Category Archives: NCAA

Michigan State Basketball Player with Autism Reflects on His College Career

Anthony Ianni is a Michigan State alum and one of Tom Izzo’s Spartans. He also has autism. He wrote about his experiences for Autism Speaks this week:

The second part of my college experience was being an athlete. I was blessed to be able to play for the best basketball program in the country and the best coach in college basketball today in Coach Tom Izzo. I walked on the team for two years until my senior year when my dream and goal was realized. Coach Izzo awarded me a full ride scholarship my senior year. I was so happy to see what all of my hard work did for me.

via The Experience of a Life Time | Blog | Autism Speaks.

Rutgers, Mike Rice and Sensitivity

REALLY good point about the Mike Rice situation, made a Rutgers alum friend of mine in an interview with the AP:

“After the suicide of Tyler Clementi, I thought my alma mater would take the use of gay slurs by any member of the Rutgers community – students, faculty, administrators, or coaches – seriously,” said Debbie Hadley, a 1991 Rutgers graduate who is a naturalist in Jackson. “Clearly, Tim Pernetti did not. And yes, I believe he should be fired, too.”

via News from The Associated Press.

Bzdelik’s Massive Fail

Dan Collins of the Winston-Salem Journal is not holding back when it comes to Wake Forest coach Jeff Bzdelik’s performance with the Demon Deacons…

So by everyone’s standards, Bzdelik’s first and foremost, the season that ended with last night’s loss to Maryland in the first round of the ACC Tournament was a failure — or in the rad lingo of the day, a fail. I’d call it a massive fail.

via Massive Fail – Winston-Salem Journal: My Take On Wake.