COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Ohio State’s Cardale Jones makes the right decision because it was his decision

by Kent Sterling Who are we to judge? What do we know of the desires and needs of Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones?  Two months ago, 99.44% of sports fans in America had no inkling who this third-string quarterback was. After three games leading his Ohio State Buckeyes to the Big Ten Championship, a Sugar [...]

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At Alabama, football staff gets rich while athletes get a $50,000 education

by Kent Sterling At the University of Alabama, head football coach Nick Saban is paid over $7,000,000 per year.  His assistant coaches earn an additional $5.2 million.  The support staff makes another $2.9 million. Players get an education worth $12,591 (in-state) per year, and if they exercise some initiative to monetize their brand, the NCAA [...]

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Jim Harbaugh signs to coach Michigan, and I feast on my own words

by Kent Sterling There have been a few times among a long line of accurate predictions where I have erred, and Jim Harbaugh agreeing to become the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines has made me as wrong as I have ever been about anything. To the end, I said over and over that until [...]

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Not buying Jim Harbaugh’s six-year, $49 million offer from Michigan – or his interest

by Kent Sterling For an in-demand guy trying to get hired as a coach, setting the price is easy – leak an offer that may or may not be real for a job in which you have no interest. Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers are going to part ways after this season.  Under [...]

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Indiana Basketball and Football – Hoosiers fans need to take a deep breath and see the big picture

by Kent Sterling There is a sect of people who simply don’t like Tom Crean, and others who don’t care much for Kevin Wilson.  Or, they are big fans of the rule that consequences should follow mediocre results. People want a level of scorched earth comeuppance for the leaders of Indiana’s two marquee programs that [...]

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Big 12 exclusion from College Football Playoff is University of Texas’ fault

by Kent Sterling What was former Big 12 Commissioner Don Beebe supposed to do, let the Big 12 unravel after Texas decided to shift to the Big Ten or Pac-12? Beebe played the only card available to him, which was to allow each member school to form its own network.  This wasn’t the best solution [...]

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Despite disappointing seasons, Kevin Wilson and Darrell Hazell should continue to lead Indiana and Purdue Football

by Kent Sterling With change at the top, you know what happens – a guaranteed additional two years of rebuild-driven wretchedness.  The football programs at Indiana and Purdue have seen that misery up close for more than 30 years, minus the Bill Mallory and Joe Tiller eras in Bloomington and West Lafayette. As athletic directors [...]

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Colts, Pacers, Hoosiers, Jaguars, Football semistates, and great college football highlight sports overload weekend

by Kent Sterling How many channels can be DVRed at once?  The sheer tonnage of games are going to my system tonight and throughout the weekend. The only time during the weekend when I won’t be multitasking by watching two or three games at once, or catching up on games that I record will be [...]

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Tony Dungy leads list of my Lucky Top 13 all-time coaches for teams in the State of Indiana

by Kent Sterling Everyone loves lists, especially me, and to tell you the truth are often the more overrated or underrated elements on their teams.  Despite not having a major league team until 1976 when the Indiana Pacers migrated from the ABA to the NBA, Indiana has had their fair share of great coaches. Click [...]

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Michigan AD Dave Brandon gambit to lower student ticket prices embarrassing to university

by Kent Sterling Today, Dave Brandon is the athletic director at the University of Michigan.  Tomorrow, who knows. Brandon’s status is the subject of conjecture at every level in Ann Arbor.  The president of the university is assessing his ability to lead this very profitable wing of the school, and students are a little less [...]

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