Many D-II and D-III student athletes were and still are talented enough to play at the D-I level, but academics and school size of D-II and D-III institutions are more suited for students who purposefully attempt to be as successful in the classroom as they are on the field.
You might be surprised to learn that at its inception in the mid-1800s, cheerleading was an all-male sport. Indeed, cheerleading helped launch the political careers of three U.S. Presidents.
If it costs a small fortune to fire your coach -- and often it does -- then a team is probably better off just keeping who they have on the sideline. Yes, this may not make the fans of the losers very happy today. But it doesn't make sense for universities to make decisions that cost the school money.
If students want to transfer, there are things they must do to maximize their chances of success in transferring and ideally finding happiness at their current college.
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While big football programs bring in huge revenues, their players are often left with no money, no college degree and few job prospects. Among the top 25 teams in the BCS standings this year, just over half their football players managed to graduate.
The move by Bret Bielema to accept a higher paying job at the University of Arkansas weeks before his team is slated to play in the Rose Bowl raises an age-old question: Are massive football and basketball salaries for coaches at institutions of higher learning justified?
One of the better rivalries in college football has also been one of the more lopsided rivalries in college football recently.
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If records are truly meant to be broken, as the old sports adage goes, then Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o should become the first purely defensive player ever to win the Heisman Trophy.
Notre Dame is undefeated, and that counts for something. However, this year's Irish are the least impressive undefeated team in recent memory.
We finished 8-4 in just our second year of existence. This program is for real and we are here to stay. However, 8-4 won't be good enough next year and we are taking that mentality into the offseason. It's time, once again, to prepare 353 days for 12 Saturdays on the gridiron.
Game over. Harvard wins 34-24. Everyone beams. I beam at the woman behind me and she beams at me and apologizes for her child kicking me in the head. We surge out of the grounds in the late afternoon sunlight and for one moment it is 1975 and I am young again.
Through the first eight weeks of the season, Alabama was praised as the best team in the country and the national championship race wasn't about which...
So here we sit, 11-1. "Eleven, and One!!" And nobody outside the state-wide intersections of Rome to Valdosta, or Albany to Tocoa wants to give us a c...
It took me half a week to calm down and really understand, realize, and be able to explain in detail exactly what this means for Texas A&M, our football team, and for Aggie athletics in general.