Supreme Court appears willing to side with college athletes against NCAA in compensation case
The case was brought by Shawne Alston, who was a running back for the West Virginia Mountaineers, and other student athletes. Elizabeth Prelogar, the acting solicitor general, argued in favor of the student athletes. Several of the court's conservatives expressed concerns that the NCAA's arguments are hypocritical or exploitative. Kavanaugh added that he believes the Board of Regents case Waxman relied on "really was from a different era" and not persuasive. Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas and Amy Coney Barrett also seemed disturbed by some of the NCAA's arguments.cnbc.com
Virginia Tech women win 6th straight ACC game
Virginia Tech's Aisha Sheppard (2) and head coach Kenny Brooks celebrate after an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina State in Blacksburg, Va., Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)The Virginia Tech women continued their conference win streak with a 70-64 road victory over Clemson. The win is the Hokies 6th straight in ACC play. Elizabeth Kitley had 24 and Aisha Sheppard had 27 in the victory. The Hokies move to 13-7 overall, 8-7 in the ACC.
Kelly, Swinney express concern about no families at playoffs
“Why would we play if you can’t have families at the game?" "If you can’t have families at bowl games, why would you go to a game where your families can’t be part of it? “Why can’t it be the Rose Bowl in Las Vegas or can it be the Rose Bowl in another town?” Kelly said. "They can’t be around their families for Christmas, and you’re going to tell me we’re going to have a playoff and maybe one site can have families and the other can’t? I am so sick and tired of this playoff committee talking about having sites where you can’t have parents at and their families.
Virginia Tech topples #24 Clemson
Blacksburg, Va. – Tyrece Radford scored 15 points and Virginia Tech beat No. 24 Clemson 66-60. Radford hit 5 of 11 from the floor and 5 of 6 from the free-throw line for the Hokies (5-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their conference opener for the fifth time in the past six seasons. Keve Aluma and Nahiem Alleyne each added 13 points for Virginia Tech, which was 25 for 31 on free throws, including 4 for 4 in the waning seconds. Al-Amir Dawes led Clemson (5-1, 0-1) with 18 points.
Virginia Tech recharged after bye week, ready to face #3 Clemson
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech is coming off of a much-needed bye, straight into the front lines of the No. But the Tigers have every weapon they need to win a football game. “They do a lot from different personnel groups to sub-packages, they’re playing a little more 3 downs, great job of mixing it up and getting it all taught,” Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente said. But Virginia Tech, notorious for their resiliency after a loss, has a shot to potentially scramble Clemson out of the college football playoffs. “At the end of the day we’re out there playing football, I don’t see a difference between this game and any other game,” Hooker finished.
Cavs will try to avoid ‘Orange Crush’ at Clemson Saturday
Despite how far Virginia had come, the 62-17 blasting reminded the Cavaliers how much further they had left to climb to reach college football’s mountaintop. The 6-2 redshirt sophomore from Ohio won his first start Saturday, and left Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney impressed. “Looks like a young Steve Young running around out there. Tough runner with really good size, an accurate thrower that really has no fear,” Dabo gushed. The 1-0 Cavaliers travel to 2-0 #1 ranked Clemson Saturday night at 8 p.m.
Louisiana State's Joe Burrow selected first in a quarterback-rich 'virtual' NFL Draft
The Cincinnati Bengals selected Louisiana State University's Joe Burrow with the first pick of the NFL Draft on Thursday, one of several quarterbacks taken early in the event, which was held online in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus. "I would have told you you were crazy," Burrow said when asked if he would have thought a year ago that he would be taken first overall in this year's draft. LSU Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow (9) passes during the first half of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the LSU Tigers and the Clemson Tigers on January 13, 2020 in New Orleans LA. Miami, which had three first-round picks, also added USC offensive tackle Austin Jackson and Auburn cornerback Noah Igbinoghene. Virtual draftcnbc.com
LSU smothers Clemson, 42-25, to seize college football's national championship
Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers reacts to a touchdown against Clemson Tigers during the third quarter in the College Football Playoff National Championship game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on Jan. 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. LSU and its Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, Joe Burrow, comfortably beat defending champions Clemson, 42-25, on Monday night to win the College Football Playoff national championship and cap off one of the more remarkable transformations in the sport's recent history. 3 Clemson came in having won 29 straight games, which included its 44-16 trouncing of Alabama in last year's championship game. Burrow and Chase then teamed up on for a 14-yard touchdown to finish off an 87-yard drive, and LSU was rolling. LSU scored on drives of 70, 75, 87 and 95 yards in the first half.cnbc.com