COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Despite Bob Bowlsby’s yammering, NCAA is right to avoid enforcing soon to be obsolete rules

by Kent Sterling Allowing bureaucrats unfettered access to a microphone is always an adventure, and Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby took advantage with a rambling diatribe that accused the NCAA enforcement staff of being inert in the battle against cheating. “Enforcement is broken,” Bowlsby said. “The infractions committee hasn’t had a hearing in almost a [...]

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Time for tiptoeing toward glacial progress is over; NCAA needs radical relaunch to benefit for-profit athletes

by Kent Sterling College football and men’s basketball players who toil for programs belonging to the Big Five conferences (SEC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, and ACC) are being exploited to the tune of billions, and many are being forced into sham classes and majors that serve as worthless compensation for the money their athletic [...]

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NCAA President Mark Emmert testifies that athletes are “protected” from exploitation thru amateurism

by Kent Sterling NCAA President Mark Emmert has been dealt a bad hand – the kind of hand that Phil Ivey could not bluff into a winner.  He is forced to spew blather that defies logic in an effort to perpetuate the bold lie of amateurism in collegiate sports. As the head of a member [...]

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O’Bannon Case against NCAA “amateurism” cartel begins Monday; College sports may be forever changed

by Kent Sterling For the majority of college athletes, the NCAA does its job quite nicely.  Athletes earn degrees and learn the incredibly important lessons that the adversity of competing provides.  The school gets notoriety, a marketing platform, and a campus esprit de corps.  Players get education.  Nice. But rules aren’t written to provide cover [...]

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Big Ten Tournaments and championships returning to Indianapolis, but not often enough

by Kent Sterling The Big Ten made a few smart calls today by announcing the conference football championship will be played in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium through 2021, and that the women’s basketball tournament will be held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse from 2017-2022. When a city has been built specifically as a host site [...]

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Ten-point plan from Pac-12 presidents to 53 other Big Five leaders step toward independence

by Kent Sterling There is going to come a breaking point in this process of separation between the 65 big conference schools and the other NCAA Division One schools, and it moved a couple of steps closer with a letter authored by the Pac-12 presidents that was sent to the other 53 presidents of the [...]

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NCAA does the right thing and allows Boise State to help homeless recruit

by Kent Sterling The great Pauly Balst called and texted this morning demanding that something be done to help Boise State football recruit Antoine Turner.  The kid is homeless, and living in a car until he is allowed to report to campus. “We need to put him up until he gets to report to Boise. [...]

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Jim Brown rips NCAA; should save venom for university presidents

by Kent Sterling The NCAA was a miscast target of one of the greatest collegiate athletes of all time. Hall of famer Jim Brown correctly feels that college football and men’s basketball players are exploited, but hanging responsibility on the Indianapolis based organization that oversees college athletics misses the mark. NCAA president Mark Emmert and [...]

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Dr. Mark Robinson with some much needed advice for Yogi Ferrell, Jameis Winston, and Aldon Smith

by Kent Sterling I vaguely recall Dr. Mark Robinson from his two years as a basketball player for Bob Knight at Indiana, but I’ll remember his words of counsel for athletes for a long time. During the past nine days, there have been arrests of Indiana basketball players Yogi Ferrell and Stanford Robinson, and the [...]

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Jameis Winston – Time has come for Famous Jameis to learn about life from meaningful consequence

by Kent Sterling The time has come for Florida State University to say goodbye to quarterback and pitcher Jameis Winston, who has shown a complete disregard for rules during the past 18 months.  It’s not for one individual incident, but for the totality of his missteps while in Tallahassee. Shoplifting $32.72 worth of crab legs, as [...]

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