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 Tuesday 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

Florida QB Treon Harris Suspended, Investigated For Alleged Sex Assault

Some shit is going down with University of Florida freshman quarterback Treon Harris, who came off the bench during Saturday's game against Tennessee to help lead the Gators to a 10-9 win. Reports are that Harris has been suspended indefinitely, and is currently being investigated in connection with an alleged sexual… » 10/06/14 12:51pm 10/06/14 12:51pm

Charlie Strong Has Been Drug-Testing The Crap Out Of His Players

Texas head coach Charlie Strong has dismissed nine players from his team so far this year, leading most of the football-viewing public to wonder what the fuck is going on at Texas. Thanks to the Austin American Statesman, we seem to have at least a partial answer to that question. The players are getting drug tested… » 9/25/14 5:29pm 9/25/14 5:29pm

Penn State Students Celebrate Lifted Sanctions, Chant Joe Paterno's Name

Earlier today, the NCAA lifted the sanctions placed on Penn State's football program after the Jerry Sandusky scandal. The team will be bowl-eligible and have its scholarships returned. Tonight, Penn State students celebrated by meeting at Old Main, and chanting the late head coach Joe Paterno's name, among other… » 9/08/14 9:48pm 9/08/14 9:48pm

Academic Fraud Investigation Underway At Notre Dame

Some shit appears to be going down at Notre Dame. Earlier today, rumors about four Notre Dame players being expelled and the entire 2012 season being vacated began to swirl on message boards, Twitter, and Reddit. We still don't know exactly what is happening, but Yahoo's Pat Forde is reporting that an investigation… » 8/15/14 1:50pm 8/15/14 1:50pm

Don’t Let Anyone Tell You The O’Bannon Ruling Conflicts With Title IX

I'm already starting to see rumblings out there that the recent ruling by Judge Claudia Wilken (of which I present a broader, preliminary analysis here) is somehow incompatible with the existing obligation of universities to comply with Title IX. That's simply false, and it's important to understand why before that… » 8/13/14 4:46pm 8/13/14 4:46pm

NCAA Deadenders Are Running Out Of Arguments

On the heels of the NCAA's Division I board voting to allow the "Power Five" conferences to make some of their own rules, our man Bob Bowlsby, Big 12 commissioner and managerial-class Marxist, inadvertently made the best argument for why football and basketball players (at most schools) should be treated differently… » 8/08/14 3:35pm 8/08/14 3:35pm

FSU Paid For Jameis Winston's Insurance Policy On His Draft Stock

Florida State QB Jameis Winston is eligible for the NFL draft after this season, and barring catastrophe, will go very high and will make a lot of money. But what if something catastrophic does happen? There's insurance for that, and it emerged yesterday that Winston won't be footing the bill alone—FSU is paying about… » 8/05/14 12:40pm 8/05/14 12:40pm