A thorny dispute over college athletes' right to make money could be resolved in Oakland court, where a federal judge will decide will decide whether the National College Athletic Association is a mercenary "cartel," or a well-intentioned training program. Lead plaintiff and former UCLA basketball ... More >>
The above footage is 12 seconds. That's about the time it took a young Bill Russell to snag a rebound, dribble the ball coast-to-coast, then drop in a finger roll while leaping over a hapless defender. It popped up on Youtube a few days ago, then was picked up by Deadspin on Monday, before making t ... More >>
There are several places in San Francisco sane people try to avoid when darkness falls, like the blocks surrounding 16th and Mission, the area near 6th and Market, the intersection of Eddy and Leavenworth, and The Marina. Luckily, if you are doing it right, brunch comes during the daylight hours, so ... More >>
Andrew Luck, former Stanford quarterback and soon-to-be NFL draft pick, is about to become a multi-millionaire this week -- and he's already started trying to protect his business.Earlier this month, he filed a cease-and-desist letter against Leaf Trading Cards, which sells a card featuring an actio ... More >>
He may be 77, but he's still up for a little legal one-on-one. William "Bill" Russell, the former USF basketball star and Celtics player from the late '50s and '60s, is suing the NCAA and Electronic Arts for using his likeness for a popular video game without paying him. Russell claims the compan ... More >>
City College could have plenty of Favres in the making A San Francisco football player is suing the NCAA, Cal State, and the University of California, claiming they are keeping him and other junior college athletes from playing Division I sports. Reginald Davis, a full-time student at City Colle ... More >>
Michael Savage is an angry man. Conservative talk radio host Michael Savage is trying to dump Talk Radio Network, but claims in a federal lawsuit that the radio syndicate is not taking to the split nicely, threatening him with a $4 million lawsuit for breaking his contract. Meanwhile, Talk Radio ... More >>
By 1990, Quintin Dailey openly pined for his basketball career to be overQuintin Dailey, the basketball savant who led the University of San Francisco to its last glimpse at national prominence before, literally, killing the program, has died in his sleep. He was just 49 years old. Dailey was, st ... More >>
Experts say ex-football players with head injuries often end up in the criminal justice system. Former USC lineman Chris Brymer is exhibit A.
College of William and MaryKeith Bechtol, marathoner and astrophysicist While stranded Muni riders grumbled, Keith Bechtol cruised to victory on yesterday's San Francisco Marathon -- the very first marathon he's ever run. But don't chalk up the 25-year-old Stanford astrophysicist's unofficial cou ... More >>
Courtesy of Harmann Studios and the Green Bay Packers. Used with permission. Craig Newsome celebrates the Green Bay Packers' victory in Super Bowl XXXI following the 1996-97 NFL seasonFormer Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers defensive back Craig Newsome has joined the ranks of U.S. athlet ... More >>
Yes, that is Michael Crabtree on the cover of NCAA FootballInsiders have whispered to ESPN that holdout wide receiver Michael Crabtree has opted to finally ink a contract with the San Francisco 49ers, curtailing a months-long holdout that extended through training camp and the team's first four g ... More >>
Computer NERDS appear to have won in the end, Ogre Every couple of months, it seems to happen. No, we're not talking about Oakland Raiders victories (though we bet that'll be an accurate assessment). Yet another obscure former college football player has graduated from football to the full court ... More >>
U.C. Berkeley Media RelationsAppropriate Troy Taylor's likeness at your own perilLast month we wrote about how a somewhat underachieving former Arizona State University and University of Nebraska quarterback named Sam Keller sued EA Games and the NCAA, alleging the videogame company is blatantly ste ... More >>
Tom Green would have been available for this 'road trip' as well...Hey, here's an idea for some great television. Take 10 young people -- and make 'em all good-looking and no older than 22. Give some of 'em an ethnic and big-city background, but make sure to get some country mixed in with that rock ... More >>
Those videogame nerds stole your likeness, Ogre... The plot of many a 3 a.m.-caliber movie has featured the put-upon nerd matriculating to vast wealth in the computer industry -- while the bullying quarterback peaks before age 22. Yet in San Francisco Federal Court you could call it "Revenge of the ... More >>
Hey, Magneto! Do me a solid and cure my migraine. An experimental procedure involving magnetic pulses fired into the brain and headache-addled rats -- the combo goes together like chocolate and peanut butter, no? -- could be the answer migraine sufferers worldwide have been praying for while banging ... More >>
Academy of Arts new sports program is about spirit, marketing — and the chance to break even more rules.
One of the world's rarest plants grows in the Presidio. Plans are under way to save it — and ax thousands of trees in the process.
Can pro basketball's second-winningest coach put the Warriors back on the warpath? Don't count him out too quick.
Glory Road relives the season college hoops smashed the color barrier
College Hoops 2K6 will bring out your inner Bobby Knight.
Martin Lawrence in a crappy kid movie? Whassup with that?
Week of Wednesday, June 15, 2005
As the San Francisco Conservatory of Music moves to fancy new digs, its students struggle with a shrinking professional marketplace.
Under new basketball coach Jessie Evans, USF quickly exits the NIT. But it looks like there's more -- and better -- to come.
An enterprising volunteer gives Sonoma State University a unique solution to its athletics-funding problem: a stable of thoroughbreds
Under coach George Rush, City College regularly wins national football titles. But is community college really the place for big-time sports?
State Sen. Don Perata's bill on drug testing for pro athletes isn't nearly tough enough on doped-up athletes or their enablers
Does the world need another college football bowl game? Some San Francisco boosters are banking on it.
Forward, University of San Francisco Dons
Meet John Cox, a USF swingman who is a cousin and friend to Kobe -- and quite at home with his own game and his own life
The chaotic, unsuccessful, and utterly charming first year of the San Francisco Tsunami of the Women's American Football League
In the middle of another catastrophic season, the Golden State Warriors refuse to face the probability that they're as bad as they seem
They're S.F.'s new pro football team. They've got second-rate players, an untested product, and a concept with a history of failure. But that's OK -- they have a great marketing plan.
A gambling site operator rolls the dice in court, and loses
Three San Francisco men found riches in Antiqua with their Internet gambling site. Now they're federal fugitives. Caribbean