1. DeLoss Dodds Watch: Is He Gone at the End of the Year or Not?

    Reporter Chip Brown of Orangebloods.com is a lightning rod of controversy for a lot of college football fans...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about 11 months ago 3,615 reads 22 comments

  2. It Is Time for the Big East and San Diego State to Be Bold

    In realignment, schools and conferences reach points where they suddenly lose the leverage to author a better future for themselves...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 1 year ago 2,871 reads 55 comments

  3. Colorado State and New Mexico Athletic Directors Plotting Against MWC?

    Dennis Dodds reports Colorado State and New Mexico's athletic directors have been discussing trying to create a new conference that would feature both schools as well as Big East schools San Diego State, Southern Methodist, and Houston...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 1 year ago 5,152 reads 14 comments

  4. Will Football Realignment Destroy ESPN's Sports Offerings Next?

    Is ESPN about to lose the Atlantic Coast Conference? Not the entire ACC, mind you. I am not suggesting that. ESPN has a binding contract with the conference, after all. Just the best parts of the ACC ...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 1 year ago 2,378 reads 16 comments

  5. Big East: Now That the Catholic Insurrection Is Over, UConn & Cincy Need to Act

    The Big East's Seven Catholic schools have announced an intention to leave the Big East on June 30th, 2015 ...rather than following up with their initial plan to blow the conference up under the feet of the incoming football playing members...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 1 year ago 4,155 reads 6 comments

  6. Tulane Basketball...So Bad It Will Destroy the Big East ?

    Is that really what we are supposed to believe ? Mark Blaudschun, a former Boston Globe writer, broke the news that on Monday the Seven Olympic-sports only members of the Big East met in New York City to discuss their options ...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 1 year ago 1,246 reads 6 comments

  7. Big East in the Post-BCS World Pt. 4: What Schools Maximize Its Potential?

    Welcome to the fourth and final editorial in the "optimizing the Big East for maximum long term value in the Post-BCS world" series. About a month ago, in the first article in this series, I tackled pinning down how much Big East sports were worth ...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 1 year ago 3,123 reads 6 comments

  8. 7 Steps ACC Can Take to Prevent Being Carved Up by SEC

    In realignment, the unexpected loss of a core team can easily breed panic, which makes for more losses. The Big Ten, in taking Maryland, a seemingly loyal member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, appears to have shaken the ACC membership...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 1 year ago 7,422 reads 12 comments

  9. Tulane?! Go Home, Big East...You're Drunk!

    The Big East expanded today adding East Carolina as a football-only member and Tulane as an all-sports member. It was a surprisingly uninspiring expansion effort by the most dominant of the non-contract Football Bowl Subdivision conferences...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 1 year ago 1,789 reads 7 comments

  10. Big East in the Post-BCS World #3: What Are the Big East's Best Assets?

    Welcome to the third installment of a four-part series on the Big East in the post-BCS world. This installment will uncover those Big East assets which could impact the conference's ...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 1 year ago 1,783 reads 1 comments

  11. Big East in the Post-BCS World, Pt. 2: Is the Current Big East Plan Shortsighted?

    This is the second in a series on Big East expansion. In the past, I've covered the minutia of how the Big East could look like a BCS Automatic Qualifying conference in the ...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 1 year ago 3,574 reads 12 comments

  12. Big East in the Post-BCS World, Pt. 1: How Much Are Their Sports Worth?

    A while back I wrote a well received five part article on strategies the Big East should consider to retain their status among the BCS Automatic Qualifier Conferences . Well that world is gone...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 1 year ago 2,654 reads 4 comments

  13. Will the WAC Choose the Four Horsemen or an FBS Future?

    OK, so the analogy is a little harsh. It's still an appropriate analogy. The WAC appears to be considering submitting to the cruel whims of fate if their efforts to rebuild ...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about almost 2 years ago 2,925 reads 18 comments

  14. 45+ Mostly Western Darkhorse Schools That Could Help Save the WAC

    Following Mountain West Conference commissioner Craig Thompson's advice to New Mexico State and Idaho in a press conference (David Southorn, Idaho Press-Tribune ) to "move on to ...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about 2 years ago 2,033 reads 18 comments

  15. Did MWC Commissioner Craig Thompson Save the WAC Yesterday?

    After months of fruitless tire spinning, conditions are right for a serious Western Athletic Conference realignment plan to emerge and gain traction. And WAC Interim Commissioner Jeff Hurd has Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson to thank...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about 2 years ago 1,932 reads 8 comments

  16. A Chance for Redemption: It Is Time for the Mavs to Make a Move for Lin

    The Houston Rockets leadership defeated the New York Knick's leadership's efforts to evade taking the Rocket's signed offer sheet on Knicks restricted free agent PG Jeremy Lin ...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about 2 years ago 2,051 reads 16 comments

  17. It Is Time for Cuban to Make Good for Dallas Fans and Dirk and Sign Jeremy Lin

    Mark Cuban has egg on his face. He was too smart by half, putting all of his eggs in one basket. He took a "rumor" to heart that Deron Williams wanted to play in Dallas and that ...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about 2 years ago 2,499 reads 17 comments

  18. NBA Free Agency 2012: Why Jeremy Lin Should Be the Dallas Mavericks' Main Target

    In the event that Deron Williams comes to his senses and realizes what every other NBA star realizes—that having to deal with all the ticket requests and financial requests ...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about 2 years ago 3,212 reads 0 comments

  19. Why the Mavs' 2012 Draft Class Could Be Much Better Than It Looks

    Maverick fans were largely despondent after draft night 2012. The Mavs had entered the draft with rumours flying that they would trade up from No. 17 to No...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about 2 years ago 901 reads 0 comments

  20. An ACC Hail Mary "Plan Y" Could Recast the BCS's New Playoff Strategy

    Everything is working against the Atlantic Coast Conference right now. The SEC and Big 12 have arranged to play a shared bowl game ("The Champions Bowl") paralleling the Big 10 and Pac -12 champions' Rose Bowl...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about 2 years ago 2,544 reads 18 comments

  21. Will June 1 Bring News of a New WAC Eastern Division?

    I have decided to temporarily suspend work on my massive Bleacher Report "25 mostly western schools not widely discussed who would probably listen to WAC overtures" in order to look at what appears to be happening behind the scenes today in the WAC...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about 2 years ago 3,358 reads 6 comments

  22. Is Boise State Playing the Big East off the MWC ...or Vice Versa?

    Frequent flier Boise State appears to be preparing for another conference move. Friday, May 11 saw an article on CBSsports...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about 2 years ago 2,715 reads 11 comments

  23. Five Paths for the WAC to Come Back from Oblivion

    In my last article I promised potential solutions for the WAC if Idaho and New Mexico State stopped further destabilizing the conference. I promised better options if they took the first step and made a reasonable commitment to their conference mates...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about 2 years ago 2,528 reads 15 comments

  24. Fixing the Core Problem That Has Reduced the WAC to 2 Football-Playing Members

    "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." — Albert Einstein The WAC's biggest need today is a fundamental change in thinking by the leaders at the University of Idaho and New Mexico State...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about 2 years ago 1,613 reads 2 comments

  25. Letters to Mr. Jones No. 7: Grade of the "Morris Claiborne Draft"

    Dear Mr. Jones, The draft is over and it is time for the early grade. As I stated in the previous letters I think this was the most important off-season of at least the last decade due to the age of Tony Romo ...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about 2 years ago 1,140 reads 9 comments