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Student Loan Debt Continues to Soar

Student Loan Debt Continues to SoarJupiterImages/Comstock Images(NEW YORK) -- Two out of three college students graduating this spring will have student loan debt, with the average loan amounting to nearly $25,000.  And as costs continue to rise, the amount owed is piling up, causi...

Kentucky’s Starting Five Leaving For The NBA Draft

Kentucky’s Starting Five Leaving For The NBA DraftChris Graythen/Getty Images(LEXINGTON, Ky.) -- After winning the national championship this season, Kentucky’s starting five will forgo their remaining eligibility and enter this June’s NBA draft.Sophomores Doron Lamb and Terrence Jones and...

UCLA Apologizes for Accidentally ‘Accepting’ Wait-Listed Students

UCLA Apologizes for Accidentally ‘Accepting’ Wait-Listed StudentsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- UCLA apologized Wednesday for wrongly sending congratulatory admission letters to 894 high school students who were actually on the wait list. The letters for entry in fall 2012 went out along those for the thousa...

Petrino Out As Arkansas Head Football Coach

Petrino Out As Arkansas Head Football CoachKevin C. Cox/Getty Images(FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.) -- Bobby Petrino is out as head football coach of Arkansas. The 51-year-old Petrino was put on paid leave last week after he failed to disclosed to university officials that a 25-year-old female school empl...

Professors’ Group Say US Faculty Salaries Not Driving Tuition Hikes

Professors’ Group Say US Faculty Salaries Not Driving Tuition HikesiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Stagnant faculty salaries for teaching professionals across the U.S. belie the common belief that professors' incomes are driving increased costs of higher education, the American Association of University Professo...

Aston Introduced As New Texas Women’s Basketball Coach

Aston Introduced As New Texas Women’s Basketball CoachJoe Robbins/Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas) -- The Texas Longhorns introduced former assistant Karen Aston as their new women’s head basketball coach Tuesday. She will be taking over for Gail Goestenkors, who resigned in March after failing to lead t...

Kentucky Defeats Kansas To Win The National Championship

Kentucky Defeats Kansas To Win The National ChampionshipChris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- The (1) Kentucky Wildcats (38-2) defeated the (2) Kansas Jayhawks (32-7) 67-59 to win their eighth national championship. Sophomore guard Doron Lamb scored 22 points for Kentucky and freshman forward Anthony ...

Kansas Stuns Ohio State, 64-62 To Advance To Title Game

Kansas Stuns Ohio State, 64-62 To Advance To Title GameJeff Gross/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- (2) Kansas (32-6) overcame a nine-point second-half deficit to defeat (2) Ohio State (31-8), 64-62 in Saturday night’s NCAA Men’s Final Four Semifinals. Junior forward Thomas Robinson led the way for ...

North Carolina Loses Three Players To The NBA Draft

North Carolina Loses Three Players To The NBA DraftStreeter Lecka/Getty Images(CHAPEL HILL, N.C.) -- Saying goodbye to Tobacco Road: North Carolina sophomore forward Harrison Barnes, junior forward John Henson and sophomore point guard Kendall Marshall have announced that they will be entering this yea...

Baylor Head Coach Kim Mulkey Reveals She Has Bell’s Palsy

Baylor Head Coach Kim Mulkey Reveals She Has Bell’s PalsySarah Glenn/Getty Images(WACO, Texas) -- Baylor women’s head basketball coach Kim Mulkey has been diagnosed with Bell’s palsy, university officials announced Thursday. “I noticed while we were in Des Moines last week that my tongue fe...

California 14-Year-Old Goes for 2nd College Degree

California 14-Year-Old Goes for 2nd College Degree Hemera/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- At an age when most teenagers are barely surviving homeroom, 14-year-old Moshe Kai Cavalin is  debating between courses in astrophysics and theoretical physics as he works towards his second college degree.After ...

South Carolina Introduces Frank Martin As New Head Coach

South Carolina Introduces Frank Martin As New Head CoachJared Wickerham/Getty Images Sport(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- South Carolina introduced former Kansas State coach Frank Martin as their new head men's basketball coach Tuesday. The Gamecocks gave the 46-year-old Martin a six-year deal worth $12.3 million. Mart...

South Carolina Introduces Frank Martin As New Head Coach

South Carolina Introduces Frank Martin As New Head CoachJared Wickerham/Getty Images Sport(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- South Carolina introduced former Kansas State coach Frank Martin as their new head men's basketball coach Tuesday. The Gamecocks gave the 46-year-old Martin a six-year deal worth $12.3 million. Mart...

Alabama Extends Saban’s Contract

Alabama Extends Saban’s ContractRonald Martinez/Getty Images(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) -- Winning two national championships in three years has earned Alabama head coach Nick Saban a raise and a two-year contract extension.  The school’s board of trustees on Monday approved the de...

Ohio State Tops Syracuse To Advance To Final Four

Ohio State Tops Syracuse To Advance To Final FourJim Rogash Getty Images Sport(BOSTON) -- (2) Ohio State (31-7) took down (1) Syracuse (34-3), 77-70 in the East Regions Elite Eight to advance to the Final Four.  Sophomore forward Jared Sullinger led the Buckeyes with 19 points while senior guard...

Louisville Defeats Florida To Advance To Final Four

Louisville Defeats Florida To Advance To Final FourJamie Squire Getty Images(PHOENIX) -- (4) Louisville (30-9) defeated (7) Florida (26-11), 72-68 in the West Regions Elite Eight to advance to the Final Four. Freshman forward Chane Behanan hit the go-ahead basket for the Cardinals with 1:06 left in the...

Top-Seeded Syracuse Survives Opening-Game Scare

Top-Seeded Syracuse Survives Opening-Game ScareGregory Shamus/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- (16) UNC-Asheville (24-10) took (1) Syracuse (32-2) to the limit but were unable to seal the deal, as the Orange came from behind to defeat the Bulldogs, 72-65, in the second round of the East Region in the NC...

Louisville Advances In The NCAA Tournament

Louisville Advances In The NCAA TournamentJ. Meric/Getty Images(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- Junior guard Peyton Siva poured in 17 points and had six assists as (4) Louisville (27-9) defeated (13) Davidson (25-8), 69-62, in the second round of the West Region in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournamen...

Syracuse Loses Star Player Before NCAA Tournament

Syracuse Loses Star Player Before NCAA TournamentJim McIsaac/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- Syracuse sophomore center Fab Melo will not play in the NCAA tournament because of an eligibility issue, the university announced Tuesday. The university did not elaborate on the nature of the issue. Melo missed ...

UNC Football Hit With One-Year Postseason Ban By NCAA

UNC Football Hit With One-Year Postseason Ban By NCAAiStockPhoto/Thinkstock(CHAPEL HILL, N.C.) -- The NCAA handed down a one-year postseason ban on North Carolina’s football program Monday for multiple violations, including academic fraud and a failure to monitor the team.In addition, the Tar Heels...
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