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Video: Shabazz Napier is No Longer a Hungry Husky

NFL Live’s Trey Wingo makes a special appearance on ESPN Numbers Never Lie to deliver a special gift for UConn Huskies’ Shabazz Napier. And poor Stefanie Dolson gets nothing.
Via Sox and Dawgs
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mark Emmert: Shabazz Napier's 'starving' comment did not influence NCAA's new food policy

Despite evidence to the contrary, NCAA president Mark Emmert went on the record Friday morning to say that recent comments made by Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier did not influence the NCAA's new ruling to now allow unlimited food and snacks to student athletes.Napier made headlines in the days leading up to the men's national title game when he told reporters he often goes...
Via Bush League Chronicle
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Roundup – 4/18

Paw Prints is our daily look at the happenings for the UConn Huskies football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams as well as the other sports the student-athletes engage in. We will do our best to bring you the links from all of the media that covers the Huskies on a daily basis. Thank you for stopping by and making SOX & Dawgs your home for UConn Huskies news...
Via Sox and Dawgs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NCAA offers up 'unlimited' meals -- but student-athletes are hungry for more

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- See, Shabazz Napier got it all wrong. He should've said he went to bed broke, not "starving." So now the NCAA, which never misses a chance to give an inch when asked for a mile, is taking the padlock off the pantry. Its legislative council gave the green light Tuesday for the expansion of meal allowances for student-athletes. It has to be approved...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA offers up 'unlimited' meals -- but student-athletes are hungry for more

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- See, Shabazz Napier got it all wrong. He should've said he went to bed broke, not "starving." So now the NCAA, which never misses a chance to give an inch when asked for a mile, is taking the padlock off the pantry. Its legislative council gave the green light Tuesday for the expansion of meal allowances for student-athletes. It has to be approved...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA council OKs unlimited meals, snacks

The NCAA's legislative council approved a proposal Tuesday to expand the meal allowance for all athletes. The move occurred eight days after Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier complained during the Final Four that he sometimes went to bed "starving" because he could not afford food. The proposal would allow Division I schools to provide unlimited meals and snacks to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA Council Approves Legislation To Give Athletes Unlimited Meals

Eight days after Connecticut basketball star Shabazz Napier said during the Final Four that he sometimes went to bed “starving” because he couldn’t afford food, the NCAA’s legislative council approved a proposal that would allow Division I schools to give their athletes unlimited meals and snacks. The measure still has to go through the board of directors, which will meet...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA Throws Student-Athletes A Bone, Approves Unlimited Meals

Just one week after Connecticut’s Shabazz Napier delivered his post-championship game comment about how he goes to bed hungry every night, the NCAA has made a move to ensure no student-athlete goes to bed hungry anymore. Under the current scholarship rules, NCAA athletes are only allowed three meals per day, and, because of that whole “no compensation” thing, are left to forage...
Via Next Impulse Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA Approves Unlimited Meal Plans for Athletes After Napier’s Comments

Last week as the UCONN Huskies were getting ready to play in the NCAA Championship game against Kentucky, Shabazz Napier shocked the country when he said sometimes he goes to bed “starving” because he can’t afford food. UCONN ended up defeating UK 60-54 and Napier was awarded the MOP. This did nothing but further the outrage people felt toward the NCAA about how they treat...
Via BlackSportsOnline
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Highlight Monday: Jon Stewart

It was no surprise when dozens of the usual NCAA haters rallied behind Shabazz Napier's "Hungry Huskies" comments and used the Final Four and its financial windfall to showcase the lunacy of America's "scholar-athlete" system.It was a surprise that the most devestating take down of Mark Emmert and his puzzle palace came from a 51-year-old comedian on a...
Via Double Coverage Football
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Shabazz Napier Wore A Hoodie With His Sports Illustrated Cover On It At Today’s Championship Parade

Today’s UConn National Championship parade in Hartford looked like a good time for Huskies fans. The players definitely enjoyed themselves, as evidenced by many pictures going around social media. We already saw Ryan Boatright’s championship belt, but his backcourt running mate had a bold clothing decision of his own during the parade. While many of the players on both UConn...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Ryan Boatright Is Wearing A Championship Belt At UConn Parade In Hartford

The celebrations continue in Connecticut for UConn’s two 2014 basketball national championships, and the teams are out celebrating in full force. UConn has already nicknamed its two new trophies “the twins”, but junior guard Ryan Boatright is bringing another award into the mix at today’s Husky celebration in Hartford.  Uconn’s Ryan Boatright with a championship belt...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Stewart eviscerates NCAA for stance on athlete unions

To say that Jon Stewart is not a fan of the NCAA would be an understatement. The “Daily Show” host went off on the governing body of college athletics on Thursday, ripping the NCAA for claiming that it was “disappointed” in college athletes’ decision to unionize. Stewart’s comments come just days after the conclusion of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, in which...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier calls out the NCAA in post-game Speech

The UConn was left out of the 2013 NCAA Tournament due to low APR scores. While Receiving the Trophy Napier said he was extra motivation for this year’s team, and calling out the NCAA for leaving them out the tourney last season. What was great that corrupt NCAA president Mark Emmert was right there when Napier said that. Here is what Naiper said: “I wanna get everybody’s attention...
Via roundballchat.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier: University of Connecticut’s Calm Cinderella

Napier proved he has the determination to get to the top (via footbasket) Shabazz Napier has been the new age David, slaying each and every Goliath in his way. He played significant minutes as a freshman on a National Championship winning team. He guided his team through a sanctioned year where they were banned from postseason play. His last heroic job saw him leading a team that...
Via Grandstand University
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Silver says NBA could help college players

NBA commissioner Adam Silver is an advocate for raising the league's age limit, and he thinks his latest idea may help players want to stay in school a little longer. Silver, who replaced David Stern in February, said subsidizing college players may be a concept that's worth exploring. "Rather than focusing on a salary and thinking of them as employees, I would go to...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier: Breaking down point guard’s draft stock

Shabazz Napier was the story of the 2014 NCAA Tournament. He threw his Connecticut team on his back and led the seventh-seeded Huskies to a championship with a 60-54 win over a heavily-favored Kentucky team. After a fantastic four-year career, now Napier will be looking forward to the 2014 NBA Draft. No one improved his draft stock in this year’s tournament more than Napier, but...
Via Rumors and Rants
10 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn guard Shabazz Napier gets his jersey retired just days after he helped lead the Huskies in the NCAA Finals

5TH QUARTER MAG 5TH QUARTER MAG - Exclusive sports rumors and gossip Shabazz Napier was probably the highlight player of the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Game.  Napier would lead the UConn.. UConn guard Shabazz Napier gets his jersey retired just days after he helped lead the Huskies in the NCAA Finals
Via 5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Final NCAA power rankings: UConn gold

The NCAA tournament certainly was full of surprises in 2014, and the Connecticut Huskies saved a real shocker for championship Monday. Just one season after being banned from postseason play, the Huskies became the first No. 7 seed to win a national championship, adding the Kentucky Wildcats to their list of tournament victims. UConn won its fourth national championship by knocking...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The 25 Most Successful College Basketball Programs Of The 64-Team Era, Scored By NCAA Tournament Bracket Rules

Where does UConn rank following its most recent title? When the Connecticut men’s basketball team cut down the nets at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas April 7, it was the fourth time since 1999 that the Huskies’ program won the NCAA Tournament championship. Led by senior guard Shabazz Napier, Kevin Ollie’s squad defeated freshmen-laiden Kentucky, 60-54.  Where does UConn...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James and John Wall say Shabazz Napier should be first point guard selected

Would you select Shabazz Napier over Marcus Smart? Connecticut‘s Shabazz Napier had an impressive run in this year’s NCAA tournament and might have parlayed his excellent play into being selected in this year’s NBA draft lottery. At least two current NBA studs seem to think this as LeBron James and John Wall have both shared their love for the senior guard from Charlestown...
Via Pass The Pill
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Shabazz Napier Inducted Into “Huskies Of Honor” During Today’s UConn Pep Rally

In 2011, Kemba Walker was inducted into UConn’s “Huskies of Honor” the day after leading UConn to a national championship, and today Shabazz Napier received the same immediate honor. Napier, the first two-time champion in UConn history was caught speechless after watching his mother Carmen Velasquez pull off the curtain to reveal his name and number 13 hanging in the rafters...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

UK Already Has 2014 Runner-Up Banner Hanging

Well that was quick. A day after coming up short in a 60-54 loss to Shabazz Napier and the Connecticut Huskies in the NCAA title game, the Kentucky Wildcats have already hung up a banner commemorating their runner-up finish after less than 24 hours. Steve Jones of the Courier-Journal shared some pictures from inside Rupp Arena. OK, the 2014 runner-up banner is already up. Didn'...
Via BlackSportsOnline
11 days ago  |  Discuss

UCONN win means payday for Mayweather

Shabazz Napier and the UCONN Huskies completed another improbable NCAA tournament run Monday night by winning the National Championship. That win also meant paydays for a lot of gamblers as they were once again underdogs by Vegas standards. One man that made a nice profit over the weekend was Floyd Mayweather. Floyd bet on UCONN both Saturday and Sunday making a nice $75,636.35,...
Via My Sports Rumors
11 days ago  |  Discuss

With Last Night’s Championship, Shabazz Napier Is The Most Important Player In UConn History

Napier’s contributions should keep the UConn program afloat. (Twitter/@cnnbrk) Last night, UConn won its fourth national championship in 15 years, in a manner that caused déjà vu for anyone that followed the miracle 2011 run. The Huskies rode a transcendent, veteran guard, and got some strong contributions from break-out role players to win six games over three weekends. In 2011...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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