Category Archives: Featured Story

Handshake line charade needs to go, but not because of John Calipari’s act last night
March 23, 2018

Kentucky coach John Calipari has always been a self-immersed twit and a blight on college basketball, so please don’t misunderstand my thoughts on the stupidity of the postgame handshake ritual as a validation of his decision to blow it off last night. Kentucky got beat, K-State celebrated, and Calipari left the floor without waiting to shake […]

5 things that you need to know about college basketball corruption
February 26, 2018

Over the past six months, we’ve seen a torrent of fascinating reports about college basketball coaches, shoe guys, and players allegedly running afoul of a variety of NCAA rules and federal laws. Careers have been ended or derailed, and indictments are still pending.  Meanwhile, games are still being played and legacies etched by those playing and coaching […]

Rick Pitino talks, and says exactly what is expected of a self-immersed coach
February 21, 2018

There is an extreme and nauseating arrogance that infests the marrow of some coaches.  Not all coaches embrace a heightened sense of their own importance, but some do. They believe the university that employs them would cease to exist without their presence.  Many learn through absurd self-centered exploits they are simple employees – generously paid employees, but employees […]

Louisville fans need to wise up about the NCAA, and just who erased its history
February 20, 2018

The NCAA is not some patriarchal and autonomous authority figure that governs college athletics.  It’s a member organization that self-polices. So if you are a Louisville fan upset by the NCAA Committee on Infractions rejection of the appeal of findings that employee(s) of your University provided inexpensive prostitutes for players, recruits, and family members, get mad at […]

Notre Dame appeal to NCAA denied, so say goodbye to smart schools self-reporting
February 14, 2018

Notre Dame’s football program will retroactively forfeit 21 wins earned during the 2012 and 2013 seasons because of academic misconduct. The NCAA is able to mete out that penalty only because the Fighting Irish reported its misconduct to the NCAA. That’s how the NCAA as a member institution operates.  An earnest compliance staff at athletic departments […]

5 top takeaways from Colts coach Frank Reich’s winning press conference
February 14, 2018

Okay, maybe the whole Josh McDaniels debacle worked out exactly the way it was supposed to. If Frank Reich coaches like he performed in yesterday’s introductory press conference, get ready for banners being hung at Lucas Oil Stadium.  He was that good. Reich spoke about teamwork, toughness, discipline, collaboration, preparation, character, and other attributes of winning […]