NCAA FOOTBALLIn College Football, the Blowouts Are Getting Even Bigger Conference Teams Are Recording Wider Victory Margins Over Hand-Picked Opponents
CONCUSSIONSBrady Hoke defends actions after Shane Morris hit to the headIt is being questioned whether or not Michigan QB, Shane Morris, continued to play without being officially cleared.
NCAANCAA should never assume college sports is necessaryIt is important to keep distinct the separate ideas of the NCAA as an organization, the NCAA as an expression of ideals, and college athletics more generally
REVENUESTop 20 athletics programs by revenue Here are dot charts of yearly revenue increases of the top 20 programs, from '06 to '14.
REFORM Pendulum swinging dramatically for student-athletes accused of domestic violenceUniversities nationwide have agreed that this is an issue that ought not be overlooked.
HIRING/FIRINGDeconstruction of Charlie Weis: Where Kansas goes from hereUniversity of Kansas decided to fired football program's head coach, Charlie Weis, after a 23-0 loss to Texas on Saturday.
FB COACHINGDan Mullen to Florida and Les Miles to Michigan?The season has just begun, and already some credible/probable football coach changes are being speculated.
BUDGETSSome D1 ADs have problems, others have other problemsClips eFlashFrom Piscataway comes word of 22-slide PowerPoint presentation by Rutgers AD Julie Hermann to the Board of Trustees.
CFPBarry Alvarez: Polls not meaningfulThe debut CFP will likely be A-OK with VIP Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez right in the thick of the deliberations, debates and decisions.
ACADEMICS U.S. College Enrollment Drops for 2nd Year in a Row, Census Bureau ReportsIt seems as if two-year colleges are failing to entice their usual number of applicants
TVCBS's Relationship With the SEC Is Over: Why Not Sell Its Games?Clips Guest CommentaryEscalating college FB TV deals are creating some whacky pricing scenarios.
FUNDRAISING/BOOSTERS Building a Better Major-Gifts OfficerA look into the science of development and the “Curious Chameleon”
MOTIVATION/INSPIRATION New athletic team breaks barriers for the disabledUC Berkeley has created the innovative sport of “goalball”, but more importantly, given the gift of competition to the visually impaired
SPOTLIGHT'It's On Us'The White House is backing a major public awareness campaign to “fundamentally shift” how the country thinks about campus sexual assault.
REFORMDrake Group Questions NCAA Division I Governance RestructureThe Drake Group released a position statement that is highly critical of the NCAA D1 governance proposal that would give theBig 5 conferences the freedom to make their own rules.
D2D2 adds 300th memberAn additional 18 schools are currently in the membership process.
REFORMKnight Commission calls for refocused efforts during unprecedented period in college sportsHere’s a Post-Op on the Knight Commish meeting in DC.
SALARIES Ole Miss Gives Bianco Raise After leading the Rebels to the College World Series, Bianco earns his own homerun.
LEADERSHIPGame Changers Forum: “The Intersection of Women and Sports” Clips Eyewitness Report It was billed as “A group of women making their mark in sports and shaping the future of the industry.” And it was all that, and more.
O'BScholarship plaintiffs fight NCAA's attempt to dismiss cases Lawyers for the plaintiffs in two lawsuits challenging the NCAA's scholarship rules have both aligned and separated themselves from a federal judge's ruling in the Ed O'Bannon case.
POWERNCAA governance, Autonomy and Star WarsClips Guest CommentaryOur guest author spins a life imitates art observation deriving from “Star Wars” in which the Emperor straight-facedly proclaims that “in order to insure security and continuing stability, the republic will be reorganized......for a safe and secure society!” Meanwhile, dissenters are slain
ED COSTSAn explanation of rising scholarship costs Tuition income at public universities has risen a whopping 3% in the past 25 years, but tuition costs have doubled. That’s why athletic scholarship costs have zoomed.
REVENUES Trustees hear financial update on Intercollegiate AthleticsLeaders of Penn State athletics provide a status report regarding structure, sponsorships and plans for their ICA program
SPINGoodell delivers perfect press conference for his idiot nationClips Guest CommentaryOur guest author provides an astute, insightful, pull-no-punches analysis of Roger Goodell’s damage control press conference on Friday.
GENDERNumbers unacceptable for women in decision-making roles A commentary from SBJ points out successes for women in college sports management, but still a ways to go.