The NCAA's New Rules Were An Unwelcome Surprise For The NBA And USA Basketball, But At Least They're Also Pointless

The NCAA announced a number of changes to existing player eligibility rules this past week. Mostly they are junk that will mean nothing to the kinds of players who are most screwed and exploited by the NCAA’s brand of forced amateurism. Hilariously, though the changes have to do with the NCAA’s handling of the NBA…

The NCAA Adopts Some New College Basketball Regulations, None Of Which Are "Paying The Players"

The NCAA announced today that they will adopt many of the recommendations put forth by the Condoleezza Rice–led Commission on College Basketball in April, which was formed in the wake of the 2017 federal investigation into the college basketball world. There are some good ideas being implemented here, as well as some…

Former Louisville Players Sue "Morally Bankrupt" NCAA Over Escort Scandal Punishment

Louisville’s statement following the NCAA’s decision, in February, to go forward with vacating the Cardinals’ 2013 national title over the Andre McGee escort scandal said the university would “close this chapter and move forward with a stronger commitment to excellence on and off the court.” It behooved the university…

Court Docs: Ex-Baylor A.D. Says Everyone Was In On The Sexual-Assault Coverup

Before addressing the latest revelation of horrifying details about the years Baylor spent covering up sexual assault, it is worth first noting the source. Former athletic director Ian McCaw was one of the first people to leave when the story became national news, and then landed at Liberty University, another private…

UConn Is Trying To Snatch $10 Million From Kevin Ollie Over A Phone Call To Ray Allen

On Wednesday, it was reported that UConn president Susan Herbst ruled that former men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie’s firing over recruiting violations was justified and officially terminated him, thus costing Ollie the remaining $10 million on his contract. The same night, a public records request from the …

Nick Saban Doesn't Want You To Blame Him For Restricting His Players' Transfers

Alabama offensive lineman Brandon Kennedy, who graduated in December but still has three years of eligibility remaining, was hoping to go to Auburn or Tennessee as a grad transfer next season. But so far, he’s been blocked by his now-alma mater from transferring to any SEC schools or future Alabama opponents. This…

Northwestern—Fucking Northwestern!—Shells Out $270 Million For Fancy Practice Facility 

Listen. I get it, really, I do—your football team’s strung together a couple 10-win seasons; you won a few bowl games; you even signed your coach to a shiny 10-year deal. Things are looking up, as they say, and you want to strike while the iron’s hot. But when Northwestern, the most uninteresting team with the loudest…