When the hierarchy of the National Association of Basketball Coaches met recently to discuss whether the NCAA should overturn the graduate transfer rule, they held their discussions in private. Oh, you bet they did. They... more »
A good friend of mine has a pair of guard dogs that bark as soon as you take a step toward her house.
They bark even louder when you ring the doorbell. And when the doors open and she lets you in, they bark even more. Sometimes, they toss in a couple of growls for good measure. But eventually, these two protectors of the house -- combined, they weigh about four pounds -- tire out, go to their respective corners and curl up for a snooze.
This, essentially, is what the NCAA's latest attempt to prioritize education is: all bark and, even by its own admission, no bite.
If Boise State is indeed having second thoughts about joining the Big East in 2013, as CBSSports.com reported on Friday, then it only makes sense. Boise State should have pause about hurtling itself into the epicenter of... more »
Pittsburgh, Syracuse and West Virginia remain on their way out, and how that sits with football's Bowl Championship Series— and TV networks — remains to be seen. Now, the Big East Conference is shopping for a ... more »
Common sense suggests a university's athletic success translates to more athletic donations. But do victories on the field also help academic giving? For years, that's been a rebuttal by universities to critics who say college... more »