind the Game

In appreciation of the recent landmark ruling allowing college athletes to monetize their names and likenesses, a look back at why this change was long overdue: The NCAA has long vacated the moral high-ground on education. Kids traveling cross-country several times a semester to play games. Schools shuffling conferences like it’s a game of musical …

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My NCAA Brackets for 2016 –

My NCAA Brackets for 2016 – All three entries have identical selections through the Final Four. See notes on the selections here: https://justtaptheglass.com/post/141159046514/ncaa-tournament-2016

NCAA Tournament 2016: Strategies For Winning Your Pool

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is here again. Time for my annual foray in to sports prognostication. (Note: All of the following presumes you’re operating in the standard bracket scoring setup that rewards increasing points as the tournament progresses. If you’re in a pool that gives bonuses for upsets or some other unorthodox scoring system, …

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Mating Calls of The Irrational Sports Fan: NCAA Edition

Note: When I mention “college sports” in this article, I am talking about sports at major Division I programs. The Alabamas and Notre Dames of the world, not the Claremont Mckennas. The difference between the athletic-academic-financial atmosphere at major D1 schools and everywhere else is a chasm. To paraphrase Shannon Sharpe, it’s like comparing “Titanic” …

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2012 NCAA Basketball Tournament

My picks for the 2012 NCAA Basketball Tournament. Since Kentucky will be a popular pick to win it all, I took some risks to differentiate my bracket from the field. If you choose one of the field favorites to win the tourney, it behooves you to take some risks in the earlier rounds. It will …

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