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Deadspin 25: Without Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin Is Just Whatever

Welcome to the Deadspin 25, a college football poll that strives to be more democratic and less useless than every other preseason poll. Leading up to the college football season kickoff, we will give you previews of the 25 teams that you, the readers, voted to be most worthy of writing about. Now, No. 6 Wisconsin. » 8/28/15 1:57pm Yesterday 1:57pm

Here's The List Of Ridiculous Fines Virginia Tech Football Players Were Subject To

Yesterday, Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster told reporters that he and other coaches had a policy of fining players for things like missing practices or meetings. The reason Foster was ever asked about fines in the first place was that a few beat reporters had noticed a screen in the team facility… » 8/27/15 3:49pm Thursday 3:49pm

Idaho Football Coach Paul Petrino Makes Three Players' Shoplifting Allegations Go Away

According to the Moscow (Idaho) Police Department, three Idaho football players stole about $400 worth of clothes from the university store on Aug. 16. No charges were filed, however, because head coach Paul Petrino returned all the gear and no one remembers the players who stole the stuff. » 8/27/15 1:49pm Thursday 1:49pm

Cincinnati Also Wants To Steal Money From Its Football Players

You’d think the wave of shit that came crashing down on Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster after he told reporters of his plans to discipline his players with monetary fines, followed by the Hokies AD’s immediate nuking of the asinine idea, would have scared other schools away from trying the same thing.… » 8/27/15 11:33am Thursday 11:33am

Auburn Athletics Convinced The School To Preserve Its Athlete Major

Every university has one: the athlete major, which for various reasons—usually close ties among instructors, tutors, and the athletics department, and occasionally a reputation for easy or downright nonexistent coursework—is disproportionately packed with athletes. At Auburn, it’s public administration, where more… » 8/27/15 10:55am Thursday 10:55am

Report: I.K Enemkpali Got Catfished By A Guy Under A Blanket Hiding In The Dark

I.K. Enemkpali, better known as the guy who broke Geno Smith’s jaw, is in the news again, this time for something much, much crazier. According to Outside the Lines, Enemkpali missed his 2011 season opener while attending Louisiana Tech because “he injured his hand when punching a man he thought was a woman with whom… » 8/26/15 8:36pm Wednesday 8:36pm

Asshole College Football Coach Comes Up With New Way To Screw Over His Players

Earlier this year, NCAA member institutions voted to redefine athletic scholarships so that they covered not only the cost of tuition, room and board, books, and fees, but also incidental expenses. Essentially, it gives players a bit of pocket money, which is really the least the NCAA could do considering the strict… » 8/26/15 7:58pm Wednesday 7:58pm

Deadspin 25: Can Someone Get LSU A Decent Quarterback? Please?

Welcome to the Deadspin 25, a college football poll that strives to be more democratic and less useless than every other preseason poll. Leading up to the college football season kickoff, we will give you previews of the 25 teams that you, the readers, voted to be most worthy of writing about. Now, No. 7 LSU. » 8/26/15 4:07pm Wednesday 4:07pm

Florida State RB Dalvin Cook Found Not Guilty Of Misdemeanor Battery

Florida State RB Dalvin Cook, who was accused of punching a woman at a Tallahassee bar in June, has been found not guilty of misdemeanor battery by a Florida jury. Cook is currently suspended from the 10th-ranked Seminoles, but presumably will be reinstated to the team. http://deadspin.com/fsus-dalvin-co... » 8/24/15 8:59pm Monday 8:59pm

Deadspin 25: Florida State Is Still Pretty Good, Unfortunately

Welcome to the Deadspin 25, a college football poll that strives to be more democratic and less useless than every other preseason poll. Leading up to the college football season kickoff, we will give you previews of the 25 teams that you, the readers, voted to be most worthy of writing about. Now, No. 9 Florida State.
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Deadspin 25: Auburn Will Go As Far As Its Defense Will Let It

Welcome to the Deadspin 25, a college football poll that strives to be more democratic and less useless than every other preseason poll. Leading up to the college football season kickoff, we will give you previews of the 25 teams that you, the readers, voted to be most worthy of writing about. Now, No. 10 Auburn. » 8/24/15 5:31pm Monday 5:31pm

Deadspin 25: USC, Like Three Other Pac-12 Teams, Could Do It

Welcome to the Deadspin 25, a college football poll that strives to be more democratic and less useless than every other preseason poll. Leading up to the college football season kickoff, we will give you previews of the 25 teams that you, the readers, voted to be most worthy of writing about. Now, No. 11 USC.
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Deadspin 25: At Least Notre Dame Has A New Quarterback To Be Excited About

Welcome to the Deadspin 25, a college football poll that strives to be more democratic and less useless than every other preseason poll. Leading up to the college football season kickoff, we will give you previews of the 25 teams that you, the readers, voted to be most worthy of writing about. Now, No. 12 Notre Dame. » 8/21/15 2:30pm 8/21/15 2:30pm

What Kain Colter Really Learned At Northwestern

When Kain Colter called for Northwestern football players to unionize in early 2014, he cited his experiences in my class, “Field Studies in the Modern Workplace,” as the turning point in his thinking on the status of NCAA “student-athletes” (or “workers,” depending on one’s interpretation). The idea to establish a… » 8/21/15 1:40pm 8/21/15 1:40pm

Baylor’s Investigation Of Sam Ukwuachu Was Shameful

As awareness has spread about rape—and pressure has increased on universities to prevent and address it among their students—two justice systems have formed. There’s the one we’ve had for centuries: the cops, the courts, and if it goes to trial, a verdict. Now there’s a second track, one where universities, under the… » 8/21/15 9:00am 8/21/15 9:00am