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    FACILITIESOle Miss Breaks Ground on New ArenaFacility to Officially be Named The Pavilion at Ole Miss
    SHAME/FAMECollege Football's Grid of ShameWSJ rates how good all 125 teams are—and how embarrassed their alums should be.
    FB HISTORYRevsine book bridges sport's past, presentClips Book ReviewDave Revsine's terrific new book, "The Opening Kickoff: The Tumultuous Birth of a Football Nation," details how college football between 1890-1915 isn't all that different from the current sport.
    AUTONOMYCAA's Yeager awaits details, implementation of new NCAA governance model The Colonial Athletic Association commissioner’s monologue was part NCAA history lesson, part pep talk, part warning, part turf defense.
    RECRUITINGAirCalipari crisscrosses the country in search of 5-star recruits He’s everywhere! He’s everywhere! John Calipari spreads his charter-jet wings in search of the best recruits there are. The result? Every Calipari recruiting class at Kentucky has been ranked No. 1 or No. 2 nationally.
    CONCUSSIONSNCAA reaches concussion settlement for $70 million in testingClips eFlashIn a tentative agreement, the NCAA would set aside $70-million for concussion testing. But critics say the agreement falls short of forcing the association to reduce the risk of head injury.
    FACILITIESWater main break floods Pauley Pavilion; water still gushing hours laterClips eFlashThis was a breaking news story Tuesday night at 9:30pm ET. Hopefully the water stopped gushing overnight.
    CHANGEAutonomy for Power Five conferences on the way Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez, who has been in college sports for five decades as a student-athlete, coach and administrator, says, “This will be the biggest change we’ve ever had.”
    HAZINGFew Hazing Victims See It That Way, Researcher Explains Students can describe what constitutes hazing, says Elizabeth Allan, a hazing expert from U-Maine, but there’s often a disconnect between defining hazing and recognizing it when it happens to them.
    AMENITIESSpending Shifts as Colleges Compete on Students' Comfort “The small town and the rural location is one of the major contributors on the attrition side,” says Scott Miller, president of Bethany College president. “So it’s up to us to be more responsive to our consumers and our marketplace, to provide greater activities outside of the classroom.”
    AMATEURISMMisguided? . . . . or just clueless?Clips Guest CommentaryConfused by current criticism of NCAA amateurism? Not to worry. David Shaw is here to help. Unintentionally, of course. 
    ENFORCEMENTEmmert says recent criticisms of enforcement are inaccurate NCAA President and Big 12 Commissioner have a, er, snappy difference of opinion on enforcement activity.
    RACE/GENDERThe 2013 College Sport Racial and Gender Report Card The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport's annual report shows that the record of the NCAA and its member institutions dropped for gender and the combined grade, but increased for racial hiring practices.
    SCHOOL RANKINGS‘Money’ Reaches for Objectivity in College RankingsMoney magazine unveiled a new set of college rankings on Monday morning, touting its list as a tool for identifying institutions that deliver “great value.”
    FACILITIESGeorgia Southern plays football in “the prettiest little stadium in America.” The Sun Belt Conference’s newest member is looking for a great football season.
    SALARIESPenn State Names Barbour Director of Athletics Here are contract details for Penn State's new AD, plus photos of introductory press conference.
    REALIGNMENTBig Ten won't halt national-title drought by adding Rutgers, MarylandClips Guest CommentaryHere's some savvy musing about bigger conferences, eyeballs, geographic incrementalism, “cultural fit” and rational (sic) realignment.
    CFB BEGINNINGS“The Opening Kickoff: The Tumultuous Birth of a Football Nation” Clips Book ReviewThe Opening Kickoff is a history book about the pivotal 1890-to-1915 era—with names, dates and places. But it is also a novel—with character development, dialog and a riveting story line.
    REALIGNMENTA Radical Realignment Plan for College Football What If Schools Were Sorted Based on Football Strength?
    HIRINGSandy Barbour hired as new Penn State ADClips eFlashAt a noon press conference in Happy Valley the long-time Cal AD was named as Penn State’s new AD.
    ENFORCEMENTNCAA enforcement chief fires back Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby accused the NCAA of using a “BB Gun,” and NCAA Interim Enforcement Director Jonathan Duncan begged to differ.
    LEADERSHIPPac-12 is booming but still needs a football national championship Clips Guest CommentaryDoddSpeak: “Since Scott arrived in March 2009, the Pac-12 has done it bigger and better than most everyone else. It had to, coming from a sleepy, under-monetized position.”
    DIVERSIONSNot in the game: College football players want NCAA video game back As college football players prepare for the season, there's an unusual void in their lives.
    HAZINGOhio State fires marching band director Leader failed to stop a culture of harassment and alcohol abuse.
    HAVES/NOTSWichita State closely watches bigger conferences’ power play No one knows exactly what autonomy will be.