LEADERSHIPPac-12 Commissioner Scott’s future, the Guerrero incident and changing dynamics with CEOsHere’s a soup-to-nuts of the Pac-12, and the interplay among the commissioner, Presidents and ADs.
SATELLITE CAMPSDoes college football need a commissioner?The recent confusion of the ban/no ban on satellite camps has led to thoughts of a different governance structure for football.
SEXUAL ASSAULTSSomething's rotten at Baylor and it's way past time to pay attentionThe Bears' history with sexual assault is far too pervasive to ignore.
LEADERSHIPMack Rhoades reflects on a tumultuous first year as Mizzou ADAll this in Rhoades’ first year: a boycott by the football team; the retirement of the school’s winningest football coach; an investigation of infractions in the men’s basketball program and the Maty Mauk saga.
GOVERNANCENCAA Governance review group seeks feedbackMembers will provide input on D1 governance structure.
LGBTWaiting for the NCAAAssociation earned praise for condemning Indiana law that permitted discrimination against gay people. Why doesn't it take a similar stance against its own members?
CONFERENCESProblems in the Pac-12?Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott faces league issues that go beyond the satellite camp votes.
INFRACTIONSHow UNC men's basketball, football could avoid punishment from NCAA"The NCAA is so mad at UNC’s across-the-board academic misconduct over 18 years that it will probably slap another two-year probation on the Tar Heels' women's basketball program."
FB COSTSSchools Like Eastern Michigan Need To Find Their Athletic Lane...And Stay In It!There has arisen a discussion to reevaluate Eastern Michigan athletics, specifically its football program, and its viability of continuing at the D1 level considering the millions of dollars the program is hemorrhaging.
SEXUAL ASSAULTSBaylor's Shawn Oakman Allegedly Beat Up Girl, School Did NothingBaylor's Ken Starr and Art Briles have a ton of questions to answer.
CFP COSTSAlabama spent $7.3M, Clemson $5.4M on CFP tripsA year ago, Ohio State spent $4.4 million and Oregon $3.8 million for their playoff trips, which included a meeting in the title game.
FOREIGN STUDENTSThey're coming to America! . . . International student are storming US universitiesClips eFlashThere has been a surge of foreign students enrolling in American universities. These are generally medium to well-off students hailing from China, India and South Korea.
SATELLITE CAMPSPower Five autonomy has created a small subset of NCAA dysfunction“As the Satellite Camp Turns,” featuring a swirl of finger-pointing, intrigue, maneuvering, soap opera and grand-standing.
FACILITIESWelcome to the new DWRRS (Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium)The renewed and improved Home of the Razorbacks will enhance the gameday experiences and traditions of Razorback Football for future generations to come.
BRANDINGVirginia Tech intro's new marks and colorsUpdate provides “a refreshed brand identity that honors our visual past and positions us to attract and engage new student-athletes, faculty and supporters for the future.”
NCAAAndy Schwarz knows what he's talking about when he says the NCAA is not going brokeClips eFlashOnce or twice a year, as predictably as the launch of college football season or March Madness, we’re treated to the “everyone’s broke” meme in college sports.
GENDERIn sports, gender disparities persistAt Yale, head coaches of men’s teams last year made nearly $40,000 more, on average, than those of women’s teams — the second-highest wage gap in the Ivy League.
M-LAXD1 Men’s Lacrosse rankingsWith little more than two weeks remaining before Selection Sunday, the D1 Men’s Lacrosse Committee provided the first top-10 rankings.
ARMS RACEFor Power 5, Ballooning college sports revenues yield ballooning expendituresClips eFlashYahoo's Dan Wetzel excoriates Power 5 sports executives and coaches for taking in more loot year after year and spending all of it on everything else and everyone else other than student-athletes.
RECRUITINGThe peril of voting on behalf of one's conferenceClips eFlashThere has been no more contentious an issue than satellite camps these days, and the pro and con are generally dictated by a school's/conference's football pedigree (Power 5 or not) and geography (the South or everywhere else).
COACHINGMS State Coach Mullen runs Boston marathon; thrill of a lifetimeI entered the Boston Marathon to check something off my bucket list and raise money for the Mullen Family 36 Foundation, trying to run 26.2 miles to raise $36,000.
GRAD RATESClose look at diversity in collegiate sports shows positive signsThis year’s women’s D1 basketball tournament teams graduated at a rate of 89% and the men’s teams had a 78% grad rate.
MARKETINGCal, Under Armour reach 10-year dealThe deal is worth almost $86 million in cash and product. It includes a $3 million signing bonus, $3.5 million in cash per year and an average annual product allowance of $4.76 million.
SCANDALHow (Not) to Hide a ScandalThere’s a fine line between a marketing campaign and a cover-up. The attempt by UC Davis to get its pepper spray incident off the top of Google searches is a case in point.
RECRUITINGNCAA satellite camp ban has ruffled even more feathers than you knowThe issue of satellite camps has officially turned into a cluster.