PENALTIESLouisville coach Rick Pitino discusses escort scandal, postseason ban, moreIn an interview with SI.com Rick Pitino made a case for shielding players from penalties by fining the school and coach instead.
CONCUSSIONSNY Times editorial blasts the NFL for too little too late on concussionsThe mighty Times has used one of its very valuable editorial slots on the very day of the Super Bowl to criticize the league for dragging its feet on safety.
NFLNY Times article: NFL good for owners, bad for playersClips eFlashThe author critiques “the Shield” (the NFL mark) and “the Membership” (the 32 mostly ultra-rich magnates who own the NFL teams).
STADIUMSIf you renovate it, will they come?Here are excerpts from a Center Daily Times interview with Penn State AD Sandy Barbour.
RACEOn the curriculum in Oakland, Cal. Public schools: Manhood Development Oakland, California has long been plagued by negative cultural stereotypes and expectations for black men and boys.
ADMontana St. AD gone; 51 D1 ADs out in the past year?Clips eFlashRare it is that an AD lasts 10 years at one school.
AD EXTRAORDINAIREUSC AD Pat Haden to retire June 30Clips eFlashHaden steadied a wobbly ship and has kept it straight and sure ever since.
P4PBroncos, Panthers took different approaches to build Super Bowl rosters within salary capYes, the NFL is not college, but a salary cap is one of the credible possibilities being touted for compensating student-athletes (thanks Joe Nocera).
RECRUITINGWant a National Title? Sign Top Ten ClassesHow much do recruiting rankings matter? They're everything.
SUPPORTOpen Letter From Jeff LongIn a great example of reasoned, compelling and short-&-sweet verbiage, the Arkansas AD thanks fans for past support, and asks for future support.
DYNASTY5 of the greatest families in hoops historyThe five families below have a minimum of three members who have either played or coached college basketball.
REFORMFrank Splitt’s Odyssey: A worthy addition to public and university librariesBook ReviewThe book is an opus not to be read for pleasure, but rather studied for its wealth of information/insights on provocative subjects in education, including reform initiatives.
TITLE IXOpen letter to Ken Starr: Stop stonewalling about Baylor rapesThe forcefully written letter details several Title IX failings at Baylor.
CONCUSSIONSNFL donations to brain research benefit league-linked doctors, raise worries about influence on scienceThe NFL maintains a powerful role in science that could affect millions of people and the well-being of their league.
ADSSuper Bowl Marketing OpportunitySome colleges try to get a share of their local market by joining the ad frenzy during the big game.
NCAACommittee on Academics seeks to enhance academic accountabilityAPR changes for postgraduate students considered.
COMMUTEGeography MattersMost public college students enroll within 50 miles of home, so location is more influential than policy makers think.
SA WELL-BEINGU of Michigan “Athletes Connected” program helps fight the hidden battlesAthletes Connected is a partnership among the Michigan School of Public Health, Depression Center and Athletic Department to handle mental health issues, promote coping skills and encourage help-seeking.
NCAAWhy the rush to extend NCAA prez when Emmert has so much baggage?Our guest writer comprehensively, pointedly and angrily questions the 5-year extension of NCAA president Mark Emmert.
F40Forde Minutes: Why the NCAA tournament could look wide openForty names, games, teams and minutiae making news in college basketball (“Make UNLV Great Again” hats sold separately).
COACHESFrom social media to geolocation, coaches track recruits more than everCarnival-barking coaches have amused us with their Internet antics.
LEADERSHIPPresident Gary Ransdell retiring from WKUOne of Clips’ favorite presidents will be retiring after 20 years of service.
TURNOVERBeware, football recruits: Your coach likely won't stay four yearsOf the 650 head coaches and assistants who were coaching at current Power Five schools in 2011, 66% of them left the staff by 2015.
RECRUITINGIrish may have committed violation with 18-wheelerNotre Dame spokesperson: "We believe this is permissible because it served as transportation of a coach to visit a prospective student-athlete."
100KMassachusetts’ 6-figure state employees up nearly 25%13,167 employees made $100,000 or more during 2015.