1. How USC Can Save Miami Hurricanes Program

    The stunning revelations by former University of Miami football booster, Nevin Shapiro, may be terrible news for The U...

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  2. Yankee Stadium Dispatch: 47 Ads, $10 Beer and Derek Jeter's New House

    I went to my first game at the new Yankee Stadium this week. Considering how much I love the Yankees , many of my friends have expressed surprised that I haven’t been to a game sooner...

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  3. Paying College Athletes: 5 Reforms to Spread the Wealth

    Now that March Madness is over, it’s time we turn our attention to another mad tournament: the college athletic sweepstakes...

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  4. State of Play: Why the NFLPA Is Right and Ohio State Is Wrong

    For Lent, I’m giving up the NFL and college football. I must confess (though fortunately I don’t have to do so in a Philadelphia parish) that I feel a little guilty about my decision...

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  5. Conference Of Champions: 5 Reforms That Will Vault the Pac 10 Over the SEC

    A few months ago I was embarrassed by my alma mater, USC. Not just because they got hosed by Oregon, but because ESPN’s College Football GameDay was finally in Los Angeles and there was hardly anyone at their Coliseum pre-game show...

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  6. 2011 NFL Playoffs: Why Benching Jay Cutler Was Right Move, Wrong Message

    Poor Jay Cutler. He just can’t catch a break. First the television cameras caught him on the sidelines of last week’s Bears-Packers game looking very gloomy, uninterested and uninjured...

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  7. 2011 NFL Draft: What the Tim Tebow Effect Means for Cam Newton

    I saw the movie Hoosiers for the first time a few days ago. Okay, so it was sort of cheesy, but I still loved it for its motivational message...

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  8. Advice for Jim Harbaugh? What's Wrong with Randy Edsall to Maryland

    The holidays are my favorite time of the year. There’s my birthday, Christmas (so many presents and parties!), lots of bowl games, holiday cheer, great shopping, a new year and a chance to begin again...

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  9. NCAA Women's Basketball: UConn Women Surpass UCLA Men, Critics Pounce

    Last week’s record-setting performance by the UConn Huskies women’s basketball team did more than establish a new record for the most consecutive wins in modern college basketball history...

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  10. Let the Bowl Games Begin: Top 10 Things To Love About College Football

    After mistaking a green NBC peacock logo as an endorsement for Notre Dame during the ND-Army game last month at Yankee Stadium (apparently it was in support of green energy week), my brother told me I was becoming as grumpy as Phil Mushnik...

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  11. Crime Plays: Why the NCAA Needs an NFL-Style Personal Conduct Policy

    Recently, the NCAA and the NFL began exploratory discussions about how they can work together to stem the flow of goodies from professional agents to college football players. If they ever reach an agreement, maybe they can call it the Reggie Rule...

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  12. Lessons From a USC Golf Cart: Why NFL Student Agents Are a Bad Idea

    Yesterday, Los Angeles Times columnist T.J. Simers reported on a chat he had with Teague Egan, the NFLPA-certified agent and USC student who (in)famously gave USC tailback Dillon Baxter a lift across campus on a golf cart...

    kelly Written by kelly about over 3 years ago 844 reads 2 comments

  13. Heisman Rules: Why Jail and Cheating Should Matter for James, Newton

    The Heisman trophy discussions are driving me crazy. My brother says I’m obsessed about it and he’s probably not wrong. But neither am I without justification...

    kelly Written by kelly about over 3 years ago 424 reads 8 comments

  14. Out of Control: What Cam Newton, Player Arrests and the BCS Say About the NCAA

    Unless your cable/TV/Internet provider is in the mother of all broadcast disputes, no doubt you already know there are reports that the leading Heisman Trophy candidate, Auburn’s ...

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  15. USC Football: Why NCAA Reform Is Key To USC's Success

    Usually when Texas, Florida and USC appear in the same sentence during college football season it’s part of a discussion about the national championship. Not this year...

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  16. New York Yankees, In Search of 28: 5 Musts For the Off-Season

    Not to sound awkward, but it’s a good thing George Steinbrenner wasn't here to witness the disintegration of his New York Yankees. And not just in the ALCS—They looked off their game more or less since September...

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  17. How They Measure Up: Demystifying the BCS Computer Rankings

    One third of the BCS formula consists of an average of six computer rankings—that’s not really a secret. But if you thought the brains behind the computer rankings were all mathematicians or statistical experts you’d be wrong...

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  18. 2010 Heisman Trophy Watch: Who's Behind the Dominance of Offensive Player Wins?

    It's Week 6 and already the Heisman hype, speculation and exaggeration have somehow become almost as annoying as the coaches poll and Nick Saban ’s straw fedora. That is quite an accomplishment...

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  19. Pac-10 in The Dark: How Greed And Notre Dame Bias Could Doom Oregon, Stanford

    I’m fairly certain I’m speaking for college football fans across America when I say that the time has come for an overhaul of television broadcast strategy...

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  20. Dear Kiffin, Haden, Carroll, Goodell, Reggie, and the NCAA...

    Dear Coach Kiffin, Boy are you a debbie downer. You finally get your dream job, coaching one of college football’s premier programs, and all you’ve done is sulk and pout...

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