Frank Martin, one of the most intense coaches in college basketball, leads No. 24 South Carolina into Kentucky Saturday with sole possession of first place in the SEC on the line. Michael Carrera still laughs when he watches the video.
Before the Power Five passed some sensible rules Friday to loosen up athletes' time a little bit, some amendments were proposed by the adults. Some player representatives at the NCAA Convention weren't buying the amendments, recognizing how the system was trying to control days off for unpaid players who are supposedly students first. While learning life skills is great, the amendments symbolized college sports: Propose minutiae to control athletes' time while simultaneously legislating them more freedom. No athletic activities other than competition (and associated activities) over an eight-hour overnight period, such as from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Medical treatment in that window is still allowed.
Check out espnW's coverage of top-ranked Connecticut's win streak. Next game Sunday: vs. Tulane (ESPN2, 1 p.m. ET) Last game UConn 98, Tulsa 58: Katie Lou Samuelson's career-high 34 points lead No. 1 Huskies Today's must read It's business as usual for UConn in record-setting win No matter the setting or what's at stake, the UConn women focus on the big picture. With a historic 91st straight win in hand, the never-satisfied Huskies remain intent on winning title No. 12. Mechelle Voepel ? Win No. 90 UConn has fun matching win streak record In a game that left Geno Auriemma speechless, the UConn women -- fueled not by pressure but by their joy on court -- played about as well as possible to tie