SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey is open to major changes to March Madness

He is probably the most influential person in college athletics, said Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey On Thursday he wants to take a “fresh look” at the NCAA men’s basketball tournament — perhaps with an eye on expanding the existing 68-team stadium. Sankey warns that he is “not ready to make headlines there yet.” But … Read more

NBA Academy Hosts Inaugural Women’s Camp to Promote NCAA and WNBA Exposure

Courtesy of Nicole Sweet/NBA Academy The seven-hour time difference makes it difficult for Miky Panait to watch her favorite WNBA players live. But when the 16-year-old Romanian goalkeeper wants to capture moves from Hall of Famers receivers Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi, she turns to YouTube and goes down a rabbit hole in search of … Read more

Aidan Hutchinson sings Billie Jean in Hard Knocks: Video

1. The new season of strong blows She got off to a great start last night thanks to rising Lions defensive lineman Aiden Hutchinson. Singing for beginners during boot camp was a staple of strong blows Throughout the show’s history, however, the Michigan star took things to another level with his thrilling rendition of Michael … Read more

Boston Celtics’ Alison Pfister credits WNBA career for paving the way to the NBA

Sports Illustrated and Empower Onyx highlight the diverse journeys of black women across sports—from veteran athletes to rising stars, coaches, executives, and more—in the series, Elle-evate: 100 Influential Black Women in Sports. Alison Pfister is entering her fourth season as Vice President of Player Development and Organizational Growth at the Boston Celtics. She is one … Read more

Big Ten, ESPN to break up after 40 years

1. John Orand Sports Business Magazine The news broke on Tuesday morning that ESPN has withdrawn from negotiations with the Big Ten. The conference, which already has a partnership with Fox Sports, is expected to make deals with CBS and NBC. ESPN has broadcast the top ten football matches since 1982. Don’t worry about ESPN, … Read more

Big Ten, ESPN breakup is another sign of a growing division in college sports

Hard to believe today, given reported an imminent breakup of ESPN and the Big Ten Conference, But once upon a time, it was suspected that this connection was strong enough to determine who won the Heisman Prize. Twenty-five years ago, during what may be the most contentious and controversial of Heisman’s races of them all, … Read more

Jordan Taylor drives racing cars. Rodney Sandstrom worships them. Surprise: They are the same person.

Jordan Taylor has been racing his whole life. He’s been driving a lot of famous tracks and rubbing his shoulders with a lot of famous drivers, but he was still amazed to see how fanatical the followers of the sport were. It wasn’t long before the 2017 Daytona 24-hour run, he was in Brownsburg, Indiana, … Read more