LEADERSHIPNick Saban finds harmony with new Alabama AD Greg ByrneSaban and Byrne should work well together leading the Crimson Tide to new heights.
STATSCollege football scoring average increases to highest ever in 2016 seasonIf you like points, you really enjoyed college football this past year.
FACILITIESSmaller venues are better? And smarter?Timely article explores the new era of “smart and social” sports facilities.
AD HIREBREAKING: Sources say Phillip Fulmer as AD 'about done'Sources indicate Tennessee is nearing a deal to hire a new AD. By John Brice,
CFPThe CFP And Other NCAA Revenues Are An Exposé Of Selfish InterestHere's as best a history of the CFP as can be had in fifteen or so paragraphs.
REFORMCollege football's unchecked conditioning culture is dangerous for playersThe NCAA and schools must protect athletes from unqualified coaches and questionable offseason training.
CONFERENCESCoaches, revenues pushing Big Ten toward top playThe Big Ten looks robust and ready to be a major force again next year and beyond.
LONG GAMESIt's time for college football to shorten games for the fans and playersAs exciting as the games might be, their length is making it difficult for almost everyone involved.
GENDERWhere are the women?In 1972 women coached 72% of the collegiate women's teams. Today, they coach less than half.
COMPENSATIONBlackistone: MLK would’ve frowned on Dabo Swinney profiting off of black laborClips eFlashCoach Swinney plays the entitlement card.
SELECTIONSNCAA officials to consider new metric in tourney selection processNCAA's Dan Gavitt: "Certainly relevant today is embracing analytics and technology to the appropriate level." By Myron Medcalf,
NCAAOliver Luck tackling NCAA issues, following alma mater WVUNCAA VP will be handling new responsibilities.
CONFERENCESBig South Conference Unveils New Brand IdentityRe-branding emphasizes the conference’s vitality, personality and longstanding success in D1 athletics under a new mantra – “Where Winners Are Made.”
OFFICIATINGNFL Coaches Yell At Refs Because It Freakin’ WorksCollege coaches yell at refs too, and it works for them as well.
DEFICITSState oversight if Washington & Washington State run three consecutive deficits?Clips eFlashState oversight has become quite a possibility in the state of Washington.
GENDERBathroom PoliticsTexas debates bill that would require regulation of how transgender people use facilities in public higher education.
INCLUSIONIn the college game, blacks are dominant on the field, absent off of itClips eFlashOff the field, in virtually every other sector of the industry, the black presence is minuscule.
FUNDRAISINGClemson CFB success benefits entire universityIPTAY, the school's booster organization, is leveraging the Tigers football success to the max.
ICE IN VEINSGophers AD Mark Coyle emerges from the messWith "ice water in his veins and a news cycle in his teeth," Coyle stated his desire to compete at "the highest level with great integrity and character."
RACESpending Gap for FB v. Non-athletes by Bowl-Eligible Schools Is EnormousBut more black football players are graduating from D1 schools.
WORDAGEEx-Minnesota coach Jerry Kill rips firing of Tracy ClaeysMinnesota seeking "integrity and class" from new FB hire. Presumably the departed coach lacked those qualities?
ENFORCEMENTACC commissioner questions why people who work in college sports decide penaltiesJohn Swofford brings up a point a lot of fans have mentioned in the past.
SPENDINGNY Times: "How College Football Players Use Their Stipends"Clips eFlashPutting money in any young person's hands is dicey; how about student-athletes?
RULESSun Belt commish: 'Consensus' is that games must be shortenedThe average game time this year was the longest in college football history at 3 hours, 24 minutes.
POST SEASON FBG5 Playoff: Be Careful What You Wish ForClips eFlashTiny rivulets of thought have been bubbling to the surface for a possible G5-only playoff.