Relax Folks, Virginia Will Be Ok…

It has to suck to be a fan of the Virginia Cavaliers men’s basketball team. It sucks even harder to be one of the player – even harder for its head coach Tony Bennett. After all, the Cavaliers became the first top-seeded team to lose to a 16-seed (the UMBC Retrievers) in NCAA tournament history…

2018 NCAA Tournament Preview

It’s that time of the year. Time to prepare your brackets.  Time to pick those 12-5, 13-4, 11-6 seeded upsets.  Time to predict the Final Four.  Time to burn those brackets after the first weekend. (By the way, for those interested in coming up short to yours’ truly, join my Bracket Challenge group on Yahoo!…

Notre Dame Out, but Syracuse Is In?

Every year, Selection Sunday breeds lots of discussion — most of the time it’s for what in the was the NCAA Selection Committee was thinking in its selections.  And while I could go on a rant as to why I don’t think Xavier is a worthy top seed, I want to focus on who SHOULDN’T…

Moral of the FBI Probe: It’s Time to Pay the Players

For those of you who are a longtime followers of this blog (thank you, by the way), y’all would know that I have LONG been an opponent for student-athletes getting paid. In fact, I’ve argued against that idea for a long time, on blog posts and during an appearance on HuffPost Live with Eric Lamont…

Time to Get Serious About Sexual Assaults on College Campuses

This is a scary world we’re living in. A world where sexual assaults and abuse take place, often long before the offenders are punished.  A world where a great number of those assaults and abuse occur on college campuses.  A world where the offenders are often men in positions of power and influence.  A world…

LaVar Ball: the Black Marv Marinovich

We black people have been feeling ourselves all day today. After all, we helped get Doug Jones elected as US Senator from Alabama – ALABAMA!!!  Folks like my fraternity brother Roland Martin, Joy Reid, Van Jones and others have been preaching the notion of black folks recognizing our power. Then there’s LaVar Ball. This negro…