FILE - In this March 21, 2013, file photo, an athlete jumps near the NCAA logo during practice for a second-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Austin, Texas. Defying the NCAA, California's governor signed a first-in-the-nation law Monday, Sept. 30, that will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements — a move that could upend amateur sports in the U.S. and trigger a legal challenge. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

MASSEY: American Athletic Conference Tournament preview

One of the youngest conference tournaments in the nation, the American Athletic Conference (AAC) Tournament has seen a massive rise in popularity as it has featured some of the best games since starting just nine years ago. But what makes this year’s tournaments extra special is that history has been written before each tournament. Both of the number one seeds in this tournament are having historical seasons posting two of the best records in their respective teams’ histories. The top two teams are also ranked in the top 25 and there is a lot of underdog competition in each of the brackets which is what will make this tournament interesting. Will it be that easy for the top dogs to get by? Well, we’re about to find out.

Graduate student forward Keenan Gumbs of the Liberty Flames goes for a layup against UCLA Dec. 29, 2018. Tribune News Service/David Wilson of the Miami Herald photo courtesy

MASSEY: Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament preview

March is finally here, and with it comes the madness of tournament time. The madness starts with the Atlantic Sun Conference (ASUN) Tournament which is scheduled to start with the men’s tournament featuring two matchups, one being Queens taking on Florida Gulf Coast and the reigning champions Bellarmine taking on North Florida. It’s time for magic to happen and dreams to be crushed, what fun!


Men's Golf kicks off season

“It doesn’t matter if they’re the best team in the country, or the worst team in the country, we’re gonna put up the best that we can put up,” Smith said. 

Junior Kiah Parrott swings through a drive. Chad Smith/Ball State Athletics photo courtesy

Cardinals place ninth in Western Michigan Rio Verde Invitational

The Ball State Women’s golf team placed ninth out of 18 in the Western Michigan Rio Verde Invitational this weekend, shooting 918 over three rounds. Head coach Cameron Andry said each time the team goes out he is looking for a little growth each time. The Ball State’s five-person lineup consisted of junior Kiah Parrott, freshman Sarah Gallagher, freshman Jasmine Driscoll, freshman Madelin Boyd and sophomore Paige Hillman. 

Daniel Harris (1) dribbles the ball down the court against Muncie Burris Owls at the Inaugural City of Champion Basketball Invitational on Jan. 29, 2022, at Muncie Fieldhouse in Muncie, IN. Harris scored 12 points during the game. Amber Pietz, DN

CARTER: Delaware County's most improved boys high school basketball players

When a new season of high school basketball comes around, people wonder what players will stand out. To some, it’s their skill level, their attitude or just how they play the game. Since taking over the beat writer position for Delaware County high school boys basketball earlier this season, multiple players have stuck out to me. This list is, in my opinion, the players who have improved the most from last season.

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