(ESPN screen shot) LaVar Ball is at it again and if you think that he couldn’t get louder, you’re wrong. Put Stephen A. Smith in the room and things will get even more volatile. Ball appeared on ESPN’s “First Take” on Thursday and it was basically a screaming
Derrick Walton Jr., who struggled with inconsistency for three-and-a-half seasons, has grown into an elite point guard before our very eyes. Gonzaga didn’t look like a dominant No. 1 seed last week in Salt Lake City, but guess what? Everyone will be talking about whether the Bulldogs can handle the Mountaineers’ full-court pressure, but I am more concerned with whether they can guard West Virginia in the half-court.
College athletics departments will receive amounts ranging from about $165,000 to more than $1.3 million from a one-time supplemental distribution of $200 million the NCAA is making to Division I schools in mid-April, according to a school-by-school distribution report compiled recently by the association. Under a plan approved a year ago by the NCAA Board of Governors and the Division I Board of Directors, the amounts are based on the number of athletic scholarships the schools provided during the 2013-14 school year. Schools received credit for one scholarship for every set of partial awards that added up to the equivalent of a full scholarship. This means schools with the largest athletics programs will be getting the greatest shares of this money, which will be restricted to uses that directly benefit athlete academic and welfare initiatives, according to a Q&A document posted on the NCAA's web site.