Category Archives: College Football

NCAA needs to get out of its own way and approve immediate eligibility for transfers!
February 18, 2020

When a company hosts a brain storm, most ideas are dismissed immediately, a few are earmarked for further discussion, and some are approved as “just do.”  The NCAA needs approve immediate eligibility for first-time transfers as a “just-do.” Instead, this change in legislation will continue down the path of entrenched bureaucracy the NCAA has created to slow […]

Mark Dantonio resigns weeks after receiving a $4.3-million bonus for staying at Michigan State
February 5, 2020

Michigan State football coach Mike Dantonio quit yesterday – less than one month after collecting a $4.3-million bonus for staying in East Lansing. I’m sure Dantonio feels like a smart guy with $4.3-million (less taxes) of someone else’s money in his pocket.  And I’m also sure Michigan State University administrators are pleased with how this has played […]

College sports “plantation mentality” and corruption can only be ended by lawmakers
December 19, 2019

The NCAA has a trust problem, according to its president Mark Emmert. He’s right. Emmert is spending a significant amount of time meeting with lawmakers trying to head off a spate of legislation that will correct the course of college athletics because the NCAA can’t, or more accurately won’t. The trust issue exists for two […]

Tom Allen chooses prudence over fighting against Michigan
November 25, 2019

Indiana ran out the clock on a brilliant 13-play drive that ate the final eight minutes of the game against Michigan.  Of the 13 plays, IU ran the ball 12 times. If Indiana had been ahead by 25 instead of behind by that many at the time, fans would be thrilled.  To sit in the […]

Mitt Romney wants to protect college athletes from being paid what they are worth
October 31, 2019

“What you can’t have is a couple athletes on campus driving around in Ferraris while everybody else is basically having a hard time making ends meet.” That’s republican United States senator Mitt Romney decrying a free market economic model for college athletes.  If “rich elitists in our suburbs” was substituted for “a couple of athletes […]

While the NCAA evolves forward, US Senator Richard Burr regresses into ignorance and racism
October 29, 2019

There is an old rule in the U.S. Senate – “Every reasonable thought must be answered by an idea inversely idiotic.”   Senator Richard Burr (North Carolina) proves that axiom true with the tweet below: If college athletes are going to make money off their likenesses while in school, their scholarships should be treated like income. I’ll […]