Old-Time College Football Booster Gets Wistful About Paying Players

Roy Adams, an infamous booster in SEC country, thinks the game has changed of late and that the players and boosters don't have the same relationship. He thinks the players want too much money. Don't get Adams wrong, he'd probably still give it to them and brag about it, but it's just not as quaint as it used to be. » 10/05/13 1:46pm 10/05/13 1:46pm

How North Dakota Lost Its Mind Over A "Choke Job"

On Feb. 16, the Northern Arizona basketball team rallied to beat North Dakota in overtime, 74-72. In a postgame interview with North Dakota head coach Brian Jones, the team's radio guy, Paul Ralston, a university employee, called the loss a "choke job." What ensued was the most pitiful college sports "scandal" in… » 5/16/13 1:45pm 5/16/13 1:45pm

NCAA Had Nevin Shapiro's Defense Attorney On Its Payroll, Suspends…

Not a good day for the NCAA. The enforcement program, the hired guns responsible for investigating and recommending penalties for NCAA infractions, has come under its own scrutiny. The probe into the University of Miami booster scandal has been put on hold today, as president Mark Emmert announced a number of problems… » 1/23/13 2:10pm 1/23/13 2:10pm

Oregon Football Boosters Are Mad That Chip Kelly Doesn't Hang Out With…

The Chip Kelly era has brought the Oregon Ducks to two Rose Bowls and a BCS Championship Game in three seasons—and a Fiesta Bowl appearance this season—so it'd seem difficult to complain about the then-unknown New Hampshire offensive coordinator who took over a Pac-10 program. And yet, some of the university's… » 12/20/12 3:50pm 12/20/12 3:50pm

Oklahoma State Gambled Millions That Its Boosters Would Die, And Lost

For billionaire businessman and Oklahoma State sugar daddy T. Boone Pickens, only two things are certain: wind and death. Well, the wind farm didn't work, and neither did Pickens's genius fundraiser idea to take out life insurance policies on some of OSU's richest and most elderly donors. » 3/20/12 12:25pm 3/20/12 12:25pm