Cinderella takes center stage, the NFL has revised reviews and a big, blue wallet is wide open. For more on what's happening in the world of sports, we're joined by Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, who've covered the sports scene for ESPN and the L.A. Times.
Tomorrow the NCAA college basketball tournament continues with the Sweet 16. There are a pair of 11 seeds left, a ten and an eight as well. Since it all tipped off last week, 14 games have been won by lower seeded teams. It seems as if "upsets" shouldn't be so upsetting anymore?
Any time the NCAA takes center stage the topic of whether college athletes should be paid invariably comes up. There are passionate arguments on both sides, but a story comes out that makes everyone just sigh: Ohio State's athletic director got an $18,000 bonus because a Buckeye wrestler won an NCAA title. In fact he get a bonus anytime OSU wins a title.
Most college teams have a set of rules or guidelines they have their athletes follow, like a code of conduct. The University of Georgia basketball team has one and it's interesting in what they cover.
The Student Press Law Center found that Georgia has very specific rules when it comes to sex:
- No means no, date rape is a serious issue.
- Never assault or intimidate a woman.
- Birth control is your responsibility too.
- Stay out of gray areas, orgies are inappropriate.
- One, not two or three girlfriends.
- Don't spend all your energy in bed all night.
- Hicky's (sic)/passion marks should not be ever noticed by coaches
The NFL owners meeting is going on in Orlando and one change has fans wondering if the league is
(Game referees will be able to consult with the Officiating Command Center in New York on replays. They'll start the review BEFORE the ref even gets to the sideline monitor. They say the final call will come from the on-field ref) EXPLAIN HOW IT USED TO WORK FIRST.
While the Dodgers are already leading Major League Baseball with their two wins over Arizona down in Australia last week, they're also leading the majors in a category that some fans think is critical to success. For the first time in 15 years, a team other the Yankees leads MLB in payroll. The Dodgers are spending $235 million, Yankees a distant second at $204 million.