Seantrel Henderson Failed A Drug Test At The Combine

Adam Schefter reports that former Miami offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson flunked a drug test at the scouting combine, testing positive for marijuana. Either he successfully brought his own weed across state lines, or was able to locate some during just a few days in Indianapolis—that's good hustle, either way.… » 5/05/14 1:21pm 5/05/14 1:21pm

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

A Three-Man Front Is A Late-Game Defensive Formation For Suckers

The weekend, as I watched the absurd denouement of the Northwestern-Michigan game, something struck me as familiar — beyond the now-routine bumblefuckery that inspires the Wildcats to turn fourth-quarter leads into triple-overtime losses. No, it wasn't simply that Michigan drove in the dregs of game clock to kick the… » 11/20/13 8:09pm 11/20/13 8:09pm

NCAA DQs Colgate Kid For A Year For Playing Church-League Hoops

The NCAA has truly been on a run of first-rate justice lately. It penalized reigning Heisman winner and shirtless mugshot male model Johnny Manziel 30 minutes of playing time for maybe just maybe getting paid cash money for signing autographs. It spelunked around the University of Miami's most sordid institutional… » 11/06/13 11:23pm 11/06/13 11:23pm

This Is What It Looks Like When The NCAA Loses

The NCAA's long, dirty investigation of Miami's booster scandal has puttered to an end without any further postseason ban. In addition to the Hurricanes' self-imposed penalty that saw them sit out the last two bowl seasons, Miami will lose nine football scholarships and three basketball scholarships over the next… » 10/22/13 10:10am 10/22/13 10:10am

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