College Sports

One on One Previews Final Four with Jim O'Connell

by Julian Atienza

Sixsmith || WFUV Sports

Jim O'Connell, national college basketball writer for the Associated Press talked with Nolan Silbernagel and Mike Watts about the strengths of each of the FInal Four teams. He discussed Kentucky's impressive freshmen and how the team is just hitting its stride. Jim also broke down the keys to UConn's unlikley run. Finally, he gave his thoughts on who his thinks will win it all.

One on One: Are College Athletes Employees?

by Julian Atienza

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Jason Wojciechowski walks hosts Kenny Ducey and Kris Venezia through the  decision by The National Labor Relations Board in Chicago that allowed NWU football players to unionize. Jason discusses the effect this ruling will have on the rest of college fooball as well as other NCAA sports. Finally, Jason breaks down whether the ruling will be overturned or if players at major football universities around the country will considered employees.

One on One with Verne Lundquist

by Mike Watts

Mike Watts :: WFUV

Verne Lundquist, winner of the 2014 WFUV Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting and one of the voices of March Madness for CBS, joined us on One on One to talk about championship weekend and the upcoming NCAA Tournament.

Stephanie Gaitley Show (3/14)

by Mike Watts

DJ Sixsmith :: WFUV Sports

It's been six days since the Fordham Rams punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament and won their first Atlantic 10 Championship.  Despite being a bit under the weather, Coach Gaitley still showed her complete exuberance at being a champion.

A-10 Quarterfinals: From Buzzer Beaters to Dominance

by Kelly Kultys

Kelly Kultys :: WFUV Sports

I’ve been to some crazy sporting events in my life. I’ve seen the Jets clinch a playoff berth at home against Cincinnati on what was probably the coldest day of the year. I witnessed Palice Malice take home the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes. I’ve seen the Rangers win in overtime and I’ve seen the Yankees pull off an impressive ninth inning comeback. But I don’t think anything was as crazy as watching Saint Bonaventure’s Jordan Gathers nail a three as time expired to send his team to the semifinals of the A-10 tournament.

Big East Journal: Day 2 - McDermott.

by Kenny Ducey

I've seen few college basketball players over the years compare to what I saw last night from Doug McDermott. It was my first time seeing him in person, and I'm glad I'll get to watch him again tonight at 9:30 against Xavier after Creighton took it to 12-21 DePaul by a score of 84-62.

Big East Journal: Day 1 - That Was Something

by Kenny Ducey

While almost everyone in New York was busy watching the Knicks win their fifth-straight game, then continuing to follow the Phil Jackson-to-NY news, there was some basketball being played at Madison Square Garden. It was kind of weird basketball.

Sloppy may be the best term to describe it; there was an abundance of fouls and a ton of missed jumpshots. The only of the four teams to play that shot better than 36% in the first half, Georgetown, lost 60-56 to DePaul. Seton Hall, going just 5/20 from deep, fought off Butler 51-50.

Saint Joseph's Drops Fordham 87-72

by Kelly Kultys

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The final score put the game much closer than it was for the first 35 minutes. The Saint Joseph Hawks jumped out to an early 7-0 lead and never looked back. Fordham went into the half down 12, with the score at 42-30, but the Hawks were just as hot out of half time. They went up 29 points with 13 to go in the game for their biggest lead of the day. The scoring outburst from Saint Joseph's was large in part thanks to senior guard Langston Galloway's offensive outburst. He scored 33 points and went 10 for 15 from 3-point distance. The Rams defense seemed to have few answers.