This Week in the NCAA


Two long streaks came to an end in NCAA sports last week. First, the 40-year run of Jim Calhoun as a successful NCAA basketball coach came to an end when the veteran UConn coach announced his retirement.

Then, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team lost its 47-game winning streak in a loss to Buffalo State.

Kevin Kugler has the story on both, plus the lowdown on the NCAA’s newest international institution.

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On “This Week in the NCAA,” Kevin Kugler highlights unique stories about student-athletes from the various college sports.

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30 September 2016 Comments are off for this post.
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23 September 2016 Comments are off for this post.
This week, we salute some of the NCAA student-athletes who had success at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, including two-time gold-medal winner Deja Young from Wichita State. Also an update on the fall sports season, with big wins on the gridiron for North Dakota State and the soccer pitch for…
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This Week in the NCAA: Alabama looking to repeat

26 August 2016 Comments are off for this post.
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