COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Hoosiers – Finally, we can talk about what is rather than what might be

by Kent Sterling There is no season quite as silly as the period between the opening of football training camps and the regular season opener.  We try to read tea leaves to figure out what the hell might happen, and no one is wrong because the measure for success is 100% subjective. Now, we get [...]

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The Most Entertaining Part of College Football Week 1: USC and Josh Shaw

by Bert Beiswanger As  the college football season kicks off, I could spend some time pointing out the most entertaining and intriguing Week 1 match-ups to get the season rolling: Texas A&M-South Carolina on the newly-formed SEC network (which was actually a dud last night), Wisconsin-LSU, Clemson-Georgia, Ball State-Colgate (I’m kidding), IU-Indiana State (I’m kidding, [...]

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UNC Football suspends four in hazing incident; obnoxious explanations show why no respect is due Tar Heels

by Kent Sterling Cripes.  Can’t somebody just talk without evoking the kind of pedantic legalese bureaucrats habitually use to cover their asses? Jackson Boyer, a walk-on freshman receiver for his hometown’s University of North Carolina’s football team, suffered a concussion from which he is still recovering because of an incident that resulted in the suspension [...]

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Breakfast with Kent – Colts job interviews continue tonight; USC’s Josh Shaw lied; Cubs Jorge Soler is the truth

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USC cornerback Josh Shaw may be about to go from life-saving hero to lying burglar

by Kent Sterling The truth is never as far away from being discovered as liars believe it to be, and if the truth is something other than Southern Cal cornerback Josh Shaw’s tale of heroism in rescuing his nephew, his life is about to take a drastic and unsavory turn. Shaw’s original explanation for his [...]

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Breakfast with Kent – Shaw’s shanked redemption; Fever to face Della Donna; Cubs close on 4th place

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Hey Morgan Burke – getting students to come to Boilermakers football games isn’t that hard

by Kent Sterling In a USA Today piece posted yesterday afternoon several athletic directors representing Big Five conference universities spoke of the difficulty of drawing students to football games.  Purdue’s Morgan Burke was one of them. Burke’s comments were certainly reflective of the collective mindset of those facing the challenge of compelling students to part [...]

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Breakfast with Kent – Chicago Cubs grounds crew posts win last night; ND coach Brian Kelly talks the talk

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Breakfast with Kent – Empathy for all at the Indianapolis Star; Joy for Rory at Valhalla; Pain for Tony Stewart

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NCAA Football – Big Five autonomy to bring increased agility and logic to management of college sports

by Kent Sterling The fewer people at the conference table, the better the chances for a good strategy being enacted.  That’s a pretty good rule of business.  Yesterday, the NCAA voted to allow members of the Big Five conferences to sit at their own smaller table. That move will allow members of the ACC, Big [...]

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