Nothing is more perishable – and forgettable – than sporting events. No matter how important sports media tries to make a game, competition or athlete out to be, history teaches us that it won’t be long before no one can remember the teams and/persons involved, let alone details of what actually went on. The only exception to the above is when …Read More
Shooting The 3 is an exclusive SportsbyBrooks.com feature in which a sports media figure fields three questions posed by SbB.Today’s sports media figure is Stadium Basketball Insider and Twitter powerhouse Jeff Goodman. Prior to his all-encompassing coverage of basketball for Stadium and at WatchStadium.com, Goodman worked his magic at CBS Sports, Fox Sports and most recently ESPN – where he was a multi-platform basketball insider for five years.Onto the questions for the top newsbreaker in the college basketball biz …Read More
WKMS-FM reporter Matt Markgraf in Murray, Kentucky, has a report out today that further illuminates the mind-boggling injustice perpetrated by universities on college basketball players. The $250 million dollar man for Murray State, Ja Morant, somehow excluded from the enormous financial benefits he himself generated for MSU.On Thursday, “during a budget and tuition forum on Thursday,” Markgraf noted the following in a story published on the WKMS.org website …Read More
On March 12, 2019, the U.S. Justice Department announced that it had charged 50 people with Federal crimes for their participation in a criminal conspiracy that allowed the children of 33 wealthy parents to gain admission into universities for which they were academically and athletically unqualified. The latter disqualification was and remains crucial to Federal law enforcement officials, who have identified 58-year-old Californian Rick Singer as the ringleader of a vast criminal enterprise that they are continuing to unwind. At the heart of the scheme was …Read More
After his team was soundly beaten in the NCAA tournament by Oregon last Sunday, UC-Irvine head basketball coach Russell Turner volunteered to the media a strategy he employed on the sidelines during the lopsided 19-point loss that had just ended UCI’s season. When asked by a reporter, “you were talking closely with (Oregon player) Louis King. You talked with him for a little bit. (After the game.) Can you share what you were talking to him about?“ Turner, whose resume includes significant stints as an assistant at Wake Forest, Stanford and the Golden State Warriors along with nine seasons at UCI, had this to say in response …Read More
In the immediate aftermath of a SportsbyBrooks.com exclusive report uncovering the connection between Silicon Valley venture capitalist Christopher Schaepe and college admissions scandal kingpin Rick Singer, Connie Loizos of Techcrunch.com reported today that Schaepe is out at the firm he co-founded 19 years ago, Lightspeed Venture Partners. Excerpt: Sources say that soon after the admissions scandal broke, Schaepe hired a lawyer, then told Lightspeed, which made the decision to part ways with him. But seemingly, a sports blogger named Brooks Melchior played his own role in the news and why it burst into public view today. As Melchior noted …Read More
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