NCAA http://kcur.org en College Athletes Can’t Profit On Their Own Image, But The NCAA Can http://kcur.org/post/college-athletes-can-t-profit-their-own-image-ncaa-can <p>The NCAA makes billions of dollars selling the rights to televise games and selling merchandise and jerseys. But a spate of court cases making their way through the judicial system could put those billions in jeopardy.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 11:45:09 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld 56371 at http://kcur.org College Athletes Can’t Profit On Their Own Image, But The NCAA Can NCAA Still Keeps Bracket Selection A Secret http://kcur.org/post/ncaa-still-keeps-bracket-selection-secret <p>In this age of greater access through social media and TV cameras, sports fans are given a peek of what happens behind the scenes more than ever before. But to get a peek inside the meeting rooms of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball committee is another story. Access before the 68-team bracket is unveiled on Selection Sunday is unlikely anytime soon.</p><p><strong>Beauty marks and warts</strong></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:55:00 +0000 Greg Echlin 52632 at http://kcur.org NCAA Championships Heading to Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/ncaa-championships-heading-kansas-city <p>Kansas City led the way in cities awarded future men's and women's NCAA championships.</p><p>Of the 14 NCAA men's and women's championships awarded to Kansas City, 13 are scheduled for soccer venues built within the last three years - either at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., or the new Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, Mo.</p><p>The most significant announcement centers around the Division II football championship. It will be played at Sporting Park, starting next year and running through 2017.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:53:04 +0000 Greg Echlin 48212 at http://kcur.org Taking A Look Back To 1988's NCAA In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/taking-look-back-1988s-ncaa-kansas-city <p>Though Atlanta is this year’s host city for the <a href="http://www.ncaa.com/final-four#!event_news">NCAA’s Men’s Final Four</a>, Kansas City still holds the record as the city with the most championship games.&nbsp; This year, the NCAA is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the men’s basketball tournament.&nbsp; Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:33:26 +0000 Greg Echlin 34555 at http://kcur.org Taking A Look Back To 1988's NCAA In Kansas City A Fan's Notes: Happy Together http://kcur.org/post/fans-notes-happy-together <div>&nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the 29th time, the annual NCAA Division I Basketball Championship -- that is, "the tournament" -- has arrived in Kansas City. With thousands upon thousands of fans expected, the March Madness is spilling out of the Sprint Center and clogging the downtown streets.&nbsp;</span>Commentator <strong>Victor Wishna</strong> tries to make sense of the maddening crowd in this month's edition of <em>A Fan's Notes</em>. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:45:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Victor Wishna 33905 at http://kcur.org A Fan's Notes: Happy Together The Madness Of March In KC http://kcur.org/post/madness-march-kc <p></p><div>&nbsp;&nbsp;It’s a mad, mad, mad March. And there’s nowhere more crazy about college basketball than Kansas City. From the Sprint Center to Municipal Auditorium, up and down the Power and Light District to living rooms everywhere, college hoops are here.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Today on Central Standard, we tip off a conversation about the tournaments that are dominating our airwaves, namely the NCAA tournament that starts today and includes games later this week here in town, but also a tournament that gets less press but has been in town longer—much longer—the NAIA, whose championship game is tonight.<br><p></p></div><div> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Brian Ellison & Matthew Long-Middleton 33750 at http://kcur.org The Madness Of March In KC Walter Byers Legacy Virtually Ignored At NCAA Office http://kcur.org/post/walter-byers-legacy-virtually-ignored-ncaa-office <p>There will be plenty of college football viewing choices on television this weekend. It has come a long way since Kansas City native Walter Byers engineered the NCAA’s first national television rights contract in 1952. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 13:45:07 +0000 Greg Echlin 23570 at http://kcur.org Walter Byers Legacy Virtually Ignored At NCAA Office In Women's Title Game, Baylor Goes For History http://kcur.org/post/womens-title-game-baylor-goes-history <em>Kentucky is now in the record books as this year's NCAA Division I men's basketball champion after <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/04/02/149887730/kentucky-defeats-kansas-in-ncaa-championship-game" target="_blank">its 67-59 win over Kansas last night</a>. Tue, 03 Apr 2012 12:05:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 15328 at http://kcur.org In Women's Title Game, Baylor Goes For History Wildcats Roll To 8th NCAA Title, Coach Calipari's 1st http://kcur.org/post/wildcats-roll-8th-ncaa-title-coach-caliparis-1st The Kentucky Wildcats beat the Kansas Jayhawks 67-59 Monday night in New Orleans, claiming their eighth NCAA men's basketball title and head coach John Calipari's first.<p>The Jayhawks trailed by 14 at halftime, and just 5 points separated the teams with about a minute left in the game. Tue, 03 Apr 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Mike Pesca 15334 at http://kcur.org Wildcats Roll To 8th NCAA Title, Coach Calipari's 1st Top Of The Morning News: Monday, April 2, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-monday-april-2-2012 <p>A mild winter and early spring has brought out some insects sooner than usual &amp; a state budget proposal has unraveled in the final moments before it was slated to pass the Kansas legislature. It&rsquo;s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR. Mon, 02 Apr 2012 12:38:43 +0000 Elana Gordon 15253 at http://kcur.org A Showdown First: KU And UK To Battle For NCAA Title http://kcur.org/post/showdown-first-ku-and-uk-battle-ncaa-title <p>In the history of men&rsquo;s college basketball, only Kentucky has won more games than the University of Kansas.&nbsp; Mon, 02 Apr 2012 12:22:09 +0000 Greg Echlin 15251 at http://kcur.org