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

Arkansas Recruit Can't Commit Because His Mother Ran Off With His…

Alex Collins, one of the top RB prospects in the nation, was going to Arkansas. He said as much Monday night, making as official an announcement as one can make before National Signing Day. Well, today's signing day, and Collins was not in attendance at the ceremony—a placard with his name was set up, but removed just… » 2/06/13 1:15pm 2/06/13 1:15pm

One-Handed Safety Makes One-Handed Interception

Identical twin brothers Shaquem and Shaquill Griffin committed to UCF today, but the two DBs—Shaquem's a safety, Shaquill's a cornerback—were on the field for one final high school game last night. The International Bowl, pitting American prep stars against the world's best, saw Shaquem dive for this interception,… » 2/06/13 9:50am 2/06/13 9:50am