Tags: National Collegiate Athletic Assn

Frank Ramsey, First Among ‘Sixth Men’ in the N.B.A., Dies at 86

Frank Ramsey, the Boston Celtics Hall of Famer who pioneered pro basketball’s “sixth man” role with hot shooting and savvy defense coming off the bench while playing on seven N.B.A. championship teams, died on Sunday at a hospital in Evansville, Ind., about 50 miles from his home in Madisonville, Ky. He was 86. Ramsey’s son…

As Tennis Tries to Thin Its Pro Ranks, the College Game May Suffer

On a chilly day at the U.S.T.A. Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens this month, Jackie Tang, a sophomore at Columbia University, was embroiled in a tight match in the N.C.A.A. men’s tennis tournament. Tang needed help against his University of Virginia opponent, so he did something professional tennis players normally cannot. Unhappy…

Investigation? N.C.A.A. Scrutiny? Business as Usual in Grassroots Hoops

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — Russell Westbrook sat at the end of Team WhyNot’s bench next to the final reserve, his legs extended courtward and his eyes tracking the ball. “Good D! Let’s go, let’s go!” the N.B.A. star shouted, fulfilling his role as patron saint of the youth basketball team named after his personal mantra. He…