Just before midnight tonight, Sports Illustrated published a story about Chip Kelly being considered for the head coaching position left open at Ole Miss after Hugh Freeze’s resignation last week. One problem—the report that their story was based on was fabricated, courtesy of a fake Pat Forde account on Twitter.
Shabazz Muhammad spent the first three games of UCLA's season—and his college career—sitting on the bench while the NCAA deliberated on whether he'd committed a minor infraction that he'd specifically been advised not to worry about when he committed it. When he was finally reinstated, he got back on the floor just…
Yahoo's Pat Forde is openly carrying water for the "Manti Te'o is a hapless victim" lobby at this point, but there's something fascinating at the top of his latest report: an assertion that the Notre Dame hoped to go public with the hoax last week, but that Te'o and his agent wanted to hold off.
Amy K. Nelson will join SB Nation to work on "YouTube content" (presumably the site's digital video network, which is still in the works). She's the latest in this fall's exodus: Pat Forde started as the national college sports columnist at Yahoo on Tuesday, and Bruce Feldman freed himself back in September to join…
Far and away the bestest genre of sportswriting is the one in which an adult informs a stranger what he should and shouldn't be doing with his career. I give you Pat Forde on Urban Meyer:
When you're at the heart of a scandal—and everyone thinks you're crazy—who will listen to your side of the story? The New York Post will, so they've snagged a tell-all interview with Rick Pitino's dine-in lover.
John Calipari atones for his daughter, Erin, who he says — err, tweets — got "a little over-zealous in defending her daddy's honor." Then he apologizes, presumably to Pat Forde. "We all have our jobs to do and none of them are easy," he writes. Or tweets. Whatever. [Twitter]
Her father's former program is under NCAA investigation, but Erin Calipari knows who to blame and how to do it: call out ESPN's Pat Forde on Facebook.