NCAA http://www.kplu.org en NCAA Head Emmert: Unionization 'Grossly Inappropriate' http://www.kplu.org/post/ncaa-head-emmert-unionization-grossly-inappropriate <p>The NCAA president called an effort to unionize players a "grossly inappropriate" way to solve problems in college sports while insisting the association has plans to change the school-athlete relationship.</p><p>Mark Emmert, a former president of the University of Washington, said Sunday that the NCAA wants to allow the big conferences with moneymaking teams to write their own rules, and those changes could solve many athletes' complaints more effectively than unionization.</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:07:11 +0000 The Associated Press 15745 at http://www.kplu.org NCAA Head Emmert: Unionization 'Grossly Inappropriate' College Athlete Unionization Effort Gains Steam, Threatens NCAA http://www.kplu.org/post/college-athlete-unionization-effort-gains-steam-threatens-ncaa <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/142942452&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>A recent ruling has opened the door to unionizing scholarship athletes at major universities. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says it could have a dramatic impact on the future of college sports. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 15656 at http://www.kplu.org College Athlete Unionization Effort Gains Steam, Threatens NCAA NCAA let Oregon Ducks off easy http://www.kplu.org/post/ncaa-let-oregon-ducks-easy <p></p><p>It should’ve been tougher. That’s what&nbsp;KPLU&nbsp;sports commentator Art&nbsp;Thiel&nbsp;says about the punishment that the NCAA has issued to the Oregon Ducks football program for recruiting violations.</p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 9188 at http://www.kplu.org NCAA let Oregon Ducks off easy Kent native rewrites NCAA basketball record book http://www.kplu.org/post/kent-native-rewrites-ncaa-basketball-record-book <p><i>Update Wed., March 23, 12:00 p.m. </i></p><p><i>Gonzaga will play Louisville in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA women&#39;s college basketball tournament. Saturday&#39;s game in Spokane begins at 6 </i><i>p.m</i><i>.</i></p><p><strong>The first college basketball player</strong> to score 2,000 career points and rack up 1,000 assists is a 5&#39;8&quot; Gonzaga guard who last night helped lead her team&nbsp;<a href="http://espn.go.com/womens-college-basketball/tournament/bracket">into the Sweet 16</a> of the NCAA Women&#39;s championships. Courtney Vandersloot led the Bulldogs upset of UCLA in Spokane, 89-75.</p><p>Gonzaga&#39;s victory ensured their next tournament game would be in front of a hometown crowd in the NCAA&#39;s Spokane regional. They will face the winner of tonight&#39;s Xavier-Louisville contest on March 26th.&nbsp;</p><p>Vandersloot&nbsp;<a href="http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2011/mar/22/zags-schedule-encore-at-arena/">scored 29 points against the Bruins</a>, 21 of them in the second half, and tallied 17 assists. Teammate Kayla Standish scored 30, and Gonzaga won it&#39;s 20th consecutive game.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 22 Mar 2011 18:27:16 +0000 Gary Davis 1048 at http://www.kplu.org Kent native rewrites NCAA basketball record book Gonzaga aces first NCAA test; Huskies play tonight http://www.kplu.org/post/gonzaga-aces-first-ncaa-test-huskies-play-tonight <p>Gonzaga continued its late season win streak, roaring through its first game in the NCAA men&#39;s basketball tournament <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/budwithers/2014529219_withers18.html">with a solid win over St. John&#39;s</a>&nbsp;last night, 86-71. The Zags dominated in rebounding, and just about every other category, against their favored Big East conference opponent, writes The Seattle Times&#39; Bud Withers:</p> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 16:12:11 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1026 at http://www.kplu.org Gonzaga aces first NCAA test; Huskies play tonight Art Thiel: Give Romar benefit of the doubt in Overton case http://www.kplu.org/post/art-thiel-give-romar-benefit-doubt-overton-case <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-956975.mp3</p><p>Too much, too little or just right? Depending on who you ask, you will get different answers to the question of whether University of Washington basketball coach Lorenzo Romar went far enough in his punishment of senior guard Venoy Overton. Fri, 11 Mar 2011 08:46:17 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 972 at http://www.kplu.org Art Thiel: Give Romar benefit of the doubt in Overton case Huskies bounce back after controversy - NCAA tourney bound? http://www.kplu.org/post/huskies-bounce-back-after-controversy-ncaa-tourney-bound <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-954471.mp3</p><p>After a mid-season controversy and losing a shot at the Pac-10 title, the Washington Huskies appear poised to end the regular season on a high note. And they might just make it to the NCAA tournament. Fri, 25 Feb 2011 21:45:50 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 869 at http://www.kplu.org Huskies bounce back after controversy - NCAA tourney bound? Eastern Washington wins Div. 1 football title http://www.kplu.org/post/eastern-washington-wins-div-1-football-title <p>Eastern Washington's Eagles staged a thrilling comeback against the University of Delaware to win the NCAA Division 1 football title, the first for the school.&nbsp;</p><p>After trailing much of the game, Eastern rallied for a 20-19 victory in Frisco, Texas, before a crowd that included enthusiastic Delaware alum Joe Biden. The Vice President and Mrs. Biden.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 08 Jan 2011 07:37:06 +0000 KPLU News Staff 501 at http://www.kplu.org Eastern Washington wins Div. 1 football title UW 'excited but serious' about Holiday Bowl http://www.kplu.org/post/uw-excited-serious-about-holiday-bowl <p>The Washington Huskies are working hard to prepare for their first bowl appearance in eight years.&nbsp; They play Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl next Thursday, December 30th, in San Diego.&nbsp;</p><p>Sports commentator Art Thiel shared with KPLU’s Kirsten Kendrick the many reasons why this game is such a big deal for Washington and&nbsp;<em>not</em> for Nebraska.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 24 Dec 2010 10:37:02 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 419 at http://www.kplu.org UW 'excited but serious' about Holiday Bowl