Frank Deford http://kut.org en Deford: NCAA Says Amateurism Is Alive And Well, But The Jig Is Up http://kut.org/post/deford-ncaa-says-amateurism-alive-and-well-jig Amateurism is dead, revealed so in the trial against the NCAA now in progress in Oakland, Calif., U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken presiding. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:41:26 +0000 Frank Deford 10671 at http://kut.org Deford: NCAA Says Amateurism Is Alive And Well, But The Jig Is Up Ladies, Want Women's Sports To Get More Attention? Pony Up http://kut.org/post/ladies-want-womens-sports-get-more-attention-pony Fans of women's sports often maintain that female athletics get short shrift from the media, so it had to be something of a surprise gift when ESPN presented the start of the WNBA's draft live.<p>This happened as it was announced that after two abject failures in the past decade, yet another professional soccer league for women will dare venture forth in the United States.<p>Not to excuse the media, but the reality is that most attention is given to team sports, where there is an identity with the community –– and, by extension, with the local newspapers and broadcast outlets. Wed, 08 May 2013 13:04:53 +0000 Frank Deford 7660 at http://kut.org Ladies, Want Women's Sports To Get More Attention? Pony Up