Without governance reforms that will put the players' education and safety ahead of the coaches' and schools' money-making priorities, the academically elite Division I colleges' claim to a higher ground is pure hypocrisy.
It's sorta weird. When you get in, you have the typical public perception of it being kind of quirky and not that tough, but it's not like that at all. Let me preface the conversation about college cheerleading with a quick aside about cheerleading in high school.
There will always be those who ignore the wisdom of others, but if more athletes realize the impact of what a 40+ year retirement will look like, they might perk up their ears just a little more.
In the end, running up the score with your star players still in the game, in the final seconds of a game that was not longer being contested didn't even register to Urban Meyer. This may not be technically wrong, but it's lame.
At all levels of collegiate play, there are five things that all high school prospects should do to improve their chances of getting recruited for a football scholarship
On November 26th, the nation's highest-profile pollster -- Nate Silver of the New York Times -- gave ten teams a better chance of making the inaugural College Football Playoff than the University of Wisconsin.
Last Saturday was somewhat of a day of reckoning within the top ranks of college football, with four of the top six ranked schools in the country going down. No. 2 Oregon, No. 3 Alabama, No. 4 Oklahoma, and No. 6 Texas A&M all bit the dust last week.
It was the waning moments of a damp September fourth quarter, and football, as it often does, had brought out the ugly side of one of its fans. In this case, the red-faced rooter was a 30-something dad.
Here's my advice to the NFL and the NCAA: if you really, truly want to end violence against women, hire experts who do the research and implement it in our communities.
We can't tell much only two weeks in, but what we can say with some confidence is there are certain teams that so far statistically meet the profile of a champion, at least in analytic comparison to past champions.
It's no secret: college football season is the bread and butter for many businesses in towns and cities across the country. How much do hotels hike their prices when fans come flocking?
The Big Five are now definitely in a league of their own - for better or worse. They got what they wanted: independence and the killing off of the bottom half of Division I. It was a classic power play.
ith the market starting to take shape for college football tickets, TiqIQ released the Top 25 most expensive average prices for the 2014 season. Eight schools from the SEC are in the Top 25, the most of any conference.
There are 351 Division I schools with men's and women's basketball teams, yet there are only 30 NBA teams and 12 WNBA teams. There are 120 Division I ...
Michael Sam, do you know how many closeted middle- and high-school boys in jerseys now have a trailblazer to look up to who has made their journeys a bit easier? I wish there had been a Michael Sam when I was in one of those jerseys.
The alarming rate of dementia and suicides among NFL players hasn't stopped parents from sending off their 7-year-old boys to football camps so that they may someday get into the leagues. When it comes to football, common sense does not apply.