Tags: National Collegiate Athletic Assn

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…

Top Private Schools Bring In the Power Elite (and the Power Forwards)

“A lot of varsity programs were pursuing me, like a lot of my peers and friends,” said Saddiq Bey, who played for D.C. Premier, a top travel program in the area. Sidwell, exclusive and expensive, was not even “on the radar” initially, Drewana Bey said. But during her son’s freshman year at DeMatha, when Williams,…