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Tuesday’s Arizin: NCAA trademarks ‘Mask Madness?’ (Dec. 29)

The NCAA is looking to promote safety measures for the 2021 NCAA basketball tournament, and of course, make money.

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Happy Tuesday!

Today’s, “news”:

Mortensen Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll - Villanova University Athletics
Villanova University senior forward Sarah Mortensen (Copenhagen, Denmark) has earned a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll.

Gillespie Tabbed Big Five Player of the Week - Villanova University Athletics
Gillespie honored by both Big Five and BIG EAST

This Week in the Big East: 12/28-1/3 - Big East Coast Bias
A rundown of things coming up this week in Big East Basketball.

Tracking 9 leading contenders for the men's college basketball National Player of the Year |
Here is a breakdown of who could take home the hardware in 2021, including three National Player of the Year candidates on Gonzaga's roster.

NCAA files trademark for 'Mask Madness' to promote mask wearing around 2021 tournament | Sporting News
The NCAA filed a trademark for the term "Mask Madness" which plays off the popular name for the NCAA men's basketball tournament, March Madness.

A State Skirmish Over N.C.A.A. Amateurism Rules Has Quickly Become a National Battle - The New York Times
Since California passed a law allowing college athletes to profit from their fame, the issue has broadened and moved to Capitol Hill.

College basketball rankings: Wisconsin, Illinois, Creighton surge in Power 36 |
Wisconsin, Illinois and Creighton moved up the ranks behind No. 1 Gongaza in today's college basketball rankings from's Andy Katz.