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UConn’s Shabazz Napier Shares Story of Hunger

Shabazz Napier U ConnShabazz Napier, point guard for The University of Connecticut men’s basketball team, understands why Northwestern’s athletes are attempting to unionize after spending several nights going to bed ‘starving’ because he can’t afford a meal.

Last month, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that football players at Northwestern have the right to form the first ever labor union in college sports. 

However the ruling doesn’t apply to students at public universities like UConn, as public schools are governed by state labor laws.

‘We as student athletes get utilized for what we do so well. We are definitely blessed to get a scholarship to our universities, but at the end of the day, that doesn’t cover everything,’ Napier told reporters at the CT Mirror. ‘We do have hungry nights that we don’t have enough money to get food and sometimes money is needed. I think, you know, Northwestern has an idea, and we’ll see where it goes.’

Should state law proved to be a barrier for Connecticut’s college athletes to form unions at public schools, State Rep. Patricia Dillon said she would propose legislation to allow for their unionization.

‘We shouldn’t be preventing them. They should have that voice,’ Dillon said. ‘If state law is the barrier, then we should remove it. It should be up to the players.’

Dillon may not have a chance to introduce a bill this year as only four weeks remain in the legislative session.Read more here

NCAA Men’s Final Four Information

NCAA Official Final Four Information

Final Four Information

AT&T STADIUM
AT&T Stadium, opened in 2009 as home to the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, is located in Arlington, Texas – approximately halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth. In addition to being home to the NFL team, the venue has hosted the Cotton Bowl Classic every year since 2010. The 2013 NCAA South Regional was also played at the stadium, along with the Big 12 Football Championship Game in 2009 and 2010 plus selected regular-season college football and basketball contests. On the professional level, AT&T Stadium has hosted Super Bowl XLV and the 2010 NBA All-Star Game.

At the time it opened, the venue was home to the world’s largest high-definition video display, with a screen that extends from 20-yard line to 20-yard line on the football field. It is the world’s largest column-free interior stadium and has the largest domed roof in the world (660,800 square feet). The Statue of Liberty could stand on the star in the middle of the football field and the roof could close and never touch her flame.

TRANSPORTATION & PARKING
The Cowboys have created a transportation and parking plan designed to keep the traffic moving, make it easy to park, and ensure safety as fans make their way into the stadium.

While traveling to and from games, all drivers are encouraged to follow the directions of traffic police.

Security Policies
Transportation
Parking Map
Interactive Parking Site

For more information on AT&T Stadium Parking:
• Saturday, April 5 — click here
• Monday, April 7 — click here

Six Heisman Finalist Named

Heisman Trophy winner 2013 FSU Quarterback Jameis Winston

UPDATE: Jameis Wintson is the winner of the 2013 Heisman Trophy.  Winston was the favorite to win the Heisman on Saturday night. He’s had a magical freshman season on the field, leading Florida State to the national championship. But of course he’s had to face sexual assault allegations off it.

Jamesis Winston 2013 Heisman Trophy Winner

Congratulations to the Finalists: Jordan Lynch,  Johnny Manziel,  Tre Mason,  AJ McCarron,   Andre Williams  and Jameis Winston.

Related Sports Topics Florida State, Florida State Football, Florida State Seminoles, Heisman Trophy, Jameis Winston,

heisman-presentationA look at the six Heisman finalists…Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston received 44.8% of the vote in the final Gannett Heisman survey before ballots were due Monday, signaling he is the clear favorite for the award, which will be announced Saturday in New York.

Johnny Manziel:  AKA Johnny Football won the award last year and has put together a pretty impressive encore, tallying 4,418 total yards (3,732 passing, 686 rushing), 41 total touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

  • ABOUT:  Jonathan Paul Manziel, also known by his nickname, Johnny Football, is an American football quarterback for the Texas A&M Aggies. He was nationally recruited out of high school as a dual-threat quarterback.

Jordan Lynch:  Northern Illinois’ Lynch has “only” 2,676 yards and 23 scores through the air, but as one of the most dynamic dual-threat quarterbacks in America, he has posted another 1,881 yards and 22 touchdowns rushing.

  • ABOUT:  Jordan Lynch is an American football quarterback for the Northern Illinois Huskies.

AJ McCarron:  For McCarron, who has enjoyed such a productive collegiate career, this is a bit of a “lifetime-achievement” honor, although 2,676 yards, 26 touchdowns, just five interceptions and an 11-1 record is quite impressive.

  • ABOUT:  Raymond Anthony “AJ” McCarron, Jr. is an American football quarterback for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide.

Ohio State Over Michigan Final Score

Ohio State Football:  Survives a Suddenly Feisty Michigan to Keep Its Record Intact…No. 3 Ohio State holds on to beat Michigan 42-41

Ohio State Over MichiganPlayed today, 12:00 PM (ET)
Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Michigan’s season had not gone according to plan, but with a victory against Ohio State, much would be forgiven. Now, having just scored, with 32 seconds left, needing only an extra point to tie the game, Michigan Coach Brady Hoke decided to go for the 2-point conversion, to try to salvage the season by dashing Ohio State’s dreams of an undefeated season and a national championship.

But quarterback Devin Gardner threw an interception, sealing No. 3 Ohio State’s 42-41 win, the Buckeyes’ ninth in the last 10 years in the rivalry.

Braxton Miller, Ohio State’s quarterback, accounted for five touchdowns. Carlos Hyde ran for 226 yards. And Coach Urban Meyer improved to 24-0 in two seasons at Ohio State (12-0, 8-0 Big Ten).

If not for the tattoo-parlor scandal, in which players received cash and tattoos in exchange for memorabilia, and the subsequent bowl ban issued by the N.C.A.A., Ohio State might have played in last year’s national championship game. To make it this year, the Buckeyes will have to beat Michigan State next week in the Big Ten Championship game and hope for stumbles by either No. 1 Alabama, which played rival Auburn in a later game Saturday, or No. 2 Florida State, which plays in next week’s Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. Michigan (7-5, 3-5) was supposed to be the least of Ohio State’s worries.  Read full story here

Unsportsmanlike Conduct:

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Three players were ejected after a fight during the second quarter of the annual rivalry game between Ohio State and Michigan Saturday.

Ohio State’s Dontre Wilson and Marcus Hall were ejected, as was Michigan’s Royce Jenkins-Stone.

Hall is a starting offensive lineman for the Buckeyes, and after his ejection was announced, he slammed his helmet on the sidelines, kicked a bench and gave the crowd at the Big House the double-middle-finger salute as he headed to the locker room.

College Football Coaches Net Worth:

Football player, coach, and TV analyst Urban Meyer has a net worth of $18 million.

BCS Standings »

SCHOOL BCS AVERAGE
1 Alabama .9881
2 Florida State .9697
3 Ohio State .9200
4 Auburn .8236
5 Missouri .8077
6 Clemson .7726
7 Oklahoma State .7615
8 Stanford .6665
9 Baylor .6456
10 South Carolina .6101

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