National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) http://www.kunc.org en Deford: NCAA Says Amateurism Is Alive And Well, But The Jig Is Up http://www.kunc.org/post/deford-ncaa-says-amateurism-alive-and-well-jig Amateurism is dead, revealed so in the trial against the NCAA now in progress in Oakland, Calif., U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken presiding. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:28:00 +0000 Frank Deford 58183 at http://www.kunc.org Deford: NCAA Says Amateurism Is Alive And Well, But The Jig Is Up Hunger Games: College Athletes Make Play For Collective Bargaining http://www.kunc.org/post/hunger-games-college-athletes-make-play-collective-bargaining When University of Connecticut star basketball player Shabazz Napier told reporters right after winning the NCAA Division I men's basketball national championship he sometimes went to bed hungry, you could almost hear the collective gasp from mothers around the country.<p>The comment kicked up a media firestorm, and NCAA President <a href="http://www.ncaa.org/about/who-we-are/office-president/office-president-history">Mark Emmert</a> found himself under pressure to ensure student-athletes could get food outside of their meal plans, which aren't sufficient for many of them. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:41:00 +0000 55648 at http://www.kunc.org Hunger Games: College Athletes Make Play For Collective Bargaining With NCAA Title, UConn Answers Questions About Kentucky, And Itself http://www.kunc.org/post/ncaa-title-uconn-answers-questions-about-kentucky-and-itself The Connecticut Huskies are the new NCAA champions, after beating a talented but young Kentucky Wildcats team in the men's final played in Arlington, Texas. UConn notched its fourth — and most unlikely — national title by outplaying a feisty Kentucky squad; the Huskies never trailed in Monday night's game.<p>UConn won it all, 60-54, by staying a step ahead of Kentucky's wildly talented five starting freshmen. Playing stout defense and moving smoothly on the offensive end, the Huskies raced to a 15-point lead at one point in the first half. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:18:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 55271 at http://www.kunc.org With NCAA Title, UConn Answers Questions About Kentucky, And Itself The Latest In HD TV, From The Comfort Of Your Courtside Seat http://www.kunc.org/post/latest-hd-tv-comfort-your-courtside-seat Millions of people will be glued to TV screens Monday watching the NCAA men's college basketball championship — and some of those viewers will actually be in the stands.<p>Monday's Connecticut vs. Kentucky game will be played at AT&T Stadium, home to the Dallas Cowboys, where an enormous Mitsubishi screen hangs from the roof. It's the length of four coach buses by 72 feet high. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:43:22 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 55259 at http://www.kunc.org The Latest In HD TV, From The Comfort Of Your Courtside Seat Should The NCAA Change Its Rules To Pay For Play? http://www.kunc.org/post/should-ncaa-change-its-rules-pay-play In the next few days, the last four teams play for the NCAA men's basketball championship, a hugely profitable event for college sports.<p>Arguments over money and big-time college athletics are more feverish than usual these days. A group of Northwestern University athletes won the first round of a National Labor Relations Board battle to be recognized as university employees and be permitted to unionize. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:28:00 +0000 NPR Staff 55168 at http://www.kunc.org Should The NCAA Change Its Rules To Pay For Play?