Negative Recruiting, Is There Anything The NCAA Can Do?
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Negative Recruiting, Is There Anything The NCAA Can Do?

August 17th, 2016 | by Javier Morales
Negative recruiting is a given with college sports. The NCAA can’t do anything about it, otherwise it would have tried by now. If the NCAA has thrown up a white flag trying to police how coaches interact with recruits on...
Could The Latest Challenge From UNC Spell Doom For The NCAA
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Could The Latest Challenge From UNC Spell Doom For The NCAA

August 10th, 2016 | by Javier Morales
These are troubling times for the NCAA. In the span of a week, the news wire has included stories of North Carolina challenging the NCAA’s power to have jurisdiction over academic improprieties, a federal judge ruling that...
New Twitter Recruiting Rules Only Perpetuate An Entitled Culture
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New Twitter Recruiting Rules Only Perpetuate An Entitled Culture

August 3rd, 2016 | by Javier Morales
We are officially into the era of instant gratification with social media – will a certain coach like my tweet or not? – and that will make the recruiting game worse. On Aug. 1, per NCAA Proposal 2015-48, also known as the...
NCAA Once Again Has A Chance To Champion Progress In North Carolina
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NCAA Once Again Has A Chance To Champion Progress In North Carolina

July 29th, 2016 | by Javier Morales
If any one group should be succinct in its opposition of North Carolina’s House Bill 2 (HB2) it is the NCAA. College athletics represents a melting pot of different nationalities, races, genders and sexual preferences among...
The Pac-12 Social Media Streaming Deal Could Be A Sign Of Coming Change
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The Pac-12 Social Media Streaming Deal Could Be A Sign Of Coming Change

July 21st, 2016 | by Javier Morales
If Twitter can stream games live now, with some Thursday NFL games in 2016 and Olympic sports in the Pac-12 starting this school year, what possibilities lie ahead The College Football Playoff championship game streaming live on...
Crossfit Gaining Club Status On College Campuses
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Crossfit Gaining Club Status On College Campuses

July 18th, 2016 | by Javier Morales
The world is witnessing a phenomenon with CrossFit, which provides the opportunity for college students to represent their schools as a club sport. Universities throughout the nation have club teams that engage in CrossFit...
The Advantages To Self-Reporting Violations Are Abundant
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The Advantages To Self-Reporting Violations Are Abundant

July 13th, 2016 | by Javier Morales
Reporting secondary violations to the NCAA has become a way for athletic departments to save face with the governing body. The hope is the NCAA views the self-reporting as institutions paying close attention to detail and being...
A New Wave Of Concussion Lawsuits Could Spell Trouble For The NCAA
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A New Wave Of Concussion Lawsuits Could Spell Trouble For The NCAA

July 5th, 2016 | by Javier Morales
Lawsuits pertaining to the effects of concussions on former college football players became a hot topic in May and June, making the situation seem like an epidemic with the season approaching. The smorgasbord of lawsuits suggests...
A New Proposal To Solve College Basketball’s One-And-Done Problem
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A New Proposal To Solve College Basketball’s One-And-Done Problem

June 27th, 2016 | by Javier Morales
(Photo via Jay Clark/East Carolina University) From a player, coach and administrator point of view, few if any have more insight than Terry Holland about matters pertaining to college athletics, particularly basketball....
Larry Scott’s Conquest Into Asia Could Reap Benefits For The Pac-12
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Larry Scott’s Conquest Into Asia Could Reap Benefits For The Pac-12

June 22nd, 2016 | by Javier Morales
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott has received criticism from fans and media for leading efforts to make his conference more of an international brand, venturing into China with sporting events, rather than concentrate on matters...
The Recruiting Arms Race Takes A Turn Toward Improving Academic Opportunities
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The Recruiting Arms Race Takes A Turn Toward Improving Academic Opportunities

June 8th, 2016 | by Javier Morales
To date, news surrounding the arms race in college athletics has included lucrative television deals, facilities upgrades, dining-area enhancements, lodging amenities and even multi-uniform combinations. Notice what is missing...
What We’ve Learned About Second Chances From Baylor And Oregon
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What We’ve Learned About Second Chances From Baylor And Oregon

June 2nd, 2016 | by Javier Morales
The saying goes that life is full of second chances, and many coaches embrace this by recruiting athletes from troubled backgrounds to help rectify their life and provide hope for their future. That’s what we want to...
Is The ESPN Reign As King Of College Sports Coming To An End?
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Is The ESPN Reign As King Of College Sports Coming To An End?

May 24th, 2016 | by Javier Morales
Games on ESPN have long been a valued recruiting tool for coaches. Most coaches equate high visibility to games shown on ESPN’s family of networks rather than other mediums such as the mainstream networks (ABC, CBS and...