Report: Skal Labissiere's Shady Guardian Asked How To Profit From Him

Six-foot-ten forward Skal Labissiere, one of the top prospects in the nation, is expected to announce tomorrow which college he will attend—Kentucky and Memphis are among the favorites. No one should get too excited. CBS Sports has a story featuring this pronouncement from one coach who's been in on Labissiere's… » 11/12/14 3:35pm 11/12/14 3:35pm

Report: Army Plied Football Recruits With Alcohol, Women

Army has only had one winning college football season since 1996, and now they're having problems off the field too. According to a report in the Colorado Springs The Gazette—which West Point officials did not dispute—in February the team treated recruits to "an alcohol-fueled party, a dinner date with female cadets,… » 10/25/14 2:23pm 10/25/14 2:23pm

Penn State Drops Sayreville Star Myles Hartsfield From Commit List

Sayreville captain and Penn State commit Myles Hartsfield, ranked either a four- or three-star athlete by most recruiting services, is no longer appearing on Penn State's commit list. Sources have stated the Nittany Lions are "moving on" from their previous scholarship offer in wake of the Sayreville sex abuse hazing… » 10/13/14 11:13am 10/13/14 11:13am

The SEC Really Does Get The Best Players

This weekend, college football's conference play begins in earnest. Fans love to talk trash about which conference would thrash which other conferences, and which have the most talent, or are the most successful, or would, if presented the opportunity, perpetrate the most egregious anatomical impossibilities on the… » 9/25/14 1:13pm 9/25/14 1:13pm

How Did UGA Recruit Bill Goldberg? Well, Bourbon Helped.

For a few years in the late '90s, Bill Goldberg was one of the world's biggest pro wrestlers. But before that, he was a pretty darn good football player, playing DT at Georgia and getting drafted into the NFL. (He would play in 14 games.) On Jim Ross's podcast yesterday, Goldberg shared stories of how he ended up a… » 5/22/14 11:35am 5/22/14 11:35am

The Competitive-Balance Argument Against Paying Athletes Is Bullshit

High on the list of myths thrown out as excuses to delay or prevent the advent of pay-for-play is that the price-fixing engaged in by the 351 schools in Division 1, and especially the now 128 schools in FBS who play football, is necessary to ensure competitive balance across the sport. » 5/15/14 2:16pm 5/15/14 2:16pm

UGA Is Sending Recruits Hand-Drawn Portraits

Recruiting has always been cutthroat, but these days, you really have to do something unique to stand out from the crowd of suitors. (Even if that something is nothing at all.) To that end, Georgia has been sending potential recruits sketches of themselves, along with a semi-personalized message from coach Mark Richt. » 4/02/14 3:11pm 4/02/14 3:11pm

Chart: The Best NBA Players Left Off The "Rivals 150" Prospect Ranking

Tomorrow is a big day for basketball recruiting, as four of the top five high school prospects—per the Rivals ranking, at least—will announce where they'll be going to college. 125 of the 150 players on the Rivals list, representing the best American high school players graduating next spring, have already committed,… » 11/14/13 2:59pm 11/14/13 2:59pm

How To Make A Highlight Reel Without Any Highlights: Tips From The…

This is the recruiting reel of Rich Tran, a senior tight end/linebacker for Dominion High School in Virginia, and as the intro warns, Be Prepared. There's Tran, No. 81, throwing a block ... on the side of the field away from the ball. There's Tran, standing on the sideline, cheering on his Titan teammates. There's… » 2/27/13 1:07pm 2/27/13 1:07pm

Ole Miss Football Coach Hugh Freeze Told Anyone With Evidence Of Him…

Ole Miss pulled in a great recruiting class this year with Laquon Treadwell, Laremy Tunsil, and Robert Nkemdiche. Many ranked the last, Nkemidche, as the best recruit in the nation. All had offers from practically every school in the country, and all chose Ole Miss, despite the fact that it is and has been for some… » 2/23/13 4:20pm 2/23/13 4:20pm

Michigan Football Recruit: "Until I Die, I'm Gonna Be A Buckeye Fan."…

National Signing Day is more than just a day for adults to lose their minds over where 17-year-old boys decide to attend college. It's also a day for the media to lap up quotes like "I'm really excited to attend School X," "School Y just seemed like a good fit," and "Coach Z just seems like a great guy." Every now and… » 2/07/13 7:15pm 2/07/13 7:15pm