D'Angelo Russell Is College Basketball's Smoothest Assassin

The play above happened early in the first half of last week's game between Ohio State and Iowa. That's Buckeyes freshman guard D'Angelo Russell throwing a near-incomprehensible bounce pass, a corkscrew of a ball that was thrown not only from a crazy angle, but with a wild amount of foresight. Look at where Russell's… » 1/23/15 2:31pm 1/23/15 2:31pm

Let's Look At All The Shitheads Who Thought A Playoff Was A Bad Idea

We'll start with the obvious, which is that the college football playoff was fucking awesome and I am happy that it finally exists. It returned meaningful football games to New Year's Day, which I had missed dearly. It amplified the importance of regular season games, rather than diluting them. It ginned up the… » 1/13/15 11:12am 1/13/15 11:12am

Report: NCAA Considering Restoring Joe Paterno's Vacated Wins

According to a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer, the NCAA is considering once again reducing the sanctions against Penn State levied in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. The Inquirer reports that Penn State, the NCAA, and state officials are negotiating proposals that include restoring the 111 wins taken… » 1/12/15 8:06pm 1/12/15 8:06pm

Report: Oregon WR Darren Carrington Fails Drug Test, Misses Title Game

Oregon redshirt freshman wide receiver Darren Carrington, one of the team's leading wideouts who caught seven passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns in their destruction of Florida State in the Rose Bowl—didn't travel with the team to Texas yesterday for Monday night's national championship game. This morning Oregon… » 1/10/15 10:55am 1/10/15 10:55am

Wait, The NCAA Can Pay Players' Parents Now?

The day before yesterday, if a school reached the Final Four or the College Football Playoff and anyone—the NCAA, the CFP, the school, a booster, President Obama, etc.—agreed to pay for a parent of one of the athletes to travel to the game, it was unethical conduct, an extra benefit, and punishable with ineligibility. » 1/07/15 10:18am 1/07/15 10:18am

Did Vanderbilt Try To Kill An Ex-Hoops Player's Tell-All Book?

They were supposed to celebrate that night. It was mid-August, and Kyle Fuller, Eric Schulman, and Jerry Castro were all together in Nashville. The Tennessean had posted an article about their book project, a Kickstarter-funded look at Fuller's life as a Vanderbilt basketball player and student entitled Below the… » 12/16/14 12:47pm 12/16/14 12:47pm

Report: Penn State Football Was Almost Given The Death Penalty

Another day, another embarrassing set of e-mails made public by the ongoing lawsuit by Pennsylvania state officials against the NCAA over the 2012 sanctions imposed upon Penn State in the Jerry Sandusky case, and this time it's a big one. According to the Associated Press, a 2012 e-mail from NCAA attorney David Remy… » 11/13/14 8:28pm 11/13/14 8:28pm

The SEC Really Does Benefit From Media Bias In Polls

This past week, four of the top five teams in the Associated Press College Football Poll hailed from the SEC West Division. Nebraska coach Bo Pelini, among others, wondered aloud whether ESPN's ownership of the brand-new SEC network, which launched this year, might be responsible for such a coincidence. » 10/30/14 1:52pm 10/30/14 1:52pm

Lawsuit: NCAA Athletics Violate Labor Laws

Add this to the growing number of legal shots fired at the NCAA: A lawsuit filed in federal court says the current setup violates federal labor laws and athletes should be paid. The lawsuit was filed Monday in Indianapolis. The crux of the lawsuit's argument is this: Students in work-study programs—including those… » 10/24/14 7:26pm 10/24/14 7:26pm

Treon Harris Incident Report Redacted Into Nothingness

Florida released the incident report today for the sexual assault investigation being done by university police involving freshman quarterback Treon Harris. Now, state law says police have the right to redact out any information that's key to the investigation. Also, there are protections in place for victims of rape.… » 10/08/14 6:17pm 10/08/14 6:17pm