The University of Southern California will offer four-year athletic scholarships instead of one-year renewable scholarships to all students in the revenue sports of football and men’s and women’s basketball.
Joe Paterno’s Grand Experiment is lying in a heap in the middle of Pennsylvania. About 500 miles to the southwest, however, in Lexington, Kentucky, a more realistic Grand Experiment in college sports is taking place.
John Calipari of the University of Kentucky has the best odds to win the men’s college basketball championship among the coaches at this weekend’s Final Four. He also has the most incentive, at least financially.
The University of Kentucky and its five freshman starters completed the Final Four of college basketball’s national tournament, which features two schools that were seeded seventh or worse in their region for the third time in 36 years.