March Madness continues, a huge court ruling in college athletics, Gator football spring practice continues and Gator lacrosse wins big in our Thursday Sports Update.
** March Madness resumes tonight as the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament resumes. Florida plays UCLA tonight and another top seed, Arizona, also plays tonight against San Diego State.
** A ruling by the National Labor Relations Board could radically change college athletics. The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that football players at Northwestern University are eligible to form a union of college athletes. The NCAA and the SEC have said they are against the ruling.
** Meanwhile Gator football continues spring drills. The next open practice will be on Monday at a time to be determined.
** The NFL at its owner meetings announced that if a player spikes the ball over the goal post next season, a penalty will be enforced. And while it is not totally decided, there is still a possibility of adding more playoff teams for the 2014 season.
** The Gator lacrosse team gets a big 23-1 win over Stetson on Wednesday. UF will host Penn State Sunday.
** The Miami Heat lose at Indiana 84-83 to fall three games behind the Pacers for the top seed in the NBA’s Eastern Conference.
** The University of South Florida is still looking for a new men’s basketball coach after top choice Steve Masiello was turned down because of a reported error on his resume.