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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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NCAA Football and Basketball – “Student-Athletes” do exist, and there are more of them than you think

by Kent Sterling What I have always loved about Dan Dakich as a radio host is that he is not swayed by the prevailing media winds.  His perspectives on 1070 the Fan are unique and developed through experience as a player and coach, as well as animated discussions he has with himself. Yesterday, he said [...]

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Long overdue NCAA approval of unlimited meals shows weak leadership

by Kent Sterling There are two kinds of leaders – proactive and reactive.  Proactive leaders pick apart their own dogma, rules, and strategies to make adjustments that enact improvements prior to external critique.  Reactive leaders put out fires, take public temperatures with polls, and adjust based upon which way the wind blows. Some towns and [...]

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Aldon Smith arrested for breaking cardinal rule of airport behavior

by Kent Sterling Talent and fame extract idiots from trouble all the time, but there are behaviors allowable by being Alden Smith of the San Francisco 49ers are meaningless. There is a saying, “That’s as dumb as yelling bomb in an airport.”  Smith put that to the test yesterday as he literally did exactly that [...]

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John Calipari’s new book reveals the uselessness of the NCAA in big time college athletics

by Kent Sterling It’s time for the big money schools to declare independence from the NCAA. Schools not in the big five conferences (Big Ten, ACC, SEC, Pac 12, and Big 12) are served very well through their membership to the NCAA.  At that level, the term student-athlete is entire appropriate.  The chances of a [...]

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Indiana AD Fred Glass talks Hoosiers Football and Basketball, plus recounts his experience leading the Indy Super Bowl bid process

by Kent Sterling Indiana University athletic director Fred Glass is like a normal guy with a couple of exceptions – he is really smart while not believing he knows enough; he understands how fun life should be; and he has a very, very cool job that he earned through excellent performances in other very cool [...]

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Northwestern Football Lives “On the Waterfront” a Mile from Lake Michigan

by Kent Sterling Northwestern Football coach Pat Fitzgerald is never going to be portrayed on film by Lee J. Cobb, nor quarterback Trevor Siemian by Marlon Brando – and not just because both actors are dead. Fitzgerald would never threaten to kill Siemian, as Cobb did with Brando in “On the Waterfront,” but he did [...]

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College Athletics – Change Will Either Occur Because of Mark Emmert and NCAA or to NCAA

by Kent Sterling Bureaucrats affect change slowly, and when the window of participation in college athletics is a maximum of five years, “student-athletes” have chosen to grin and bear the inadequacies and lack of fairness they perceive. After all a scholarship covering the costs of tuition and room and board isn’t nothing, and making waves [...]

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NLRB Ruling that Northwestern Football Players Can Unionize Is Not a Big Deal – Yet

by Kent Sterling The knee-jerk reaction to the ruling by the National Labor Relations Board that Northwestern’s football players may vote to join a union that will have the authority to collectively bargain with the university for benefits is that it paves the way for all college athletes to be classified as employees. Not so [...]

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IU Football Player Isaac Griffith Has Good Night After Near Drowning

by Kent Sterling IU wide receiver Isaac Griffith was pulled into the open water late Monday afternoon by a rip current near Sarasota, Florida, and nearly drowned. Still in a medically induced coma, Griffith had a good night, according to his father’s Twitter feed, “Good morning Ike had a positive night but we have some [...]

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