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The NCAA is bracing for a long, hot summer
The NCAA is bracing for a long, hot summer

Summer blockbusters are not just about movies anymore. This, in fact, could be the summer in which college athletics gets its Cecil B. DeMille close-up. Several important issues are front and center, from the outcomes of Northwestern unionization to the pending student-athlete licensing case pitting Ed O'Bannon against the NCAA. I shared a press room dinner with Mountain West Conference Commissioner Craig Thompson at last month's NCAA West Regional at Honda Center. Thompson said the college landscape is changing so fast he hasn't been able to take vacation for years. And let's just say he isn't booking a getaway to the Cayman Islands this summer. Coaches...

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