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    CFBMove over, SEC: Why the Pac-12 will be the nation’s best football conference Clips Guest CommentaryIt takes a bold fellow to make such a prediction, and our guest author is definitely that.
    DIVERSITYThe Failure of College Sport as an Equal Opportunity Employer Clips Guest CommentaryOur guest author says “it is especially embarrassing for me that colleges appear to have the worst record in sports for hiring women and people of color.”
    AMENITIESBeer and Circus?The restrictions have started to be lifted on in-stadium, non-premium seating beer sales. Here’s where/why.
    REFORM“The Insurgents Who Could Bring Down the NCAA”Clips eFlash“Insurgents” conjures up images of bandoleers, rickety AK-47s and fighting men in sandals, but there are no firearms mentioned in this posting.
    TRADEMARKSWhich college football coaches have tried to trademark their name?Here’s Clips™ reportage, from the ClipsTruthSquad™ via a Clips Guest Commentary™ of the growing trend for persons, places and things to be trademarked.
    SURVEYSHow colleges, administrators, and faculty are faring The Almanac of Higher Education 2014 serves up “Academe by the Numbers.”
    BRANDINGRequired Reading for College Sports: Saturday Millionaires Clips Book ReviewThe book is a no-nonsense look at the financial and reputation impact that successful athletics can have on a university.
    CARDIAC ARRESTSCardiac Arrest Likely Kills Most in Football 2014 American football’s possible role in a player’s sudden death is difficult to assess, particularly in a case of cardiac arrest outside physical activity. But athletic exertion is presumably contributing to many player fatalities this year.
    ACADEMICSPrograms offer alternative path for athletes to finish degrees Clips Guest CommentaryThere is not a lack of student-athlete degree-completion programs; there is a lack of awareness of all of the existing degree-completion programs.
    COACHINGHow College Football's Coaches Have Fared Against Top-25 TeamsStanford's Shaw has the best win percentage, while Oklahoma's Stoops has the most impressive record.
    NCEE REVS & EXPENSESNCAA Revenues & Expenditures Report; 2014Everything anybody would want to know about money out and money in, by school, by sport, by gender, etc. All artfully assembed by Chief Compiler Dan Fulks. NOTE: This was released in April 2014 (despite the Clips Aug. 2014 posting).
    GOVERNANCECan Congress (yes, Congress) help NCAA find solutions? Which Congress? The Congress that engages in repetitive logjams?...the Congress that has earned abysmal popularity ratings?...the Congress that has routinely ratcheted up the debt by the trillions?...the Congress ensconced in its own little world inside the Beltway? That Congress.
    CONNECTIVITYAT&T brings Wi-Fi and IPTV to Wisconsin’s Camp Randall Stadium The reported $6.2 million project includes 700 HD TV screens; plus a 10 Gigabit backbone connection and approximately 750 Wi-Fi access points.
    COACHINGThe Best College Football Coaches For The MoneyThe best coach is not always the winningest.
    SPORTS MEDIAFive Reasons Why The SEC Network Is A Big DealFrom school involvement to fiber cable everywhere, the network will charge out of the gates at full stride.
    YUCKSLists of all lists: A college football season primer Clips Guest CommentaryLet loose that imaginative mind of CBSSports’ Dennis Dodd and then sit back and enjoy the wit, yucks and insights.
    HAVES/NOTSPlayoff is a problem for the little guys It was tough enough for schools in non-jumbo conferences to find their way to a championship game. Now—with the strict CFP criteria—it has gotten tougher than ever.
    FACILITIESCollege Football Hall of Fame to open Aug. 23The CFB HOF in Atlanta will be an attraction for fans and non-fans alike.
    GENDER NCAA reforms: Good for female athletes?Need proof that the college sports structure was working well for female athletes? Look no further than Val Ackerman.
    SEXUAL ASSAULTSAt Oklahoma, a confusing handling of criminal incidentsClips Guest CommentaryOur guest author makes the case that Oklahoma’s handling of three sexual assaults sends a clear, disturbing message to not only members of the football team, but more important, victims of abuse.
    AUTONOMYCould the Government End the Mess in College Sports? Clips Guest CommentaryA bipartisan commission to reform amateur athletics is vitally needed now.
    SEXUAL ASSAULTSThe NCAA's Curious MoveDid the NCAA need to tell schools not to interfere with sexual-assault investigations?
    SEXUAL ASSAULTSSupporting the Sex Assault BillSome individual universities are opting to either embrace the legislation outright or cautiously deferring judgment on it.
    D2-3D3 Proposes Cutting # of GamesLegislation that would cut the number of contests in most D3 sports, some by more than 10%.
    FB PLAYOFFPast can offer committee lessonsESPN.com looked to the past to better understand some of the issues the CFP committee might face in the future choosing the top four teams in the country via a truly subjective vote.