• NBA draft 2017: Early entry list
    Sports Illustrated

    NBA draft 2017: Early entry list

    The 2017 NBA Draft is drawing closer, and with the majority of college teams done for the season, players have begun declaring for the draft.NCAA rules allow underclassmen to “test the waters” and go through the pre-draft process while retaining next

  • Nathan Chen, Ashley Wagner are two reasons to watch figure skating
    USA Today

    Nathan Chen, Ashley Wagner are two reasons to watch figure skating

    HELSINKI — Figure skating used to herald its world championships with blaring trumpets. Today, it’s more like a whisper. No sport has collapsed in front of our eyes as quickly as this one has. In 1996, when both the women’s and men’s world titles were won by Americans — Michelle Kwan and Todd Eldredge — the men’s long program, shown live on ABC, received a 10.1 rating. It went head to head with the NCAA men’s basketball tournament that day on CBS. March Madness earned an 8.8. I’ll wait for a moment so you can fully digest that piece of information. Today, the ratings are minuscule and the skaters are household names only in their own households. It’s understandable in many ways: after the Tonya-Nancy

  • Steve Alford Didn’t Choose UCLA Over Indiana
    Bruins Nation

    Steve Alford Didn’t Choose UCLA Over Indiana

    On Friday night, after UCLA lost to Kentucky, Bruins Coach Steve Alford told an ESPN reporter “I am absolutely 100 percent not going to Indiana. Staying at UCLA. I am happy. Love it here.” Today, Indiana’s AD Fred Glass offered more insight into Alford’s statement, according to WMHR Sports Director Dave Calabro. Calabro tweeted: In other words, Steve Alford probably made his announcement about staying at UCLA after learning he would not be offered the Indiana job, just as we had suspected. That’s a pretty important piece of information. It means that all the rumors and talk about Alford going to Indiana being a “done deal” were completely incorrect. It also means that UCLA is still stuck with