Sports rule books aren’t etched in stone. They’re flexible texts meant to mesh with the times. Football got it. Basketball got it. Baseball has been slower to get it, but obvious headaches demand obvious remedies.
The Huskies are long-shots to win the Pac-12 tournament and secure their berth into March Madness. But 35 years ago, a team with a similar record stormed to an ACC tournament title and an eventual NCAA title. So, yeah, it could happen.
The group looking to bring an expansion team to Seattle for the 2020 season said it surpassed 25,000 ticket commitments in two hours after kicking off its season-ticket drive on Thursday. So yes, this area might embrace the NHL.
In the world according to Emmert, which is closer to 1918 than 2018, loosening rules that prohibit college athletes from endorsing an automobile agency or a plumbing company will detach them from the “academic environment.”
If anything positive can be gleaned from revelations Fultz and others were paid as amateurs, it’s that the NCAA’s status quo system is so broken, the only alternative is to devise a much different system.
A preseason exhibition between the Kings and Warriors in October won’t mean anything, and yet will mean everything. It’ll be the first NBA basketball game in Seattle since the Sonics’ 2008 relocation to Oklahoma City.
Absent the kind of national television contracts that keep the three other major pro sports leagues swimming in money, box-office revenues are the lifeblood of the NHL. The league wants assurance that hockey fans will flock to a renovated KeyArena 41 times a season.
First day musings by Felix Hernandez at spring training presents an issue for the Mariners. If their one-time ace isn’t willing to make accommodations to his age and new status as middle-of-the-rotation guy, that’s going to be a problem for opening day and beyond.
Wearing a purple blazer and purple tie over a white shirt, flanked by his impossibly adorable sons, Isaiah Thomas returned Saturday to the place he grew into a man, for an event that fulfilled a lifelong dream.