The One Fuck Up That Should Submarine The NCAA's O'Bannon Defense

Today is the final day of testimony in the anti-trust lawsuit brought against the NCAA by Ed O'Bannon. Sports Illustrated's Stewart Mandel has been on the scene at various points during the trial, and he's filed a dispatch today that highlights one very important fact about the NCAA's sad attempt to defend its cartel… » 6/27/14 1:19pm 6/27/14 1:19pm

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 4/21/14 3:43pm

The NCAA's Enforcement Division Is A Mess, And That's A Good Thing

This week's Sports Illustrated (print edition) includes a lengthy rundown of the bureaucratic troubles plaguing the NCAA's enforcement division. SI's take: That the ineptitude created by these troubles is preventing the NCAA from properly administering its rulebook. SI treats this as a problem, as something we all… » 6/12/13 7:42pm 6/12/13 7:42pm

The NCAA Has A Lack Of Institutional Control

The NCAA's investigation of Miami screeched to a halt last month, as it emerged that the enforcement program had inappropriately paid booster Nevin Shapiro's attorney to help them nail the football program. That attorney, Maria Elena Perez, was actually on the NCAA's payroll—she received at least $20,000 to pass along… » 2/18/13 3:00pm 2/18/13 3:00pm

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

The NCAA's Accidentally Leaked Five Years Of Financial Statements…

UPDATE (12:45 p.m.): According to the NCAA, these financial documents have always been readily available online. The NCAA has even offered up a link to their most recent financials to prove that they're "not hiding any money." We're stil waiting for clarification from the NCAA on other documents found online. » 11/17/11 2:25am 11/17/11 2:25am