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News, Your Humble Narrator

Windfall Downfall: Politicos and Backers Promise Windfalls for Cities That Host "Mega-Events," but the Numbers Aren't There

• A study of 25 years of Major League Baseball All-Star Games found employment in host cities was lower than in comparable cities not hosting the games. • Analyses of 30 years of NCAA Men's Final Four basketball tournaments revealed…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Full Court Pressure

Full Court Pressure

Pity the college basketball coach. He toils endlessly to explain the vagaries of offensive sets and defensive zones. He frets over lineups, injuries, and scouting reports. His job is never safe -- one losing season, and it's back to teaching…
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News, Feature Horse Pay

Horse Pay

Russ Gardiner is a retired advertising executive who now serves as a volunteer extraordinaire with Sonoma State University -- an assistant golf coach at the moment -- and he has the latter's sun-reddened face and the former's habit of talking…
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Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Best Local College Basketball Player You've Never Heard Of

He doesn't go to Stanford or Cal, and he's never thrilled the nation in the NCAA tournament, but junior Darrell Tucker is the real deal: a versatile power forward who can post up, shoot the long- and medium-range jumper, block…
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