NCAA Tournament returns after missing 2020 due to COVID-19

Basketball Mar 15, 2021

NCAA Tournament returns after missing 2020 due to COVID-19

The NCAA Tournament, which was wiped out by COVID-19 last year, is returning this year with a challenge unlike any it has faced before as the brackets were revealed on Sunday. The 68-team event, which is usually spread across the nation, will be played entirely ...

NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

Sports Apr 1, 2020

NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

The NCAA will permit spring sport athletes – such as baseball, softball and lacrosse players – who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus outbreak to have an additional year of eligibility. The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to give spring sport athletes regardless ...

Basketball Mar 27, 2020

NCAA says loss of tournament will cut school payments by 63%

The NCAA will distribute $225 million to schools this year, about 37 percent of its original projection, after the organization canceled its main source of income, the men's basketball tournament, due to the coronavirus. The NCAA board of governors voted Thursday to approve the distribution. ...

College sports reformers stay positive despite setbacks

Sports Mar 12, 2018

College sports reformers stay positive despite setbacks

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Implementing change is often a painful procedure. That is apparently the case for the leaders working to revamp the landscape of college sports in Japan. It has been a couple of years since discussions aimed at forming a Japanese organization similar to the National Collegiate Athletic ...

Emmert offers insight on NCAA

Sports Sep 2, 2017

Emmert offers insight on NCAA

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Mark Emmert, the National Collegiate Athletic Association president, supports Japan trying to establish its own college sports governing body. Emmert, who stopped here after visiting Taipei for the World University Games, was invited to meet a group of leaders that are studying the U.S. model ...