The focus on improving academics for incoming freshmen by the NCAA is a good thing; however, this scrutiny is very much too little, too late.
The anticipation for a Dwight Howard trade was very high given his status as the league's premier center. But even if he ends up playing out a lame-duck season, the 2012-13 NBA season will feature an intriguing shift.
The beleaguered UCLA program will never return to the glory days of John Wooden's tenure. But one illustrious Wooden alum knows what will help the Bruins through these current woes.
The All-Star Game doesn't always live up to expectations. But when it does, it's memorable. Take it from the man who holds the record for All-Star appearances.
Instant replay can ease the pain of bad calls, but that isn't the only reason to use it. Here's another: The hard-working officials and umpires making those calls deserve it.