Rich Asshole Mark Emmert Says He'd Be Happy To Be An Unpaid Athlete

NCAA president Mark Emmert was a guest on Dan Patrick's show this morning, and he said all the stupid things we've heard him say many times before while trying to defend the scam that is the NCAA. The entire interview is worth a listen, because Patrick isn't afraid to challenge Emmert, but I particularly enjoyed… » 4/21/14 3:43pm Monday 3:43pm

Lawyer Who Aided NCAA's Miami Investigation Faces Ethics Charges

Yesterday, the Florida Bar formally filed ethics charges against Maria Elena Perez, the attorney who represented booster Nevin Shapiro and helped the NCAA illegally obtain evidence against the University of Miami. Perez is accused of 15 separate violations of Bar rules, in providing help for the investigation that… » 4/15/14 11:56am 4/15/14 11:56am

UNC Athlete Did Not Receive A-Minus On That Awful Rosa Parks Paper

This picture, which became the thumbnail for the whole UNC academic scandal, is not a picture of an A-minus paper. It's not even a picture of a completed paper. According to Mary Willingham, the whistleblower from the Outside The Lines piece in which the paper was shown, it is probably a draft paragraph, to be used as… » 4/05/14 7:32pm 4/05/14 7:32pm

How Would An NCAA Union Actually Work? A Guide For Perplexed Pundits

The real triumph of the decades-long propaganda war against organized labor isn't best seen in the ever-declining rate of unionization, or ever-increasing income inequality, or even the way the word "union" functionally works as an epithet. It's seen, instead, in the fact that so many otherwise smart, thoughtful people… » 4/01/14 3:12pm 4/01/14 3:12pm

This UNC Athlete's Paper Is A Joke. Who's To Blame?

On Tuesday, Outside the Lines broadcast a piece on the academic scandal unfolding at North Carolina, which according to a whistleblower funneled athletes into sham classes with minimal standards and workloads. The internet's big takeaway was this screengrab of one athlete's final paper, which reportedly received an… » 3/27/14 11:35am 3/27/14 11:35am

Marcus Smart Did The "Right Thing" And Look Where It Got Him

Remember when Marcus Smart was the best story in college basketball? A top-three pick who opted out of a historically weak draft and into a historically loaded one, turning down millions because he wanted to improve and he wanted to win at Oklahoma State, he was Everything Right About the Game. » 3/24/14 3:40pm 3/24/14 3:40pm

SDSU's Coach Rants Against The NCAA In Postgame Presser

Before his team faced off against New Mexico State at 8:03 local time last night, San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher was told by the NCAA that the losing team would need to leave Spokane, Wash., and head home immediately after the game. By Fisher's calculations, that would have put his team at the airport at 1:00 … » 3/21/14 1:24pm 3/21/14 1:24pm

Bruce Pearl's First Con: The Scandal That Defined Auburn's New Coach

Auburn has hired ESPN analyst Bruce Pearl, the man who spent his coaching career either narcing on behalf of the NCAA's rules or making a paper hat out of them, to be its future former basketball coach. In 2011, shortly after Pearl had bombed out of Tennessee with a three-year show-cause penalty to his name, Daniel… » 3/18/14 2:14pm 3/18/14 2:14pm

Why The NCAA Needs To Pay Former Players, Not Just The Current Ones

The continuing debate about whether high-level collegiate basketball and football players should be paid seems to be moving in the direction of these athletes receiving some form of compensation above their scholarship. In the last year we have seen steps towards forming a college athletes' union, and increased… » 3/18/14 1:51pm 3/18/14 1:51pm

The NCAA-Killing Lawsuit Might Finally Be Here

Sports labor attorney Jeffrey Kessler has filed suit against the NCAA and five power conferences, alleging that capping player compensation at the cost of a scholarship is an antitrust violation. Unlike previous suits, this one does not seek damages. It wants to tear down the NCAA. "We're looking to change the system," » 3/17/14 1:09pm 3/17/14 1:09pm