America’s gambling industry predicts $10 billion will be bet on the March Madness college basketball tournament — nearly all of it illegally or off-the-books. That’s one of the reasons the American Gaming Association favors the full legalization and regulation of sports betting in the United States.
Every basket, rebound or steal the East Tennessee State University Buccaneers made during Thursday’s first-round basketball game against Florida was followed by a roar within Wild Wing Cafe in downtown Johnson City.
The Blue Devils are the runaway choice for No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 on Monday. It is the eighth time Duke has held the preseason No. 1 ranking. North Carolina has the most preseason No. 1s with nine and UCLA also has eight.
JACKSON, Miss. — An attorney for former Southern Mississippi basketball coach Donnie Tyndall said the NCAA's Committee on Infractions missed its deadline to respond to the coach's appeal in the case.
KNOXVILLE — The NCAA has donated $50,000 to the Pat Summitt Foundation in memory of the late Tennessee coach.