In denying quarterback Jeremiah Masoli a chance to play at Ole Miss this season, the NCAA noted that Masoli violated the spirit of its graduate student transfer rule. Masoli, the NCAA reasoned, had transferred only because he was thrown off the team at Oregon -- not because he longed to obtain a master's degree in Parks and Recreation from Mississippi's flagship university.
In the minutes after the NCAA selection committee announced this year's tournament bracket on Sunday night, the most curious decisions became instant debate fodder. On CBS, SI's Seth Davis wondered aloud about the respect given to the Pac-10 -- a relatively weak conference this season -- in the form of a No. 8 seed for regular-season champ Cal. On ESPN, Dick Vitale railed against the committee for awarding Wake Forest an at-large bid and leaving out Virginia Tech, which had a better overall record, a better ACC record and a head-to-head win against the Demon Deacons.
He had headed one of the world's biggest stock markets, and was known as "The Voice of Wall Street." His brokerage company attracted wealthy investors, including one of the nation's most elite clubs. Then, as his firm collapsed amid the worst economic downturn in decades he admitted it had all been a sham.
Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain and Democrat Sen. Barack Obama faced off at Hofstra University Wednesday night in their last debate before Election Day. Bob Schieffer of CBS was the moderator. Here is a transcript of the debate.
The third and final presidential debate is shaping up to be a make-or-break appearance for both Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama, one of the last chances to get their message out to undecided voters.
SPRINGFIELD, Pa. -- On the first day of hunting season in December 2002, Tom Savage, all of 12, lifted his 7mm-08 Remington rifle, aimed it at an 8-Point Buck, and pulled the trigger. "He won our biggest buck contest," Savage's father, Tom, says of his son's hunting debut. "The head still hangs over the bar in our log cabin."
There's no lab test or imaging study like a CT scan or an MRI to measure how much progress you've made in therapy. But there is a strong movement away from endless navel-gazing -- the Woody Allen stereotype of therapy going on for years, even decades, without resolution.
TAMPA, Fla. -- The men's assistant poked his head in the door of the office shared by the Notre Dame women's basketball assistants one day in 1995. He approached the tall brunette who had starred in the post for the Fighting Irish a few years earlier. He spoke.
At Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., where the Jets are in the midst of their penultimate training camp at their year-round Long Island team complex. Starting in 2009, the Jets will move their operations to Florham Park, New Jersey, as part of their partnership with the Giants in the building of a new stadium in the Meadowlands.
It must have been early in 1971. The North American Soccer League at last had a team in New York. The Cosmos were in the process of being born, they had a name, and one or two players had been signed. But as far as I could find out, no telephone number. I called information and asked for Cosmos soccer club ... long pause: "I'm sorry, we have no entry for Cosmos supper club."
When the final horn sounded, and George Mason players raced across the floor with those familiar celebratory smiles, the player in white with the No. 1 on his uniform just stopped and stared. Hofstra senior Loren Stokes, one of the most accomplished mid-major players in the nation and a potential NBA prospect, had just seen his last shot at the NCAA tournament evaporate.