National Labor Relations Board: NCAA athletes are employees

The general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board now believes that all college athletes are employees of their schools. NLRB general counsel Jennifer Abruzzo issued a memo Wednesday outlining why she believes that college players...

NCAA to start using ‘March Madness’ for women’s tournament

The NCAA women’s basketball tournament will start using “March Madness” in marketing and branding beginning this season. Using the phrase, which has been associated with the men’s tournament for years, was one of the recommendations stemming...

March Madness branding extended to NCAA Women’s Tournament following recommendation from gender equity review

The NCAA announced Wednesday that it will use the March Madness branding synonymous with the men’s NCAA Tournament for the Women’s NCAA Tournament beginning in 2022. It’s one change that was recommended in a 115-page August...

NCAA accuses Louisville, Chris Mack of additional allegations

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The NCAA has amended its Notice of Allegations against Louisville, adding additional violations committed by the men’s basketball program that include impermissible activities and accusations coach Chris Mack did not promote an atmosphere...

NCAA is ‘exploring’ possibility of holding men’s and women’s Final Fours in same city

USATSI The NCAA announced Thursday that the Division I men’s and women’s basketball committees have “begun exploring” the possibility of hosting both the men’s and women’s Final Fours in the same city after a third-party gender...

NCAA to look into holding both Final Fours in same city

The NCAA is exploring holding a joint Final Four with the men and women’s basketball tournaments holding their semifinals and title games in the same city on the same weekend, though it would not happen until...

NCAA places Georgia Tech women’s hoops team on three years probation

ATLANTA – The NCAA placed Georgia Tech’s women’s basketball program on probation for three years Tuesday, citing violations committed under former coach MaChelle Joseph that included players being forced to practice longer than the rules allow...

Texas anti-abortion law, other bills demand pressure from NCAA

What you speak up about — or don’t — says volumes. This week, a barbaric, inhumane law went into effect in Texas that effectively bans all abortion and even worse, deputizes others with nothing better to...

Ranking college basketball’s No. 1 prospects since 2006 based on their NCAA careers

Following the disappointing saga that led to the No. 1 prospect of the 2019 class, James Wiseman, playing only three college games, we were treated to a show last season by Cade Cunningham, who was 2020’s...

Michigan women’s basketball takes Baylor to OT, but NCAA tournament run ends, 78-75

This was foreign territory for the Michigan women’s basketball program. For the first time in school history, the Wolverines were in the Sweet 16. So they stayed on the proverbial dance floor — for as long...