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.
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Eighty thousand people cheer as Chief Osceola throws his spear into the center of a beautiful new brick stadium.
This game wasn't just about another tally in the win column or years of bragging rights. This game was about the seniors and the fact that this would be the last time they put on the blue and orange of UTSA.
While you watch America's favorite sport, you will have plenty of time to ponder a few of the more puzzling aspects of America's favorite sport.
Until a majority of HBCU executives learn to balance the promotion of marching band culture within the larger context of athletic success, Saturday's sweet music will soon evolve into a brass band funeral dirge for many of our proud sports programs.