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    NCAAThe New NCAA Clips Guest CommentaryOur guest author suggests that the NCAA may be entering a period of “reconception.”
    ENFORCEMENTNCAA’s New Enforcement Chief Sees Colleges as Customers“We’re professional service providers working for our clients—the colleges and universities in the membership,” says Jonathan Duncan, the NCAA’s new enforcement chief.
    DRUGSGoing to pot? No, NCAA gets it right by reducing standards on marijuanaThe NCAA no longer considers marijuana to be in the same category as steroids.
    CONFERENCESLook back, look ahead: American The league that “seemed little more than the safe landing pad for teams that didn’t quite fit anywhere else,” ended up on top in both the men’s and women’s tournaments.
    ACADEMICSNCAA Looks to Redefine Its Policy on Academic Fraud Among the ideas, say people familiar with the process, are more clearly identifying who should be held accountable for academic misconduct.
    UNIONSAppeal to SanityClips Guest CommentaryOur guest author uses logic and reason to explain the illogical Northwestern union movement.
    ACADEMICSParental Role in Athletes' Academics A study of athletes’ career goals and how they were formed explores how parents can help or hurt their kids’ scholarly pursuits.
    FB PLAYOFFCollege Football Playoff 101 Okay, basketball is over, is it time for football already?
    CHAMPS (X2)Everybody Loves a Parade Clips Eyewitness Report The Clips Editor braved the teeming masses of jubilant UConn fans who converged to pay homage to their dual basketball champions.
    CONSISTENCYWhat NCAA talking points look like about pay-for-play and unions People have to know what to say. And people in the same organization should be saying the same things.
    UNIONSThe “Daily Show” mocks NCAA amateurism“Daily Show” host Jon Stewart teed off last week on the NCAA’s opposition to unions. As always, hilariously delivered by Mr. Stewart (videos)
    HAVES/NOTSCollege athletics work for the many, not the few Here’s a refreshingly pragmatic take on revenue and non-revenue sports, and the greater good.
    REVENUESLSU athletics generate $397 million local impact Consulting company analyzes the impact on the four-parish Baton Rouge area in 2012.
    BK RULESRule makers planning to make NCAA men's basketball even more fan-friendlyAmong consideration are reducing timeouts, widening the lane, no scoring on a charge, a 30 (or 24) second shot clock, etc.
    REFORMNLRB Ruling on Northwestern Athletes: A Teaching MomentClips Guest CommentaryThis commentary is an extension of the author’s remarks prompted by news of the National Labor Relations Board ruling on Northwestern athletes that came just after posting of his CLIPS Guest Commentary, “Revisiting ‘A Nation Still at Risk’.”
    REALIGNMENTUniversity of Maryland Announces Plan to Celebrate Move to Big Ten ConferenceA campus-wide integration adopts a 'THINK B1G' theme.
    ACADEMICSTime for a Sports Degree We teach our students the profession of sports performance, however, we deny them the structure and benefit of a focused curriculum and degree.
    POWER 5Beware big-boy college commissioners asking the NFL and NBA to change their wayBig 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby basically suggested the NFL and NBA stop using the NCAA as their minor leagues.
    BREAKAWAYChoose your demise - drowning or nuclear weapon Clips Guest CommentaryNCAA governance changes inevitably lead to the same place.
    APRUConn’s APR Warning Was Different Than Most Clips Guest Commentary Our guest author, while refraining from letting UConn off the hook, points out that their postseason ban was different from previous bans in that the NCAA’s rules change mucked things up.
    REALIGNMENTHere it is, what you’ve been waiting for . . . . ClipsGraphicsThe revised, reworked, retooled Version #25 of the Clips Conference Realignment Graphic, now available in high res exactitude to Clips subscribers in good standing. No charge.
    APRAmid National-Title Celebration, Academic Questions Take Center StageThe UConn men’s basketball team came back from a one-year postseason penalty for a low APR score.
    OPSTourney scoring up; pace down We knew it, and Ken Pomeroy confirmed it.
    COACHESFor the 1st time ever: The Clips 2013-14 D1-A Football Head Coach Changes ChartClipsGraphics Here they are, whether they were set off by retirements, resignations, “resignations,” or “firings,” 24 schools decided to, er, “go in a different direction" this year.
    FACILITIESUniversity of Delaware Baseball Unveils RenovationsThe renovations have made Bob Hannah Stadium one of the premier baseball facilities in the Colonial Athletic Association and the East.