Tag Archives: NCAA

Politics + NCAA = Heated, emotional response from government leader

1 Nov

Former Oklahoma forward Kyle Hardrick and his family are fighting OU and the NCAA over unpaid medical expenses. (PHOTO: ESPN)

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

“(The NCAA) is one of the most vicious, most ruthless organizations ever created by mankind. I think you would compare the NCAA to Al Capone and to the mafia.

“It’s a systemic, ongoing, prolonged abuse of thousands and thousands of innocent young men and women who are only trying to make a life for themselves and live the American dream.”

And with that, folks, we have a story. Continue reading

Do or do not…there is no try

14 Jul


By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

I was turned away from a country club one time because I didn’t have the proper kind of button down shirt. I had a three-button polo shirt on but the club required full button down shirts to be worn after 6 p.m.

I laughed at the rule, turned around and walked out of the land of pretentiousness and never returned. Continue reading

If you build they will come, and they come to see The Jimmer

27 Apr

You didn’t have to look closely at the seats this year during the NCAA tournament to notice that most of the bleachers didn’t have patrons in them.

Despite the tournament, attendance for college basketball games was good, according to the NCAA. Continue reading

TOC takes a major hit, kids are the real losers

22 Apr

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

There they were, jumping up and down on the wooden bleachers at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

“Ooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!”

Smiles everywhere.

The 14 and 15-year-olds from rural Georgia were doing their best Cameron Crazy impression. They didn’t have the coolest of shoes or the most expensive or newest pair of Jordans like most of their peers. They didn’t care. Continue reading