The 2012 college football season is well underway, and the usual dominant teams are crushing opponents in the march to one of the two coveted spots in the BCS Championship game.
Unless the media decides to take note of their lack of high quality non-conference schedules, the SEC will still be claiming "good losses" to teams like this year's Arkansas or Auburn.
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Darwinian principles have taken control of college athletics, further dividing institutions in the power conferences from everyone else. Just as Icarus followed his unchecked ambition and flew towards the sun, so too is college athletics chasing excess towards disaster.
Five years ago, Northwestern football and home-field advantage were far from synonymous. Now in 2012, that picture is a faint memory. Visiting fans instantly know that Chicago's Big Ten Team is open for business, with football at the center of its sales pitch.
My goal was set from a young age: to become a Division I football player. No questions and no exceptions. It may seem like a world of pressure to some, but for me, it was all I could think and dream about.
I feel for those who have given their lives to making the university a great place only to have the name tarnished in this way and it sucks for the current students and athletes, but what was the alternative?
As the public support for university education in America dwindled over the last 30 years, the power and influence of big money sports over all aspects of university life grew wildly out of control.
We cannot undo the harm done but for the sake of those brave enough to come forward, we can move forward as a society. What Sandusky and his enablers did was on them -- how we respond to help victims is on us.
Is there any other penalty for the NCAA to enforce against the Penn State football program but the so-called death penalty?
Let's pretend that these high school seniors wish to combine their passion and talent by entering the entertainment industry. Why don't these singers head right to Broadway?
After seeing he amounts of money that college football produces, it is not fair that the people who are the primary reason why the NCAA make that type of money -- the football players -- do not get paid.
In the debut episode of Sports Blitz Now -- the brand new Huffington Post sports radio show -- Jordan Schultz and the guys broke down all the marquee matchups in college football this weekend, ranked their power 10 NFL teams and offered plenty of fantasy advice.
It's up to the public to ask of these university leaders: which is more important -- television revenues for entertainment or public subsidies for education? Because the two are diametrically opposed.
If one questions the financial benefits of the so-called super-conferences, A&M's climb up the TiqIQ Top 25 may well be a leading indicator of the financial windfall to come.
At TiqIQ, our world revolves around the ticket market, and given the AP's lack of predictive success over the years, we decided to launch our own Top 25.