Updated Feb 15 2:14pm 2006 EST


Today's Quote

BC IS IN GREENLAND … “What is Boston College doing in the ACC? The nearest lodge brother is Maryland, which is a seven-hour drive if you’re lucky. We’re like in Greenland, sitting up here. No more drives to see games at Providence and UConn. No more New York City for the Big East (tournament). We don’t fit.” … Bob Ryan, longtime columnist for The Boston Globe (and BC grad), bemoaning the geographic illogic of BC’s departure to the far distant ACC. … The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC), 2-11-06

Clips Interview

University of Texas at Tyler Provides Refuge for UNO Basketball Teams ... Clips Editor Nick Infante interviewed Athletic Director and Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Howard Patterson of the University of Texas at Tyler about his school’s kindness in offering safe haven for the University of New Orleans’ men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Guest Commentary

Alma College sports don’t bring in big bucks ... Despite (because of?) no scholarship money, no shoe deals, no agents and no national TV, the passion and commitment to intercollegiate athletics at the D3 level is impressive. Here’s the rundown on Michigan’s Alma College from Matthew B. Mowery of the Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun. ... posted 2-15-06

Clips Editorial

Hooray for State U ... although partisanship has its limits, devotion to one’s team is about as loyal as loyal can be. ... a Clips editorial ... posted 1-30-06

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News and Issues

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Building A Case Against Campus Beer Promotions

“Number One Party School” Colorado is one of many schools encountering increased scrutiny for allowing beer advertising, sponsorships and promotions.

Tour de Couch Potato

Mark your calendars. This fall will be televised an unprecedented football marathon featuring 19 straight days of live, national college and pro football games.

Long A Holdout, UNC Considering Permanent Ad Space

Stung by a $600,000 shortfall, and with a $40 million athletics budget, the University of North Carolina is reflecting on ad dollars to make ends meet.

Picking Up The Pieces At Auburn

Already reeling from a presidential miscue and sanctioning probation, the new president has announced a sweeping re-org to right the ship.

Big 10 Commissioner Delany Selected "Most Relevant"

CBS SportsLine selects the commish as the Don of D1 football.

The Latest: Auto-Collapsing Goal Posts

A new remote-controlled goalpost could come down in five or six seconds, thus saving exuberant students from hurting themselves.

Eco Prof Rips College Costs

Ohio U. prof Richard Vedder unveils a free-market explanation for the rising cost of a diploma.

The Jackie Robinson Of The SEC

Sly Croom, new football coach at Mississippi State, is the right man for the challenge of reviving a struggling program, as well as being the first African-American football coach in the SEC.

The Latest List: The 50 Most "Relevant" People In College Football

One man's opinion—Dennis Dodd of SportsLine.com—on the 50 people who will have the biggest impact on the 2004 college football season.

Digital Video: The Future Is Now (Until Tomorrow)

The University of West Virginia claims to have the largest digital video system in the country. For now at least.

Heat-Related Football Injuries In The Spotlight

Major colleges and the NFL have taken meaningful steps to reduce heat-related injuries during summer practices, but small college and high school programs fare not so well.

The End Of Football Media Guides As We Know Them?

In an effort to significantly reduce the "thump factor," the NCAA has taken steps to mitigate the elaborateness that football media guides have become.

Many Programs Seek To Move Up In Classification

Decisions to move up in classification affect a wide group of constituencies. However, the appeal of the perceived prestige and glory is not always worth it.

Senate Hearing Reveals Greater Steroid Use

A new bill, S 2195, would classify many new steroids and related chemicals as controlled substances, which are illegal without a doctor's prescription.

Extreme Cheerleading: A Sport? Or A Distraction?

Today's college cheerleading squads are populated by lithe, limber and lively lady cheerleaders and buff and burly male musclemen. It's not just pompoms any more.

Creatine: Legal But Risky

The latest article on performance-enhancing drugs and supplements focuses on creatine, which appears to have become the starter supplement of choice for high school athletes.

Cheerleaders, Linebackers And Running Backs Turn To Steroids For Strength

Not only have steroids spread to the Ivy League and the Air Force Academy, but now a male cheerleader is among the accused.

Coach K To La-La Land? Our Guess Is Yes

An epochal changing of the guard upon them, Lakers' management has wisely concentrated on filling the head coaching position.

Cal State Fullerton Is College Baseball Champ

CSUF beat Texas in a stunning finals sweep, but many wonder what good that does for the university overall.

All's Well With The Big Gun In The Arms Race

Ohio State University, with its largest-in-the-country, self-sufficient athletics budget of $83.6 million, reports yet another year in the black.

A ?What The Traffic Will Bear' Ticket Plan

Faced with one less football home game next year, Oregon State is resorting to a sliding scale ticket pricing plan.

One NCAA Championship Is Not Enough For Some Schools

"Double-gender champions:" Eight schools won both women's and men's NCAA championships in the same sport this year.

Sports Illustrated Announces Top 101 Influential Minorities In Sports

College athletics figures fare well in rankings.

NCAA Sets To Restrict Recruiting Excesses

Big time college football recruiting is about to be subjected to substantial restrictions. Scandal prevention, fairness and parity are the goals.

Baylor Overcompensates On Recruiting Rules?

Super strict recruiting and admissions rules proposed by the nation's largest Baptist university.