Nevin Shapiro Is Writing Crazy Emails To The Miami Herald From Prison

Recall back in August when it looked like a tiny Ponzi schemer would derail college football. This was long before Jerry Sandusky, when we were all so innocent and frolicked in Happy Valley, and all of that. Nevin Shapiro, the Ponzi schemer in question, wishes we wouldn't forget him. » 2/13/12 7:15pm 2/13/12 7:15pm

How Sportswriters Became Obsessed With NCAA Scandals

The following is excerpted from Daniel Libit's story "The Scandal Beat" in the September/October issue of the Columbia Journalism Review. Read the whole thing on CJR.org. » 9/12/11 2:35pm 9/12/11 2:35pm

Miami Players Who Got Cash And Cars From Nevin Shapiro May Have To Pay…

Oh, boo. Not only is this gang of Miami players being unfairly scapegoated for violating silly rules of a bloated, ineffective system—now they might have to give back the rewards they got. » 8/30/11 5:10pm 8/30/11 5:10pm

Presenting Slo-Mo Video Of A Little League Player Taking A Baseball To…

Your morning roundup for Aug. 20, the ninth day that Delonte West will wake up hoping Home Depot calls. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors. (Video from California's 11-0 win over Rhode Island H/T Shaun B). » 8/20/11 9:45am 8/20/11 9:45am

Jimmy Johnson Thinks Nevin Shapiro Is A Jock-Sniffing Wannabe Parasitic…

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: more name-calling for Nevin Shapiro. » 8/19/11 4:50pm 8/19/11 4:50pm

A Not-Entirely-Constructive Exchange With Yahoo's NCAA Scandal Hunter,…

A few months ago, I had an angry but illuminating exchange on Facebook with Charles Robinson, author of Tuesday's big Yahoo hoo-hah about the Miami Hurricanes. The topic then was Jim Tressel, but it might as well have been Miami or Reggie Bush or any of the many subjects of big Yahoo hoo-hahs over the years. I'd… » 8/19/11 12:13pm 8/19/11 12:13pm

My Correspondence With Yahoo's Charles Robinson

As mentioned here, this is my Facebook exchange with Yahoo reporter Charles Robinson. I've edited out only the comments from innocent bystanders. » 8/19/11 12:11pm 8/19/11 12:11pm

Former Miami Walk-On Calls Out The NCAA's Hypocritical Racket

"The NCAA has duped people into believing this multibillion-dollar industry is pursued for the sake of amateurism. It's a total sham. The coaches aren't amateurs, the administrators aren't amateurs, the corporate sponsors and media companies aren't amateurs. The only 'amateurs' involved are the guys doing all the… » 8/18/11 5:15pm 8/18/11 5:15pm

Michael Irvin Calls Nevin Shapiro A Snake And A Rapist And Some Other…

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Snakepist? » 8/18/11 4:00pm 8/18/11 4:00pm

Knock Out Chris Rix, Win Five Grand: Here's Your Price List For The…

In Charles Robinson's Miami shitstorm investigation, Hurricanes booster Nevin Shapiro claims that he issued bounties for in-game achievements and targets. We've compiled them for your convenience. Here are the players who supposedly collected: » 8/17/11 8:20pm 8/17/11 8:20pm

The Hidden Victim Of Yahoo Sports' Miami Report: Former Florida Guard…

Yesterday's Yahoo Sports dressing-down of The U included all the usual NCAA hand-wringing: illegal cars, strippers, and cash. We got a little excited because stripper abortions and bowling Donna Shalala were involved. (Anytime there's an investigation this big, there has to be the littlest bit of something interesting… » 8/17/11 3:05pm 8/17/11 3:05pm

Two Fellows Very Surprised By The Miami Allegations: Luke Campbell And…

Nevin Shapiro, even behind bars, takes pride in the fact that Miami players referred to him as "Little Luke." Not because he so horny, but because he so generous with his money when it came to taking care of the Hurricanes. Naturally, the first place we look to for reaction this morning is to Big Luke. » 8/17/11 12:40pm 8/17/11 12:40pm

Deadspin I-Team: Which Miami Player Necessitated A Stripper's Abortion?

The latest Yahoo Sports NCAA investigation is more of the usual: a lot of investigative horsepower and details devoted to NCAA rules that don't make a whole lot of sense in the first place. But, as Barry tweeted, this story, unlike SI's Tressel investigations, has stripper abortions. » 8/16/11 9:05pm 8/16/11 9:05pm

Yes, Donna Shalala Went Bowling With The Rogue Miami Booster And…

Once upon a time, Donna Shalala was a dignified cabinet member during the Clinton glory years. She was Secretary of Health and Human Services, the first female to miss the State of the Union as a designated survivor in case of an attack. » 8/16/11 8:15pm 8/16/11 8:15pm