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Florida wins NCAA title with pitching depth

Florida wins NCAA title with pitching depth

To reach the eight-team College World Series requires a staff with dominant starting pitchers. Florida and LSU each possessed three topped by an ace taken in the first round of the recent Major League Baseball draft.But to win the NCAA national title, someone from an exhausted...

Baseball draft example for NBA to study

Baseball draft example for NBA to study

Maybe NBA commissioner Adam Silver should pay attention to how the NCAA baseball tournament has played out now that Florida and LSU are set to open a best-of-three College World Series final Monday night in Omaha, Neb.The national powers from the SEC both have rosters of high...

NCAA must continue focus on football safety

NCAA must continue focus on football safety

Jim Proebstle, a Michigan State tight end on the Spartans' 1965 UPI national championship team, is the author of "Unintended Impact." He is uniquely qualified to comment on football concussions and CTE  dimentia. He not only played the game, his brother, Dick Proebstle, a...

Notre Dame and troubling response to NCAA pledge

Notre Dame and troubling response to NCAA pledge

Responses to the NCAA’s diversity pledge circulated in September was recently examined by the Washington Post. Notre Dame’s failure to sign it raises some troubling questions.The article followed NCAA inclusion officer Bernard Franklin’s appearance on May 1 at the...

South Carolina taps ACC roots at Final Four

South Carolina taps ACC roots at Final Four

You probably thought South Carolina’s upset of Duke spoiled the romance of a Tobacco Road showdown. Up in smoke went the anticipated North Carolina-Duke meeting in the NCAA championship game.If so, you have overlooked South Carolina’s Tobacco Road history. ... Click here for...

Thornwell leaves South Carolina legacy

Thornwell leaves South Carolina legacy

South Carolina coach Frank Martin looked back last weekend at a crossroads for the player who has carried the Gamecocks to their first Final Four as a rising phoenix in the Valley of the Sun.It was the moment he viewed the person behind Sindarius Thornwell the athlete. Here was...

KeVaughn Allen beats the clock in New York

KeVaughn Allen beats the clock in New York

Florida’s clock never struck midnight, thanks to KeVaughn Allen’s scoring outburst. Allen introduced himself to March Madness with a 35-point performance Friday night and Saturday morning in the basketball palace of Madison Square Garden.Florida’s Chris Chiozza made the highlight...

A look at the Sweet Sixteen

A look at the Sweet Sixteen

Here's a look at the Sweet Sixteen from myself along with FanRag colleagues Matt Zemek, Joseph Nardone and Jon Rothstein.Click here for the rest of my FanRagSports story

Wisconsin rises from basketball obscurity

Wisconsin rises from basketball obscurity

As Northwestern’s story line moves on to whether the program can build on its first NCAA Tournament berth in school history, the Wildcats need look no further than Big Ten neighbor Wisconsin for encouragement.The Badgers have shown an obscure program can elevate itself among the...

USC took advantage of second chance

USC took advantage of second chance

Players often hear the cautionary tale that they may not get a second chance in the NCAA Tournament. Nobody understands that better than USC’s Jordan McLaughlin after back-to-back finishes against Providence befitting March Madness.A year ago, McLaughlin was the goat that allowed...