Jimmy welcomes back his panel of puppies to predict the results of the upcoming NCAA Championship between Final Four contenders the Kentucky Wildcats, Wisconsin Badgers, Michigan State Spartans and Duke Blue Devils. The winner? Michigan State University, of course!
By now, most sports fans have seen the photo of the “crying piccolo player” of Villanova, who watched as her top seeded team lost to NC State in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (aka March Madness.) But now, Roxanne Chalifoux, the crying Villanova piccolo player, sits in with the Roots and chats with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show.
Don’t you just hate it when that happens to you on national television? At least he had underwear on!
Ever wondered how the NCAA really works? John Oliver has. The NCAA doesn’t pay athletes because they consider them amateurs. The NCAA considers them amateurs because they don’t get paid.
Really? Crushing, sure. Demoralizing, perhaps. But 9/11? Uh, didn’t people DIE during that? Now we know where the problem at Penn State is. Watch the video below. From WNEP: The NCAA dropped the hammer on Penn State and former head football coach Joe Paterno this week. Fans were absolutely devastated by the unprecedented sanctions. But Penn State alumnus Tom Price of Factoryville, Penn., took it to the extreme. He told…
Our friend Brooks, over at SportsByBrooks.com goes into much more detail on this situation, but basically the NCAA is being sued by the State of North Carolina for failing to turn over documents related to the recent investigation into shenanigans that when on in the Wolfpack football program. Why? NC is trying to enforce something called the Uniform Athletes Agent Act which it passed in 2000 AT THE URGING OF…
What? The NCAA actually created a rule that makes sense? Somebody write this date down on the calendar for future reference. This rule would keep a university-related sports network from broadcasting high school games, most specifically the Texas University cable network.
The NCAA says it is standing by its earlier ruling that the #NorthCarolina defensive end is academically ineligible after being accused of receiving improper assistance from a tutor “on multiple assignments across several academic terms.” Next up: the lawsuit.