Dumb Person Has Bad Idea For How To "Control" College Athletes

This, by Matt Hayes at the Sporting News, was actually published yesterday, but since I haven't seen any angry reaction to it yet, I can only assume it's because we're all still so taken aback by the strangeness of a screed that wouldn't be out of place scrawled on a bathroom wall in feces. But you need to see it.… » 7/30/14 6:54pm Wednesday 6:54pm

Oklahoma State Avoids APR Penalties Thanks To Player From The 1990s

One of the NCAA's favorite weapons in its PR battle to classify amateur athletes as "student-athletes" is Academic Progress Rate, a formula which provides academic benchmarks programs must achieve to avoid penalties. How meaningless is APR? Oklahoma State football only managed to clear the bar by including a student… » 7/29/14 2:07pm Tuesday 2:07pm

Lady In "I Love Big Sacks" Shirt Gets Picture With Will Muschamp

The whole shirt actually reads "I Love Big Sacks And A Gator D" and Muschamp is just smiling like the nicest guy in the world while the woman is pretty straight-faced. There are a few explanations, which we've narrowed down to (a) he didn't read the shirt and is just naturally charming and amiable, (b) he did read the… » 7/27/14 12:25pm Sunday 12:25pm

Ole Miss QB Says Players Go To Bed Hungry

In late March, UConn's Shabazz Napier caused a stir when he said there were some nights he went to bed hungry. People scoffed at the idea of a star player not being able to find an open dining hall or afford food on his own, but a couple weeks later–total coincidence on the timing–the NCAA changed its rules to allow… » 7/18/14 4:17pm 7/18/14 4:17pm

The NFL Is Doing Its Best To Protect Its Free Minor League

The NFL has confirmed that it will drastically change its system for giving feedback to potential draft prospects, in an effort to limit the number of underclassmen entering the draft. It's being framed as in the kids' best interest, but it seems to me the schools and the NFL are the ones coming out ahead. » 7/18/14 12:59pm 7/18/14 12:59pm